Thursday, March 20, 2008

Yin and Yang

I'd like to introduce you to the two most recent plush additions to my buttercupbloom etsy boutique:

Edwin the Excellent Owl - who hails from a Ponderosa Pine in Oregon


And, his sister, Ms. Hester Gillespie, the Amazing Hoot Owl...a Southern gal


Sweet.


Its been a little difficult to smile around here as our family has been dealt yet another blow. Our elder cat, Willie, was diagnosed this week with an incurable type of heart failure. Sudden, yes. Too close to losing, Cleo, yes. Cherishing this last weekend together, yes. Lots of cans of tuna being opened...and juice being squeezed for our boy. He's as happy and comfortable as we can enable him to be. So hard.

So, plush owls make us smile...as do brand new baby nephews with names that start with the letter "O". I'm off to visit baby "O" tomorrow as long as ol' Willie remains stable.


Yin and Yang.

22 comments:

Debra Sue said...

Dude that sucks! I am so sorry about Willie. I hope things end peacefully and without pain.

I love the owls. They are, by far, my favorites so far. You just keep getting better and better!

HuluMama said...

So sorry about Willie. I'll be thinking about you all this weekend.


LOVE the owls. I have owls that live in my backyard. Probably need some for the house too!

Beeb said...

Wow, girl. I'm so sorry about Willie. I hope he does well so you can see the "O"...maybe stands for Owl - which are so so cute.

Bummed about Willie and the loss for you & Jzboy

OH MY #6 said...

NO, this can't be. Gosh, I am so, so, sorry. Thinking of you lots. This is so hard.

Love Ester & Edwin. You creative thing you!

Lea

Mamacita said...

Jeez. That's not right. I'm so sorry. Spoil the boy. Thinking of you.

Happy Easter. The owls are wonderful.

Project Ni Hao said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry. This is coming way, way too soon after Cleo. I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts this weekend. Peace to you and jzboy and Willie.

Lisa and Tate said...

Cute owls!!! Makes me smile seeing them. Sorry about your Willie. Oh man do I hate the idea of Mesa getting older. Hugs.

Lisa

walternatives said...

I am so terribly, terribly sorry to learn about Willie. I hope your last days with him will be filled with loving, peaceful moments, tuna-breath and all.

Edwin and Hester - I'm in awe of your talent, sweetheart. In awe.

Special K said...

So sorry to hear that your Willie has fallen ill. I'll be thinking of you and hoping his last days are peaceful and happy. As they should be for us all at the end...

PS. Cute owls. But how about a penguin? :)

Joannah said...

Your little owls are just sweet!

So, so sorry about your kitty. That sucks. ((hugs))

Congratulations on the new nephew! I'm sure he's a cutie!

Stephanie said...

Edwin is the cutest!

rubyiscoming said...

Thoughts are with you about Willie, my friend.

I covet your owls!

xo

Headmeister said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your other furbaby. SO hard to deal with, I know. I'll have you in my thoughts...

Congrats on the new baby in the family :)

And lastly, I love love love the owls! You always get my creative juices flowing...

Hugs to you my friend...

FDChief said...

This whole owl thing is VERY cute. I think you're on a roll here.

And as for kitty...I'm sorry to hear that he's so ill. I hope you can enjoy lots of lap-petting for as long as you can.

Cavatica said...

Oh, so sorry about Willie!

Love the owls.

isepa said...

Oh no, not again. Thinking of you guys...

Hope you are enjoying the weekend with O (and L)!

Anne Marie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry that this is happening. Gosh, I am thinking about you.

But, I'm very happy to hear about baby 'O' and the owls are wonderful.

Yin and yang -- you have a very excellent outlook on things.

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

I'm just catching up now. As always, I find myself at a loss for words with these situations - they bring me back too fully to my own last days with certain grey kitty. I'll be holding thoughts of you closely, though, and sending you as much comfort as I can.

Lisa M. said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I wish there was something I could do or say to take your sadness away. Spoil your boy to the fullest.

Katie J said...

Oh my. You are in my thoughts and my tears. Hugs to Willie and to "O". Yin and Yang indeed.

Anonymous said...

Not Willie too.

He will always be shorn in my heart....with his big lion head and his skinny body.

I am so sorry to hear that.

Miss you.

Shannon said...

Oh no. Love and peaceful thoughts to your family.