Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Instructions for My Creative Scrapbook November pages

Hi everyone,

Here are the instructions/tips for my November pages from the fabulous Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook. 

4 kittens:

I had a small pile of ribbon collars sitting on my dining room side table and knew I better do something with them before they were lost.

While we were fostering kittens, my daughter gave each one a pretty ribbon. We took them off before we took them to Petsmart for adoption.

If you've ever considered fostering,  DO IT! It's so worth it. These kittens and mom were going to die if someone didn't step in and rescue them.

Anyway, I printed the picture as shown and set them on top of some scrap patterned paper from a previous layout. I inked the sides.

The title was placed at the top and the little pink "Hello Kitty" tag is from one of my daughter's shirts.

I used the computer to type out the rest of the title "grew out of their ribbons", cut them up and inked each piece.

I added some heart stickers here and there to help move the viewer's eye down the page.

The ribbon is just tied in a bow and stuck down with glue dots.

I used the Mini Attacher to staple down the kittens' ribbons.

Hello Sunshine:

I remember waking up in the tent and seeing this. I grabbed my camera (yes, always kept close) and took the picture of Katrina peeking through the screen. There is just something so serene about the photo for me. 

I positioned the photo on the right with her looking up. I then added the yellow circle to represent the sun and added a few butterflies.

After I finished, Kat said that it looked boring and too simple so I used the masks to spray some gold ink around the page. I sprayed some on the saying (and then added a bow).

I had already arranged my photo and stuck it down, so I used another piece of paper to protect it from the spray. I used the mask two more times around the page and I think it gave it some more interest.

I used some Stickles around the triangles in the patterned paper and then added the journaling under the photo.

Mickey & Me:

I'll never forget this day. Trent was almost 6 and we were in line at Disneyland for a ride. We had waited quite a while and Trent had become friends with the very young ladies in front of us. He was trying to make an impression on them when he asked me to take his picture with Mickey Mouse. He leaned up against the rock and had that very serious smile on his face.

I kept the cut off border on the red and white dot paper. I turned the stripe paper horizontal and attached it to the red and white dot.

I decided where I wanted the photo and then used my Martha Stewart anywhere punch to cut out the stars. If you don't have an anywhere punch, you can use any punch and add the punched parts to the page.

I arranged the cameras around the photo and turned the red & black circle stickers into a Mickey Mouse head.

I just kept adding stickers until I felt it was balanced.

Pirate Patti:

When I was a kid, I would babysit for Patti who lived 2 houses down. She and my mom were best friends. All of us stayed in Tucson, but years later we moved to different neighborhoods.  We had always kept in contact with Patti and her family. We love them like family.

Patti had always had some health issues and things seemed to be getting worse for her. She threw herself a giant pirate party on what she thought for sure would be her last birthday. She even invited Jack Sparrow. You can see him behind my son. ;)

The party was a blast and it was her last birthday party. We will never forget Patti and I'm grateful that my kids got to know her, too.

BTW, the page isn't that crooked in real life. The flowers make it bumpy on the scanner so it scans weird.

I wanted to do something different with the masks this time. I used some modeling paste and swiped it over the mask to give the corners some texture. After it dried, I add some distress ink to help it stand out a bit more.

I sprayed gold ink on the flowers and arranged them on the page. The other flowers were cut from the patterned paper. Some of the flowers are on 3-D dots and others are flat. Distress ink was swiped on the edges of the flowers.

After arranging the flowers and photo, I added the title and used stickers around the page.

The bow is tied and I just used a glue dot to stick it to the page.

That's all I have for now! Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rest in Peace, Storm

Rest in Peace my sweet love .I'm sorry I didn't get to know you.

Storm was one of our sick bay boys. Giardia and Kennel Cough. He just got worse and worse and he was so sick he could hardly lift his head. Dr. Wilcox put him down to keep him from suffering.

Monday, November 17, 2014


The first thing at Help Desk today, I asked a crying woman if she needed a hug. She fell into my arms and bawled. She was putting her dog down. I told her over and over how sorry I was and that she would meet her sweet pup at the Rainbow Bridge someday soon.

