Friday, February 11, 2011

Poorly BlackJack - Poorly toe.

BlackJack and Sandy Playing and Fighting in the garden.

Poorly BlackJack

Poor BlackJack has a suspected urine infection. I took him to the vets yesterday and they injected him with some antibiotics and gave me some to take home. Today he's been crying on and off and trying to wee but just leaves little drops of blood around so I rang the vets. I took him straight in and they kept him there overnight. Were going to catheterise him and test for the bug so they can treat it. Poor little thing. I told them to be very careful with him. Every time I picked him up he started purring straight away.

Poorly Toe

I went up to the shed in the dark 2 nights ago and smacked my big toenail really hard on the top step. I thought it hurt and when I looked it had torn the top of the nail away from the toe. AAAAH! I even took a photo of it for you all!

I have since managed to soak it and cut the nail a bit so it is less vulnerable. Today it hurts slightly less and is less swollen too. I have been wearing socks with sandals - not a cool look but needs must!

Cat Update

BlackJack is back from the vets. He makes crystals in his bladder and they bung it up. Have to give him cranberry juice every day for the rest of his life and antibiotics now for a while. If it clears the crystals, all ok. If not it's very bad. I have bought pure cranberry juice for him - only half teaspoon a day so good if it works. Fingers crossed everyone.

New Rag Doll

I took Bridget, the new rag doll I've made, up to Ann Brodericks. She just loved her. I had tea and fresh brown scone with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Lovely! As the sun was shining when I left, I walked over to Ann's car parking area and took the following joiner of the view. Do click on it to enlarge for its full potential.


On the Milliande Art Community for Women we have a section which is called RAAKs (Random Acts of Kindness). You can add your name and be sent/send a piece of art to anyone or all on the list. I received my first RAAK a few days ago and it's a lovely Valentine's ATC (Artist Trading Card).

This lovely ATC is from Rainbow Painter in the USA. She is trying to send one to everyone on the list - and it's a long list! I have since received some more things but haven't photographed them yet. I shall have to send some off myself.

Gort Rain

We have had quite a lot of heavy rain recently and on the way back from Gort, I stopped and took this photo of one of the rivers in flood:

It has subsided a bit today.

Naughty Cats

Both happily asleep on our bed. Bad cats!

Sandy just looked at me and stretched. 'Nice here isn't it BlackJack'!!

I soon chased them off.

Visit to Daughter

On Wednesday I am off until the following Sunday on a visit to see my daughter and family in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I'm looking forward to seeing them all again.

I am in a rush to make another 'Archie Doll' for K and so far only have a head and body!

His face is rather cute though! He has odd ears.....!

The Garden

Before I was indisposed with my toe (which bled again this afternoon), I started doing the back yard and have taken a little collage of photos for you to see:

The wall you can see has been made good on the right and then there will be a rockery which will go round the other side too. In front of the wall will be a gravelled area and we will move the bird table there and the bird bath. The rest will be grassed to tie in with the lawn you can already see. The left of the wall needs making good for a couple of feet. I think it'll look great when it's done. I'll have to wait until I come back from K's I think when my toe should be all healed.

That's it for today. I'll try and do another post before I leave for the UK. Must get Archie finished...


Susan said...

Never a dull moment for you! Some flooding here in Graig, too, but not to buildings- fingers crossed it stays that way! Have a lovely weekend, & hope kitty enjoys his cranberry juice :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Wow! Poor Blackjack and poor you!
I ripped off the nail on my little toe in December and thought I'd broken it because of the pain.

What fabulous spring photos.

BT said...

Hi Susan, you are so right! I'm not sure 'enjoys' is the right word! We squirt it down his throat so he has no choice!!

BT said...

Hi Rachel. Oh nasty, at least my nail is half on! Glad you like the photos. xx

Heather said...

I cringed when I read about your toe - hope it is much better soon, and poor old Black Jack. The garden pics are wonderful and the header ones make me think spring is well on the way, no matter what the weather does now. Take care.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I'll say this for you Gina - you don't blog every day but when you do blog you don't half give us a lot of news to digest. Hope Blackjack gets better and enjoys that cranberry juice. Also good luck for the toe.

Stampmaiden said...

Oh poor Blackjack! Good thing he has a very caring mommy. Keep nursing your toe. You don't want it to get infected. Best to you all.

Mim said...

you live in such a lovely area and it's so nice to see green! All we see is white right now.
Isn't there another kind of cat food that Jack can eat that reduces crystal formation - I think I remember something like that from when we had a cat.
have a good trip

Lisa at Greenbow said...

BT, I received the postcard you sent. Thank you so much. I love the texture and colors.

Your poor toe. I hope you are soon able to be out and about without worrying about stubbing it again.

Archie is a cutie. I think his ears are sweet.

Your garden is way ahead of ours with bits of spring showing.

Have a good time visiting.

Yvonne said...

Oh your poor toe and poor Blackjack. Hope all is better! Enjoyed your post today with all the great photos and info.

DK Leather said...

ouchie ouch ouch re your toe, promise to look after you while here! Really looking forward to seeing you again, and I LOVE Archie's face, *especially* his ears since *I* have odd ears too! :-)

Poor BlackJack, I really hope the crystals clear up, good luck cranberry juice!

Beautiful spring header you have now, lovely :-)

See you soon! xxx

marianne said...

Poor kitty!
I had a cat once and they made a girl of him..... he lived long and happily ever after Hope BlackJack can do with the medication and the juice.
How will you give that to him????
I bet he doesn't like cranberry juice.....
Poor toe, ahhhh I can't look at things like that but now I did

♥Happy Valentine's Day♥

BT said...

Thank you for all the super comments. Sorry I haven't repled individually - busy packing for my UK trip. Woo hoo!

Yvonne said...

Hi there. Just wanted to be sure you got my email about the Primitive Pinwheels link being corrected. The new corrected link to Primitive Gatherings is
Thanks again for letting me know.
And sorry it took me so long to get back with you. Hope your toe is better! :) Love your header photos.

Online Blackjack said...

Blog is all about the Blackjack and Sandy Playing and Fighting in the garden. Today he's been crying on and off and trying to wee but just leaves little drops of blood around so I rang the vets.