Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Maliha's Update. American RVs In England.

This is in reference to my post:

Here is an update by Maliha, on her condition:

"September 21 – Yesterday was a very long day for me.  I had my dental surgery - everyone keeps telling me that it will make me better, but right now I am pretty uncomfortable. 

I am getting lots of care and medication for the pain, but anyone who has had a big dental surgery will understand how I am feeling today.  I will start by saying thank you to Dr. Martin Schiebel and the staff at the Mayfield Veterinary Hospital for completing my surgery. 

Dr Schiebel not only repaired my face over a 4 hour surgery, but also donated his time to SCARS, to make my surgery more affordable for the society.   I am so thankful for their help. 

I am doing okay today, I couldn’t keep any of my teeth they were all too badly damaged.  It was discovered that part of the cause of the infection in my nose and part of the problem with my breathing was a tooth lodged in my nasal cavity.  The tooth has now been removed, but it is yet another very disturbing part of my story. 

The holes between my mouth and nasal cavity have been repaired as well.  It was a difficult surgery and we are hopeful that it will be 100% successful, but we won’t know for a couple of weeks until everything has a chance to heal.  I will keep you posted on my recovery - that’s all for now, I need to have a nap. "


If you missed what happened to Maliha:


"How could they beat such a sweet dog?  

Kendra Slugoski has the story of Maliha, a badly abused dog getting a second chance at life.
2-1/2 minute Video:
"Now, take a good look at my picture. At first it might not look that bad, but look again!  Look closer. The story is that someone covered my head with a bag and then beat me. I am in terrible condition.

My whole nasal cavity is caved in and it has caused a severe infection. Pretty awful, huh! My nose is literally flat. My teeth point every which way. I cannot breathe out of my nose and I cannot eat properly."

More and her story at:





I was awake a lot of last night with a little nagging, tickling cough.  It was because of my sinuses.  I don't know what brought that on, but I was tired this morning.  It was the first time for ages that Bobcat had slept on my bed, and maybe that had something to do with it.  As she is 15 years old, I didn't have the heart to tell her to go back to her own bed.


Bobcat hardly ever comes into the living room anymore, but she had strolled in there yesterday evening, and sat beside Nigel, she really seems to like him.  I wonder if cats can smell DNA, and she knows he is my brother?


Today was the day to go back to PPL RV Parts Store in Houston.  We went in their truck with the cabover camper to pick up Pamala and Nigel's order.   We loaded the new horizontal propane tanks, steps, and a part that he needs for his fifth wheel hitch, for when the truck gets to England.  Then he will use this truck to tow their Fifth Wheel trailer, and sell their other older Dodge 3500 truck and older, larger cabover camper. 


In Britain, American RVs are preferred by many, as they are more roomy for fulltiming.  There is even an American RV magazine: and forum:


We ate at BJ's in Sugarland, southwest of Houston.   The food was good, and we had a great time.  It was a long ride back up to my little home on Lake Conroe, so I was worn out for the day.


Gypsy said...

How much will they have to pay for the equivalent of a gallon of diesel?

Sandra said...

I know someone bought a Titanium, a really big one, and shipped it to the U.K. I was wondering how he would maneuver it on their narrow roads. Also the price of diesel for the 1 ton truck he purchased must have cost the earth!

That is such a sad story about the poor dog being beaten. I don't understand how people can do things like that to poor defenseless animals.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comments Gypsy and Sandra.

Diesel is about $11 an Imperial gallon, Gypsy. That is why Nigel bought a 6-speed stick shift truck. They got very good mileage on the trip to Alaska and back, with the cabover camper on it. Better than I get with my little 3-litre minivan! I think they said 24-28 mpg.
They didn't believe someone on their forum who said that they got that mileage, until he found it out for himself. It makes a difference as to which year of the Dodge 3500, too.

Sandra, Nigel bought a 30' Fifth Wheel. He said that is as long as he wants on their roads. He also pointed out that the big trucks get around on those roads every day. They are used to it. But when they go from England to Europe, they use the cabover.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX

pidge said...

Possum; I always feel like we are taking their homes, not the other way around. I like that you let it loose. You see so many dead ones on the road. It is such a shame.