"SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST THINGS TAKE UP THE MOST ROOM IN YOUR HEART"
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Welcome to my blog....
This is were I will be posting about all the things that go on in my world. I will be sharing photos, information etc and anything else I find interesting.
This blog is linked to my website The House Of Genista."Genista" is pronounced "Jennista" with a J but spelt with a G.
I am a teddy bear artist. I design and create collectible mohair "Genista Bears", needlefelted bears and other animals. If you have an interest in seeing any of my work please check out this blog, my other blogs "The House Of Genista Bear Studio" or visit my website. Links for other blogs and website are below....
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THE HOUSE OF GENISTA
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell everyone that our beloved Jasper "Babba" passed away yesterday evening 4th February at 9.10pm. He came home from his hydration therapy at 5pm and his breathing was quite difficult. After a few hours he started to get distressed so we had to rush him to see his veterinarian. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, the water was by-passing his kidneys and going straight to his lungs. His kidneys had completely failed. He would have drowned in his own fluid. We had no choice but do the only thing we could for our beloved friend and had Jasper "put to sleep". It was the hardest thing that we have ever had to do but we could not leave our boy scared and suffering. It was very quick and peaceful and we brought him home to be cremated at the pet crematorium.
We wish to thank everyone for their kindness, support and well wishes and I am sure that Jasper would also like to thank you. We would also like to thank all the staff at Jaspers' veterinarians for everything that they did for him.
"He Is Your Friend, Your Partner, Your Defender, Your Dog. You Are His Life, His Love And His Leader. He Will Be Yours, Faithful And True, To The Last Beat Of His Heart. You Owe It To Be Him To Be Worthy Of Such Devotion"
What a terrible week we have had! Our beloved dog Jasper "Babba" eleven years of age, has been diagnosed as being diabetic. He has been so ill the last few days and is currently in hospital on a drip. We are hoping for him to return home tomorrow when he will start insulin injections, given by us. We have just telephoned to check on him and he is showing signs of improvement, so, fingers crossed!!
Update 4th February (AM)
Jasper came home the following day (2nd) but still so sick. On top of being diagnosed with diabetis, he also has renal failure. He came home to be with us overnight and then was to go back to the vets the next day to be "put to sleep" as he is so ill. It was such a hard decision to have to make. You cannot imagine the tears we have shed. The following morning (3rd) we arranged to return with him to the vets when he suddenly started to show signs of improvement, only slight but they were there. We telephoned to cancel/postpone and discuss with the vet but still had to take him back to the vets for his insulin. We have fed him baby food through a syringe which he has managed to keep down and is keeping water down but he is still very ill. We are now giving him his insulin injections at home. Today he has gone back 9.30am - 5pm for hydration therapy and will continue daily with this for now, hopefully to decrease the toxins. If we can decrease the toxins and he starts to eat he has a chance of recovery. He is a very sick dog and this is probably our last shot at saving him, but we have to try. We love him dearly. Please say a prayer for our boy Jasper....
Hi and Welcome to my blog! My name is Hillary Rose. I live in South Wales, UK. I am a Teddy Bear Designer/Soft Sculpture Artist and make collectible "Genista Bears" for my website "The House Of Genista". I also create pastel pet portraits/wildlife portraits for "Genista Pawtraits" @ The House Of Genista. I love all animals and art/crafts of all kinds. Please visit my other blogs and website.
The House Of Genista is dedicated to my three beautiful Yorkshire Terriers, "Trostrey Gold Genista" - "JINNY", "Genista Crystal Rose" - "JODIE" and "Genista Gold Milaika" - "MEGAN", Jinny and Jodie have both crossed over The Rainbow Bridge, Jinny in March 2002 aged 9 and Jodie in May 2008 aged 13. We miss them both terribly but they certainly left behind "Their Paw Prints In Our Hearts". I have an "In Memory" page dedicated to them on my website. Click Photo.
Genista Gold Milaika
The House Of Genista Boss "MEGAN" Born On 1st April 2003 To Rosie And Jimmy In Rhydefelin. My Baby....
My Furry Little Helper "Oliver"
My 13 year old cat "Oliver", blind since birth. The cutest and handsomest cat on the block. He is a preciouse little Angel and I wouldn't be without him. Love you Olly xx
My Five Year Old Chocolate Labrador "An Animals' Eyes Have The Power To Speak A Great Language" .... Martin Buber
Our Beloved Friend 31.10.1998 to 4. 02.2010 “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love and his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion”
The House Of Genista creates handcrafted teddy bears for the teddy bear collector....
I sometimes share pictures/graphics that have been gathered from various sources on the internet. If by chance you hold the copyright to any of these, please email me and I will remove them from my blog immediately.......
The House Of Genista Where...... "Genista Bears Leave Paw Prints In Your Heart" Collectible Teddy Bears By Hillary Rose Teddy Bear Designer/Soft Sculpture Artist