Sunday, March 25, 2007

a anniversary of sorts

Exactly ten years ago, an eight pound bundle of energy came into my life, through the form of a basset hound that we call Em-Em. (MM) short for some horrific AKC name that I can't even remember.
She's an older dog and has always had problems with her knees, but latest set of x-rays show that she has an osteosarcoma on her left hind leg. Because of her body type (low with short legs) and her bad knees, the vet oncologist advised that she would be a boderline case for improvement with amputation of her leg. So all I want to do is make her as comfortable as she can in the time that she has left. Even though she's in a lot of pain she's still good about posing with my knitting.

emem, the pain patch, and a hat

So here's #2 of 10 for the Dulaan Project
Pattern: My own, I'll post the pattern when I find all the post it notes...
Yarn: Lion's Brand Fisherman Wool hand dyed with Kool-Aid (Grape, Strawberry & Black Cherry)
Needles: US 8


Jessica said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. My beagle also has cancer. It's not a fun thing.

Amanda1 said...

Aw, I'm sorry about MM. Its so hard to watch them be in pain, but at least he looks comfortable snuggled up.

The hat is beautiful. Would love to make one for myself, will look forward to the pattern!

Dipsy said...

What a very beautiful dog MM is - I so love bassets, and yours is a particularly cute one indeed! I'm so sorry to hear about the problems she's having - but she looks so calm and comfortable on the pic, I'm sure she'll be having the best possible autumn of her life with you! My cat is also very old, she'll be 18 in August, and she's slowly but surely preparing to leave. Keeping her comfortable, happy and satisfied is my main goal, and I guess that's the best we can do for our pets, no?
I really love your hat too, btw, it's gorgeous - looking forward to the pattern!

Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

What a SWEET dog!!! It is so hard to see your "fur babies" when they are suffering!!

Monica said...

I'm very sorry to read about your dog. Please give her lots of hugs and kisses from me.

Michele said...

Eyeleen, I'm so sorry to hear about MM. It's so hard to go through this with her. I'm sending hugs to both of you.