Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #161 and a Sad Papi Day!

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #161 ~ Watercolor splats

This one gotta be my favorite technique.


I love the effect so much that I want to run to my craft room to make another one right now


I used the following PTI ink for the background

 

The stamp set used here is Feather Finery and its matching die






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Yesterday was a sad Papi Day for us


In Las Vegas, there is a law that all dogs and cats need to be neutered unless you apply for breeder license. The Vet told us that Papi can be neutered when he turns 6 months old, we have been dragging this and wait and wait and wait.... thinking that it might be easier for him if he is a little older, but last week, we received a fine notice in the mail, for not having a license, I panic and thought I should get Papi to the vet as soon as I have a free day to do so.....

We sent him to the Vet at 7 am yesterday and I am missing him all day.... I even cry when I see his toys lying around the rooms, so I picked them all up and put them in a basket and set it at his favorite corner, waiting for him to come home....


Well, the surgery went well and Papi got home at 5:30, but it is so sad to seeing him wearing the cone, he bumped onto everything and can't even pick up the toy.


then the trouble night...... he usually sleeps with us on our bed but to avoid him from jumping, which he can't do for the next 10 days, we have to put him in his crate, it was hard because the cone is kind of gets into the way, he cried for 2 hours, I finally get him out and put him in the laundry room with the safe guard gate and then I sleep on the couch in the living room so I could watch him, but he still cry non stop, biting and pulling the gate, which he never does before. So I give up at 4 AM and hold him in my arms and sleep on the couch, grab him tight with my arms and legs just in case he get up and then jump down from the couch (remember, he should avoid jumping and running for the next 10 days), you can imagine the night, he sleeps a bit, up a bit and whine, I just can't get a full night sleep.....  my poor baby and me! : (


Help! Anyone has the experience with dogs, please share your tips!


                          

29 comments:

Charlene said...

Poor Papi, hopefully he will be as good as new soon! Meantime,I
m sure he will get lots of love :-)

I love your card! I tried my hand at it to, just need pictures :-)

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, I love that feather so pretty with the beautiful background. I have no experience with pets, I feel so bad you had such a rough night with your poor little pup. ~Diane

Greta said...

Oh that sad face makes me cry! We were very lucky since Fritz loves his crate & is used to sleeping in it. He didn't like the cone, but actually slept pretty well. We kept him on a leash without the cone during the day unless we both needed to be doing something & then he was back in his crate. If I was working right by the crate, I left the cone off & just kept a close eye on him. Fortunately, we had him rechecked on day 4 & our vet said he was healing well & no need to continue the restrictions! Maybe the 10 days is the worst case scenario & you could have him evaluated in 4 or 5 days & see what they say. Our vet used a laser--don't know if it's always done that way now. My heart is with you, Kristy, & with sweet little Papi! I totally love your card--almost forgot to tell you that--LOL! Off to try it myself.

Martha said...

Love your pretty card, Kristy! You used the technique so beautifully!

What a sweet puppy! Hope all goes well!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your poor puppy.
I hope he's better now.
Your card and take on the technique is just awesome and makes me want to try it so bad!

Hugs~

Elborgi said...

wonderful card! I hope your poppy is better now
elma

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I know how you feel ... I have to say that I think that is a good law ... wish we had it here ... The first few days are the hardest but then all will be well ... did you get pain meds for him? My cat had them for a week ...

I LOVE your card ... beautifully done and I was cutting feathers yesterday to use ... how funny! Get some rest and Papi will be fine ... I promise!

Manuela said...

ohh sorry for hearing this news. Hope papi feels better very soon and you as well.
He looks so sad with the cone :-(
Get well soon!

Your card looks awesome with the colors changes and the spots, this technique is fabulous.

MARIA said...

Poor Kristy! I'm sad for your news... I don't know how you feel, because I have never a dog, but I can understand your sadness...
Kisses!

Tieva said...

Poor little Papi! Looks so sad!
Gabi

Irene said...

Oh Kirsty, poor little Papi, he looks so sad.

A beautiful card, I love the gradient colours wnd water splashes.
luv
irene
xxxx

sandi said...

Love your card. The splashes look fab!
Poor pup, pup! So sorry to hear that this is such a rough time right now. Such a sad story.
Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh poor Papi!! :( And poor Kirsty too! :( I wish I had an answer for you both! I hope he gets better soon and you both can sleep! I love love love your card!! LOVING the colors and that feather!!!!!!

Lynnda said...

Oh Kirsty im so sorry to hear about papi.. He's poor thing! Hopefully the ten days will passed quickly!
Love your watercolor effect on the card! Beautiful card indeed! Hugs x

mandysea said...

Oh my, I've never heard of such a law..... we don't have it here. Poor little papi, I feel for both of you... Papi might be a good healer...and get that darned collar off sooner than you think! I have my fingers crossed for you Try grab sleep where you can perhaps?? He just needs a lot of love right now.

Love that technique on your card... just gorgeous!

Ira Huberts said...

Poor little Papi... must have been quite a nasty day for you. Hope he's on the mend though! Your card looks superb, such refreshing colours!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Stella said...

Awe....poor Pai...and you.... The only thing I can tell you is that the first few days are tough. But he will be on the mend soon. It;s heartbreaking to hear him wining....hope the both of you will be sleeping better tonight. Take care...

Your car dis stunning; I love love love the colors you worked with and the feather stamps are gorgeous. I think I see a winner. Wow!

Helen F. said...

Oh Kristy, this card is gorgeous, LOVE that feather stamp and die set ~it's perfect for this technique too.
Poor Papi :-( sorry I don't have any helpful tips ~ hope he's well again real soon.

Miae said...

Your little poochie is SO cute! What a lovely card, very elegant!

Birgit said...

Awesome card!!!!! This feather stamp set is one of the most beautiful ones I know and you used it in a fantastic way!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, sweet little Papi! He will be fine, not to worry! :)
Your card is really beautiful! I love the sentiment and the pretty feathers. The watercolor splat technique is really eye catching, too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awe, poor little Papi, it's so hard seeing them like this, isn't it? We just got a new dog a couple of weeks ago, she's 3 and a doxie/cockapoo mix, and a rescue, and we already love her to bits. Oh, and your card is gorgeous, btw, love the white feather on that gorgeous background!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is so pretty, Kirsty! I just the design and colors! I'm sorry you and Papi are having to go through the recovery from the procedure, but it is for the best, and it will all soon be over! Big hugs, Darnell

Lorraine said...

Your card is pretty - I love the water spotting you did! and I hope your Papi is feeling better.

Linda R said...

Awe.. Poor little Papi. I remember getting our cats fixed.. no fun at all.

Your card looks so pretty. That technique looks so cool.

Hugs~

Glenda Atkins said...

oh so sorry for Papi, not much fun for all concerned! Love the splats on your beautiful card!
hugs
Glenda

Anna Rogalska said...

A very beautiful card!

Sue Lelli said...

POOR sad Papi! What a face ~ made my heart MELT! LOVE your watercolor card and that sentiment with the white embossed feather is just PERFECT!

Lynette said...

I hope Papi is doing well. I love the card...what a cool technique.