Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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31/08/2012 at 18:38
Thanks hun. Can I cuddle your lovely benny too?
31/08/2012 at 18:43

Of course - he's even freshly bathed and brushed for you  

31/08/2012 at 19:19
Ooooo he smells lovely frodo
31/08/2012 at 20:38

And so he was, By Eck - however, we've just returned from our run, where he decided to roll in something unspeakable and very smelly. So bath number two has just been doled out *sigh*

For Sale: One smelly Bear, any takers? 

31/08/2012 at 21:04
Is he good with children?
31/08/2012 at 21:11

He couldn't eat a whole one...

31/08/2012 at 21:29

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/567895/gallery/benny_bear_-_compressed.jpg?width=350

 This is him  

31/08/2012 at 21:52
He is completely gorgeous. I have rescued cats. One is just as damaged as benny.
31/08/2012 at 21:57

He's less broken than he was  
It is a year ago today that we were first introduced, and he came to live with us two weeks later (though we didn't formally adopt him until the end of October).
What a year it has been!  

31/08/2012 at 22:04
A YEAR?? Where has that gone?
31/08/2012 at 22:07
Well, our most seriously damaged cat has been with us over 5 years. We've discovered his back and tail were broken and not treated. He has arthritis and gets very distressed at times (and urinates or destroys). He attacks dustbins and climbs through windows and cat flaps if he thinks there is food. It's a reminder of the time he lived on the streets and had to fend for himself. Yet this apparently broken, and difficult to rehome cat is a lovely animal. He snuggles up to us, is so gentle with the children and will follow me if I visit neighbours. He waits by the door for me, calling until i reappear. Oh, and if anyone is poorly he has to stay with them.
31/08/2012 at 22:09

Tell me about it, Mr P! 
It's already been three months since Big Dog died. Still miss her  

31/08/2012 at 22:13

I am actually very surprised that Bear isn't more food obsessed (unless he happens on the odd abandoned pork pie, he'll leave food until he's given permission to eat it), bearing in mind he was starved to the point of death. 
He is, however, tennis ball obessed, instead. And it has to be an out-sized, squeaky one too = expensive habit

 

04/09/2012 at 08:02

Morning all. How is everyone? Can I some updates please? I dislike the recent quietness of our forum.

Peace and love,

Ben

04/09/2012 at 10:46
I don't like our forum being quiet either, I'm missing you guys
I'm not very well and its making me a bit withdrawn. I have an emergency meeting with the psychiatrist this week ... the CPN wants us to change the anti psychotics cos they don't seem to be controlling the hallucinations very well at the moment. I am hoping I have just pushed too hard lately and we don't have to mess with meds.
I'm not getting here every day with things being so crazy (things or me depending on your view point) I like it when you've all been chatting still, tis really nice to catch up in the lucid bits ... and Frodo's bear is as beautiful as ever ( to the odd pie comment)
A belated hello to our newcomer, keep posting
04/09/2012 at 12:09

This bear can tend to snaffle bits of pork pie left around too

04/09/2012 at 12:16
04/09/2012 at 14:34

Hi all. hope your well still lurking.

 

 

04/09/2012 at 17:13

It's not usually this quiet, Rich

05/09/2012 at 11:28

Hi guys hope you are doing well.

Am feeling good in myself. Think I have finally managed to leave some things behind me.

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