Saturday, 2 June 2012

Puppy goodness!

Hi everyone!

GEEZ, I can't get over how the time has flown since my last post!
Can you believe it's June already?!!

I have been recuperating at home the past couple of days since having my Angiogram (Coronary Catheterisation) on Thursday. There were a couple of hiccups during the procedure but all is good and, after spending most of the day in hospital, I was sent home to recuperate for the crucial 48 hours. The best news is that my heart and arteries are CLEAR!!!  It was sweet music to my ears, I can tell you.  This means that I can now go ahead and organise a date for my Hysterectomy.  However, I'm not looking forward to the 3 to 5 day stay in hospital because I'll be very worried about Cody who suffers terribly with separation anxiety even when I'm away from home for just an hour. He will have the boys at home with him so I hope that will calm him enough to cope without me for a few days.

I've been busy hooking while I've been absent from Blogland,
Crochet hooking, that is!

Can you guess what this is??

I'll give you a hint....

Meet Abbey, my Grand-Furbaby!
Isn't she adorable?!!
Michelle and Alex added a doggy to their family and Mikayla, my Granddaughter, is totally smitten with her!

We are officially in our winter DownUnder and little Abbey was feeling the cold, particularly in the mornings.  The puppy coats in the shops were huge so I made her a little coat to keep her warm and cosy.  There's room for adjustment too so it will grow with her for a little bit.

Abbey is a Cavoodle which is a cross between a Cavalier Spaniel and a Poodle.

Here she is sleeping like a baby.

Of course, I just HAD to do a quick sketch of her in my journal.
Abbey, my new Grand-puppy

Pencil-free sketch using Faber-Castell Artists PITT pens in large Moleskine journal.
Abbey, my new Grand-puppy

All in all, things have been going well in my neck of the woods.

Bradley and I have been watching episodes of Little House on the Prairie and I cry with each one.  I've always loved that series.

I hope you're all having a great weekend!
It's a wet one here so perfect for recuperating indoors in my PJs.

Love, light and peace to you all,

38 comments:

  1. OMG! That is the cutest little puppy! Darling little sweater! Michelle is going to have her hands full with training a puppy and a toddler and pregnant! LOL! Oh to be that young. :)

    So glad that you are home taking it easy. I loved Little House On The Prairie!! It had the best morals. A tremendous tool for teaching about how to deal with evil or negative people. It always got me teary-eyed, too. Enjoy!! :)

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    1. Isn't she just, Rita?!!! Too darned cute! I've been very impressed with how well Michelle is doing with the house training. Abbey is already going to the door to let them know she wants out, except in this rainy weather. She is NOT liking the wet ground or rain at all. lol

      Yes, Little House on the Prairie certainly showed humanity and compassion winning over evil or wrong-doing. I love it!

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  2. I really like the sketch of the puppy. She is so cute, too. How big is she? IMHO, she is almost as cute as our Shih Tzu/Papillion mix, named Pipsqueak. She is 4 1/2 lbs. You can see a pic of her here: http://mlissabeth.blogspot.com/2012/05/princess-pipsqueak.html

    I also made a coat for her that is in another post on my blog.

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    1. She is only tiny but already growing. At the moment, I'd guess she weighs around 3lb. WOW!...Pipsqueak is very lightweight for a ShihTzu cross. My ShihTzu cross Maltese weighs 8kg which is roughly 17lb. I checked out your link and your Pipsqueak certainly is a cutie and you did a lovely job on her coat.

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  3. Abby is sooooo cute! What an adorable little sweater you made, Serena!!! Good news on your heart! Best wishes with your hysterectomy.

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  4. So happy to hear the news!!! glad you are home and recovering fine, nothing like being in your own surroundings to help the healing along. What a cute puppy!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Peace~
    Dawn

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. Yes, I love being back at home. You have a wonderful weekend too ~ xo

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  5. Great news! I just want to say that I think I saw Abbey in a toy store. She is so darned cute. You must be in heaven. I know what you mean about leaving home for awhile and four legged friends being stressed out. Hope Cody can 'hang' and be OK. Thinking you are back on your feet soon.

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    1. LOL...Abbey does look like a toy, she's so darned cute! Yes, I hate to know my dog is stressing out and missing me.

