1) My Blumchen has found a new home:
Scott's sister was happy to give it a home, even though my sub-par button sewing left them littered all over her house.
2) I made a little something with the second batch of Clara Yarn:
Merging Ripple Shawl. In hindsight, I wish I'd gone up a needle size. Ah, well.
3) Our elderly cat Trout, whose decline I've been chronicling, decided to stop grooming, which is a problem for a very long haired cat. He'd become a matted mess, one who was clearly itchy under all of the fur. And, so, steps were taken.
(Warning: graphic and sad and amusing, all at the same time. Additionally: poorly photographed because Trout is twitchy at the best of times and these are not the best of times.)
It's like he's wearing little kitty UGG boots on his front paws. We will say nothing about the tail.
The upside is that we were able to get an x-ray while he was sedated and know what the cause of the problem most likely is, which is, essentially, spinal degeneration. We're not sure what to do about it yet, however, but are leaning toward drugs for the pain and not further traumatizing the Trout, because even just taking him to the vet taxes his nervous system. Like the Stones said, what a drag it is getting old.