Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September

The summer is almost over. It's been a tough one for me, but I'm trying to get back to what passes for normal around here. Fudge reminded me that our blog has been very neglected, so we're going to change that. Although a number of unhappy events took place during the summer, I didn't have a chance to sit and fret. There were too many things happening in too short a time.

In July I lost a sweet friend, a cousin, and one of Samba's pups, all in a couple days. Then Sebastian got sick and four days later Fudge had his stroke. During all this Bailey started limping and Morgan started acting crazy. I felt like I was in a dark place and needed color in my life. To solve that problem, I went thru my stitching patterns and came up with the most colorful piece I could find.
See, it's colorful. About half way thru, I lost interest but forced myself to go on and finally finished it. Even though I wasn't terribly interested in this piece, it got me stitching again and I then did this piece. Again I picked it mostly for the colors. Though not as bold as the other one, I liked the soothing colors and it was fun to work on.

By this time we had solved Sebastian's vomiting issues. He's eating homecooked food and taking pills for nausea. The vet and I are both pleased with his response and we'll keep him on this routine for the foreseeable future. Fudge has recovered better than any of us expected. He does have a slight limp and he gets a little irritable at times, but he's able to run and jump and do all the things he enjoys.

Bailey has been taking Rimadyl for her sore leg. It seems to be a chronic thing resulting from an old injury, probably a bit of arthritis. She's feeling fine now and limp free. Morgan is doing quite well most days. She's sleeping thru the night and managing the stairs pretty well with just a little help. Eating is still an issue between us. She doesn't like to eat the same thing two days in a row. I have to plan ahead to please her, but so far we're managing.

A couple weeks ago I started stitching a piece that I've been thinking about for several months. This was my inspiration.
I was hoping my hands would hold up since this was a very intense piece and I really wanted to finish it. Last night I put the last stitch in just before bedtime. I'm happy with it and think it turned out pretty well.
I've promised Fudge that he can borrow the blog tomorrow to tell you about the summer from his perspective. This should be good!

9 comments:

Casey said...

Oh wow, what beeYOUtiful stitching! Momma is super duper impressed. She does cross-stitch and it takes her furever to finish a piece.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

A pat on the back for you. That last stitching is just gorgeous....as are the others, but of course the pup takes our attention. Sounds like a very busy summer. Hopefully, things will calm down a bit.

rottrover said...

ALL of the pieces are beautiful, butt you know which one we liked best!! There's something about a black and tan doggie...

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, your work is all so very beautiful!!! You have great patience to finish those intricate pieces. We know it has been a rough summer, but you should stand tall with all you have accomplished in healing your pups - you do an amazing job. No worries about the blog - ours is about ready to fade away from lack of substance and inspiration:(

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Sammy Sam said...

We're super glad that everyone is "fine" - things could have gone sideways in a bad way. I suppose the new "normal" is good. We've moved. I think that my mom and dad are undeclared horders.

Ruby said...

Oh, that is FABulous! I don't thinks Ma's wrists could hold out to finish something like that...they're amazin'. I'm so glads to hear everyone is doin' great! I am thinkin' of you guys, and sendin' healin' vibes to all of you to keeps you well!
I can't waits to hear Fudge's take ...hehehe
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Mitch and Molly said...

You create the most beautiful cross stitch pieces, Miss Sue!

Nichole Burke said...

Your stitching is simply amazing!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is gorgeous. You are so talented! You might want to try CanineActiv for the limping/arthritis. It has worked wonders for us.