Jan. 16th, 2010

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Macie's home from the hospital finally, but not having a happy time of it. She's in one of those awful cone collars and she hates it, and mom told me she's had a horrible time keeping her still. She's been absolutely terrified ever since she work up, and refuses to calm down. When dad got home, he managed to get her into her kennel (usually, she goes on command, but she seemed to sense something was up) and now she's shut up in there for the night.

I can't see her, because she's too excitable when they get visitors. She's got to stay in that damned kennel for two months. She's only supposed to be allowed out four times a day for ten minute potty breaks.

Anyway, to distract myself, I spent the afternoon and most of tonight making backgrounds.  The ones I'm sharing here are all from DC comics - mostly Adventure and the Batman: Masterpieces collection, but most of them have had considerable editing done to them above and beyond cropping them into shape (except for Krypto and The Bat), so I'd appreciate it if they didn't get reposted anywhere. That said, feel free to take what you like for your own use.

These are all 768x1366.

From Adventure Comics #3

From Batman Masterpieces

From Robin Annual #6

Dog update

Jan. 16th, 2010 02:11 pm
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My mom called me and woke me up and let me know Macie was doing much better. She seems to have accepted her fate, and she's stopped fighting everything and everyone. She still hasn't eaten, but she's taking treats, so mom sent someone to get her canned wet food, which she'll probably take. She's adjusted to the strangeness and (our saving grace) fallen into her usual post-trauma behavior - she's definitely aware that if she is in distress, and we do something weird, we are trying to make it better. (she even comes to me when she has the hiccups and looks at me balefully until I fix it)

The really amazing news is, just as I was getting off the phone with her, mom said "do you want to come see her?"

I was dressed and in the car in less than five minutes. I haven't had a shower or eaten or even drunk anything yet today.


There was some consulting with the vets, and it was decided that she could be allowed out of the kennel if someone was willing to sit with her and keep her still. This is SO MUCH EASIER. I've got her right now, leashed in case she tries to get up, laying on her little memory foam bed, with a thick plush fleece blanket and several pillows. Her whole back end is shaved, as well as a band on her front leg for some reason I don't understand. Her visible wounds looks fantastic, and should heal very soon. It's the bone and ligament and screws and plate etc etc etc that are going to take so long.

I cannot express my joy at seeing this horribly put-upon expression:

Help Haiti

Jan. 16th, 2010 06:56 pm
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I'm slow to jump on the bandwagon (between recent family medical disasters and work ^_^;) but I'm making an offering on [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti , in the lighting round, for wallpapers at $5 each.

So, if you liked the wallpapers I posted this morning, and you want to do your part to help (and get something nifty for your money), go reply here.

And as a special offer for my flist, since this kind of has to go on the honor system, I'll do you a wallpaper or maybe a drabble if you go donate blood. It's really, really needed right now. Supplies were short *before* the earthquake, because of the cold weather (people weren't out and about) and because the economy has forced cuts in staff in charitable organizations (anybody can volunteer to dish up soup but there are certain qualifications before they let you run a blood drive ^_^;)

For blood drive donations, just let me know here.


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