It's been a bit of a crazy summer here on the east coast. Lots of rain, wind & lighting storms that have upset the family critter's routine terribly, and me especially. The humidity has been so bad that it makes me think that the wallpaper is going to unpaste itself and slither down the walls...
And yet I have a lot to be thankful for.
Here's another quilt that I designed recently that is in the August 2009 McCall's Quilting...
I completely forgot to tell you all about this quilt, until now. Paton and I have actually been through a bit of a rough patch with the dogs that we've been fostering.
I haven't told a lot of people about my animals lately, because when there is a lot of bad news over and over again, no one wants to hear it. Heck, I don't want to have to re-live the story by telling it again.
But there has been some good news of late, so I thought I'd share it with you...
First, there's Hi Bit, who I like to think of as "Prozac with 4 paws".
A month ago, Hi Bit was really sick with liver failure. We thought that he might not make it. He and about 6 other animals from his pack, had been unknowingly fed aflatoxin-poisoned food at the kennel where he was staying after being rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. On top of that, Hi Bit's spinal column has fused discs in at least three places, so that he walks like a drunken sailor, and he has a wicked heart murmur, and he's not a young dog.
But today after a variety of antioxidants & Sam-E to help him regenerate his liver, and a homepathic remedy that has put some spring in his step and a twinkle in his eye, Hi Bit "is back".
Also, keeping our fingers crossed, Lady Bug the heart worm positive foster dog who I told you about this spring, is almost through her 8 week treatment, and she is ever-so-slowly coming out of her shell.
LB clearly experienced the most mental & emotional damage of any of the foster dogs that Paton and I have witnessed to date.
Here's a partial family picture, of Paton and the critters last week end.
That's "the Mrs.", Giulia--she who does as she pleases, Paton & Bitty, and Blueberry, the puppy.
More "Midsummer Days Tales" in a bit...