Yesterday afternoon our puppy Akbar got sick. We watched him degrade from happy idiotic little dog to unmoving heap of misery in half an hour and all the vomiting, slobbering (bubbly shoe laces) and other nondescript things led us to believe that he had found and eaten rat poison. I wouldn't put it past Mister Pea brain to do so one day, yesterday we were lucky though, and he only ate a lot of organic fertilizer. So did Wind, but she stops eating when she's not hungry any more. Aki just keeps going joyfully, as long as there's something smelly to devour.
We're happy to report that he's doing fine, but we had quite a fright for a couple of hours, and I made the trip to the Vet's three times in eighteen hours.
But while my day started with a little nag of worry today, it got better after the third checkup trip to the Vet's, and it got better still just an hour after I got back.
And for once it was the French Post that made me happy (please note the premier).
Well, the French Post and LeeAnn. She sent me this beautiful gift in return for an Advent gift she received.
I left it on the table for an hour, just looking at it every five minutes, because it was so beautifully packed.
But you can't just look at a gift all day. Or I can't. I don't have the mental strength.
And you know what ? It got better still. Because in the beautiful package was another beautiful package.
I got through another ten minutes without unwrapping it, but resolve was fading rapidly.
Isn't this the most thoughtful gift ever ? It's a vintage brooch from Germany. Because I'm German. And LeeAnn, it was such a pleasure. Even more so because I do miss my country badly at the moment.
Now you think that was all, don't you ? But these arrived with the same Post:
They're what I ordered from Citronille, and I have already started making the little dress (really have restrained myself from buying their whole range, too. I am rather proud of myself.).
Remains the question of what good tomorrow may bring, after so much goodness today ?
Well, I'm waiting for Akbar to double in size after eating so much fertilizer. Wouldn't that be nifty ?
Or maybe a lot of giant trees will have sprung from his... well, the things he dumped around the winery. Talk about organic growth...