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Monday, 25 November 2013

Wish Me Luck (edited with vet update)

It's early.  In fact it's too chuffing early.  It's 6.15 Monday morning as I type this.  And I have a cat who is very hungry but has been allowed no food since 7.00 last night, and he is also desperate for a wee but I emptied his litter tray in a last ditch attempt to get that elusive sample before the vet appointment this morning.

He has been in the empty tray twice, walked around in puzzlement, and hopped out again.  I have just put the faux litter in.  He is still looking puzzled.  And more than a little annoyed.  And he is now miaowing because he wants his breakfast.  But on the up side, at least if he won't perform, he will have a full bladder for when he gets to the vet's table.  Maybe she won't have to squeeze too hard.

It is going to be a long few hours to get through til his appointment time.  Come on Vince, just wee mate, it will save us both a lot of stress, especially if I don't have to try and get you in that carrier again.

Anyhoo, I thought I would share the cutest little Christmas stamp with you today.  I would say I would share the card, but there isn't much of a card to share, so let's focus on that stamp shall we?

Can I introduce you to Rodney (must be one of Santa's reserve reindeer in training) from CC Designs
I got mine from Bunny Zoe's Crafts but he has vanished from the catalogue today
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers) with a touch of white gel pen
Papers from Forever Friends leftovers
Sentiment from Personal Impressions
Heart border punch is Martha Stewart

I think I love Rodney.  He is such a cute li'l chap, only a tiny dot really.  Maybe a baby reindeer.
But despite his diminutive size, he was such fun to paint.

I think if I had got hold of him sooner, there would have been a whole clutch of Christmas cards starring him this year.

I'm rambling, I know, but I am trying to ignore the indignant glares I am getting from beside me.

I can read his mind you know.
I want the loo and my breakfast.  Now.

Have a great Monday everyone.  And wish me luck.  Please.

Hugs, Squirrel xx

And we are back from the vet.  After an undignified struggle to get into the carrier, and having to be tipped out onto the examination table, Vince buried his head in my belly and ignored what was going on behind him.  Vet confirmed he had a nice full bladder (of course he did, he'd not wee'd since yesterday), so with me holding the front end, a nurse holding the kidney dish, and the vet squeezing where no young man ever wants to be squeezed ......... he filled the dish!!

Honestly, I could have cried with relief that he did that, and he didn't need sedating (well ok, I did, but don't tell anyone else).  The nurse said she couldn't believe he was the same cat as the wild thing they had in last time.

Home now, and he has had a good scoff (wasn't allowed anything from 7.00 last night), and is now on the back of the sofa haviing a tidy up like all self-respecting cats would.

It's just a shame the sofa is in our window and Vince is sat with his back leg in the air, washing his gentleman parts, in full view of the neighbours.

Should get the test results tomorrow or Wednesday and then we can plan the next step.

Thanks everyone for your support and kind words during what has been a really traumatic few weeks.


Jackie said...

This is just so sweet :o)
Jackie xx

LilyPuss Cards said...

Oh good luck hun...its such a trial...I know...I've been there...the empty tray did it in the end but Lily was the same as Vince she hung on until she just couldnt wait anymore...I felt really mean. Cats are such fussy creatures...anyway think of all the pampering you will give him when he gets home...he may not talk to you for a while though...lol...

Lovely card BTW...lol....a real cutie indeed..


Chrissy said...

All the best of luck Squirrel...oh! I have been there..lol..so hard and you feel so mean...I love your little reindeer he is just precious and fabulous colouring too.


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card. Good luck

cebelica said...

Awww, poor Vince. I hope time will pass soon for him.
You had to show us this little reindeer, didn't you? Now I have another thing on my wishlist. *sigh* I REALLY hope Santa will believe me when I tell him I was a veeeeeeeery good girl this year. lol
Awesome card! Hugs! xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, such an adorable image and wonderful colouring.
Oh dear, I hope Vince does his business and that if you need to take him to the vets then that goes okay. He really must wonder what is going on!
Sue xx

Jennifer said...

