Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Poor Ginger...

Quote for the Day:
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."
  ~Edith Wharton

Poor little Ginger.  She's not feeling up-to-snuff today because yesterday she went to the vet and got "snipped" and "chipped".  (Spayed and micro-chipped.) 

Last night was the worst.  She could hardly walk and whimpered the entire time she was awake.  I wasn't supposed to give her a pain pill until today, but I broke down and gave her one last evening, anyway.  It broke my heart to see her like this.  :(   

But I know that in the end, it was the best thing to do for her.  We don't plan on breeding her so there was no reason for her not to get spayed.  And because we aren't sure, yet, whether or not she will "bolt" when the door is opened, we went ahead and had her micro-chipped.  Since they use a fairly large needle to insert the chip, they prefer to do it when the dog is under anesthesia for another reason.  They also give you a discount on it if it is done with another procedure. 

Today she is able to go up and down stairs, though not at her usual 100 mile/hour rate!   And this morning she was able to jump onto the bed to join me in a few more snores of sleep after Andy got up to go to work.  Those are all things she was not able to do last evening, so I know that she is slowly starting to feel better.

For the most part, she has spent her time sleeping near me...here she is in her bed in the office near my computer while I type this post.

I hope she heals quickly because this weekend our kids start arriving, bringing the grandkids and grand-dogs!  It will be the first meeting between Paul's boston terrier, Missy, who thinks she is the alpha-dog, so we'll see how things go.  We will have to make sure that Ginger takes it easy so her stitches don't get pulled on or ripped out.  

I've decided to join in Bonnie Hunter's annual "mystery quilt" this year, called "Easy Street". I've pulled my fabrics from my stash and only had to go buy 2 yards of a "constant", which is the rich, chocolate brown in the foreground.

I love fall colors and have been wanting to make a "fall" quilt, so I'm taking this opportunity.  My colors are WAAAYYY different from Bonnie's, so I'm hoping the colors I've chosen will go nicely in the pattern.  The "scary" part for me is that it is a MYSTERY...hence, you are only told what to cut and how to sew it together...you don't know what the final quilt looks like till you get to that stage!   This is definitely pushing my quilting boundaries, but I'm looking forward to it.  It's only fabric, right?  It's not a life-and-death decision (like my job)...quilting is just supposed to be FUN!  So I'm going to go along for the ride and FUN!  :)  

I'll post pictures of the steps as I do them, so be looking for updates starting sometime after Nov. 23, which is when the first step comes out.  However, since family will be visiting till Nov. 26, I won't be able to get started on it till after they leave...so don't race back on the 23rd expecting an update!  LOL





  1. I like those colors together. I think it will be a nice quilt. Give Ginger hugs!

  2. I love your chosen colors! I have no idea what colors to use...I have none of Bonnie's chosen ones...I may have to (gasp) shop!