I promise not to disappear though, painful, very painful.
I have lots of things going on with my extended family but hopefully it will all settle down soon and I can get back to blogging, I am still reading a few every chance that I get.
Michael,s sister is unwell and it meant a run up to Derbyshire over the weekend, as chance would have it Jeannie had a birthday on Saturday so her card and gift were delivered in person. I hope to get up for a week with her soon.
Ben has been back to the vet, he is mixing with lots of different dogs and I noticed that he was scratching. A quick check over and I found a flea, bath, spot on and a visit to the vets right smartish. She is sure that the itching is directly linked to the flea, I had sprayed the house from top to bottom so bought another can of spray, ££££££ phew. I also got some new monthly treatment, a chewable tablet. The manufacturers are so convinced that dogs will love them, and that they will work, that they are giving a money back guarantee.
I took a stack of things that I had made to Many Tears, they are having an open day with stalls, including a craft stall. I stocked up with tinned and dried dog food and loads of bottles of thin bleach.
I am also making some simple, washable dog beds using pillowcases and a double layer of 4oz wadding. Hilary from Isabeau Inspirations at Cross Hands kindly let me have 5 metres at cost. I have raided my stash of orphan pillowcases for all the darker colours and one or two pink ones for the little girls. It is a quick and easy make and using the polyester wadding means that they wash easy and dry fast. I just put a double layer in each case, sew round the edge and a zig zag from side to side and job done. The hardest part is wrestling with the wadding, it is very springy.
This happy pair are two of Ben,s playmates, Archie a cross breed rescue dog and Dolly a Cavachon rescue bitch. They are lovely little dogs and when we meet them walking it usually means an extra 20 minutes while they tear around.
I am off now, normal service will be resumed soon, I hope, I have a parcel to wrap to go to Australia in the morning and I have to play "hunt the cellotape"