Saturday, April 5, 2008

a big dark cloud and two rays of sunshine

I always seem to be apologizing for not being around. I know when things to bad I should post about it here and share with all of you my friends. Cause I know that makes things easier. I guess I'm just so used to having to deal with things on my own what I don't come here and I keep things to myself.

A little over a month a go my parents took their dog Sophie in to be spayed (she was 6 months old). Well she died during the surgery. In fact it was almost over when she died. They have no idea why this happened. The Dr told them in the 17 years she's been a vet this had never happened to her.

This came as a BIG shock to all of us and hit my parents VERY hard. The good thing is that they are talking about getting another dog but we would truly rather have Sophie back.

here is a picture I took of her on Christmas day with the Red Sox bat toy I got her. I was looking forward to getting to play with her while we watched a few games.

With the loss of Misha and then Sophie things were looking pretty down. DH and I had been looking for kittens and we found these 2 little ones. We brought them home a month ago today.

Felix is on the left and Stitch is on the right. Felix is a boy and Stitch is a girl. Nothing could take the place of Misha but, these 2 have already brought a lot of joy into our lives in the past month.

I've done a bit of stitching but, my scanner is acting up and won't scan the fabric I'm working on properly - it keeps whiting it all out. So I don't have a picture to show you what I'm doing. I hope as I get more done the stitching might make the scanner read the fabric better.
I've also been reading. I just finished what is out of a series about vampires called the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
I have been reading everyones blogs but I've not been commenting. I will try and be better about that.
I hope to have some stitching to share with all of you soon. Thanks for stopping by and for...well just being my friends.


Kendra said...

Oh I am SO sorry to hear about the loss of Sophie. I used to work for a vet years ago...I don't remember a young dog ever dying on the table. We lost a few older/sick dogs, though. I wonder if there was some underlying issue with Sophie's liver, since the liver is what metabolizes the anesthetic...??? Did the vet do pre-surgical bloodwork?

Felix and Stitch are so cute! Like you said, they will never take the place of Misha, but they will help get past the hurt. Nothing puts a smile on one's face like watching kittens play! I love the little black patch on Felix's bottom lip...he's got a little goatee!

Rowyn said...

I felt so sad reading your post about Sophie. What a terrible time for your family to lose such a young and beautiful dog.

I am sure Felix and Stitch will put lots of sunshine back in your life.

Kerry said...

What a run of awfulness with family pets. Your poor parents, what a terrible thing to happen when they were doing something routine as responsible pet owners.

Your new kitties are lovely. Of course they never replace a loved pet, but I'm sure they're already loved ptets themselves.

We've just got a new kitten and she's wormed her way into our hearts very quickly - to the point I am sitting on the floor typing this because she's taken over my chair.

Chiasmata said...

I'm very sorry to hear you've been having a rough time. Pets can really pull at your heartstrings. I can't believe Sophie died while being desexed, that really is bizzare. I'm glad the two little tykes are making you smile.

Anonymous said...

What a shock it must have been to you all, losing Sophie like that. I'm glad those two beauties are there to cheer you up with their antics. Take care!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sorry to hear of the misfortune with Sophie {{{{HUGS}}}}. Felix and Stitch are adorable, they look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouths, but I am sure that they will get into kitty mischief together.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sophie. (((HUGS)))

Felix and Stitch are so cute!

Christine said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Sophie. :-(

Felix and Stitch are really adorable and I love their names!

Redwitch said...

So sorry to hear about Sophie, that is a very sad lose and so unexpected too. {{Big hugs}}

The kittens are very cute, I hope they give you a boost.

I'm quiet in blogland sometimes too, don't fret about it, your friends will understand :)

Margo's Musings said...

Hi, Jenn, so sorry to hear about your two pet losses. I know that you really miss them a lot. Your new additions are adorable - better hide your floss!!!!

Looking forward to seeing you at Celebrations-

Mary said...

