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Friday, August 4, 2017

A Tiny Break

Hi guys, I am sorry for missing a bunch of posts this week, I've been sick with a flu,
have had bad allergies and head pain to contend with and mostly our Elsie girl isn't doing so well...

I'm feeling the need to withdraw a bit, I am feeling quiet & just want to be fully present with my fam,
so I am going to take a teeny tiny blog break, probably just until August 14th.  Thanks XO.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hang In There Elsie

We've been having a really stressful time with our Elegant Elsie.
First it looked like a hurt front paw, than a hurt hind-leg,
but than blood test levels were all wonky, just a little but still & they hinted at an infection.
X-rays than showed without a doubt arthritis all over her back end
BUT the worst news was what looked like a huge tumor growing and spreading throughout her chest. Her doctor said he's never really seen a tumor like that so it needed further investigation
which meant sending all the scans to specialists in the States.
Their summary showed a different story possibly,
they saw a lot of air outside of Elsie's lungs which meant a body trauma
which pushed her body into pneumonia!
We haven't faced pneumonia yet in all our years with buns.
I remember seeing her jump off a really high box that she never jumps from and sure enough the day after all these worrisome problems started so it was very possibly that.
But also now and than she gets grumpy with Henrie and she chases him around like a
gremlin at warp speed so it's also possible that she rammed into something than too.
I know I can't put these bun-babes in a bubble but at times like these my
guilt runs high and I sure do wish that I could, ugh!

Apparently even just a jump or fall or bump to the body can cause pneumothorax which is air
outside of the lungs due to an injury to the chest wall and for some reason pneumothorax
can cause pneumonia...SO She was on broad spectrum antibiotics for about month to hopefully cure the pneumonia and it did look like she was getting better BUT after about two weeks off the meds her quick and labored breathing started again, so she's on another protocol and apparently might have to be on meds for up to two months since pneumonia is difficult & long to cure.
The pneumothorax should solve itself over time.
She can also still have a tumor, so we'll have to get more scans done in a couple of weeks.
If it's not a tumor and the pneumonia clears up and goes away we can than look at dealing with
the arthritis which we don't think is bothering her too too much at this point in time.
We at the same time are dealing with hypercalcemia but it's really tricky because she's not eating normally and of course only wants high calcium foods right now
and we must keep her eating as much as possible as she's already lost weight!
Needless to say, if you can, please send our Elsie girl some good strong healing mojo.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sweet Shipping

As much as I love conjuring up and making my artwork...
I absolutely love packaging it all up & shipping it out too, especially now that it's so easy to offer
and take care of any any refunds for any shipping overages through my Etsy shop.

I've been shipping work to Italy recently and I get such a huge kick out of that,
I love checking off new countries that my work is going to.
I am working on a big shop update for this Fall but in the meantime keep shopping lovelies XO

Friday, July 28, 2017

Food Friday

This is one of my favorite healthy vegan choices for a quick breakfast or lunch, I hope you love it.

It's simply avocado, sunflowers seeds & kalamata olives on rye with Tofurky deli slices on the side.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Simple One

I've been pretty sick with a flu so here's a teeny tiny super simple one...

Still just practicing but getting ready to move onto bigger & fancier!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

More Cutting

Still just getting my feet wet on the last bit of the softoleum...

This one will be added to my customers orders as an extra treat.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flower Garden Lino

A new lino cut...

I'll get it into the shop soon hopefully!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunsets & Smiles

It's been a rollercoaster 4+ months...
My niece will probably kill me for posting this photos but I just can't help it, I love them...
They are just so representative our of our time together these past weeks...

Just us hanging out, dealing with stressful things, soaking in sunsets,
goofing around and making each other smile...I am still 110% sure I made the right choice in
never having kids but that doesn't mean that I don't love this kid to the moon and back XOXO.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Her Royal Cuteness

Miss Misa just wanted to hop in with her royal cuteness...

I lost half my heart when Teela left but I feel like I found another part with Misa XO.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Weekend Wishes

This weekend I wish for you a weekend that is

as cozy and sweet as a soft sleepy bunny XO

Friday, July 21, 2017

Beauties & Bees

I am going to skip Food Friday this week cause I just want to show you these beautiful flowers...

I don't know what they are but there sure did amaze me when we came across them when biking.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Way Of Waves

If your like me and stress about pretty much everything under the sun!!! (I am working on it!)


I highly recommend going to the water, clearing your mind & just watching the way of the waves!