My dentist told me that I have a “Princess Pass” ....I am in phase two of recovering from a root canal that “went bad.” My new dentist, I fired the other one and am contemplating a letter to the state licensing board, is wonderful. I am beginning to trust folks with syringes filled with Novocain and high speed drills.
Since I’ve had a Princess Pass, I am finishing the binding of a quilt (pattern is by Peggy Martin) so that it will be off of my UFO list. It’s almost there and I am crossing it off of my UFO list and linking to Susan at Blackberry Creek Home Arts.
I have plenty of dedicated medical support during my Princess Pass weekend - in the form of Ms. Peachy with her Candy Striper outfit.
The last time Peachy wore her little Candy Striper outfit was on Christmas eve when I played the harp for residents of an assisted living center and Peachy “accompanied” me with her charming personality.
This weekend is an anniversary for her - three years ago I drove to the Fayetteville, North Carolina area and adopted her from a fantastic humane society, the Robeson County Humane Society. The members there had treasured her and provided massive amounts of TLC. She had been ill - the Humane Society had “pulled" her from a local “kill” shelter - she was scheduled to be euthanized and no one even recognized her as a poodle because she was in such bad shape. Peachy was lovingly cared for, and she spent most of her time in the office - not the kennels. She became their mascot and office assistant. Being a Candy Striper is second nature with her professional experience as mascot and office assistant.
We had some health challenges when she came to live with us, but that was perfectly fine with us. She was nearly blind when we adopted her but cataract surgery restored her vision. She adores patrolling the yard for squirrels, and it is very clear that restoring her vision enhanced her quality of life immensely. She had a tick born disease which had devastated her immune system, and she was heart worm positive. My incredible vet and the vets and North Carolina State veterinary teaching hospital were responsible for restoring her health. She had just returned from her last medical treatment at NC state when this picture was taken, and the picture became the cover of the Robeson County Humane Society Calendar - Ms. Peachy was also Ms. February - so very appropriate,,,
All that is behind us now - I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to help her overcome those health challenges. This little poodle has given back more love and affection than I could ever imagine. That’s why honoring this weekend is so special for us.