Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Companion animals

Introducing Bella and Siela:
Bella the German shepherd is about four years old and a recent addition to our family.(about seven weeks ago)
Siela,the Rhodesian Ridgeback X was adopted by our daughter some three years ago;
both dogs have been adopted through refuges and are absolutely adorable.

As our daughter and her husband live within walking distance of the Nursing Home Facility where Ken now resides,they are regular visitors...........not only to Ken,but other residents.
I think the highlight of Ken's day is when his furry/hairy grand-babies come avisiting

Luckily Eventide has a policy of allowing well behaved companion animals to visit, and on weekends in particular,there are "our two",a pair of Dobermans;a border collie, a blue heeler,a Maltese terrier, and Lulu.....a Sheltie PomeranianX.

Add to these,Polly...........a silver tabby kitten who is resident,and an aviary of birds.........

The interaction between residents and animals is joyous and loving:
Bella and Siela have befriended a young lass with brain damage and major physical disabilty as result of a road accident.
"M" can not speak,but to see her BIG smile when Bella "kisses" her foot and nudges her hand is heart warming.

Which then begs the question...........
WHY and HOW can humans be so cruel to animals,when the said animals can have such a positive effect on our lives?

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This week's mail............

....delivered two fabric and fibre postcards............both from friends I have met through our mutual love of CQ.

The first card,introduces Mary C-B's cat Oliver!
As you can see,Mary is an artist!
Oliver (the cat) has been created by Mary using her Janome Xpression.........I guess that I can plead guilty to helping Mary buy the machine VBG.
Mary also told me that this was her very first postcard:

Mary's "Oliver card "arrived on a day when I needed a real pick-me-up...........the card,and the thought behind it,certainly lifted my spirits .

Thank you Mary.......both Ken & I love it.

Today's mail delivered this burgandy,white and silver "Glitz and Glamour" card from Faye D-S.
It actually arrived on Faye's birthday...so I hope she had as good a day as I did!
Faye has used two layers of burgandy organza (ribbon??) and machine quilted in silver over the right hand third of the card;
A fluffy white feather has been added over the right edge of an added glitzy organza ribbon and my monogram added in (I think) silver pearl.

In my opinion,the burgandy fabric has provided a perfect foil for the "glitz"

A real treasure!............ thanks Faye

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