The last thing I did at Help Desk at PACC was stand in the hallway and hold the leash of an elderly boxer. The tech had taken him back to get the vet's opinion on whether he was treatable. The answer was, "no" and she suggested euthanasia. I held the leash while the tech went back up to the customer to see if she wanted to say a final good-bye to her boxer.

The boxer leaned up against me when some strangers came by and that's when I started to cry. I bent down to pet him and told him it would be OK. His owner did come back to the hallway to say good-bye. I handed her the leash, said, "I'm so sorry, " and left in tears.

Little did I know that all of that was foreshadowing what I would experience when I got home today. 

Within 30 minutes of arriving home, a neighbor kid walked through my backyard. This always causes the adrenaline in the dogs to skyrocket a bit and they bark and they bark. This time was different and I don't know why. For some reason the dogs re-directed their energy on my weak, 15 year old girl, Gigi.

The last picture I took of Gigi. Today in her "Old Lady Christmas Sweater".

I was in the bedroom when it happened. The kids ran out and broke up the fight by yelling and waving their arms. All three dogs were shuffled into their crates.

I stopped to look at Gigi. I could see bone on her back thigh.

We took her to the vet within minutes. The kids went to the neighbors and I called Erik to meet me at the vet.

While Gigi was able to get in the car, she couldn't get out and we had to use a stretcher.

The vet said there was a lot of damage. Not just to her leg but a HUGE part of her belly had been ripped away and who knows what kind of damage to internal organs could have occurred. The puncture under her neck was deep.

Once he explained the amount of damage and how it could be even worse once they got inside, we decided that Gigi should not have to go through this surgery, especially at 15+ years old.

She already has a hard time getting around with her arthritis and she's on meds for that.

The vet agreed that putting Gigi down was an acceptable choice. But I'm still sick to my stomach.

She went so peacefully. She didn't flinch or jump or jerk.

I'm so sorry, Gigi. You were the best dog ever. You were so low maintenance, you were like a cat. You were always everyone's friend. We love you and we miss you.

We love you! Good Girl=Gigi

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dog Recovery 11/12/14

First, I'd like to apologize for the horrible quality of the photos. It's hard to take nice, sharp photos inside the kennels and especially when you're wearing gloves and gowns. The photos are very blurry. Sorry.

Some of the dogs have been moved out/fostered/adopted. I will make note as we go.

Kennel 155

Harlem, A499378
Intake 10/24, Male, 4 yrs, URI

Hansel, A499377
Intake 10/24, Male, 4 yrs, URI

Sir Mix a lot, A500424
Intake 11/3, Male, 4 yrs, URI

Kennel 156

Guerro, A499344
Intake 10/24, Male, 1 yr, URI

Kennel 157

Casey, A497769
Intake 10/09, Female, 4 yrs, URI

Ling Ling, A498912
Intake 10/27, Male, 1.5 years,URI

Kennel 158

Mrs. Gray, A499323
Intake 10/23, Female, 1.5 yrs, URI

Gina, A498845
Intake 10/18, Female, 6 months
Not sure exactly what's wrong. Vet mentioned possible distemper

Kennel 159

 Bacchus, A499812
Intake 10/28, Male, 1.5 yrs, URI
I made a video for Facebook to bring attention to this sweet guy.
RESCUED!! YAY!! 11/12/14

 Nova, A500189
Intake 10/31, Female, 2 yrs, URI
She's covered in Bacchus hair. 

Kennel 160

Came in right before we left, URI

Kennel 161

Autumn, 495712
Intake 9/19, Female, 8 mos, now Giardia
She keeps getting re-infected with URI, Giardia over and over

Kennel 162 - as of today, 11/14 Jet and Tawny are missing. Not on an adoption report that I can see and not on Petharbor.

