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Blog Candy Winner and Other Stuff



First, and probably most importantly, I have to announce the lucky winner of the gift certificate to the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop.   (Thank you Mabelle for sponsoring my stop on the Polkadot Door blog hop!)   Thank you to every one who stopped by my blog and signed up to win.

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The random winner is #6 -  Calypso.    

Calypso said that Balloon Baby is her favorite image from the store.     He is a cutie!



Congratulations Calypso!   Email me at shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com to find out how to collect your $6 GC to the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop.    Happy shopping! 



I also have a song to share for Music Saves My Soul.  If you would like to play along, link up your blog post to Marcea’s blog.




I had a upsetting episode with my dog, Summer, on Friday.   Very suddenly, she started falling down,  walked almost like she was drunk, and was panting and drooling heavily.   Since she’s almost 14 years old, I freaked out and thought she had a stroke or something.   I called the vet and brought her right in.    After about 2 hours and several tests they diagnosed her with idiopathic peripheral vestibular disease.   In a nut shell, my poor dog has a horrible case of vertigo that may last a couple days or several weeks.  All we can do it try to make her comfortable, give her some anti-nausea meds and hope that it passes quickly.





Here is a picture of Summer from a couple of months ago.    Doesn’t she look happy wearing her sombrero?  (Not!)  I like to call this her Desperado look.     (You might recognize this hat from here.)  Let’s hope she is feeling better soon.   


That’s it for this week.   I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Happy Mother’s Day!


Carly said…
Get well soon Summer!! Vertigo! I get that and it is horrible .. who would have thought that man's best friend could get it too.

Congratulations to the winner of the blog candy.

xoxox Carly
KraftyKoolKat said…
Ah bless I hope she gets better soon.

Cute picture.

Congrats to the candy winner.

Chana said…
Hey, Cheryl, I can commiserate with you dog. I am a human sufferer of "Meniere's Disease" and boy it is no fun. My DR. sent me to Vestibular Therapy, where they attempt to train you to train your brain not to listen to your inner ear..."doesn't work". My hubby says I am as dizzy now as I ever was. I not so sure that man is talking about my disease (LOL)! It must be horrible for an animal. I have fallen so many time it is not funny.

Hope you pooch's attacks don't last long!

Oh, and thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

I am so sorry to hear about Summer, Hopefully the symptoms only last a few days. I know how hard it is to watch your family pet linger with discomfort. It's hard to see them not be themselves. I know she is going to milk you for all the doggie treats in the house tough!! LOL

Thank you for selecting me as the Random winner for images from Mabelle...I am super excited.

Hugs to you and Summer.

Rhonda Miller said…
Congrats to the winner.
Shilpi Gupta said…
God bless Summer...Pic is so cute....
Renee said…
congrats Calypso & be well soon Summer!
Poor Summer. I hope she recovers from it quickly. Must be confusing to her :(

Happy Mothers Day to you!!
Marianne said…
Sorry to hear about Summer, hope she'll feel better soon. Right now our youngest cat is complaining he wants to go out, but he cannot, because we need to take him to the vet in a couple of hours to have him neutered. There's already too many cats around here, which is probably why we have 6 of them now. Five of these have adopted us and no. 2 was a present from cat no. 1 who got herself pregnant LOL. We've tried to remove the "Cat hotel" sign from our front garden, but we were unable to locate it LOL.
Kathy and Lucky said…
Oh Summer, Lucky sends big slurps your way to feel better soon.
Mary J said…
Congrats to Calypso!

Sorry to hear about Summer :( hope she is ok now - what a scare!

Hey, have you seen today's Make It Monday post today? Go take a look...

Elaine said…
What a fabulous photo of Summer in the hat ...made me chuckle Hugs Elaine
Gina Lindsay said…
So sorry to hear about your little doggie. I am sure that was a scary thing to see. Hoping that it passes quickly!
Lisa said…
I hope Summer is feeling much better soon!! The picture is so absolutely adorable!! Her sombrero is too cute!!

Congratulations to the winner :)

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Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, I'm SOOOO sorry to hear about poor Summer! I've had vertigo before and it's horrible. Hope she feels better soon!
Karin said…
Love your doggie photo! I sure hope that Summer is feeling better, so scary when you don't know what's wrong and they can't tell you :(
Aiesha Morris said…
Hi Cheryl. I hope your dog is feeling better, it hurts to see them sick. Cute pic of her. I cant get a good shot of my dog to save my life. He wont sit still.
Kim said…
Hi Cheryl. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I just read about Summer and I hope she is feeling better. I just clicked on the follow button to keep updated on your beautiful creations. Have a wonderful week
Sue from Oregon said…
Enjoyed your tune today...I wish you could adopt MSS, I hardly ever see Marcea post it anymore! Hope your doggie is recovering quickly. Poor poochie!

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