Sunday, January 23, 2011

Goodbye Miffy / Crazy January Challenge.

 I haven't felt much like blogging this past week. Reason being that last Sunday one of my four legged children " Miffy " went to Doggy Heaven.
Miffy was nearly 15 and I know old age and illness eventually catch up with our furry children, but this did not make her loss any easier.

Miffy was probably the laziest dog ever !! She was the Doyen of our bedroom, and would sit or sleep for hours in her bed in our room, supervising and directing the entire household.
There was no compromise with Miffy. It was her way or no way !!

Miffy only barely weighed 3 kg., but 2.75 kg. of that was her tongue. My God, she had the biggest tongue ever. Most dogs have a tongue. But we had a tongue with a bit of dog !!!

The pain of loosing Miffy has been almost unbearable at times. But some comfort is to be had in knowing that she was only sick for about 24 hours and that she died peacefully. She has just left big paw prints on our hearts.

I have of course not done any stitching this week and so have fallen badly behind in the Crazy January Challenge. However this week I will dust off the sadness and get my needle stitching .
Here are 2 more of my projects for the January Challenge.

A freebie by an unknown designer for my Sister's Pink Basket.

The Green Flip it Series by Lizzie Kate on 32 count light Mocha Belfast Linen.

I am also back trail running and cycling again with lots of new goals for the year. I plan to do a running post in a couple of days.

I cannot end this post without acknowledging the dreadful floods we have been having in 5 states of Australia. It's hard to imagine that whilst we are flooding now , that for the past 6 to 8 years we have been in severe drought. As well as the enormous cost to humanity, spare a thought to all our animals who also suffer badly in weather extremes.

 Cheers  Karen.


  1. I am very very sorry for Miffy, a dog is part of the family, he spends every minute of his life for us and with us.
    You made me laugh with the description of his tongue.
    I followed day after day the flood situation, my thoughts are with your people and your Country.
    Good luck on your new goals.

  2. I'm so sorry for you. It's so very hard to lose a member of the family - one who's always there, who always loves love you unconditionally, one who always knew how you felt and empathized. Those little balls of fluff leave a hole quite disproportionate to their size.

  3. Oh Karen I am so sorry to hear that. Sending you a big hug. I would have to have bereavement leave when my girls go. I have just covered their eye just in case they read this. I would be so sad. Are you coming tomorrow I will try to be strong if you do.

  4. I'm sorry you lost your dear Miffy - 15 years is quite old for a dog so I guess she had a good innings and was loved by you all.

    Yes, the floods have indeed been horrific and that picture you have of the guy and the kangas is one my favourite pics from the floods. So very Aussie!

    Hope you are staying cool,

    Cheers - Joolz

  5. Hi Karen

    Looking forward to catching up Saturday for a run. Will be much cooler for the big hills climbs. Feeling good so tell Chubby Hubby to watch out!! Norton Summit for coffee sounds good. What do you think.

    Keep stitching BABE!!

    Twisted Sister - Susie No Bum

  6. I'm sorry about your sweet little Miffy passing. It sounds like she had quite a personality.