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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!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Miss Misa's Vantage Point

I like to make things as visually pleasing for us AND for the bunnies we make our family with.
I tend to put artwork where they can enjoy it as much as we do, I hang as low as possible usually.
and I find that I am especially extra keen on making Miss Misa's space visually pleasing.


She loves mirrors (if I were half as cute as she was I would too, ha ha!)
She loves to flip on her back, so I am glad her ceiling is painted with clouds & ladybugs
and she's always going up on her hind-legs to look around so I am pretty sure she sees all the pictures.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet Friends

One of the best things about having my niece staying with us for a few months
was how she bonded with our Flynn and how he was so unusually friendly with her...


I felt proud of her embracing her animal nurturing side (which sadly hadn't been encouraged) and
I felt proud of my boy for trusting a stranger almost so suddenly and so so sweetly.  Good job flea.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weekend Wishes

I am wishing your way this weekend
lots of big open beautiful space to breathe super deeply and


that your able to embrace both your darker days &lighter days with grace...
Happy Weekend Lovelies XO  I hope you'll join me again next week.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Food Friday

So if your a veg head like we are, you've got to make sure your getting legumes and beans...
This is a super easy dish that we whip up often, it's full of flavor and loaded with beans for protein.


It's all in one pot....put in a can of tomatoes, a couple of fresh ones diced in too, potatoes, cauliflower,
chickpeas, kidney beans, lots of garlic & lots of curry...cover & cook until all is soft. ENJOY XO.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rainy Day Happies

Despite the fact that rainy days are huge triggers for my pain...
I LOVE love love being stuck inside, curling up with sketchbooks, eating, tidying...

 
 

Buns get extra time, the house is extra cozy & the back deck has a cover so we can all go out & snuggle up and listen to the rain...ahhhh loveliness....I hope your embracing a grateful heart too XO.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spectacular Beauty

It amazes me, how different each and every sunset is, the beauty is so much I can't take it all in...


I hope I never ever ever become the kind of person who doesn't notice all the spectacular beauty!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Skipping Stones

Well my little bird is on summer holidays now and suddenly she's super busy and her time is
booked up with friends (remember those days!) so she's hanging out with us a lot less now...

 

That's okay because our schedule has changed too, but I sure did enjoy our spring & early summer together, especially the simple things like watching her skipping stones with her uncle supreme.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sketching With Fruit & Bunnies

Just give days full of sketching time, bunnies to snuggle and fresh fruit
and I am one happy and content gal (even with a sore head!).


It's been a pretty rainy summer
but I honestly don't mind one bit really because it just means more of these favorite things!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Weekend Wishes

I wish for you a peaceful beautiful weekend


Full of calming solitude and strong support XO

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Home

Home...(I am a huge homebody!)


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Food Friday

Sometimes simple is best, especially with your veg and fruit.
I LOVE strawberries dipped in almond butter


But I also love a huge salad, this one was grape tomatoes with cucumber, pepitas, almonds
and my usual olive oil, lemon juice and agave dressing.