>Yesterday I read a something that really struck a cord with me. For the past few months I’ve been rambling about the house & the grease as I can’t reveal what I’m knitting. I started something back in February for DH which got put on hold big style due moving house but it’s back on track & will be finished soon. I’ve also got another little something going on as well & yarn & patterns were purchased on my birthday but I kept quiet about it. It’s something small as the recipient hasn’t been born yet but it couldn’t be a total surprise as Mum-to-be has a ‘thing’ about some fibres & I had to check that it wouldn’t make her skin crawl before I cast on. Luckily my chosen yarn Bergere de France Ideal was acceptable & as it’s machine washable I thought it be a good choice for a baby.

So there will be some more FO’s on here at some point as knitting is taking place but just not yet.

Now if you’ve just come on here to read about knitting please click on the sidebar & go & visit another blog. What follows isn’t about knitting in the slightest but about what’s happening in my life ‘beyond’ the needles as it were.

I had a bit of a stressful afternoon/evening today & arrived at Knitting Club an hour late because of it all Firstly DD has/had a problem with Verrucas for a long time. I blame it on the fact that she’s been swimming for nearly 6 years & spends a lot of her time walking barefoot in showers or on a poolside. Our Doctor disagrees with the association but even he was shocked when he saw the state of her feet as she had 33 verrucas on the soles of her feet & toes & even 1 on her hand. I’ve been trying to arrange Cryosurgery for her for a while but the receptionists kept fobbing me off due to her age & referred me back to the chemist for more cream. But last week I stood my ground & got stroppy with them so got an appointment for her to see the Doctor. I had thought he would kill them off over a number of appointments but no he did them all in one session. Poor DD was nearly climbing the walls with the pain & was screaming with tears running down her cheeks. I tried to distract her by suggesting a special pudding after dinner & asking would she prefer chocolate cake, cheese cake or ice cream. It didn’t really work as a distraction as her feet were so painful & as she had so many he just kept going with the liquid nitrogen. It seemed to me that he was enjoying himself in a perverse way. However she did manage to hobble into the supermarket afterwards & choose a cream cake with strawberries on top WITH strawberry ice-cream.

Then it was back home to collect the dogs as now it was Annie’s turn. I’ve been worried about her for a couple of weeks & had my fears confirmed at the vets. She has gone blind in her right eye due to a Cataract but as she has severe von Willebrands Disease surgery isn’t an option for this dog.

Annie – an old photo but one of my favourites

I’m not concerned about caring with a blind dog as I’ve done it before as my first Airedale Libby went blind when she was 3 due to PRA, Instead I feel sad as she’s already been through so much in her short life & has just recovered from another nasty disease that I didn’t mention on here. She’s such a sweet shy dog who just wants lots of cuddles & is insanely greedy. She’ll still have a great life even if she loses sight in her other eye as well but she could die any time due to the blood disease so every moment is precious.

Now just when you’re all totally grossed out by DD’s feet & then if you’re an animal lover feeling sad about Annie, something to make you smile:

Grey squirrel
Grey Squirrel in our Ash Tree