"SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST THINGS TAKE UP THE MOST ROOM IN YOUR HEART"
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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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"It never rains but it pours!" How true that saying is. We are just getting over our little Yorkshire Terrier Megan having had surgery - a hysterectomy - when this morning our gorgeous little Labrador Retriever, 6 month old Casper has been diagnosed with "Hip Dysplasia"! Apparently his hips are in a very bad way. He is at the vets having surgery on the tendon to assist with the problem.
He was playing in the top field yesterday with a few of is friends who are also chocolate labradors and came back full of beans and as happy as could be. A little later however he started to act strangely, as if he was in pain, spent the rest of the day in his bed, which is not like him at all. Last night when we went to bed he spent most of the night whining as if he was in discomfort, so we sat with him and comforted him untill he fell asleep, I watched him all night, and then off we went to the vets this morning and were astounded at the outcome. We thought he had a bad belly or something, but no! It is hip dysplasia.
We will be picking him up from the vets later today. He will talk to us about Caspers diet, exercise, long term problems etc to try and prevent this condition getting any worse. Long-term, he may have to have a hip replacement when he is fully matured and grown.
Like everything in life, we will have to take things day by day and simply just do whatever is necessary for Casper. Hopefully this condition will not worsten with a proper diet, excercise and I suppose it's best to know about this as early as possible as it gives us a chance to make sure he doesn't put on weight etc. We are planning to sell our house and buy a bungalow in the very near future so that will ensure Casper doesn't have any stairs to climb as he gets older. We at least have time to plan I suppose. I'm rambling a bit I know, it just seems to be one thing after another lately. The only consellation is that "it could be worse" I suppose!
I will let you know how he gets on.
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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....
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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