Friday, 18 October 2013

Great news!

Yesterday my Dad went back to hospital for results of many tests he's had throughout the summer and the good news is he's okay. We as a family have been so worried all year and now finally the dark cloud hanging over us has been lifted and he can also go ahead and see the hip surgeon and finally get his hip sorted out. I am a relieved and happy bunny!

I also had a hospital appt just routine check up and my arthritis consultant agreed with me that my right knee is on it's last legs (he thought that funny) but as I still have several hand operations planned we're hoping to nurse it along for a bit longer. Shall go back after next weeks op and have a steroid in the knee which hopefully will buy me some time.

Had a lovely day scrapping with Dawn today and scrapped this old photo of my Mum for my heritage album.

Have also finally finished designing and printing the book about this years walk. Now have to cut it all to size and mount it times two as Ned wants a copy as well. Going to make a start at crop tomorrow as I'll have more space to work with.

Hounds are all well and yesterday got in some sunbathing as we had a beautiful sunny mild day. Today is damp and dreary, suspect yesterday really was the last of summer. But it's been a good summer.

Lots of little jobs and loose ends to tie up next week and already feeling very anxious which is ridiculous I've done this so many times I really should have learnt to control my nerves by now LOL.

Grrrr was just putting the layout in the album and spotted a mistake in the journaling don't you just hate having to go back and correct something you thought was finished!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

For my Mum

My Mum has just brought to my attention the lack of blogging LOL so this is for you Mother.

This is a layout I actually designed myself, so out of practise with paper layouts. Photo is of my Mum and Dad on their wedding day.

This is using the idea of a previous kit from papermaze but using my own stash. Flowers have been die cut and coloured in with water pencils.

To think only last week the hounds were laying outside basking in the last of the summer sun. Belle and Twizzle are inseparable these days they even sleep curled up together and Rocky is finally feeling happier with life after taking such a dip when Orin passed away so suddenly.

Roll forward a week and it's turned really cold, had to order Mojo and Gangley new jumpers which arrived today, stops them freezing during the day when I'm too tight to turn the heating on.

Alfie is finally better after 3 weeks of being very poorly due to an infection from a cat scratch, you can see his head had to be shaved.

Elmo is looking fab, solid muscle when he arrived in January 2012 he looked like a greyhound whippet x these days it's more like a whippet hippo x and he is the least interested in food of the hounds.

Indy has his bandage off now and has been really good and not bothered the claw too much, the wick is very exposed and still looks very sore.

Trying to finish off a few projects as I'm having a small op on hand on the 24th and not sure how long it will stop play LOL.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Oh dear!

After all the excitement of the walk, I've kind of forgotten to blog LOL.

Total so far for walk is £3,484! which means we broke through the £10,000 barrier our original goal for 4 walks so with one walk to go we've achieved what we set out to do!

Alfie Bear has been very poorly, the infection after being scratched by a cat went into his skull which has 3 fractures from when he was first found, his eye he can see out of closed up, pus was coming out of his head and his jaw was hanging with fluid, running a very high temperature as well, upshot 3 more trips to vets, loads of pills etc but he is finally looking like he's on the mend.

Indy not wanting to miss out on the action ripped a claw yesterday, came in holding it up (so much blood I wanted to faint). of course I was on my own so just had to get on with it, cleaned it up gave him painkillers as he was shaking with pain, the claw had left the wick and flesh exposed but had also twisted around so the tip was pushing into his foot. Another trip to the vets, they took him out the back and pulled it out! everyone at the vets fell in love with Indy and who can blame them he is such a sweetheart. Belle is going tomorrow for her jabs so it feels like the last two weeks has been vets vets and vets LOL. I expect their Christmas party will be in the Bahama's courtesy of us LOL.

I thought I did well to remember to take a photo of Indy's paw after I had cleaned it up.

 and his bandage does coordinate nicely with his collar

A friend in the village who runs the East of England GSD rescue recently did a parachute jump to raise money for her charity, Eric went with her to take photo's and I made her a little maze book for her handbag to show people how brave she was, she hated it and was completely terrified at the time but now looks back and is very proud of what she did and rightly so! Terrible pictures, should have checked them before I wrapped it up.

Gangley has had a few days where she hasn't been so good but this morning looked and walked better, she remains quite happy in herself and the other hounds are all good, well Mojo is limping guess he just wants some medicine as well LOL. He does do this every few weeks can't see anything wrong so suspect whilst he's roaring around he maybe puts to much pressure on his wrist. Dam dogs are always a worry but we wouldn't be without them that's for sure.

Off to crop on Saturday so looking forward to that.