Oh Jenn! (((((HUGS))))) to you, Paul and your parents. I'm really sorry to hear about Sophie. I hope they will find a puppy to replace her soon.
I'm glad you got Felix and Stitch. They are so cute together.
Never feel you can't let us know what is going on... we are here for you... but I do understand the part of trying to manage everything yourself.
If there is anything I can do, just let me know. You know the millions ways you can get in touch with me.
Not too long until Celebration!!!! Yeah!!! I can't wait to stitch Pooh's Temptation! :-)

stitcherw said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about Sophie. I suppose those things do happen, but it is so rare you never think about them. How awful for it to happen and for her to be so young. Losing two so close together would be terribly hard.

Felix and Stitch are adorable. With their coloring they remind me of my cat Bug. Kittens are so cute, and they seem to get into everything they are so curious. I hope their antics bring you smiles and lighten your heart. I'll be looking forward to seeing an update of what you've been stitching when you can get a picture posted. {{hugs}}

Stitching Cat said...

Hi Jenn, I stopped by to see if you had gotten a new kitten and to my surprise you go have 2! Felix and Stitch are adorable, and while they won't take the place of Misha I'm sure they will pick up some of her traits to remind you of her.

So sorry to hear of the loss of Sophie. I'm sure your parents were devastated but glad that they are thinking of getting another puppy.

Looking forward to reading about the antics of Felix and Stitch.

Cheryl said...

What an awful thing to have happened. Thats so sad.
Felix and Stitch are adorable - great names!

Carol R said...

Sorry to hear of your pet losses and hope that Stitch and Felix will heal some of your hurt.

Barb said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your cat and parents puppy. No other animal will replace them but the new ones will create their own special spots in your lives. Your two kittens are cute.

Kim B said...

Oh no! How terrible about Sophie. I'm sure it was hard for everyone. It's never easy to lose a pet, and so unexpectedly! Felix and Stitch are adorable. I'm sure they are a lot of fun. Getting a new pet never replaces the one(s) lost, but it does help bring some joy back.

Carol said...

Jenn - that is so tragic. I am so sorry for your family's loss! I thought that vet's can test animals before putting them under anesthesia now. My Anouk was deemed inappropriate for anesthesia due to her nasal problems, thus was never spayed. What a terrible tragedy for your family. {{{HUGS}}}

Pumpkin said...

Good to see you back again Jenn :o)

I'm SO sorry to hear about Sophie! To be honest, I've NEVER heard about this in all the years I've had pets either. She was a beautiful dog.

Your new little ones are adorable and I'm glad you have managed to open your heart to some new furbabies :o) They will never replace Misha but you can still love them just the same. They have such pretty coloring.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on. Just post when you feel like it. Some days are harder than others but you know where we are!

Heidi said...

Felix and Stitch are so cute! I'm sorry about the loss of Sophie and Misha.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Sophie {hugs}

Felix & Stitch are adorable :)

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sophie. It's been a really rough few months for you, sweetie. Big big hugs. I hope that Felix and Stitch bring a lot of joy into your heart and home - they look like they will. The vampire books sound great - I'll have to check them out. Can't wait to see what you're stitching on. Again, please email if you need to/want to.

Kathryn in NZ said...

Waaaaah about Sophie.
The two kitties are just the cutest!
lotsa hugs for you from downunder

ollie1976 said...

So sorry about Sophie.

You're new kids are so adorable!

Karen said...

I'm so sorry about Sophie! Your post actually brought tears to my eyes. :( I have to neuter our dog soon, too, and your post make my breath stop in its tracks. Your kitties are adorable! I hope your parents find peace from their loss.

stitcherw said...

Just wanted to drop by and say I hoped that Felix and Stitch were settling in well and that I was thinking of you. {{hugs}}

Shelleen said...

I am sorry to hear about your parent's puppy. This happened to a friend of mine and was told sometimes there is a weakness in their hearts. Your kittens are adorable.

Dawn B. said...

Very cute animals