Monday, 10 March 2014

O Holy Night #56 & Clarence Update #3

Over the last few nights, I've managed to finish off the W block and get started on the X block. I did have a bit of a drama on the W block - I did the border down the left-hand side with only one row of gold instead of 2 so the block was stitch one stitch to the left too many. Rather then pulling out the whole block, I just pulled out 1 row and stitched in the gold and then added a row on the right-hand side to fill in the space. I don't think it is noticeable so if I hand't told you, you'd never have known. I guess that's what can happen when your mind is elsewhere as mine has been this week with Clarence's dramas.

He is continuing to recover fairly well and I am glad it has been a long weekend so we've been able to be with him for 3 days instead of the normal weekend two. The big test will be tomorrow when we both go back to work and he is left alone all day - I don't think it will be a problem, he usually sleeps most of the day anyway. We go back to the vet tomorrow night for a check-up, but we won't find out about the type of lump for about a week.
He has a sock on his foot to stop his nails getting at the staples when he tries to scratch - the good thing about him being old is that he can't quite get his back foot up to where he wants to scratch, so the staples should be safe, but just in case... I haven't been able to count the staples, but he has a cut approx 30cm long so it's a pretty decent one. It looks like it is healing well so that is pleasing.

Anyway, thanks to all for your kind thoughts for Clarence. I know this is mostly a cross-stitch blog but I do say in my 'About Me' that other stuff may pop up - and this is what has popped up this week. I was never really a pet person and thought people were crazy for getting so upset when their pets were sick - after all, it's just a dog or cat. Now that we've had Clarence for about 6 years, I can understand it completely - they are part of the family as much as a child - and since we don't have children, he really is our baby.  Hopefully, no more dramas now and I can get back to just recording my stitching progress. Thanks again...

Happy Stitching,

1 comment:

  1. How lovely to read that Clarence is doing well! Those gorgeous four-legged creatures do have a way of wrapping themselves around our hearts, dont they?! Hope things will settle down a bit for you all now so you can get back to your stitching:)