And, here he is :-) He has had a smooth transition back home. Only Beau appears to have an occasional hiss for him, and I am pretty sure that is because he sees Angus getting a lot of attention. It was snowy and very slippery out this afternoon when it was time to pick Angus up from the hospital, but Angus, my Jeep and I managed to stay safely on the road. Many others did not. He is so affectionate when his pain meds are working. They are about worn off right now, and he does not get them again until the morning. So, he is getting a little grumpy. As you can see, he has to wear an E-Collar. He will have that on until his many stitches come out, which can be up to 21 days. He has a ravenous appetite. I think he already ate three cans of Fancy Feast (the emergency vet recommends that for now - his regular vet, Dr. Ball, will discuss a diet with Mike when he brings Angus to him on Tuesday). Mike was concerned that Angus was visiting the litterbox and not voiding for the longest time today. He feared the worst. I tried to explain to him that Angus is very uncomfortable "down there" and cannot lick himself, as cats do when they feel discomfort there. So, he goes to the box in hopes of relief. I called the emergency vet and she said the same. So, I decided he needed rest and put him in a spare bedroom alone with a litterbox, food and water. After a while, he did void on his own. Mike broke into tears. I think this has been very stressful for him! Thank you all for your well wishes for Angus! I have some emails from some of you that I really must return soon! I promise, I will!
I have a monstrous headache tonight, so I ended up pulling out 17th Century Irish Garden for a little while tonight - after hours of indecision!! I haven't touched this in ages! I didn't do a lot, but now I am at least into the second outer border of herbs. I did finish the cross stitching part of the gift I started yesterday while we were waiting Angus out on the whole voiding issue, though.
It's about time now for me to post some of the gifts I received recently from my stitching pals! Above is the rest of my gift box from Katrina - along with the ornament I posted a few days ago, she sent me her gorgeous Rowan Berry needleroll and a stunning autumnal colored tote to carry my stitching! Thank you so much Katrina! Everything is so beautifully made!
And, above is a mere part of a big box of gifts from Karen :-) She sent me this cute little pillow, as well as a larger one that is up in a guest bedroom now! I need to remember to photograph it! She also sent me this cute needlebook.... and adorable stick Santa ornament (on the tree - needs photo taken), and a FQ of Sugar Maple Fabrics' Murky Depths belfast linen!! And, for Mike, she made him one of the SB stockings! Karen, he extends a huge thank you - he loves it! I tried to photograph it and all three shots are blurry! Yikes! I need to try again, and definitely want to share with you all - it is amazing!
And, from Jenn, I received two charts from my wish list! She sent me Winter Beauty by Passione Ricamo and Ezmeralda's House by Brightneedle... as well as a pile of DMC floss! Jenn, you are wonderful - thank you!!!!
OK, headache... going to go rest and cuddle with Angus!
Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and 17th Century Irish Garden