Friday, March 26, 2021

More (last?) rabbits and a big decision

 A few new cards to show you today.

This first one is a cutout and paste card. 

These little cards are four different gel prints. I cut out the moon and the little rabbit. Then I loaded up the gel with a few different colors of acrylic paint, put the cut out moon and rabbit on the gel plate, and then put a piece of cardstock (either yellow or white) on top of that. These are really different from what I 'usually' do and I like how they turned out. It is har to 'plan' how these will look, but that is a big part of the fun of gel printing.

The big decision: I've written about our cat Jessie here a few times. She's 18. She's been going downhill slowly for a while, but it seems to have accelerated over the past few days. She's lost a lot of her strength in her back legs, she's barely eating, and she seems pretty agitated. Plus she's having some pooping challenges. 

We are going to Eugene for a few days, and one thing that I had scheduled was a check up for Jessie (she's on thyroid meds, and has been for a little over six months). When the vet's office called today to confirm, I told them we may be euthanizing her on Monday. So we have a few days to decide for sure. She has always bounced back, but we're not sure she has it in her this time. 

I did ask if we could be with her if that happens, and the good news is yes. So we'll both go to the appointment Monday morning and see what happens. 

I probably won't post until after that, but please hold a warm thought for her this weekend. We all appreciate that.

6 comments:

Vera said...

Thinking of Jessie and you both. Never an easy decision, though we hate to see animals/pets suffer.

Cute cards!

kayT said...

This is a hard thing but it's the last good thing you can do for Jessie when she's not having the quality of life you want for her. I'll be thinking of all of you.

kathy b said...

oh Kim, Im so sorry this is ahead. The goodbyes are so sad. But I admire your not letting her linger. We have the gift of euthanasia for our loved pets......
Big big hugs to you.

Delighted Hands said...

Such a hard decision but she sounds like it might be time. Sending you a hug--I had to put down my sweet boy a few weeks ago (cancer) and I am still dealing with missing him!)

KSD said...

Just the worst. Love to you all.

Mereknits said...

Those decisions are so hard to make. Sending you love as you move through this tough time.