Jet, A5000061
Intake 10/30, Spayed, 5 yrs, Giardia

Tawny, A499925
Intake 10/29,  Neutered, age unknown, Giardia

Nanook, A500699

Kennel 163

Shazam A490282 and Slamball 490281
Still here with Giardia
almost 1 year old brothers

Kennel 164

Juno, A496459
Intake 9/16, Female, 4 yrs, Giardia
Juno has been in sickbay since 9/29. TVT and now Giardia

Joey, A497681
Intake 10/7, Neutered, 1 yr, Giardia

Kennel 165

Storm, A498817
Intake 10/18, Female, 8 years, Giardia

Unknown, 500479
Intake 11/3, Giardia, Possible RHLFx

There are no photos for the following dogs. These dogs are in D row near Arizona room. Too dark to take pictures and I was running out of time.

D48 - Lucy, A500029, HBC & Broken K-9

D49 - Pretty, no number, Intake 10/19, Female, no age, HBC possible numerous Fx
Diablo A496469, Intake 11/01, URI and Hematoma repair
Draco Malfoy A498169, Intake 10/13, Neutered, URI

D50 - unknown German Shepherd, Intake 11/06, 3 yrs, Male, HBC
unknown German Shepherd, Intake 11/07, Male, 2 yrs, HBC, possibly 3 legs broken
unknown Blue Tick Heeler, Intake 11/06, Male, 2 years, not sure but obvious eye issue

D51 - Casper A497519, Intake 10/07, Male, 1 yr, HW+ KC

Buddy A495937, Intake 9/21 Neutered, KC

Jimmy A496715, Intake 10/01, Male, Valley Fever
Unknown chi 500017, Intake 10/30, Female, no age, HBC
Unknown chi 500481, Intake 11/03, Female, no age HBC

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Dog Recovery/Sick Bay 11/05

Just a small handful of dogs from Recovery today.

Scrappy, A497912
Male, 2 years, 7 months, Queensland Heeler/Pit Mix

Kenneled with Casey

Autumn, A495712
Female, 8 months, Pit Mix

Her eyes look so much better! She's been in Sick Bay for awhile.

Casey, A497769
Female, 4 years, Pit Mix

Kenneled with Scrappy

Female, lame front leg
She was in recovery 2 weeks ago.

Kenneled with Twinkie, Buddy, Janus (who has been cleared today)

Twinkie, A498057
Male, 12 years

Super bonded to Chico who is at PPFL. PPFL is picking up Twinkie today.

Kenneled with Unknown above, Buddy (who is photo bombing with his ear) and Janus (cleared today)

Shazam & Slamball, A490281 & A490282
Males, very bonded, 8 months old

Intake 8/01, PPFL end of August, returned to PACC end of October, diagnosed with Giardia a few days ago. Two of 19 dogs from under surrender. All other dogs have been adopted/rescued. These two are the only ones left. Slamball is very shy and Shazam is very friendly. They NEED each other. Please try and keep them together.

This is all I have for today. I spent a bit of time getting Janus's ears cleaned up, bathing him and getting him ready for the floor. Lots and lots of dogs in sickbay with Giardia, URI, etc.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

November Sneak Peeks

It's November and now it's time for Sneak Peeks from My Creative Scrapbook

Here are mine:

The full reveal will be up in a few days!

Dear Ludo's owners

YES, I have received your comments.
NO, I will not be publishing them because they make Ludo look worse.

I do not know who you are and I don't normally post comments from "ANONYMOUS".

Ludo is on a hold for rescue only. He is not dead yet. If you love him so much, find a foster and hook up with a rescue that is willing to take on his case. You mentioned in your comment that you found a home for him but they were turned away at PACC. This person can foster Ludo if they are willing to but it must be through a rescue.

Ludo needs some serious training and that person MUST commit to that. If not, he will die.

I think you only have one day to coordinate this.

The only thing in your comments that was correct:

The day I wrote you I was furious and still grieving the loss of a family member (Ludo), and to see the horrible judgmental things you said hurt so bad, I then realized that you were just going off what a very upset person on a piece of paper in a hurry as they fought

I'm not taking my post down because I was not incorrect in a thing. I wrote about my observations and took a picture of the section that said YOU fed him trash.

YOU wrote that you fed the dog "trash". YOU wrote that.

My observations of Ludo that day was that he was scared of the world.

My reason for my post was to get him the hell out of there before he bit or was put on a short list (as he is now).

Good luck, Ludo. There are hundreds of people fighting for your life.

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