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Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Morning all - welcome to a very damp Wednesday!  We are waiting for a tree surgeon to arrive to sort out out pot plant.  Yes, I did say pot plant.  Well, that is what is started life as.  Now it's a 20 foot monster and needs some attention so Tom is coming over to reduce it in size and, hopefully, it will be good for another five or so years.  It's not going to be much fun for him out there in this cold and damp.

My mobile has rung twice this morning, and twice I have nearly jumped out of my skin.  Unfortunately neither call was from the vet so we are still waiting waiting waiting. (result are in - see below)

And I am blaming the waiting for me being distracted when I made this card.  It wasn't until I put it together that I realised I had missed something out.  Oh well.

The image is a Penny Black/Mo Manning stamp called In The Manger
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are Forever Friends
Madeira corner die from Memory Box
Sentiment from Hero Arts (I think)

I had meant to put a thin gold border around the image panel but fluff-for-brains managed to miss that out entirely.


Hugs, Squirrel xx

12,15pm  I have just put down the phone to the vet.  It's still a bit of a puzzle as the blood tests were inconclusive, although the lab parameters for kidney function show a slight elevation in enzymes, but nothing that the vet is concerned about as the surgery parameters are wider for the same test and if they had done it he would have come back as normal.  Apparently the lab parameters are much tighter.

His thyroid function is absolutely fine so this seems to narrow things down towards his teeth, but of course they need to rule out anything else before they will think about knocking him out for a full dental.  They may well do a tummy scan while he is out cold just to be on the safe side.

He is really eating so little, it breaks my heart - this is a cat who lives for food.  And he is turning his nose up now at best quality organic free range chicken and poached cod fillets!

Next task is to collect a wee sample .... this could be entertaining.  Off to vet to collect a kit.  I'll keep you posted!


Zippy said...

It looks gorgeous hun, and such a beautiful card. Hope vet rings soon! xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, love the image. Hope you hear from the vet soon.
Caz x

Jackie said...

It's a gorgeous card despite you not giving it a gold border :o)
I've got everything crossed for you soon hearing good news from the Vet...hugs
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you get good news soon, card looks fab x

Tanya said...

Poor little Vince, I'm glad that there's nothing horribly serious showing up in his bloods, fingers crossed they get to the bottom of it soon...hugs.

I think the card is perfect as is, I was trying to figure out what was missing before I read after the card, and nothing was coming to me :P It's beautiful.

Tags xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is delightful sweetie. So sorry poor Vince is still not sorted bless him.


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel..such a lovely image and fabulous colourng..love the button papers..
[big stroke of love to Vince]


Claire said...

This is so lovely hun. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

Lovely card hun, with or without the gold layer.

Hope they get to the bottom of Vince'e eating issues. They can be such a worry. Give him an extra big snuggle from me too!

Loz said...

I love that image... good luck with getting the sample :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, I like the image, the colours and the corner, I hope the cat will be ok.
Kevin xx

Faith A said...

Gold edge or no, this is beautiful and a lovely image.

Hope you can get the sample without getting sprayed LOL.

Julye said...

I think with all that waiting distraction you did a beautiful job on the card as always hun. I think you should set up a video camera when on a sample hunt heaven knows how hard that will be I remember having fun getting a sample from our dog and that sounds easy when you think about a sample from a cat.

The stray that took up residence in our garden a while ago had a poorly swollen face that I think was from fighting and after bathing in saline and removing all the puss that came from it is totally resolved wasn't eating so I offered him ( I think its a him) some condensed milk which he did have a small amount of. Not sure if its good for cats but I just figured it was highly calorific and he did have a small amount on several occasions. Hope Vince gets sorted soon as it must be very worrying as well as puzzling too.

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card Squirrel. A fabulous image and colours.
Lorraine x

Ellie said...

A really stunning creation, loving the stamp, and you colored it beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon!

coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.i love the beautiful image :D
hopefully its poor vinces teeth that are causing him not to eat.i hope he can have his dental work done soon.hugs

xxx coops xx

brenda said...

As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sally H said...

A fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Linby said...

Gorgeous card and I love the die on the corner.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

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