Friday, August 26, 2011

Whatcha Got in the Shoebox?

As I plug along on various projects, it is challenging to keep them all together neatly. I have discovered that shoeboxes and empty Raman noodle boxes are great. I like to stack 10 units, such as a four-patch, and then offset the next ten, until I have a stack of 50 units. Then they go into the shoebox!

These are my 450 four-patches for Blue Ridge Beauty. I have more fun making the 4-patches than the HST's and I need 450 of those too.

On the Half Square Triangles, I have about 250 done, so I still have a ways to go!

The patchworking is very theraputic today.  I await the phone call to see how my eleven year old  little yellow lab mix named Luau, fared at the surgery to diagnose her anal tumor. We do not know if it is cancerous or perhaps just an infected anal gland. The growth is the size of a golf ball and very hard. Luau has been having a very difficult time passing her stools for about 2 or 3 weeks, but I did not understand why. Perhaps I should have gotten her to the vet sooner. I did learn that dogs can benefit from a Metamucil-type of preparation if it is sprinkled into their kibble and mixed with water.
The waiting and not knowing is hard.

Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot right now. It is an inoperable cancer that will take her life. She is not yet in pain, so I have chosen to bring her home for a few weeks of last swims in the lake, lots of bologna treats, and tons of cuddling before I take her back to be put to sleep peacefully. I owe her that.
All our life is only borrowed from God. I can just keep reminding myself that I had 11 wonderful years with Luau. It is hard to not be sad.


Mary said...

Crossed fingers for Luau, hoping for the best.

Anonymous said...

Vic..My heart breaks for you. I had to do that twice in 6 mths. I could not let Sir Rockingham of Chandler and Boo-Boo suffer. Your right we owed our best friends that much.

Beth Probasco said...

Vic, I truly feel for you and Luau. Passing on a lot of "Cuddles" for Luau and extra "hugs" for you.

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