Thursday, January 21, 2016

R. I. P.

 My dog died this week.  He was a 6 year old large breed German Shepherd.  The vet said it was a spinal embolism...a bleed in the spinal cord that was making him so sick.  Buddy was not acting right for a few days..Friday he acted like he was favoring a leg..called the vet and they could have gotten him in..but I couldn't find anyone to help me get him in the truck..Buddy weighs over 100 pounds..had to wait until Monday to get him there.  By Monday he couldn't move his back legs at all..it was awful.  He would try to stand, he would pull himself around the house trying to stay with me...it truly broke my heart.   So Monday we take him to the vet...and the news was not good...I lost it..now for those who don't understand the bond that one has with their dog..no matter the breed or pedigree...they become a part of your family...dogs are pack animals..and our family became his pack.  Buddy could open doors...would talk to us...loved us..was happy to see us every morning..and I miss him dearly.  To have him put down was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made...do I keep him and try to make him more comfortable?...vet said he would not get better...we could have given him muscle relaxers and anti inflammatory drugs..but it would not fix him...so I made the decision to let him go.   So buddy..know that I miss you terribly..  

OK.....I started this on Monday...had to have something to do..and believe it or not..crocheting comforts me.  My mind goes quiet and I find peace.  It is not made with DMC thread...I wanted to try this thread that self stripes...I saw a few on a group I am in on facebook and they look pretty good...The thread is called ALIZE miss, Batik...I found it on etsy...anyway....the thread is not a tight thread..and is extremely soft and doesn't work up like Cebelia or Babylo...the color results are amazing, but the thread just doesn't hold a candle to Cebelia or Babylo....so the end result is a nice looking doily, but not what I consider to be heirloom quality...but I am a thread snob......If I want a multi colored doily without having to make a bunch of thread changes I might use it again....to keep from having to weave in loose ends....



The color changes are pretty neat huh?  

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog...may you all find joy and peace in your lives.  



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13 comments:

Fran Lehigh said...

I think the doily is just beautiful, like the colors.
Mom

Fran Lehigh said...

I think the doily is just beautiful, like the colors.
Mom

Anonymous said...

So very sorry about your fur-baby. I know how it hurts to lose them. My heart goes out to you. But know he is at the Rainbow Bridge - waiting for you -- in no pain, running & playing & watching for you! The doily is beautiful - the colors are exquisite! Beautiful pattern, too!!! May I ask what pattern you used? Thanks so much, and may God bless you.
Sandy in VA

Lisa said...

I am sorry for your lose. I'm glad you were able to find some solace in your crochet. It is a lovely pattern.
Lisa in VA

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss!

Love the doily!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. Our dog makes a point to come say "hello" to me whenever I go outside. Love the doily. Stay warm and crochet!

Mindy said...

So sorry about Buddy!! =( Very sad.
The doily is beautiful--I love that idea of self-striping doily.

Cris Creates said...

Truly sorry to hear about your dog :( I empathize completely and understand how crochet can help. As for the doily - gorgeous.

Mereknits said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Our pets do become our family and frankly I think sometimes they are the only family that does not hassle us. They provide companionship and unconditional love. You are in my thoughts and prayer, but you did the right thing for your boy.
Meredith

Faith said...

BIG HUG!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

May sweet Buddy forever run free and healthy in Heaven now. He was such a cutie. I send you ((hugs)) my sweet friend for I know your heart is hurting....mine as well. It broke my heart to read that he was dragging his sweet little self around to follow you in his last days. No greater friend can we have than a loyal and faithful pet. You were indeed his pack, and he loved you as much as you loved him. Bless you sweet friend. ((hugs))

chrsitine PACE said...

Really sad to read this because even myself too have been growing a dog in my home as my pet. Regularly, it will send off me daily from my home while i have been going to my custom research paper writing office. But, for the past 1 week, it has been seems to be very weak and it feels to be sick i think so. Even i had consulted the doctor, after checking he told that it is very sick and so it is unable to save it. So, me too very sad on hearing that as it has been like one of my family member.

Gramma Rita said...

So sorry for the loss of your dog, Vikki. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way! Your doily is gorgeous...I love the look that kind of thread gives to doilies. :)