Small, but Tough

Small but tough I hope! Tonight I am the one feeling like a “dog”. I’ve been working all day in my studio and Chelsea’s been with me. As we went about our normal activity I kept looking at her today, and feeling like such a heel. Tomorrow she has to be at the vet by 7:15 AM so she can have surgery. She looks and acts very normal right now so it’s really hard to take her. I even called the vet just to make sure we were doing the right thing. Yes, she said, those little knees have to be fixed.

It’s just not fair. A dog should automatically have good knees. Knees that last for life, knees that let her catch balls, run and play. Just plain old good knees! Maybe after tomorrow.

Here she is with Max, one of our cats.

When I looked I found her tucked in a small drawer full of fabric today.

Small but tough, I hope.

Tomorrow will be a long day for both of us. I’ll let you know how she does.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • Susan - I will be thinking of your dog. I hope all goes well with her. I know it will! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon (Aunt Bunny) - It is so hard to see someone you love suffer.
    Sending doggie prayers your way!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Your poor little girl. I hope all will be well and she will recover quickly.
    Best wishes to both of you from California.
    I enjoy your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - Oh, good luck to you anne!

  • from little acorns - It is 7:15 i the morning as I write this – so I am sending a prayer for you & Chelsea! Oh Anne, I know you are so worried about her having to have this surgery – but I know she will so grateful to you in the years to come.
    I just can’t get over her & Max sitting side by side like that. . ! I remember last summer when you had to use the little gate to keep her from the cats! She is such a ‘big girl’ now!
    I’m off to Phoenix today – so I will give you ca call to see how she is.
    xoxo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Kristin - thinking of you and your little one today . . . good luckReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - I’ll be thinking about little Chelsea today and waiting for the update!ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Aw poor thing. Good luck Anne. Its not much different (emotionally) than taking a kid in. I’m sure the pooch will do well. It’s you that needs the sympathy!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Ohhh, that’s so sad! Cute pic with the cat though. What a little sweetie she is — I hope everything went well!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Anne, my heart goes out to both you and Chelsea! She’ll be just fine, you’ll see, but I know your anguish!
    Andrea in FloridaReplyCancel

  • Jessie Mae - Good luck for you little doggy!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - I hope all went well today, it certainly tugs at your heart strings. Your cat also looks very contented to be with Chelsea. It is good to see the you have a partner that loves the fabric you keep too! Good thoughts for her are coming your way!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am thinking of you and Chelsea tonight and hoping that she is back home with you and is on her way to a quick recovery. It is so hard to go through these things but I will be praying everything goes smoothly and tomorrow will be a brighter day.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Anne: I just know that Chelsea with be fine. Bless her little heart! I’ll be in your class next week and will be expecting good news!!!

    Hugs to Chelsea.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I hope all went well with your little dog. She looks so much like my dog Beaulah Mae. Beaulah Mae is the light of my life. (well, I have grand children, but Beaulah Mae is my sweet little sewing helper) What is it with little dogs? They are so very precious. RoxieReplyCancel