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  6. Hi Serena, so glad to see you post again and know that all is well. That little cavoodle is absolutely precious! And what a cute little jacket you made for her. Your sketches are always beautiful. Take care! Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. I hope to be around more frequently. xo

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  7. Great news about the test!! And Abbey is just the most adorable puppy I think I've seen in a long time. She looks so cute wearing her little pink coat. You're such a good grandma!

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    1. Yes it is great news, Janet. Thanks ~ xo

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  8. Abbey looks like my girl´s toy pets! :D Adorable. And you are also teaching her how to read, as her ball says "fetch". Lol.
    Good to know you were given the all clear and are resting at home.

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    1. Abbey does look like a little toy, Paula...so cute! LOL re. Fetch comment! Thanks ~ xo

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  9. that puppy makes my heart melt! glad youre feeling better and can go onto the next stage as it were! keep well!

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  10. That's great news; hope the next hospital trip goes well too!

    Poor Cody! Kero's the same way... It was torture for him (and everyone within a mile of my house) whenI had to go in to hospital before! Hopefully the boys will keep him calm enough, and you'll come home quickly.

    Abbey sounds cute; welcome to the family Abbey!

    If you're interested, I've just kicked off a giveaway where you could possibly win one of 3 copies of my latest book "Witchlet" which I'm giving away for free! Details here: http://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/want-free-book.html

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    1. I hope so too, Tori!

      Poor Kero...he sounds very similar to Cody.

      Thanks for the heads up on the Giveaway....will get over to your blog soon. xo

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  11. Hi Serena,
    Oh my goodness, Abbey is so adorable! The little coat you made for her is PERFECT! I am sure Mikayla is really happy with the addition to the family!
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Norma, and yes, Mikayla loves Abbey ~ xo

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  12. omigosh that dog is adorable!!! and the little doggie jacket is so well done!
    I am glad to hear that you are pleased with how your procedure went. Hope you are feeling better and better!

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  13. Hi, Serena! So glad to hear your surgery went well and that your on the road to recovery from that. Hope you are feeling better soon. How sweet is Abbey!! Lovely little puppy coat--too cute. And as always, your sketch is wonderful--real puppy love there. :o) We're just back from our trip the US. Lovely to catch up here with you. ((HUGS))

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! One more surgery to go and then I hope my health will improve dramatically ~ xo

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  14. your grand fur baby is just too cute for words... Mushu is in his jacket as well at the moment... the mornings are horrid at the moment aren't they... the sketch is beyond gorgeous and his jacket is darling... great post...xx

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    1. Thanks, Tracey! Yes, our boys love snuggling up under the blankets in weather like this. I have to admit I love our winters, summer gets way too hot and muggy for my liking. lol

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  15. Serena you are the luckiest granma of the MOST adorable fluffy baby ever!I love that milky puppy smell they have at that age. My poodle is just a wee bit stinky these days after a run around.

    So glad that you are well on the way to better health. Lots of healing thoughts flying your way.

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    1. I think I am a lucky Grandam too, Cindy! xo

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  16. Will you make one for me?.....a little larger please. I am really feeling the cold at the moment. (Such miserable and wet weather we are having!)
    The Queen might want one as well:)
    Hope all is well with you....take care.
    xx

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    1. LOL....we've just had a week of cold, bleak and wet weather so I know how you feel.

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  17. Hi Serena was just thinking of you and wondering how you got on with the tests. Glad to read that all went well . The next hurdle also will be ok I am sure. Shall keep you in my prayers. Your new addition to the family is so adorable. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing them. Love you sketch

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    1. Thanks, Shashi....I appreciate your well wishes. xo

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  18. Serena, good news on the outcome of your angiogram! That little puppy jacket is too cute, but the puppy that goes inside that jacket? Unbelievably gorgeous! Abbey is so pretty, I can't wait to see more of your drawings of her.

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    1. Yes it was, Michelle....I was so relieved. Glad you like the puppy coat and, yes, Abbey is SO gorgeous!

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  19. abby is adorable - love the crocheted outfit. i can't wait to learn crochet - I bought all i need to start - when my elbow heals up.

    glad everything checked out well. when is your surgery?

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I'm happy to hear you're going to get some hooking in yourself. I hope your elbow heals soon. xo

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