Archive for the ‘my pets’ Category

My Poor Little Maggie Pi

August 15, 2017

Maggie Pi was gone for eight days.  We didn’t think we would ever see her again.  She finally showed up late at night.  Her ear had been clipped, she had lost a lot of weight and she was coughing and sneezing.  Oh, yeah.  Her tummy was shaved and stapled.  I was very happy to see her, but very upset with what had happened to her.  I also know who did it.  Currently, there is a federally funded project that is neutering feral cats and releasing them where they were found. Now, I know that this is a good thing, but can’t they tell when a cat is not feral?  I guess not.  From my reading, they were only working in city limits.  We live two miles south.  Unfortunately, one of the volunteers lives on my lane.  Why she decided to pick up my Mags is beyond my understanding.  Maggie Pi was so sick when she came home and she had lost 24 ounces, a lot for my little girl.  I had to take her to Dr. Mike the next day for shots and meds to the tune of $75.

Maggie is getting better and gaining some weight.  She spends her day in Sweetums’ lap or in the dirty clothes basket.  She will gladly tell you all the sorted details.

I was so pissed.  Whenever I see the woman I look the other way.  I still want to smack her.

 

Still Raining

April 25, 2017

Even though it was raining, Sweet Baby Rue had to check on the geese.  I didn’t think there was that much room in our little pump house.

At least he had enough sense to seek shelter.

I found backing for my Splendid Sampler.  The print is 104″ by 88″ and my quilt is 106.5 by 106.5 so I had to get the orange to add a border.

It was time for my machine to have a check-up.  It was getting a little laud.  Time to get out my embroidery machine and make a label.

The goose babies hatched early this year.  The warm winter was probably the cause. I don’t think I will ever tire watching them.

On the knitting front, I decided to try this mitten kit.  I liked not having to weave all the ends.  I didn’t like having to constantly watch where the colors changed and trying to adjust my tension.  They are knit on size 2 and I would have preferred size 0 or even 00 with this yarn.  My daughter said the little kids on her bus will get a kick out of them, so she was happy.  Isn’t it all that  really matters.  I also bought a sock kit that will quite different when finished.  There is no way that I am going to use size 2 needles for socks.

Not Much

January 10, 2017

With the snow and below freezing temperatures, I haven’t been outside since Friday.  Yeah.  I know. I’m a big chicken.  I took some bird pictures.

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We also got the cats drunk.  We have to get some more kitty nip soon.

I sewed some.

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So….It Snowed

January 8, 2017

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No walks for Don.  All he got was a short trip out to the mailbox.  He had to ‘make do’ with the front yard.  He is not happy at all.  We tried to explain that we were old farts and could easily fall, but I don’t think he was listening.

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I finished some blocks.  There are still many more waiting.

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Sweet Baby Rue had the best solution.

A Very Happy Dog

January 3, 2017

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Don was so happy when Ruth decided he was her dog.

Life Goes On

October 14, 2016

This is Don.

019  He is a Labrador/Springer mix.  I was rather surprised when I searched the two breeds how much he favors Springer Spaniel rather than Labrador.

 

Gus

September 6, 2016

No one wants to sit here anyway.  It's got about seven years of Gus hair on it.

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Miss you.

Putting Winter Away

May 30, 2016

I finally managed to switch my Summer and Winter clothes.  I was beginning to wonder if we were having a mini ice age.  Last week we actually had the heat on and the air on by the end of it.  It’s a wonder I don’t have a cold.  And now…it’s raining again.  I think it’s causing me to lose my mind.  I put eggs on to boil this afternoon and I completely forgot  about them.  Rubber eggs anyone?

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I have made good progress with my squares.  I’m starting on four bonus blocks.  I am not making the last block.  It is all embroidery and I’m not in the mood.  I saved it in case I change my mind.  I hope to start the BOM from Australia that I joined later this week.  The fabrics are different from any that I have seen around here.  Once these are current, I have a December wall hanging to finish.  If it’s not Winter by then, there are my pants that have no pockets.  I don’t understand it.

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I forgot to show the back of my new hat.  I really like this one.

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And, there’s nothing like cat help.

 

 

Trying to Finish

March 3, 2016

DSCF1106  The back was finished, so I dragged my batting.  Dot was not much help.  She kept falling asleep.  She liked the fleece, but I would have had to piece it in two places.  I got out the Warm and Natural.  I didn’t really want to use it, but it’s 96 inches wide, so, no seaming.  Now, there’s only two  yards left.  I’ll have to order some more soon.  I hope to get the quilting accomplished tomorrow.  We’ll see.

 

Mine!

January 18, 2016

DSCF1010  Little Ruthie has caught the elusive Tiger Snake.