Friday, January 24, 2014

AndThisLittlePig said New Year New Hope

Hey I'm back... well I hope I am... going to try anyway.

So 2013 the year that was, and is never to be repeated.

So a recap, little or no stitching, the mojo just wasn't there, any stitching will be a big improvement on last year.

April was the month of the big dog fight, in which Meah came of second, third, fourth and fifth best, that's how many drains she had in.

August will never be look on again in the same way, after loosing Evie, Podge and Ava.

November wasn't ready to let Meah off without another major medical event. In brief I came home late from work one evening to find her with a very swollen eye, I suspected an infection, so gave her some pain killers left over from her fight, and took her to the Vets early the next morning.

Well my Meah likes to be different glaucoma, only I could have a dog who at five and half has glaucoma, there were really no options but to remove the eye. So Meah who is also called Moo is now also called The Pirate Ahhh :@
No gory photos we had enough of them last time, but I will say she came through it with flying colours.
No. No photos please.
Yes that is blue in the other eye, she will go blind, and I have already made the decision that if her remaining eye "blows" than I will be letting her go. It sounds awful I know... dogs can live blind etc, and if she had a different personality/temperament it would be fine, but she just doesn't like other dogs, even when she had two perfectly good eyes, she is spoilt rotten and high strung. Every day is a blessing and I hope she is round for many years to come, to continue being spoilt.
So not all of 2013 was sh!t, it ended well on December 30 my beautiful Quincy whelped four beautiful puppies.
All girls, can you believe it! Their father Frank, is one of Evie's many sons, he is also Podge's younger brother, and little Ava's litter brother.
Quincy just loves them.
And they love her...
I can't pick a favourite, nor can I choose names, the chocolate girl will be staying and one of the black and tan girls as well, if I can ever decide... Little chocolate is more than likely going to be called Maude, until I change my mind again.

Want some lovely old-fashioned names, in a non-doggy way :@ And no Lilly/Milly/Tilly names, Quincy's first daughter who I kept ended up being christened Pippie, which I will admit in the end was just like calling her puppy, her litter sister was called Lilly by her new people, and her brother Billy. You can see where I am going.

There was one other addition to the household in 2013, a rescue Dachshund called Katie (Mum named her) she had a silly name and didn't answer to it anyway. Skin and bone, was surrender to the local pound (shelter) 9-10 months old for biting the children was the description. Well I ask you, if you were starving, and had 5 yes 5 kids at you all day you'd bite. Well she doesn't bite she just hadn't been taught not to, she was just treating the kids like puppies. I will get you a photo if I ever get her to sit still long, she is a very happy girl, and loves Pip... well unless there is food involved, but she is learning.

So turning over a new leaf, new year, puppies to watch grow and love, make time for stitching and try to just enjoy life each day at it comes.

So until next time... Libbie :@
With The Pirate Meah Moo, Quincy, Katie, Pippie plus Four


  1. I hope 2014 is a much better year for you.

    Love all your photos.

  2. How lovely to hear from you, you have been in my thoughts. Love the name Maude.

  3. awwwwwwww what a wonderful end to a rotten year , love the name Maisie for one of the wee ones ... give them all a snuggle from me :) love mouse xxxxx

  4. It's good that the year ended on a happy note. Love seeing puppies. New hope indeed. May 2014 be a great year for you and your fur babies.

  5. What a hard year you had, bless your heart! But the puppies -- OH, how sweet! I like the name Meg - it has old fashioned charm... It would fit a puppy with a sweet personality. : ) Too funny, though, that we've all given you names that start with "M"... :)

    Give them a cuddle for me!!!


  6. Welcome back...Glad you have had some wonderful things happen...the pups are adorable.

  7. Libbee, I am so glad that you're back. Quincy and the puppies are beautiful. I can't wait to see a picture of Katie. This year will be much better year.