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Friday, December 16, 2011

Maxwell Moppy Herrin

Crazy week! My best friend and first doggy love, Max is not feeling well. He has always had allergies and skin rashes and infections and ear infections and you name it, he has had it. I could have bought a car with the money I have spent at the vet trying to keep him healthy and happy. This week, however, was a bit different. He changed drastically and quickly. He seemed to lose about 3 or 4 pounds overnight, and he started vomiting for no apparent reason. My first thought was a parasite. I was so worried when I dropped him off at the Vet on Tuesday morning. I could hear her over and over in my mind saying we had to put him down. That was a scene I could not fathom. After x-rays and blood work, she could not tell me what was wrong. She said that he had lost 4 pounds and had a mass around his liver, but they had no idea what the mass was. She said that it might be gall stones, but she was pretty sure it wasn't, and it could be cancer, she wasn't sure. She seemed to think that there was a possibility that it was a severe infection of some kind. The only way to know for sure if it was cancer was with an ultra sound. I thought about what she said and then I realized that if it wasn't gall stones, then it COULD be cancer. I did not want to know that. If we had the ultrasound and it was cancer, what would change? Nothing. The only difference would be that I would be waiting for him pass on and that was not a path I wanted to go down. So, I decided against the ultrasound. She gave him a shot of a heavy duty antibiotic and a prescription for more antibiotic to take by mouth. He seemed to be feeling better on Wednesday and seemed better each day. I am now praying for him each day and hoping that God will let him stay with me for a few more years. Sometimes, not knowing is the best thing...don't you think?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Catching Up

Since I have been away for a while, I thought I would do a quick update on some things that I have finished and projects that I have started. I do have several projects in the works right now, as always. I seem to have "cast-on-itis" and can't cure it. I like to have several different things to work on at one time. The only problem with that, is sometimes I don't mark my place well, and have to spend extra time deciding where I am in the pattern. I need to break myself from that. My life would be so much easier. Jenny, from my Crochet Club at work, made these beautiful hotpads and I loved them so much I decided to give them a try. Here is my finished product:
I love knitting socks, as a matter of fact, I think I am addicted to socks. Here are a couple of pair that I have finished recently: I call these Clown Socks!
There are socks that I made for my Mom. They are called Dragonfly Socks:
This is a pair of fingerless mitts that I made for myself. They still need blocking, but are so soft and warm!
I have a few other things that are close to being finished. I love to see my projects get completed. Til next time!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wandering Woolomena

Woolomena finally made it to my house! She looked very rested and refreshed when she arrived. She brought tea and sock yarn along with some great cookie recipes from Jinann.
I took her to work on Tuesday because I wanted to introduce her to my friends, especially the Crochet Club. We had a great day and she enjoyed chatting with everyone. I think she most enjoyed playing the the pigs.
Here she is with my team:
And the Crochet Club:
Today, sadly, I must send her on to her next destination. We have had such a blast since she has been here, I just wish that she could have met Brian and Anna. They would have been fast and famous friends. Bon Voyage Woolie!