Carmella's Long Labor Day Weekend
Just as I feared, the weekend was laborious. We did get through it, but not without some scary moments, and things are still not resolved.
Carmella's jerking has continued to get worse, and now she can no longer just jump up from a lying down position without stumbling and being very stiff.
She was beginning to jerk so hard it shook even her head, and a few times I've seen it in the crook of both back legs too.
The e-mail I sent to Dr. Norwood came back undeliverable, and I did not hear back from the two other vets I wrote last night either, although I think I had the correct e-mail address for them.
Carmella has seemed very nervous lately ever since the jerking has increased, wanting to chew on me every time I pet her, acting like a child with ADHD.
Telling her no had little effect and didn't work for long as she proceeded to try to poke holes in anything close enough to her mouth. She would have gone on that way for hours if I had not put her back in the kitchen. I could not get her to settle down as long as she was in the same room with me. I have a bruise on my left wrist from her jaws, and that was just playing, so I can imagine if she ever seriously tried to bite someone she could really do some damage! Don't let that little micro-snout she has fool you. She has some serious power in that bite! I'm thinking she might have a little bit of pit bull in her along with the other breeds she's mixed with.
Tomorrow I have to go to the Post Office to mail some earrings to a local buyer. It's a good thing she ordered when she did because my Etsy shop has been pretty slow.
Pretty soon I will need to pay some on the vet bill and I'm hoping that something among the various lines of jewelry I have available will hit the nail on the head.
I did have one very good thing happen today. When I logged onto Etsy I got a convo from the staff editor of Craft Magazine asking to use a picture of my Early Budding Vine bracelet; Northern Lights in a gallery page for an article on PMC. The editor told me that she'd put my name and Etsy shop name with it for an issue that is to come out in late October! This could bring more sales, which is just what is needed at a time like this.
Hopefully you are all still reading. I didn't post for a few days until I had something new to report because the last thing you would want to read is a mundane blog with so many others out there that are like glorified lists of household chores spoken out loud.
I am trying to come up with an idea for some sort of giveaway, and am considering getting some cute buttons made with a picture of Carmella on them and some catchy statement. If any of you can think of a good one-liner for me to use please post it in the comments section. I would like to make it something alot of people would want.
The jewelry designs I'm working on now are more minimalist and I'm exploring creative ways to make clever earwires and components that are an important part of the design; not merely a component.
Tomorrow it's back to following up on UGA and the other leads. Maybe a vet will finally come through to give Carmella the help she needs. She's too great a dog to go to waste.
You too can help her by purchasing from the many styles of jewelry I have in my Etsy shop. Buy art jewelry and save a dog. It's a win/win. If you love animals then I hope you will put Giftbearer on your "To Buy From" list and stop by in the near future to collect some really unique pieces.