Saturday, December 19, 2015

Medicine

 

Efforts to contain the yarn scraps have broken down. Things are out of hand. Also, I am a little bit sick of knitting right now, and wow, you guys, did you know that crochet is FAST? Seriously, this is a highly rewarding rabbit hole to fall down on a Saturday. This use-up-the-scraps scarf is appearing out of nowhere. I do love that about crochet. It's having a medicinal effect on me too, actually, being that I started it in an almost blind panic over worrying about the catdog...

...who is home from the hospital now and feeling more herself, after having eaten almost an entire POUND (gulp) of chocolate from underneath the christmas tree. Oh my goodness. There was a treacherous, hour-long, chocolate vomit-scented race to the doggie Emergency Room, followed by hospitalization and pacing and then me giving the doggie hospital all my nickels in eternal gratitude for having kept my beautiful catdog alive while the poison worked its way through her. She is now--how to describe this--looking a little road-weary, and a fair bit wiser around the eyes. Slightly blackened at the back end. Hungover. And you should see ME. [Gray and wasted-looking. Unwashed, sleep deprived, and burnt. Two blackened holes in a blanket, as my daddy would have said. Nap is imminent.] The need for something soothing and easy and very gently engaging was tremendous; thus, this scrappy scarf project. Sc, ch1, repeat. Change colors now and then. Weave in an end. Breathe. Keep going.

I doubt I'll be wanting to eat any chocolate any time soon, which is fine, because I have banned it from the house. Sweet, gorgeous Catdog. I'm so sorry. I love you so. Crochet, crochet, crochet.

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  1. oh, am so sorry to hear about your cat dog's troubles! Chocolate is just too darn irresistible for them. Having just gotten through a collapsed lung and pneumonia for Tula, I get it. So distressing! Knit or crochet - either way, you need to chill while you monitor your little sweet thing.

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    1. Oh, I hope Tula is okay now! How they wiggle their way into our hearts, huh? xoxo

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  2. Poor Catdog. I also have a catdog and have given the ER doctors my last nickels three times in 11years. You had best start saving for the next go-round, as their sweet selves tend to forget what got them into trouble last time! Wouldn't trade mine for anything though.

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    1. Even in the ER waiting room, she was sniffing my bag for the chocolatey wrappers. Goodness. Love to your catdog! xoxo

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  3. So sorry to hear about your catdog's troubles, and glad to hear that things are on the med. It sounds like a little crochet is what you need.

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    1. Crochet is wonderful medicine, isn't it? xoxo

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  4. Oh poor doggie, and poor you to go through the terrible worry of all that. My friend's dog helped himself to a whole tin of homemade chocolate fudge with similar results a couple of Christmases ago. I'm glad Catdog is feeling better now and not too sorry for herself. Hopefully she will be feeling herself at Christmas and ready for treats that are good for her.
    Sara

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    1. She is all recovered now, thank you so much for your well-wishes. We are thinking of changing her name to "Mischief." lol! xoxo

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  5. Poor cat dog and poor you! Hope you both recover well. Love the crochet.

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    1. Much worrying later, we are both fully mended. Thank you so much. xoxo

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  6. Oh poor little Catdog. Chocolate and dogs don't mix do they? I'm glad she's feeling better and I'm glad that you have her home now. And yes, crochet is much faster than Knitting.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Leaving her there and coming home was so hard--when did she become my third child, anyway? :D xoxo

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  7. oh poor fur baby and poor you

    swift recovery to you both

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    1. Thank you, Beckie. She is back to her old self now, hopefully a bit wiser. :) xoxo

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  8. Ohhhh poor catdog! She brings me such a sense of joy and peace to see her in your blogs! I am so glad she is on the mend. Give her plenty of pets and smooches for me.

    I knit and crochet, more proficient at crochet; it really does go faster, but it also uses much more yarn. That's great for a stashbuster project, not so great for a garment or other big project.

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    1. Thank you so much--she brings that sense to me, too, here in my life. Thank heavens for the restfulness of crochet. :) xoxo

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  9. OMG - I'm so glad she and you came through it OK! Glad it wasn't on Christmas Day when your access to life saving care might have been reduced.

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    1. Me too! I said a great many thank yous to the lovely people at the doggie ER, who said the magic words, "We never close. Call any time, day or night." What a comfort that was. :) xoxo

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  10. Oh no! Poor pup. So glad she is okay. Crochet is soothing! Was just telling friends yesterday that when you work on a project that doesn't require your full attention, you sort of go into a rhythmic hypnotic state (I was doing a cowl that was dc ch 1). Craft therapy for sure. Blessings to all and happy holidays!

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    1. So true! I think a crocheted cowl might be up next for me. :) xoxo

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  11. Oh poor doggie! I hope she's feeling better now. Our local vet runs ads on TV here on the Central Coast of California warning people about this very problem. Happy holidays to you and Catdog.

