Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sometimes I Actually Finish A Project

My mother-in-law said not to send her flowers for Mother's Day this year. Too bad I already had stitched up this picture for her. I picked it up from the framer's last night and got it wrapped and in the mail today. It may not make it by Sunday. She lives in the mountains and I think the USPS service is slower there.

Going to babysit this afternoon for a short time while the parents take one of their dogs to the vet to be put to sleep. They just called to say that the dog's not doing well so they moved up her appointment time. I'll be heading their way in about 30 minutes. They were blindsided by a diagnosis of cancer that has apparently metastasized throughout her body.

I know my elder dog will probably not make it through the summer but I bought over 50 pounds of kibble at the vet's yesterday for him. My husband thinks I'm in denial. Not really, but I prefer to stay optimistic. Maybe he'll live long enough to eat it all, although yesterday was not a very good day for him. He seemed better today.

On a positive note, one of the mares at the barn could foal any day now. In fact, there might be a new baby already. I'll find out tomorrow when I go for my lesson. I plan to drive out to the Valley on Sunday for the Parade of Stallions. I've never gone before but it should be fun.


  1. I lost a dog to cancer a while back. It was heartbreaking.

    I'm sorry your dog is not doing well.

    I haven't been to a stallion parade in a while. They are fun, cold usually, but fun.

  2. So sorry to hear about the dogs. It's always tough.
    That needlepoint is beautiful!

  3. My kitty is declining, too. I know how hard it is when a fur kid isn't well.

    Hope your MIL loves her gift ~

  4. It's tough to outlive our loves...

    Hope the show is fun!