|Our Coda-bear, smiling for the camera.|
I was outside, doing some cleaning and tidying up. The dogs had come out into the beautiful, sunny day and were chasing each other around. Then I heard the "yip!" I turned around and Coda had her leg drawn up and wouldn't put any weight on it. My heart sank, because I'd seen this before with our old dog, Gromit, when he blew out his knee.
By the end of the day, she still hadn't put her weight on it and we had made an appointment with the orthopaedic specialist the next day. They confirmed it; she'd torn her cruciate ligament, may have torn another ligament and possibly torn her meniscus, to boot.
Fortunately, there's a surgery to get her fixed up, and she'll end up with a steel plate in her leg. Yes, it's expensive, but our girl is only 2 1/2, and we want her to have the opportunity to run around and have fun for many years to come. It's still heartbreaking to see her in pain and not be able to tell her that she's going to be good as new in a few months.
Meanwhile, I've been slowly getting pictures taken of the last kiln load of textured yunomi and cups. This one is my favorite, I have to say, because of the way the colors turned out.
I've been playing with the tumbler shape, too, for those with smaller hands who still like their tea served in handle-less cups.They're available in my ShellHawk's Creations shop on Etsy, if you're interested!
Well, time to get ready to take my girl in to get her surgery. Wish us luck!