Butterflies, Note Cards and a Calendar

23 Aug

It really has been a great summer for photographing butterflies!

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Since it was such a great photography summer and I was out of my butterfly note cards, I decided to do a whole new set (although I didn’t use the image above).

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While I was at it, I did a random Country Things set of cards too.

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My 2017 calendars have arrived as well!


I even managed to get them added to my on-line store.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.

She’s a Daisy

22 Aug

Do we see anything wrong with this picture?



I have no idea how that silly Daisy girl got on top of that big round bale.

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She’s an ornery one, that girl.  Yes, she is.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.

The Splint Comes Off

21 Aug

Lucky for me, my son stopped in yesterday morning and agreed to hold Cutie while I took her splint off.  In my mind, I’d cut the splint off, set her down, and she’d race off on all four perfect legs.  I saw that in a movie once with a dog.  Did I mention it was a movie?  I really didn’t expect that, but I thought she’d stand on it and walk with a limp.  When I got it off, her leg was completely devoid of muscle, that’s what I figured.

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However, her knee didn’t want to bend, and when I put her down, she let it dangle, lifeless.  That I didn’t expect.  She didn’t try to stand on it. Instead she hopped on her three good legs.

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I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what was wrong, but I knew it wasn’t right.  I even called my vet.  She really wondered why I was bothering her, but it just wasn’t right.  She said the only thing to check would make sure the bone was stable (i.e. it had calcified and healed).  It was fine.  Two hours later, I checked her, and the entire leg from shoulder to hoof was swollen.

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I gave her an anti-inflammatory and chewed over what could have caused that to swell so completely and suddenly.  I debated.  I talked to my friend.  When I went back out to check again, more of her fur was coming off, and it was easier to see she had bright red skin and sores.  When I felt it, the knee was hot.  I called the vet (after hours so it was a different vet) and got her started on the proper antibiotic.

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She’s better today, but I’m still keeping a close eye on her.  This poor little girl.