This was my girl yesterday.
During our morning hike she was as active as a puppy…her sniffer was in high gear and she was propelled by that wagging tail. In her element. Mountains! Fresh air! Cool temps!
But something happened, and we noticed it as soon as we got back.
She was crying. whining. All kinds of upset, and I couldn’t read the thought bubble above her head to tell me what was going wrong.
She didn’t eat.
She barely slept due to the shaking.
She couldn’t manage stairs.
She wouldn’t go out to pee.
She laid here all day and I got more worried and more worried.
Of course, it’s not only a weekend – it’s a LONG HOLIDAY weekend.
But by7pm I started calling around. a local vet in Wilkesboro had an emergency number listed on their answering machine for a 24 hour emergency clinic in Boone. We gingerly loaded her into the car and off we went.
Poor baby girl!
How long did we have to wait to be seen? That place was HOPPING on a Saturday evening. We waited long enough that I pulled out the busy bag and started on hexagon fill in corner #4. 9 hexies sewn before we were placed into an exam room and I put it away after that.
It seems my girl has acute muscle pain and perhaps some disc issues between her cervial and thoracic vertebrae. She is in some serious pain if you try to move her head or neck a certain way, and it seems to be stemming from between her shoulder blades.
We thing she jammed something jumping off the bed, and then the hike made her more sore. By the time we got home, everything froze up on her.
It seems like old dogs can feel stiff and sore and out of whack just like us old people!
Anti inflammatories, muscle relaxants and pain meds have been prescribed.
We got home about midnight last night.
Here it is after 8am and she is still konked out, which is likely the best place for her to be. I’m assuming she WILL need to get up and pee at some point as she hasn’t since yesterday mid-morning!
I’m just grateful that it wasn’t something else.
Binding is on, but no hand stitching has commenced!
Miracle of miracles….I had JUST enough of tht teal binding with only a few inches to spare. Into the 2’’ scrap bin that leftover bit goes. And wonder of wonders….no seams ended up in ANY corners!
This became a top!
For the next book down the pipeline, no pattern available as patterns don’t happen until the quilt is FINISNED! [in other words, what comes first, the chicken or the egg?!]
I’m not sure if this is going to get borders yet or not. Likely not. It feels done to me.
**Update** Oh the miracle of drugs! Sadie is nearly back to herself this morning. I took her on a short walk up and down our street. She is smelling all the smells, her tail is back to wagging,and she peed 4 times. Oh happy day!
There will be no long hikes, just short “taking care of business” walks [vet wants to keep her moving some] and we’ll let the meds do their thing.
More sewing for me behind the scenes!
I think I’ve fixed ALL of the posts with photos that didn’t work – so tomorrow I’ll be posting about our day trip to the Isle of Capri which I haven’t tackled yet, I don’t believe! If there are any “posts back in time” where photos didn’t work could you let me know so I can fix them?
Oh. And there WILL be a nap this afternoon.
Chicken Soup ala Crock Pot!
It’s autumn! Which means it’s SOUP SEASON! I had all of the fixing on hand, including the remnants of a rotisserie chicken from dinner the other night. Friday night I cooked the meat off the bones. Yesterday morning I strained the broth from the meat & bones and separated the meat from the bones. I chilled the broth until this morning so I could remove the fat from the top. That went into Sadie’s dish to hopefully whet her appetite. [it worked!]
While everyone slept I chopped onion, carrots, celery and added spices to the pot. It is just now starting to simmer and smells yummy. There will be soup for lunch! I based my recipe from the Chicken Alphabet Soup recipe found under the recipes tab at the top of the blog. Today I’m adding lentils and split peas, but no noodles. Doctor it how you want it!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Box Kite quilt from my new book release Additcted to Scraps, in preorder status on my webste now!
Come see all of the quilts and read the nitty gritty HERE! SEW EXCITED!
Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!