Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sad news, lunch, & catching up.

My computer lost its internet connection for a few days and the other computer doesn't have my camera software on it, but this afternoon a friend who is a computer genius came and sorted it all out, so everything is back to normal.

But unfortunately I have to start this post with some sad news. On Oct 10th we had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to our boy Podge. He was almost 16 and had been having lots of falls and couldn't get up again without help. It was all a bit confusing for him and when the vet said there was nothing more we could do, it was time to say goodbye. We had had him since he was about 9 months old, when we rescued him from the RSPCA shelter in Colwyn Bay. He has left a huge hole in our lives and we will miss him dearly. We have had him cremated and so he is now home with us at least.

Yesterday we went out for lunch with some friends we hadn't seen for almost a year, Paul & Scottie. We went to Piccolino's and spent a leisurely 2 hours eating and chatting. After that we met some other friends Graeme, Mandy & Emily for a quick coffee. And tonight we have Gill coming round for dinner. She is the friend who went off to France after Colin did some life coaching with her. She is now back and sorting out what to do next.

I am working on my Drops cardigan but it is very slow going. I have done about 15cm in four days!! The yarn is fine, the needles are small and as it is worked in one piece there are loads of stitches. It looks lovely so far though so I am happy to trudge along with it. I have also finished the present for my mum.

Couldn't resist this from Natural Dye Studio............BFL Dazzle sock yarn in colour Peahen.

Colin is off for a "trial run" for his radiotherapy tomorrow, and then he starts properly on Wednesday for 6 and a half weeks which takes us to 14th December we think. So all done and dusted by Christmas.


Nina said...

My deepest condolences to you both, again, for your loss. Podge was indeed a handsome fellow.

Sounds like a lot of fun, all the visiting. Great photo of Paul and Scottie.

You are feeding my desire to knit all sorts of things. I love seeing your latest yarn acquisitions.

Best wishes to Colin in this trial run. This must mean that he has healed well. PVs on their way...

wickerwoman said...

Podge is beautiful - big hugs for you both.

Lovely Nat.Dye Studio yarn. Peahen, isn't that a good name?

Good luck Colin!

dreamcatcher said...

Really sorry about Podge, what lovely pics you have posted.

Best of luck to Colin for the treatment!

And lovely yarn!

clarabelle said...

Oh, Donna, so sorry to hear about Podge. Your photos of him remind me so much about my old dog, Ziggy, who was put to sleep about 4 years ago, aged 15. He had the same grey muzzle, but also looked very much like your boy.

It's just so very upsetting, isn't it? Personally, I'm not having another pet again, because I get too attached. The negatives outweigh the positives, in my own case...

Seahorse said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Podge :(

Good luck to Colin for the treatment.