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    1. What a good idea that is--I feel like doing the same thing myself now, walking up to anybody with a dog and saying "Hide your chocolate! They are wily!" xoxo

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  12. So sorry for your pup. Love seeing that sweet face on your blog. My Sam ate an entire box of Swiss Miss and didn't suffer much ill effects. Why do they love it so?...Crochet on and it will help! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. I know, right? I feel like every single M&M is a potential weapon now. Thank you so much for your well-wishes. xoxo

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  13. Oh my - I'm so glad your puppy catdog is okay! So scary!! Poor baby (both of you)!! Mine ate a bunch of Hershey's kisses one time - foil and all! I didn't know back then how bad chocolate is for dogs! Thankfully he was okay!


    Linda in VA

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  14. Oh goodness, poor sweetie, I hope she is feeling much better today. I agree 100% with you about the crochet being much, much faster than the knitting. I, too, have bored with knitting for a while, I might just pick up my hook and make myself a scarf, too. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours...and extra ((hugs)) to Catdog. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, yes, she is feeling much better now. Happiest New Year to you! xoxo

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  15. Poor catdog. I love crochet because it is fast and I can see the shape I am trying to make without following a pattern. That is my kind of scarf. Jo x

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    1. I love that about crochet so much--you can go off in any direction and make whatever your heart desires. Perfect. :)

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  16. Oh, I'm so glad catdog is well! I feel your pain because my cats recently spent three days in veterinary hospital on drips due to lily poisoning, traumatic, but we've all recovered. But if you have cats, never have lilies in the house - even a bit of pollen on whiskers can be deadly.

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    1. Oh no! I'm so sorry. I'm glad they're feeling better. Oh, why don't they know what's not good for them? xoxo

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  17. Hoorah for veterinarians, who save our doggies from themselves ;-) So glad to hear Catdog is healing, hope her Christmas (and yours) is warm and healthy!

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    1. Thank you, Suzie. Yes, I feel that too--wonderful, good people helped us, and I am so grateful. xoxo

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  18. Hoorah for veterinarians, who save our doggies from themselves ;-) So glad to hear Catdog is healing, hope her Christmas (and yours) is warm and healthy!

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  19. So glad you pup is okay and on the mend!

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    1. Me too! It was a rough night, and I don't know which of us had it worse--she didn't even leave me any chocolate! :D xoxo

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  20. Oh, poor catdog and poor you :(

    So glad things are going better now. I know the appeal of something simple and rhythmic when one is worrying.

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    1. So very true. Crochet has rescued me during many a long dark night of the soul. Thank you so much for your well-wishes. xoxo

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  21. Oh no! That little rascal. I'm glad Cat dog is improving, and I hope you got that nap, Nice scarf. Crochet is very soothing.

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    1. She is all better now, and up to her usual foolishness. Thank goodness. xoxo

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  22. Lovely! I miss crochet a lot, I hope to get back to it soon! :)) Happy holidays!

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  23. So glad catdog is OK.Seriously they are like furry children we worry about them so much and love them so much.

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    1. Oh boy, is that ever true. They are just so irresistibly cute, what can we do? :)

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  24. Oh Catdog! Such a worry. Glad she is ok now.

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    1. She is a "caution", as my mama used to call me...lol! xoxo

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  25. So glad catdog is ok. You have had the holiday excitement, now is the time to rest and enjoy. May you both have a wonderful holidy.

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    1. Yes, a peaceful holiday was earned, and had by all of us, catdog included. Thank you so much for your well-wishes. :)

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  26. Ooooooh nooooo,poor doggy so glad to hear she is ok,she is so beautiful.Happy Christmas.xx

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    1. She is just fine now, thank you so much. Happy New Year to you and yours! xoxo

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  27. Oh gosh what a scare! I bet you were freaking out. So glad to see her back home in her usual position curled up on the couch. The scarf is inspiring me to dig through my stash. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. I do admit to losing my sh*t a little bit; thankfully the staff at the ER didn't hold it against me. LOL! Happy Holidays, dear friend. xoxo

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  28. Poor pup! Why is it dogs love chocolate which could kill them if ingested? It's a travesty! Glad she's on the mend:)

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    1. I know, right? Why do they love it so much? Next year I will put only organic venison jerky under the christmas tree...lol! xoxo

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  29. Glad your gal is recovering. Terrible fright though.

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    1. It was a scary night, indeed. She is back to her old tricks, though, thank goodness. xoxo

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  30. Great to hear your dog is on the mend....poor thing!!
    A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful day!

    Merry Christmas
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda. Wishing you and yours and very happy New Year! xoxo

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  31. Oops glad to hear CD is on the mend now. Hope you get some rest and feel shiny and bright. X

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    1. Thank you, Rachell. Happy New Year to you and yours! xoxo

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  32. Oh my goodness. I'm glad she's okay. I recently read on facebook where one family had to have their dog put to sleep because she ate a salt ornament that was on their tree. It was so sad. Glad your story ended well.

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