30 September 2014

Injuries and New Kitten

My youngest has been falling down a lot lately. She keeps injuring the same knee and has had to spend some time in a wheelchair (the injury was that bad).
Nicole fell while walking the dog and did this damage to her knee. The swelling was so bad she had to stay off her feet, a lot. This was just before our trip to Washington, DC (my brother-in-law got married and we went to celebrate). 
After we returned from MD, VA, WV and DC, she was walking and running as normal, but she fell again. This time she hurt her knee, her hand and her face. She even did damage to her glasses. She is still limping and it is a week later. But she does not slow down. 

Before we left, we had to have our oldest cat put down. He had cancer. Our hearts were broken and we missed him a lot. He was a really good cat and slept with the youngest. After we came back, we went to the vet's office and found that they still had a kitten. They were calling him "Miles," just so he could be tracked for veterinary care. He was now ill and needed medication and no one wanted him. So we took him, but we named him, "George." 
He has some beautiful coloring. He is a very sweet, little 3 month old kitten. He has been very playful and Houdini even likes him. But my female cat (6 years old) is not fond of him and hisses and growls. I figure after some time she will start to like him and love him as we do. He makes us laugh and he is helping to heal our broken hearts. He sleeps with the girls, when we are upstairs and he sleeps with me when I go upstairs or if I fall asleep in a chair. He is a good little kitten and he takes his medicine very well. 

03 September 2014

Knit and Crochet Patterns

My email is full of pattern links for knitting or crochet. I have been knitting for about 7 to 8 years. I have been crocheting for 38 to 39 years (yes, I learned how when I was 9). I love to collect patterns, because I never know when they might come in handy. I am going to try and keep them organized as to type and alphabetical, this should prove interesting, but I would like to try. I am also starting this on 7/22/2014, but I will only post when I have many emails removed from the account.

Tweetie Bird Afghan
Strawberry Sunrise
Weekend Wonder Granny Throw

Assorted and Varied:
Grandma's Magic Flowers

Baby Items: 
Mint Button Booties
Cloud Puff Booties
Cute and Cozy Baby Hat
Precious Crochet Booties

Bright Knit Hats and Mitten Garland
Crochet Snowy Garland
Reindeer Newborn Baby Hat - for a friend having a baby boy
Santa Hat Ornament - good for everyone
Adult Santa Hat
Candy Cane Newborn Elf Hat - another good for baby
Holiday Elf Hat - kids
Crochet Snowflake Garland
Santa Hat for all sizes

Easy Fitted Hat
Chevrons and Cables Hat
Slip Stitch Mesh Hat
Chunky Cable Knit Hat
Hadley Hat
1920's Cloche Hat

2 Needle Fingerless Mittens

Scarf Mitts
Alaskan Dream Scarf
Salted Caramel Scarf
Definitely Diagonal Scarf
Autumn Artisan Scarf

Country Cottage Shawl
Asymmetrical Shawl - listed as a scarf, could be both.
Goddess Lace Shawl
Old Hollywood Shawl

Last Minute Slippers
Easy Holiday Slippers
Knitted Moccasin Slippers

Bamboo Wedding Shawl

More for the FB archives

I am a little (or should I say, a lot) behind on clearing up my FB. Time to get this cleared up so I can find things again.

From Moogly Hookin' on Hump Day
Toothless - Oldest would so love this!
Moogly Blog Afghan Squares
Crochet Monster Bibs
Moogly Afghan Block 17
Knit or Crochet Scarf Along from Caron
Sophie's Garden Square
Moogly Football Patterns
Petals to Picots Free Back To School Patterns
Moogly Baby Bonnet
Tooth Fairy Pillow from Moogly
Iron Cross Granny Square
Baroness Square
Moogly Afghan Block 16
Moogly Kitchen Art Potholders and Hot pads
Moogly Rainbow Roundup
6 Petal Puff Stitch Flower
Majestic Bloom Square
Celtic Weave Blanket
Moogly Baby Hats
Crochet Cupcake Key Chain
Moogly Bookmarks

Quinoa (Meatless) Meatballs
Buckeye Brownies
Brown Sugar Cookie Bars
Reese's No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Reese's Fudge
Baked Apple Pie Tortillas
Breakfast Ice Cream
12 Power Salads
Brawny Brownies
Legal Donuts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
No Nut Butter Cookies
15 Breakfast Ideas
Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Handmade Soft Pretzel Wreath
Chocolate Lasagna
Avocado Fudge Pops
Eggless Cookie Dough
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Disney Resort Recipes for at Home
No Melt Sundae Pie
Peanut Butter Fudgesicle
Brainy Brownies
Oopsie Bread
Gluten Free English Muffins
Cleaning Dishwasher

Brain Breaks
Mini Water Cycle
30 Days of Water Experiments
Easy Daily Workout
Hidden Like Anne Frank gives information on Jews hidden like Anne Frank
Art: Floral Centerpiece
I will Survive Homeschool Version
Math Genius with Brain Math
Arthur Benjamin and Fibonacci Numbers
WWI Learning Resources

02 September 2014

Goodbye, Buster, You Will Be Missed

Thursday morning, my beautiful, 16 year old cat, Buster came up from the basement with thread coming out of his butt. Since we couldn't get it out and felt that this was an issue, we called the vet. We took him to the vet and then we left him there for 5 days and nights. We went to visit him every day that the vet was open and loved on him frequently, but we were not able to bring him home. Today, I had to make the decision. He had stopped eating and was still unable to go (the reason he couldn't leave the vet office). The vet, a very wonderful woman, and I discussed what was going on. Due to the expense, his age and all things, she agreed to do an exploratory surgery on him and if there was something very minor wrong, she would fix it. If there was something really wrong (what she was thinking...cancer), then she would just put him down. She called this afternoon and gave me the bad news. My beautiful loving cat, Buster, was put down this afternoon, with Pancreatic Cancer.