pointy sharp teeth and needle like claws

Miss Piggie 12 weeks01

Well hi there!  So we've had more health issues here at craftapalooza since my last post. I hinted at Sondra not being well. Her condition (a very sneaky pilonidal sinus/cyst) decided to get infected very quickly over Christmas and she was in a lot of pain, and I mean a lot. After I rugby tackled her to the ground I got her to hospital. The ED doc took one look at "it" and you could see he was all like "WTF" how long have you had this?! And we're like, it came up nasty and quick dude, he was all like, here have a morphine injection. Anyhow. We were sent up to Surgery and waited around for a surgeon to check it out. He took one look at it, said it was infected, cut into the side of it to drain it and said see me in 2 weeks in my rooms, we're operating. Ouch. Saying that after he cut it (and left the cut open to leak) Sondra was feeling immediately better. So she's been home resting and doing a lot better and we go see the surgeon this Friday.

So that's sorta what dominated the holidays, oh and that my neck/arm was/is still sore but nowhere near as painful, but annoying enough to remind me that it's constantly there and hurting.

BUT. We're all good aside from the physical. So what's with the title? Well a couple of days after said cyst draining and pain etc, we had to take Ted to the vet for his annual vaccination and our vet has a kitten/cat adoption service. You know where this is heading don't you? Let's just say there was a little bottom lip wobbling, teary eyes and can I hold the kitty. I knew we were doomed as soon as said kitty was cuddled….We had been discussing a second dog, but now we have 2 cats and a dog, that's it. I will say this, kittens are a crapload easier than puppies and funnier. I love Ted to bits, but kittens, easy in comparison. No toilet training, she uses the litter tray. She is super silly and runs around the house like a nutter, tackles Spud, who is handling her very well and I think he's even enjoying her, though he hasn't told us. Ted is confused and frustrated as he's still on pen rest, the first surgery went well, but pen rest is still required. It lets Spud and Miss Piggie get to know each other without the help of a puppy, if you know what I mean. She, Miss Piggie, did deceive us though! She was all purrs and cuddles at the vet and the first day at home, but then….she turned into an ankle biting, clawing she-devil. A very cute devil though. So she is often referred to as bushpiggie, Princess Piggie, Piggie, feral cheryl (sorry to the cheryl's out there) and "ouch you little shit".

New Years? Was spent at Al and WJ's making and eating homemade pizza from their pizza oven. Lots of laughs and a nice easy evening. I admit, Sondra and I left at 12.01am. We're such nannas.

Crafting? Pfft what's that? The neck is still not allowing me to craft much and makes me tired. I did however spend quite a bit of my Christmas break sorting and folding stash. I'm thinking of cutting back my yarn stash, keeping sock yarn and some other special stuff but getting rid of a bunch of other bits.

Anyhow, if you've stayed this long, well done! Enjoy the fuzzy cute kitty pictures, the one with Spud and Piggie is for scale. She's 12 weeks old.

Happy crafting oh and I'll be sharing more links this year, that's the plan. Here's my first few, they're a little apple centric.


Apple leather keychain. Link.
She'll be apples screen print. Link.
Modern apple letterpress print. Link.

Miss Piggie and Spud01

10 thoughts on “pointy sharp teeth and needle like claws

  1. Krissy says:

    I hope Sondra and you are both feeling better. Poor dears.
    Love the new addition. My cats *hate* each other so it is great seeing yours getting along so famously.


  2. sue says:

    Your kitties look very similar in color. We have one that color too called Bella and she is very sweet and doesnt bite or nip or scratch and puts up with all the other crap from the 3 cats we seem to have inherited. We do have a 13 week old kitty who is very sweet, and yes turns to Mr. Hyde, and bites ankles and scratches and tries to bunjee jump off all the couches in the house. I do hope the surgery goes well and that your neck gets better too. I think I have been doing too much knitting as I have been having terrible neck pain the last 2 days. Perhaps a break is needed.


  3. Kuka says:

    oooh we got two kitties last week, so I am absolutely feeling the kitty love (and the pain associate with all the puncture wounds resulting from someone thinking its a good idea to climb up my pants – for example!) =)


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