Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lousy Weekend........

and I don't just mean the weather.
Most weekends find Steve and me in the Lake District at our static caravan but this weekend Steve was standing as Godfather for our new nephew so we stayed at home and with what occurred it was probably a good thing that we did. 
We got up on Friday and let our 2 beloved spaniels out to do what dogs do first thing in the morning and the elder of the 2, Fern 8 years, passed, instead of urine, what looked to be pure blood. Panic stations, get her to the vets, which Steve did where she promptly collapsed, she was rushed through and put on oxygen. To cut a long story short, 3 hours later we got a dog home with the diagnosis that her immune system had gone wonky and was killing her red blood cells and she had a 50/50 chance of making it through the weekend. Her best chance was a blood transfusion so at tea-time we took her and our other one, Bramble aged 3, back to the vets and Bramble donated some blood. At 10pm we picked her up from the vets but boy do we have a sick dog on our hands. It's doubly sore as we lost a spaniel, Bracken, about 10 weeks ago due to old age, he was 15, and we are still getting over that. It's heartbreaking to watch her, just led there in her basket, looking so poorly. On a brighter note it is now early evening and she is still with us. Fingers crossed.

Talking of brighter notes, as you can imagine I haven't felt much like doing minis this weekend but I did do a bit and the result has given me something I can do at the van at weekends without having to cart loads of stuff with me. Wicker work! this is my first attempt
and all I need is some wire, card-stock, wire snips and crochet cotton. Perfect to do at the van.


  1. So very sad to lose a pet :(

    That basket looks wonderful to me, can't believe it's a first attempt.

    I have wonderful memories of a trip through the Lake District a few years ago, stayed in Keswick and was delighted to find a dollhouse shop there, first one I'd ever seen so it was like walking into Aladin's cave :)

  2. Oops, I got distracted halfway thru the first sentence and just realised I didn't add the second comment that I hope Fern will be back to full health in no time.

  3. I checked out your webshots. Everything is wonderful. Love the wicker too. Hope your doggie gets better soon. It's so hard when a pet is sick. They just look so sad and can't tell you how they feel.

  4. Lovely little wicker basket, hope your cocker gets better really quickly, we have one too, he's 10, an English cocker. He and our moggie (cat) are our 'kids'. Welcome to blogging too.