Posted in cats, Monkey, new projects on October 27, 2007 |
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Well, the cats have been returned to us and things are not going so well. Monkey has been snuffling and sneezing all over the place and it looks as though we are going to have to find a permanent home for them. I am heartbroken – finding a permanent home for them is going to be hard. Having to find someone that loves them and who will care for them will not be easy.
“please find us a new home”
In non-kitty news, I have been slogging along through several knitting projects and have finished a pair of baby Ugg booties. However, since the model in question is currently sleeping, pictures will have to wait.
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Well, the cats were delivered to their new home on Saturday night. I have been assured by TG that they have been delievered into a very nice home with very nice people. Still I am sad. I had a bit of a minor meltdown on Saturday night as TG was carting them away and have not been able to bring myself to phone the nice people who have taken them and see how they are all getting along. I really do miss them and it’s so hard not to have them here with me, snuggling in bed and purring away.
Anyway, despite all the sad, I have managed to get my Monkey socks done. I love the way that they turned out.
Pattern: Monkey Socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Socks That Rock – Walkin on the Wild Tide
Needle: 2.75mm (US 2)
Modifications: I made the leg a little shorter by doing one less repeat of the pattern and since the yarn has no nylon in it, I substituted a slipstich heel for the short row one which will hopefully make for longer wearing socks. Next on the sock needles – a plain cuff down sock knit in Cherry Tree Hill Merino in the Quarry Hill colorway. These will be my demo socks for the sock class I am teaching at Make 1 starting Sept 24.
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Posted in baby stuff, cats, Monkey on September 12, 2007 |
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Well, it looks as though Monkey may be alergic to the cats. This means that they have to go and soon. I am beyond upset about this as these cats have been my best-est friends for over 8 years now.
They are seriously wonderful felines and are incredibly well behaved. Both are de-clawed (hey, don’t yell at me – they lived with my mom for a while when I moved into a complex that didn’t allow cats and she had them de-clawed. However, neither seems to get that they have no claws – they still pretend scratch our plastic laundry baskets). They will not touch any food left on the counter, ever. And they are super cuddly.
I have been totally torn up about this and I really am reluctant to give them away until we know for sure that Monkey is actually alergic to the cats. At this point, our dr. has told us that the cats are most likely the cause and she is currently at a higher SIDS risk because of her breathing issues, so the faster we get them out of the house, the better. So, the best case senario would be to have someone take them long enough for me to clean the house from top to bottom and see if it makes a difference to Monkey’s breathing issues. If it is the cats that she is allergic to, then it would be nice if the foster mom or dad could adopt them for good.
Sigh. This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but if it has to be a choice, I need them to go to a good, loving home. Hopefully this will help the decision become easier.
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