I know you’re all wondering about Ben and Faye and you’ve been more than kind with your comments, your emails and your gifts. Connie is at Ben’s house today so I’m hoping she will take a picture for the blog of both Ben and Claire so that I can share that with you in the next day or so. I am giving Faye 2 different alternative meds I ordered online which will hopefully buy her some time. She absolutely loves going to the barn and I take my IPad with me so that I can let her stay as long as she wants. She doesn’t want to stay there unless I’m there, too. We have agreed that the day she doesn’t want to go to the barn is the day we will let her go. She still doesn’t want to eat much although last nite was a record – she ate 5 chicken McNuggets!
I have learned so much about dog food and dog treats – did you know that even some dog food companies take in large containers of “stuff” from China to include in their dog food? Makes me sick and so mad! Someone asked how I make my own chicken jerky. I slice chicken breast as thin as I can and bake it on a cookie sheet in a slow oven until it’s dry and crunchy. That’s all it is – dried chicken breast. I should invest in a dehydrator maybe.
I sent Faye’s records to a holistic vet near us who said she is too seriously ill for him to treat but he would inquire at a larger practice to see if they would have any ideas on how to improve her appetite. A friend suggested liver wurst which she wouldn’t eat and I made the mistake of leaving it on the counter where Telly grabbed it and ate the whole thing!
Let’s talk about sewing. Paula asked if Singer Featherweights were popular around here and I really can’t say. Both Connie and I own one or two but we don’t use them. We used to take them as carry ons when we flew to retreats and classes but now we’re so spoiled with our Berninas that we don’t have the patience to sew with the Featherweights.
Here’s a simple quilt – just rectangles from a fat quarter pack of Parson Gray. This is how many I had to make it this size and straight line quilting of course.
And I’ve always said – never underestimate the power of a square. I also found this pile of 6-1/2″ squares that I cut years ago and since I’m into sewing mindless projects right now, I have decided to make a simple lighter colored quilt for the king size bed to look more like the new white floor. I’ll have to cut lots more squares. Ugh – I hate cutting.
When I was writing the Goat Gazette I would occasionally write an article called “Everbody’s Got A Story” and since I told you about Faye I have heard from so many of you – of your own heartaches and sorrows and your own trials in life. I wish I were a writer – I’d like to interview people and learn about their lives. There are so many interesting facts and stories that each one of you could tell, it would be fascinating to read! There’s a song on the radio called “Everbody’s Going Through Something”. How true that is! Maybe in my next life I could be a writer. Anybody want to hire me?
I’ll let you know tomorrow how Ben is doing.
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