Ok folks, time is flying by!! (it'll be Christmas before we know it)
February was a busy month for me.
Several of you have asked about Butterbean, as my last post was about him and his surgery. He recovered extremely well from his surgery and acts like a young dog again. I guess those large two tumors were affecting his activity level. He has been kicking and playing and chasing his tail, and acting like a young boy again.
The bad news is that he does have malignant cancer. Both biopsies showed the cancer, which has pretty well been removed at this time. We have elected not to do any type of further treatment, but will love him for as long as we can.
This little girl came to stay with Grandma and Papa for 9 days. She was a pure pleasure to have around and is growing up so fast. I realized two things about her while she was here; 1. She loves suckers (lollipops) and spent a LOT of time trying to decide which flavor she could have the next time she was allowed one. 2. She loves playing baby dolls as much as her Grandma did when she was a little girl.
I loved seeing that she included her doll in all day play. Whatever we were doing, we had to consider the doll.... what she was wearing, if she needed to eat, if she could ride in the car, etc.
Since Brinley has gone back home, I have been going through my scrap flannel and making bedding accessories. I have two cradles and I'm trying to get them both fixed up for when both granddaughters are here at the same time.
From there, I made mini burp pads for the dolls; then wash cloths and towels. I need to pick up baby bottles, make cloth diapers, and anything else I can think of to get our granddaughter doll center into place. It has been fun and mindless sewing so far.
As if we need another sad dog story, here's another one about our black dachshund. He woke me up at 3:00 Monday morning (snow on the ground) and needed to go outside, which is rare for him. He was acting a little strange, pacing, scratching and just not being himself. By last night, he was vomiting and very lethargic.
I took him to the vet this morning and he was diagnosed with liver and heart problems. We came home with a bag of medication to see if we can get him better. He is already feeling better by this afternoon, but I'm not sure how the long term will be for him.
I know my dogs are now known as 'old dogs' but it seems odd to me that so much is happening all at once with them. (Sweet Pea, the other dachshund has a fast growing mass on her shoulder that we will have looked at next) We moved here two years ago and the only thing that is different with them is our water supply. We are now on municipal water, whereas we had used well water before. Any thoughts? The whole dog process is a first time thing for me.
I have been cleaning out and reorganizing my sewing room which has been a busy job. I have rearranged the layout and I think I like it better. I'm hoping the new arrangement will make me spend a little more time in there. The weather is still cool here, but I just know Spring is right around the corner!!
Question: I have noticed that a lot of bloggers no longer reply to their comments with an email. This means we have to go back to their blog to see if they have any kind of reply for us. I'm not really a fan of this way, but I'm wondering if there is a way to know they have responded without having to go back to the same post to find out.