"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


On lovely sunny mornings like today, you can find all critters great and small sunbathing by the deck doors.  It's such a relaxing sight, to see them all sitting still for a moment, enjoying a sun bath.  

Sweet Little Misty.  8 yo and not feeling totally herself, with chronic
pancreatitis and now a "dead" hind leg.  She's still got great spirit and love.  

Our Dear California kitten, Poppy.  
Our Dear Cassy Dawg, the care giver and worry wart of the group
Also, the smartest and quirkiest and we love every bit of her.  
Lovely Reesie, so dear to me, I do believe she is one of
my earliest cats, Blossom, brought back to me.  Note
Dave in the background, working out of the house,
surrounded by critters. 
And last but not least, sweet Bella, our newest addition.  She had ants in her pants
during sun bathing time, so I wasn't able to snap her with the others.  She came to
us as one of the special needs dogs in the rescue, and we decided to keep her,
because we are mental because we rarely get adopters for special needs dogs and this
girl has been bounced around enough and she loves our home.  She is having
surgery on her eyes on November 20 because Dave and I aren't totally broke yet
because we will do what ever is necessary to preserve her remaining vision, and
surgery is the only option.  She will be having an extra salivary gland on each
side re-routed to her tear glands, which do not work, and so saliva will
bathe her eyes and keep them healthy.  Her eyes will drool when something
smells good.  

Monday, November 5, 2012


I've begun some sewing for a fund raiser for Poodle Rescue of Vermont.  Dave and I were going to begin fostering dogs for them, but then Bella got added to our home and there really is just no more room at the Inn right now.  Once we get more accustomed to living with 3 dogs and 2 cats, perhaps tossing another dog in here once in a while won't make a difference.  For now, it would.  

I wanted to help them in some way, so I decided to use my sewing skills to do donate items for them to use to raise funds. It's refreshing to do some SMALL sewing for a change.  Here's the first items I've finished:

The Doggie Bag and Matching Neckerchief.  

There's a yo yo with a vintage button to add a bit of bling to the bag.  I recently inherited my dear Auntie's sewing room when she passed away..... and she had button boxes that would make you drool!  I am so happy to use them and spread the joy around.  I'm not going to die some day with a box of beautiful buttons stashed away! 

Of course the dog neckerchief is reversible.  

A fancy Doggie Neckerchief.  
I'm fairly certain the doggie bag/neckerchief sets will be sold at their E-Bay store, which you can get to by going to their web site and clicking on the box that says "Hat Sale."  The single fancy neckerchiefs they will sell from their Saturday morning booths at Petco's in the area.  They have for sale on their E-Bay site the most amazing quilting table in the universe, maybe you ought to hop over and take a peek!
How cute is that?