Buddy gets a bath

This past week Buddy needed a bath.  He’s been wearing a “Lampshade” over his head because he got his yearly dental treatment and finally had his dewclaws removed (see below).

Two weeks later the stitches came out and the cone came off.  Buddy stank and needed a bath.

If he could only see he would have been hiding under the bed!

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*Buddy’s dew claws are jet black and this makes it impossible to see the quick when trimming.  As time went  by they would grow into a circle and then get caught in his long fur and/or his collar.  More than once we had found him with his dewclaw stuck in his collar.  This was often very awkward for us to get him disentangled, and occasionally, by the time we found him, there was bleeding involved .  We felt it might be dangerous for him to be stuck like that if we were not home,  and therefore we made the decision to have them removed.

There are some who think this should never be done, and others who believe it should absolutely be done.  It is interesting to note, that like cat declawing, some countries also outlaw the removal of dewclaws!  (BTW, I would NEVER dewclaw a cat.)

What are your feelings about dewclaw removal? 

Pictures, news, and more

First the pictures!

I have been working on a project and forgot to ask if it was OK to share it here, but I will tell you this much…

I have been given the rare honor to repair some vintage quilts for a dear friend.  I am applying bindings to both, and replacing some lost stitching and a couple of disintegrated patches on the other!

This one is a basket design, but I haven’t located its name yet!

Basket-quiltThis one needs binding only and will be finished quickly.

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A simple Dresden design called Sunflower is below.

Sunflower-patchHowever, this one, in addition to binding needs more extensive work

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Such trust in my nouveau abilities has inspired me to work on a project I had long wanted to do, but did not have faith in my abilities to accomplish!  Needless to say, the fabric has been flying fast and furious here in my studio.

See!

And here it is, my log cabin blocks to be made into a table mat.  This will need quilting and binding and will be for sale on my Etsy site.

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And now the news…

The Little Dog is out of his trusses and Lederhosen!  His bite is healed and now the fur needs to grow back in.

Free-at-last!We are  ALL  very happy about that!

And me?  Well, I had my MRI on my knee on Wednesday.  Today the Doctor mentioned a torn meniscus, a cyst, and surgery.  I think I will be putting this off for a few weeks so I can make preparations here.  I will be packing, sorting and prepping for another yard sale, the grand opening of my Etsy shop (yes, really this time) and… reducing my livestock.  Which, by the way, does not include my GEESE!

These were all practical considerations in our preparation to *move, I am just deciding to take care of them NOW instead of later.  It will make my life and healing more copacetic and also mean that I won’t have to pile one more thing onto Bob’s already busy daily routine.

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*Move?  Did I actually mention moving?  Well, yes I did…  but it will still be a while.  You think the summer’s end is a good goal to shoot for?  Yes?

Well, so do we, but we’ll see about that!

The Little Dog is mending nicely!

I have been rather invisible since I last told you about little Tucker.  However, I have good news!  He is nearly mended!  His wound has was scabbed and down to the size of a pea last night.  This morning he got to it and the scab is missing…

I’m telling you that little dog has OCLD!

That would be obsessive compulsive licking disorderHe simply doesn’t seem able to stop.  (sigh)

What I couldn’t imagine was…  How he could get to it at all!

He was outfitted in a cervical collar and a cone device.  We started with the collar, and then tried the cone, and finally ended up putting on both.  This worked for a bout a week, and then he found out how to get at it again!

Then I saw this:  doggie Lederhosen!

lederhosen dogPlease click the doggie to be magically transported to the original photo at www.blogs.browardpalmbeach.com

And,  Ta-DA…

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Doggie Lederhosen were imagined for the little pup!

They were easily fashioned using my scissors and man-sized, white tube socks!  Although, I will admit that it took several iterations and alterations to arrive at the two sock model shown here…

Now that he is well armored he’s miserable, as am I,  but at least he is almost all healed,  and I’m grateful for that!

Even if he is not.