My Family & Other Animals

Sunday, 10 March 2013

"Would You Like To Swing On A Star?..."

Big week for fur-baby No. 1 Georgia. We booked her in to our vets (big shout out to Whitegate's in Washingborough!) and after being dropped off first thing in the morning we picked her up in the early evening minus pretty much ALL her teeth now!! She has some of those really tiny ones at the front of her mouth but that is pretty much it from now on i'm afraid. According to the vet, cats teeth can be absorbed into their bodies over time and hers were on the verge of this happening. She came home all woozy and just a shade bitter at being caged up and made to travel in the car but the ladies in the vets were practically cock-a-hoop over her, they had been pre-warned about her propensity to suddenly go mental and just attack out of the blue but as with all kids, they just love to prove you wrong! all we heard when I picked her up was how great she was and how fussy and purr-ey she was with everyone.
Now I know this sounds really stupid to anyone who doesn't have pets but when I took her home I was really proud of her, she let strangers fuss her and didn't get snappy or fractious with anyone. She managed to eat some Dreamies the same night we brought her home and she has so far eaten her own body weight in dry food, her gums must be tougher than my old drill Sergeant by now!
I can't lie, we were both really worried for her, she is so precious to us and we both knew how dangerous it could have been for a cat of her age to have to undergo a surgery, no matter how minor. I'm not allowed to say I'm worried because I have to be the strong one all the time and if I had said I was worried then she would never have gone to the vet's at all but it is all behind us now and she is home again and all safe and sound with her mum and dad, where she belongs.
As to the cost of this 'minor' surgery, it only set us back £160, which I thought was quite reasonable really. I have heard horror stories about vet fees that have ended up costing people thousands of pounds and the vet in question milking people for all their worth, I think we have fallen on our feet with Whitegates, they never seem to charge us a fortune and they are so friendly and brilliant with our girls. If you live in the Lincoln area and need a vet then I can highly recommend them.
On to this weeks callenge over on the Kenny K Krafty Krew challenge blog and this week is No. 134 - Happy Birthday. How easy is that? I had already coloured my image a while ago and wasn't sure how I was going to use her until I saw the name of this challenge, I just knew she was going to be perfect for a nice big 8x8 card. I used plain card stock instead of the usual textured and I thought I would keep the whole thing quite simple. I have once again used my ProMarkers to do my colouring and I am currently using (and loving, it has to be said!!) the new Autumn/Winter 2013 collection of colours, the blues in particular are really lush.
So that's it, another card from me and keep your eyes peeled for some lovely cards from my wife Jo coming to this blog very soon. Thanks to my new follower too, it's always nice to know someone appreciates your hard work. Hope you all enjoy Mothering Sunday and get to share it with a loved one, I will be spending some of the day with my mother and the rest of it with my darling wife, so win-win for me.
Take care and see you again soon,
Hugs 'n Stuff
Entered Into: Cupcake Craft Challenge #233 - It's Pnly Words
Incy Wincy Challenge - Things That Begin With F (Image called 'Fourth of July')
Make It Monday Challenge #131 - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge #20 - Happy Birthday
Victorine Originals Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday Challenge #3 - Happy Birthday
Challeges 4 Everybody Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Birthdays
No Matter Which Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #154 - Anything Goes/Use A Digi
Robyns Fetish Challenge #150 - Birthday Cards
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Fantastic birthday card, Andy! Love the blingy stars and the fab colors and layout! Terrific coloring of the fun image! So happy to hear Georgia is home and doing fine! Enjoy your day with your mother and Jo!

  2. lovely card!!would b perfect for my 4th july birthday too!!looking forward to jo's fab cards and glad ur puss is ok!x

  3. So glad to read that Georgia has come through her ordeal unscathed and without costing you a fortune. A well behaved cat at the vets???? I just have to walk through the door and mine starts spitting... She is going to be so unhappy soon as I have decided to have her spayed.
    Love your card today Andy. Great use of this beautifully coloured image and love the red white and blue, and of course the stars.
    Hopefully the weather will be okay for my trip to Harrogate on Sunday.... birthday money to spend yeaaaaa.
    Eileen x

  4. What a fun card. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood and stopping by to play with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  5. A real fun and very eye catching card Andy and just perfect for our theme this month.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Pretty Little Ribbons Challenge.

    Hope Georgia continues to improve.

    B x

  6. Cute card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  7. Gorgeous card, Thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your fabulous card! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene :D

  9. Great card, fab colour combo and design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck.Hugs, Jill x

  10. What a great bithday card with lovely colours! I just love Kenny K's motive!

  11. Hi, Andy! So nice to see an entry from you here! Lovely birthday card! Your coloring is always super and your composition and execution fabs. I have had time to read any of my fav British authors, and, I am in Downton Abbey withdrawal! (LOL)
    Thanks for sharing your project with us here at 613 Avenue Create!

    Glad that your pet is doing well!

  12. Beautiful card,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  13. Gorgeous card Andy.

    Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


  14. Great card.Love all the bling and R/W/B theme is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  15. This is stunning!!! Love that image!!! Just a fantastic card!! I LOVE it!!! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck! I hope I see you again next week!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  16. Hello, Andy! I LOVE this card and even more, I loved reading your story about your lovely girls! I have 2 little boys myself so I can totally relate to the vet stories and worry over your furbabies. Back to the card though... I really do love your coloring! I, too, enjoy having a larger format for my images as they are much more difficult to color in smaller sizes and I think we lose some of the delicious detail when we print them too small. Can't wait to see Jo's cards!

    Hugs, Annie

  17. Love it!! Thanks for playing with us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you next week!
    Karen C

  18. Great card! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime.

  19. What a great card. give your furbaby a hug for me. I think our cat is going through this too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime.


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