Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Two more ... Coming up!




2 more socks ... coming up (pun intended). By golly, I think I've got it. I suffered so terribly by the SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) and felt I was wasting yarn (I hate to waste anything). So ... I decided to buy another set of needles and just do my version of 2 at a time. I am knitting with J-Knits SuperWash me Sock Yarn in colorway AC-141. Sock Blockers made by the talented Holly of Knitting Haven. She sells them and this is my second pair. Love them!




Only thing I'm stuck on now is if I like flap/ gusset version or Short row. So this pair will each have a different heel. Then I will decide. I love knitting on these Colonial DPNs. They are 5.5" long and as I posted before, I never thought I would not use my CPs. Try a set. They are smooth enough for easy knitting but just enough "bite" that your yarn doesn't slip off so easily... And they are inexpensive (I also love a bargain).




Speaking of inexpensive, we decided it was time to get our puppy dog, Junior, fixed. So I called our vet last Thursday and spoke with the receptionist to schedule an appointment. They know Junior well ... or so I thought. She said we can do it tomorrow(last Friday) - just have him here by 8am. No problem ... by the way, Melissa, how much is it? She said, and I quote, between $225 and $250. I gasped and said, and I quote, "Let me start over again. This is Junior, you know, 6 mo old Silky Terrier, 9 pound canine MALE". She said, of course I know ya'll.




YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. The last time I got a pet "fixed" it was $69.00. No kidding. So I hung up the phone without scheduling an appt and decided I would price shop. So I did. Next place ... $205.00. Next place ... $210.00.. By this time, I was on the sofa trying to process all this. Oh yeah, I always adopt old animals! Cats and dogs, doesn't matter. Remember ? You've never had a puppy before ...

So last Friday, he went to the vet (our regular one, why change now) and got the ol' snip snip... Care instructions ... Watch for redness, swelling. Limit activity (Huh??) ...

Well, we had visitors over the weekend. Bowden and Molly came to visit and they had a big time playing in the backyard. Wow, I said to hubby, I sure am glad he is feeling better . So yesterday, I check his incision. OMG... What is that goop coming out ?? To the vet we go and sure enough, the incision was opened. 2 staples later and an E-collar ... we're home. Questions I got from the vet made me feel like a dumbass new parent again. Q -Did you limit his activity? Answer - yes, for a day or so but by Sunday when his friends came by, he felt great! Q - Did you take him out to potty on his leash? Answer - are you kidding me? he hates his leash - he just sits down ... He has the whole backyard to potty in ... We used to go outside with him to protect from the hawks when he was so little but now he goes outside alone.

This collar is killing me... It hurts me worse than him ... kinda like when my kids got the ol' jab & stab innoculations - I cried, not them... He is pitiful with this collar on ...

1 comment:

Janice in GA said...

Pet care is incredibly expensive these days. Sympathies...