Your card is so, so sweet, Squirrel. I love the simplicity of it.

Have just read your update re: Vince's exploits. So glad you finally have a 'sample'. Good luck with the results.

Jennifer. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is adorable Squirrel, I like the image the colours and the border.
Kevin xx

coops said...

totally adorable card squirrel.love the cute image and your beautiful colouring ;D
so pleased vince has managed to produce the goods and fingers crossed for the results.you did make me laugh about him cleaning his gentleman parts, felix always likes to clean his area when we start eating our tea.lol

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So glad that Vince has done his deed(with help) at last. Your write ups really make me laugh. I hope they can find out what has been going on now.

Your card is adorable sweetie.


Claire said...

Love your card hun, that reindeer is so cute and I am now sat here laughing at the before and after events with Vince. Hope the results come back OK. Hugs, Claire x

Tanya said...

Awww, poor little Vince! The poor frightened baby…at least you've got that over and done with now anyway, and you can take the next step with his treatment :)

Gorgeous card too, lovely layout and that image is adorable!

Tags xx

Lorraine said...

Oh so glad Vince has had a wee! Fingers crossed for the test results now.
Your card is gorgeous and that reindeer is just so cute!
Lorraine x

Dot said...

Great news, Squirrel, now you'll have some long days waiting for the test results.
Lovely colouring of this cute image, pretty card.
Dorte xx

Wishcraft said...

Glad Vince finally gave up a sample - we'd have no problem with Bram, he gets an attack of nerves in the cat carrier and usually gives us samples of everything lol!

Gorgeous card, love that sweet reindeer and your fab colouring :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww bless him, what a stressful day for you both. Hope the results show something they can do to help him. I adore this stamp, soooooo cute and love the colours

Annette said...

A gorgeous card hun, I love Rodney too.
So glad Vince is home again. Give him a snuggle from me.
ps Arnie has been on my lap for nearly 2 hours now. I now need a wee myself but am reluctant to turf him off! What a great big floss I am. :0)

Christy Beans said...

He must not be that angry with you as he would have wee'd in your bed or other such places as you are fond of keeping dry. And you know, it raises the enjoyment of a tidy if it can be done in front of a two-legger AND embarrasses the two-legger in the process. LOL I'm glad the young man realized that staying calm at the vet was more likely to get him a quick trip home, too.
As for Rodney, such a dear little image! (hee hee) I love that the CAS design doesn't compete with this eyecatching focal point. Super fab colouring as always! Love to you and Toad and nuzzles to The Monster. Mwah! =) -Beansie

Loz said...

Oh I love little Rodney! Isn't he the sweetest and he works so well on fuss-free cards such as yours!
Good luck with the cat x

kay said...

Your image Is so cute and glad you got the elusive sample now,fingers crossed for the results x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is really gorgeous :0) big hugs love Pops x x x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Rodney is indeed a sweetie. I can see why you are so smitten with him. As far as Mr. Vince, goodness what an ordeal. I hope that the results of his sample brings good news.

Mad Moose said...

Awww, too cute! what a sweetie of a reindeer. lovely card hun x

Mad Moose said...

Awww, too cute! what a sweetie of a reindeer. lovely card hun x

Mad Moose said...

Awww, too cute! what a sweetie of a reindeer. lovely card hun x

Mad Moose said...

Awww, too cute! what a sweetie of a reindeer. lovely card hun x

Julye said...

what a fab stamp and love the card too, great to hear Vincent was eventually a good boy and who cares what the neighbors think. Fingers crossed the results will put an end to Vincent problems in a favourable and easily remedied way.

Kat W said...

I'm glad Vince's trip to the vet's is over and hopefully the results will be good.
I hope crafting is helping you to relax a bit and this cute card certainly brought a smile to my face - he is the cutest thing ever! And you have coloured him superbly - love the lttle spots!

Big hugs, Kat xx

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