Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More Monkey Business

You all know Bailey's Monkey. He's been an important part of our family for quite a while.
A few years ago I brought home another monkey thinking Bailey might like him, but she paid no attention to him. Fudge carries him around a lot and likes to sleep with his head resting on the big white monkey.
Last Christmas, knowing that Bailey's monkey was wearing out, we brought in a couple of new monkeys for her to choose from. Again she was disinterested and instead adopted her pink bear.

Yesterday Rob and I rescued the little monkey from the street and now he's happily drying in the kitchen.
Last night I finished a knitting project. It was a monkey! I had to give up knitting in December because of pain from tendonitis in my right hand. It was difficult, but I didn't knit a stitch for three full months. Last week I picked up my needles to see if I could knit without pain and started a monkey. I was careful to not overdo it and only work on it a little each evening. Last night I put the finishing touches on her and here she is. She's a pattern by Abigail Originals, but I would only recommend her for experienced knitters. The instructions are incomplete and there are no finishing instructions. You're on your own. I like her anyway.
We just returned from an emergency vet appointment with Samba. She has a staph infection in her foot and three of her toes are swollen, red and sore. It came up almost overnight and now she's taking antibiotics and wearing the cone of shame.
 I guess she thought I needed something else to worry about.


Molly the Airedale said...

The ballerina monkey is just adorable!
I'm sending you lots of healing vibes, Samba. I hope the cone is gone by tomorrow.

Love ya lots,

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Samba, Samba....where are you? That cone of shame is HUGE!

Love all the monkeys. Bailey will probably fall in love with the knitted one...BOL!

XXXOOO daisy, Bella & Roxy

SissySees said...

LOVE the monkey. I'm glad Gg was outside though and didn't see the PANK.

Crossed paws for Samba.

Tracy said...

Samba; poor baby! love your favorite is the ballerina! Never saw a dancing monkey before...

Jo's World said...

I thought Bailey would love the little red roadkill monkey (and she might if she finds it by herself!)

The pink ballerina monkey is sooo cute!

Dear Samba! Try to get over your foot owie and that bad staph stuff. Then just stay well for a long time!

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

Marjie said...

So, all the dogs in your house are up to monkey business? I couldn't resist. Sorry.

Your ballerina monkey is really cute. Glad your tendonitis has healed to some great degree. And I hope Samba's infected foot heals quickly; she'll be sad to be unable to play with her friends.

Lapdog Creations said...

Love it!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, your knitted monkey is fabulous and we would love to play with it. Paws crossed for dear Samba and that her little toes get better soon. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

parlance said...

At least that's a nice soft-looking cone of shame.

Dexter said...

Oh Samba! At least it is the soft cone of shame. Feel better soon.