Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Longest Month

Well, I can't say that I haven't seen my share of sunrises just lately. Here's one of them! Rudy's health is hanging in the balance, and being Nursie 24/7 doesn't allow for a lot of sleep. That said, I will gladly wake up five times every night for the next decade, if we can get Rudy through this nasty infection that is plaguing him so unkindly. After an especially challenging few days, Rudy is home from the vets and I can give a high-five and a handshake to a successful morning with him. Here is my boy, nesting among the leaves.
Our vet has been wonderful and every doctor in the clinic knows of Rudy and his troubles. Even during the worst days, he charms everybody he meets.

We are sinking literally thousands of dollars into medical expenses. Our intended trip to California this Christmas has been cancelled, and thank goodness for having a family who is willing to drop everything and visit us instead! I am considering training Felix to be a butler. He just might be handsome and attentive enough for all the holiday hosting that is coming our way. (I'll have to keep his food-service tasks at a minimum, lest he eat somebody's dinner before it reaches the table). Hmm.

Forrest gets major applause for bringing home the good bacon, especially with most of my time being dedicated to Rudy-Care this month. But perhaps perhaps haven't bought your Christmas cards yet? Hand-printed snowflakes! Ugly Christmas Sweaters! Pop into the LouPaper store to see our  festive card sets and singles.... click here...or here....or here!

Oh, and I just realized I have committed the frowned-upon sin of mentioning Christmas before Thanksgiving. Forgive me, I am English! But I'm looking forward to a Turkey Day gathering with some friends and family tomorrow (we are hosting to earn Rudy extra cuddles from our guests!).
Happy Thanksgiving to You!


  1. Nice to see Rudy being back home with you, poor thing and it has been a long road for all of you. You sure are blessed in so many ways, Rudy home and mending and your for your family to come and see you instead. Thats a lovely picture of the sun rise, love the morning fog. Love the cards, brilliant style!!! Happy Thanks Giving to you and your dear family!!

  2. I wish I had seen this earlier. I've been out of the loop for awhile. I hope Rudy is all better by now and that all of you had wonderful holidays! Nancy

  3. Thank you both! Rudy's recovery is ongoing. There have been a few setbacks but we have overcome them all thus far. Today my biggest boy turned the grand old age of three :) Three years, three legs! We sure did have a wonderful Christmas thank you Nancy- hope you did too!