Things have been a bit busy around here lately and the blog was neglected. First and foremost, our sweet dog Daisy, who had been diagnosed with a heart condition back in the fall, had to be put to sleep. She seemed to suffer a heart attack on Thursday of last week. This necessitated an trip to the emergency vet clinic and an overnight stay. We saw our vet the next morning and he put her on another medication, but did not hold out much hope, her heart had become even more enlarged. So we brought Daisy home where she enjoyed a few days of sunshine and chicken & rice. On Monday, she had another episode and the decision was made. She certainly was the very best of our dogs – sweet and friendly. We are left with three dogs and one cat and as crazy as it sounds, it feels like not so many!
The other thing that has taken time away from purlingswine is a house project …..
Here is a terribly backlit picture of my bedroom. The past days have been spent moving furniture, spackling, painting etc. I have been mulling over this project for a number of months and decided to take the plunge. It is not clear from the pictures, but I did use two different colors – trout gray and silver spring from Benjamin Moore. Here is a picture of the corner using the flash, hopfully you will be able to see it.
And because Vicki and I love to show each other our treasures, a picture of an old card catalogue from the local library. When we moved into this house it was the end of September. I saw an add in the local newspaper saying the library was holding a silent auction for some of their card catalogues. So I put in a bid and forgot all about it. I heard in December that I won! The house was in a bit of turmoil with Christmas, so John and I simply set it in our bedroom thinking that we would find a permanent home for it after the holiday hub-bub. It is amazing how quickly those drawers fill up and it has been in the same spot ever since.
Last but not least, how about some Pug on a Rug?