Friday, June 10, 2016

Penelope's Home / A Little Decorating

Penelope's home from her surgery.  It turned out that the microchip was right next to the lump.  I had them remove the microchip just in case it was the cause.  I figure it's better to do that just in case.  That way, I won't have to subject her to another surgery later to try to remover it.  Besides, they said it can normally be pretty hard to find.  The test results will take three to five days.  I still have my fingers and toes crossed tightly that it's all good!

She has 15 staples in a line about two inches long.  I can tell it bothers her and it sure looks like it would.  Eeeek!  She's been in pain and, luckily, the pain meds do seem to help.  She can't reach it to lick it.  That's good!  But, she can reach it with her back foot to scratch it.  She hit it slightly when scratching this morning and screamed out in pain.  Poor girl!

Here she is last night curled up on some quilts while we waited for a new dose of pain meds to start working. 

Sh'e been hiding under the bed a lot.  But, I was able to lure her out this morning with some food.  She was SO happy she could finally eat again!

I stayed busy yesterday so I wouldn't worry so much.  I've been wanting to change things up a bit around the house and do a little decorating for summer.  I got even more inspired yesterday when I visited the blog, Art and Sand.  She's always having so much fun arranging, re-arranging, and decorating her adorable cottage by the sea.  She made some fun arrangements yesterday that inspired me.

I started off by clearing the old arrangement that was on the antique buffet in our entry area.  I gathered up some different items from cupboards and around the house and created a summery arrangement.  I went out and bought some little pots of ivy to put in this cute wood basket and give a little life to the whole thing.  That's the hat I wear when I go out somewhere that I'll be in the sun a while.  It'll be handy since it's right next to the door now.  That's my little collection of flower frogs.  The doily is one that I bought recently when we got some for making dream catchers.  And, the birds were moved from another spot in the house.

I got some sunflowers while I was out buying plants and stuff.  I put them in a pitcher on my kitchen table.  I took off the table cloth and pulled out this crochet doily/table topper for a splash of color.  The table looks so bright and cheery now!  :-)

That was fun and I love the results!  It's always interesting to me how rearranging a few little things can make everything seem new and fresh.  :-)


Laurie said...

Poor Penelope! Hope she feels better soon and that the test results don't show anything serious.

Delighted Hands said...

I'm glad she is home with you again-so stressful.
She will heal quickly and be her old self soon!

lynn cockrell said...

Poor sweet Penelope. I do hope she will be up and about very soon and that the results from her tests will be all good. My, how nice your summer look around the house is!

mamasmercantile said...

Amazing what a few hints of summer can do, the new décor looks wonderful. Hope Penelope continues to feel better and all goes well.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh, poor Penelope. I hope the lump is just scar tissue that developed around the microchip. I had a lump along my jawline years ago and the dental assistant told me that if it moves around, it's harmless. It's still there and hasn't changed in any way or caused any problems. Praying your sweet girl will be just fine.

Even the simplest of rearranging can make you feel like you've got a whole new space.

Mereknits said...

Oh your poor sweet baby, keeping my fingers crossed all goes well with the test results.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that all will be OK for Penelope. Your jug of flowers is beautiful!