Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Cheerful-ish

I decided to take a cue from Nonnahs and focus on something that makes me happy...because right now, I'm not very happy. I'm not happy because I have a very sad doggie. That discontent that Jenny was experiencing at the end of last week decided to culminate in a full blown back-attack. She has been super healthy for the last 4 years, which we attribute to her regular doses of glucosamine. But, a week or so ago, we slipped a little. We ran out and it was a couple days before we got to the store before it closed. We didn't really think it would make much of a difference, but last night, she started getting really bad. She would wimper just trying to sit down and she even abandonded her Monday night Greenie...I told you, she is not happy.

B took her to her vet this afternoon, who seemed to think that because we caught it so early on, she will recover following a regimen of steriods and muscle relaxers. This also means that she will most likely exchange her svelt figure for one that is a bit more tater tot-ish, since she will be getting some wet dog food to help her, umm, poop a little easier. (In the past her back legs have wasted away and she had trouble standing up through a normal, umm, poop.).

Ok, sorry, I know some of you are not furpeople-people, but to those who are, you know how difficult it is to see your friend having such a hard time. So, I am compensating. I pulled out some wonderfully bright and happy cotton and am making a Mason Dixon Ballband hand towel. B commented that the dish rag that I made at our SnB retreat would be perfect if it was a little bigger. And for what we use to clean and wash with around our house, this is very true.

So, I added a couple more "bricks" to the width of the cloth and will make it probably twice as long. I am using Hot Blue Sugar'n Cream for the accent and Summer Splash for the main color. I know this is also one of those project you usually don't take a progress photo of because it knits up so quick, but it makes me happy whenever I see it. And today, this humble piece of cotton enabled me to get through my 10 hour work day without bursting into tears...more than once.

Well, that's all for me. I'm going to take my sad doggie, happy towel and glass of wine to the couch where I hope to find something to watch on one of our 4 TV channels.

11 comments:

pam said...

Oh, poor dog! I am definately an animalperson person! Hang in there!!

Your dishcloth is gorgeous! Aren't they so addictive? If I ever start to regularly clean like I should, I'll be stocked up!

Marisa said...

I hope Jenny feels better soon...

I hope you feel happy-er soon too :)

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Oh, poor JB. I'm sure the boys would love to be there to give her a few licks if they could. She could even clean out Hershey's ears and eyes. We know how she always loved doing that. Ummm... tell me again why we love the nasty little creatures. That's right. They're pretty darn cute.

Anyway, give her a good pat for me, and I hope she's feeling better soon. Cute wash cloth, though. I've made one recently, too - just not that pattern.

Lolly said...

Oh poor little B - my best to her!!

Jeanette said...

Poor Jennie. I hope that she gets much better very soon.

Nonnahs said...

Poor Jenny! Dakota and I hope she feels back to her perky self soon!

crzjane said...

So sorry to hear that little dog has not been feeling well. I hope she feels better soon.
I like the colors you picked for your dishcloth. Knitting does help to distract you from sad thoughts. I think that's way I've been knitting up a storm.
Little dog - get better soon!

christine said...

I have been through back surgery with Ben, who was diagnosed with disc disease at age 1, and a foster dog, who did not recover fully. Ben did fairly well, but we had many episodes of bad back and then confinement/medications until his surgery at age 7. Dachshund backaches........poor baby!

Keep her still and give lots of hugs. We'll be praying for her!

Theresa said...

Not bad for a little cotton . . . reminds me of all those "fabric of our lives" commercials. Hope your girl is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the little schweetie. Sympathy for both of you.

knitzalot said...

Sorry to hear about your sad doggie. I hope everything is better now.