Sunday, October 7, 2012

Joni's Bears & Minnie

I promised some pics on those bears I'm doing from my sister's clothing.  I told her children to pick out a clothing item and I would make a teddy bear for them as a remembrance.  I was handed several bags with a clothing item and the name of the recipient.  Eighteen bears to make in all.  This was the first one I made from Joni's sparkly jacket.

I have five more done.

 My sister was a fan of red.  So, six down and 12 to go.  

I'm almost finished with the doll quilt for October.  It needs to go to Germany so I'll have to get in finished and sent off real soon.  I've been away from quilting too long because I felt a little rusty with this piece.

Minnie is spending 24/7 on her bed(s).  I have one in the living room, one in the sewing room where I quilt and one in the bear den downstairs.

The prednisone has taken hold and the pain meds keep her comfortable.  She cannot walk yet and I have to carry her  outside to potty.  Actually, she has no bladder control and doesn't know she has to go potty so,essentially, I'm dealing with doggy diapers.   The first two nights I slept on the floor beside her but last night I went to my bed and her bed was next to mine.  I've gotten advice from a few friends saying that she will eventually recover but it will take some time.  I hope they're right.  I'm afraid my back may blow out like it did in March and then what will we do?

Hope everyone has a good week.  I have no major commitments scheduled except a trip to the vet on Thursday.  But, that could change by tomorrow.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Minnie's Setback

I'm almost at my wit's end with stuff that has happened lately.  Last night Minnie got off the couch as usual to go outside and gave herself a shake and fell down.  Her back legs were nearly paralyzed.   It was my worst fear..she ruptured a disc.

We were awake all night as I was cuddling her and she was scared and in pain.  I called the vet one hour before they opened to be sure a doctor would be available and was in the door when they turned the key.  She had an xray just to be sure there are no tumors causing this.  She will be treated  first with anti-inflammatory medicine and pain killers. I was told it will be a long recovery period if she responds to the treatment.   I so hope she recovers without surgery.  I would not be able to go through another trauma and I need my Minnie.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday Morning Bark

Life is good for Minnie once again.  She got through her surgery on Monday and is back to her favorite pastime, inspecting one of her best toys.

She got three stitches.

I'm surprised that she doesn't worry about it.  I thought she'd have to wear a cone but that wasn't necessary.  She also had her teeth cleaned and nails trimmed while she was down for the count.

 She actually looks rather proud of her battle scar.  It gets her lots of treats.

The fickle Minnesota weather is rapidly changing.  Temps in the high 70's and low 80's the last two days and it's snowing in northern Minnesota this morning.  That's a good thing because of wild fires in that area.  Where I live the temps will be falling throughout the day and it's very windy already.  There go our beautiful fall colors.  I did enjoy them while they lasted.  

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.