Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mr. Pibbs

Pibbs needs a prayer from everyone.  He is very sick. Diabetes has been hard on this old kitty.  His insulin was raised from 3.5 units to 4 units a few weeks ago.  Blood sugar is still too high.  This morning he sicked up what little food he ate and was drinking lots of water.
 Emergency trip to vet this morning reveals dehydration.  Vet gave Pibbs a high protein paste supplement and IV fluids.  She declined to do a bunch of tests and make Mr. Pibbs miserable. He was sent home with supplement and fluids for us to give IV sub-q.  DH was also at the vet, he is very concerned about his kitty.  If Pibbs does not ralley tonight then he won't get better, there is no way to fix and also no "quality of life".

 I'm back home with Pibbs, DH went back to work, he has a very long and busy week.  I'm sorting thru some Connecting Threads fabrics, found these strips of Golden Age.  Jinny Doan has a new video for a different version of "Summer in the Park" that would suit this collection.  I'm adding the butterfly fabric in strips and maybe a border.
 Butterfly wings have a touch of purple that's not as obvious without a camera flash. I think it  should fit in with all the other fabrics even though no purple is to be found in this collection. Hey, it's my fabric choice- no quilt police here. (Smile).

I've been digging thru my stash to find all of the poodle prints.  I plan to make a few totes to donate to Arizona Poodle Rescue for selling or auctioning.  Been searching free (easy) bag patterns on line and also bought a few patterns from eBay sellers.  My stash is not full of poodle prints, not much manufactured over the years but as available, I purchase.  Applique looks like a good choice for some plainer totes, maybe even screen printing poodle silhouettes.
 Lots of ideas but going to start with THIS BAG to practice and then another  TOTE BAG to practice. Lots of stash fabrics to use up practice sewing, I can also get acquainted with fusible interfacing and adding a zipper.
Did someone say it's too hot to quilt?

Found in chicken coop last night. Dang thing was coiled up next to sleeping hens.  DH quickly dispatched the dangerous creature.


  1. Will be praying for my friend Mr. Pibbs - I'm glad he has his family around to help him through this, whatever happens. Sending you gentle kisses and hugs, dear kitty :(

    (Not looking at the snake picture - NOT NOT NOT!!)

  2. Deb, you have too much excitement going on there.
    So sorry about Mr. Pibbs, praying for him for sure. We do love our pets.
    So glad I haven't found one of those in our chicken house. Yuck!
    Looks like you've got some pretty fabric for your projects.

  3. Sending healing purrs to Mr Pibbs. I hope the fluids and the new dosage of insulin will help him to perk up and continue with good quality. It's so hard to watch them suffer and go downhill.

  4. I am so sorry about your kitty. I have two that are needing to be put down as they are suffering from the same thing. They are 19 and 17 years old and I just haven't had the heart to do it yet. I know how hard it is to make that decision.
    Oh, I hate snakes and it was curled up next to a hen? Oh yuck.
    I am not a screamer but every time I find one, I do scream and then my knees get weak.
    I really like Jenny Doan. I have learned so much watching her videos.
    I will say a prayer for you all.

  5. Sending hugs and prayers for Mr. Pibbs and you. Its so hard when they are ill. They are such an integral part of our families.
    What type of snake is that? I just found a Desert King Snake in the coop yesterday evening. He was relocated since he's a good snake. :)

  6. Prayers for you and Mr. Pibbs, this is the part that is so difficult. Let us know how it is going, I see this post if from yesterday and am worried because you didn't post today. Hugs to you and DH. I don't think I have poodle fabric but will look. Would like to help you all!
    Hugs, Mickie