Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pesky Pets

I finished my last item for my knitting bakery, a slice of cherry pie.. It still looks a little like a tumor, as Kai observed earlier, but I still like it OK.Russ bought us some real doughnuts yesterday, something we almost never do, so I could use the box to send my nieces their pastries. Of course, I realize that he probably could have just bought the box, but that's beside the point. When we got home from church today, someone else showed her approval of my work. I don't ordinarily offer people food that the cat has reclined on, but in this case, I feel fine with just brushing everything off and closing the box.Kitty loves to take naps on balls of yarn, but doughnuts are expecially comfortable, I guess.One of our other pets was more than a nuisance this week. ..financially.The first expensive thing she did was chew up one of Kai's friend's $120 Oakley sunglasses. His friend had left them in Kai's room, and Gidget found them. We felt like we should pay to replace them, but his mother would only accept half of their value, which I thought was really nice. The other reason Gidget cost us money also seems to have ended up OK. She seemed really sad last Sunday, quietly groaning and moving like she was really uncomfortable. Finally, we got really worried when she started crying out when she jumped down from even a small distance. We hurried to the emergency vet's clinic, which is about a half hour away.When we got there, she jumped out of the car, happy as could be. We weren't sure what to do, so we took her for a little walk, and she continued to act like nothing was wrong. So, we headed back home. By bedtime though, she seemed bad again, so Russ took her to the vet in the morning. The vet said that she had intervertebral disk disease, which Russ said instantly made him get a lump in his throat. He got her a boatload of medication, took blood to analyze, and charged us nearly $300. We were so worried about her and we're still concerned, but ever since then she acted like nothing is wrong. She's back to her normal self. Russ says the vet just looked at her and pretty much said, "Her stomach hurts. She's a beagle. It must be this disease." We're hoping he's wrong. A lot of my friends don't take their dog to him because they don't quite trust him for serious stuff. We'll just have to wait and see.

11 comments:

Willow said...

She looks so sad! But then beagles major in looking sad. I hope she is ok.

The pink donut box is perfect wrapping!

TheBlackSheep said...

Awwwwwww! Poor baby. That might be worth a second opinion though, expecially if he didn't take an x-ray or anything. I hope she feels better.

Well, you know what you're next knitting project will be don't you? You clearly need to be knitting the cat a cat bed. Maybe that would keep her off your yarn!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, look at that sad face! That would be terribly hard to resist. You cracked me up with your comment about serving people food that the cat has reclined upon. Love your knitted bakery!

Wool Winder said...

A bakery box for the knitted bakery is the perfect final touch!

Tracy said...

OH my goodness...your fur-babies are sooo cute. But look at that forlorn face. A second opinion is a good idea. Hope all will be well...You kitty in the donut box is hilarious...Looks like something our Charlie would do--LOL! But a tumor??! hahahaha...I knew it was cherry pie right away...Just love your knit bakery...So yummy! Happy Days ((HUGS))

a friend to knit with said...

totally impressive box of pastries!!!
your nieces are going to love them!

JayJay said...

I hope your dog is feeling better. :( It may have just been a tummy ache from eating something odd (as dogs often do).

I totally didn't see the pie/tumor thing until you said something. It looked like pie to me. It all turned out so cute!

Amber said...

I hope your puppy is feeling better. Tell her she has to limit her donut intake :) I just love your pastries! What fun!

Julie said...

Poor Gidget - I hope she's okay, and stays that way! How worrisome for you. But the cat in the donut box, on top of the bakery items - that's just classic.

Artyme said...

All of your bakery work in the pink box....is a piece of art! And of course....the cat on top...perfection! Everything I have ever made has either had cat hair included or kitty footprints on it somewhere. Hope all works out ok with the beagle. I don't trust vets....We have a 17 year old cat in great health that supposedly was going to have MAJOR liver problems (according to our vet)....10 years ago. Animals take care of themselves most of the time through rest and a little sunshine nap.

Hege said...

Your nieces will be thrilled to receive a package like that!
Hope Gidget is feeling better.