Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brighter Days Are Ahead

This morning I took Brie to the vet to have her stitches removed. Poor peanut was pretty traumatized when I put her in the car :o( Hey, who could blame her. Once we got there and she saw Dr. B, her anxiety quickly decreased. She likes Dr. B :o) So, the bandage and the stitches have been removed and things are looking good.

Dr. B took a look at her mobility and stated that Brie was doing very well. What was even better was that she was using both hind feet independently and that's a very positive step :o) I've got some more physiotherapy exercises that we can do now and a better idea for her swimming therapy. All in all, Brie passed with flying colors! Don't get me wrong, there's still a LOT of work ahead of us but at least we now have a positive outlook.

On our way home, I stopped in and bought Brie a stuffed toy with a squeaker in it. These are her favourites! She'll squeak that thing until the squeaker actually dies. It's a LOT of noise but it makes her happy and that's the main thing :o) Then I had to call DH and Grammy S to let them know just what a brave girl she was.

I've actually gone back to Stargazer :o) I'll be slowly working away but even though she won't be in the fair this year, I still want to see her complete. My goal was the end of July and I still 'might' make it! I've also have a great idea for my Christmas ornament exchange. I just have to pull the colors and hope they work with the fabric I have.

Since I'm trying to see the brighter side of things, I thought that I would share a few pictures with you. Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time for my photography but I'll get a shot in here and there. This is a male Ruby Throated Hummingbird that I caught the other night -


These little guys are so quick that it's hard to get a good picture. Most of the time, the colors in the bird come out dark but I'm pretty happy with this one :o)

Here's a rosebud off of my Rugosa Rose bush -


And here's the open rose -


My grandmother used to have an old summer house that we always referred to as McKee's Mills as it was located in McKee's Mills. LOL! Down one side of the house, there was a row of Rugosa Roses and every time I smell them, I think of the summers that I spent there as a child :o)

Remember, you still have until the end of tomorrow, July 23, 2008, to enter my giveaway!!!! See the post below for the rules and instructions.


Irene said...

Glad to hear Brie is doing so well. Love the pictures, the hummingbird one is great.

Lili said...

I'm delighted to read the good news miss Pumpkin with a crab around her neck... Lol!

~V said...

Cathye the hummingbird photo is gorgeous! And I can smell the roses right thru my monitor ;)

Glad Brie is doing so well, you sound alot more relieved too ((((Hugs))))

WendyCarole said...

Good to hear Brie is doing well.

I love the humming bird

~Tammy said...

What a little trooper! I can't tell you how happy I am that Brie is doing better and on the mend. As much as you've still a long road ahead of you, you must be so relieved.

Your pics are gorgeous, as usual.

Give Brie little kisses from me, will you!

Lori-Ann said...

Beautiful pictures, Cathey!

Glad things seem to be returning to normal. (whatever that is for you, LOL) You've got a hard shell, just like that crab! ;o) hugs.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Brie is doing so well. She's a little star and I hope that toy squeaks for a very long time for her. She deserves it.

That is a great photo of the humming bird.

Rachel S said...

Beautiful photos.

I am glad you are getting positive news about Brie. That is wonderful! and I can see her with her squeaker. My two love em. They will seek the squeaker out, if it does not work, they don't want the toy.

Daffycat said...

Oh, what wonderful photos! It is hard to get good colors on a hummingbird but that one looks great!

I'm glad Brie has her stitches out. I'm sure she was relieved to find she was going home with you when her checkup was done!

Karen said...

great news about Brie, sounds like she doing very well
lovely photos

Jenn said...

I'm glad to hear that Brie is doing so well. I'll keep my fingers cross that you can reach your goal with Stargazer.

Mary Ann said...

I'm glad to hear that Brie got a good report from the vet visit!

Your photos are stunning, and I'm looking forward to seeing Stargazer finished!!

stitcherw said...

That's great Brie likes her doctor, Jaz likes hers as well and it sure makes visits more pleasant. Glad to hear Brie did so well on her checkup and the stitches came out, that's fantastic he agreed she's making good progress as well.

Fun treat of the squeaker for her. Jaz likes squeaker toys too. She'll run around squeaking it like crazy for a while, but just as soon as you think you'll go crazy with one more squeak, she tears them to shreds to get the squeaker out. I think she thinks a mouse is hiding inside, LOL. Lovely pictures, so bright and cheery. Looking forward to seeing an update of Stargazer when you post your progress.

Sharon said...

fab news about Brie! I actually feel a little sorry for that poor sqeaker-lol. We still have a few days left in July-you just might make your goal!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful rose!! I've yet to plant one here, but ... some day ...

Glad Brie's doing well!

suzanne said...

Hi Cathey,

I was reading stitching blogs tonight and I found yours....I read back to the story of Brie's injury and just wanted to say that I am so sorry that she (and her human family too of course) had to go through this! Thank heavens she is doing better and I will keep her in my prayers and thoughts in the days ahead as she works to recover. I have a black and tan doxie too (in addition to 3 other dogs) so her story really touched my heart.

I don't think I know you, but if you read the 123 board, then I'm suzanne815 on there...

Get well soon little Brie!

Faith Ann said...

It's so nice to read that Brie is doing well!

Love the picture of the hummingbird :)

Jocelyn said...

Good news about Brie! I am happy to hear it.

The pictures are lovely. I love Rugosa Roses too!