Thursday, February 14, 2008

Barb's knees #2

Well, I’ll be a ferret’s uncle! Little HM has some really fine friends. Lots of good heart-warming comments; there were three I especially want to acknowledge. 1. She’s staying at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Level 3A, Room 321(1) but as she’s expected to be there only a short time, I’m not sure if sending her anything is wise but the thoughts are good. Perhaps sending them to her home is better and then Big HM will bring them. 2. Printing out all these wishes is a fine idea and I’ll do that and see Big HM brings them to her. She’ll be thrilled. 3. Tuna for me sounded good but I can’t quite use the can opener yet. Big HM went to bed really early last night and got up really late this morning. I haven’t been fed at all yet. Talk about sub-standard service …

Big HM talked to her this morning and she was amazingly alert and ‘up’. She must have a cat’s constitution. At this rate, she’ll be chasing birdies in no time!

While Big HM was sleeping, I took the opportunity to make this card for my party. Other than the wonderful likeness of yours truly, everything was available in her stuff. Below is the front of the card and below that is the inside.






For the inside, again, everything was available but the stick is actually part of Father Christmas’ staff with the old guy blocked out. Clever, eh? The background is computer generated but if I could get a similar paper; that would have been fine too. I had to alter one stamp but hopefully you won’t notice … it turns out her ‘sayings’ are limited and not ‘cat-worthy’. I see from previous cards that ‘embellishments are important, but you know what? No mousie brads or anything! I asked Big HM to go out and get a real mousie to nail to the front but he just looked at me and said he’d get breakfast soon … what a goof! I even brought him one of my toy mousies to give him the idea but he just ignored me and went to make coffee. Sometimes, living with HMs can be sooooo frustrating! So, my card will be without embellishments but I hope you don’t think less of me.

19 comments:

Kim H. said...

So glad to hear that Barb is doing well! My thoughts and prayers are still with her! I hope she has a speedy recover! Spending a big HUG to her!

You make me giggle! Thanks for the laughs!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Denise... said...

Keep these updates coming!

Jennifer said...

Hank,

Jennifer sends her biggest hugs to Barb(in case you want to know, we are told that it feels as good as a really good head skritch)and that she is really, REALLY happy that Barb is feeling up today! She IS wonderwoman!

But Hank, Hank, Hank! Come on my friend. You are putting us felines to shame with your expert cardmaking. However, we do admire a kitty who can throw a good party AND thinks of the nailing of said mouse to embellish a card. You are one very cool cat!

Purrs from your pals,
Tango, Merlin and Renoir. Oh and 'Bella and Gabe send one of their tail wags. Their tails make great batting practice for us.

Anonymous said...

wow, Hank..awesome card!
keep the updates coming!
Cindi
:)

Anonymous said...

Hank love your daily posts. They give a giggle. Keep 'em coming. Oh and so glad Barb is feeling good. Tell her again how much we miss her.

Joanne (tojoco)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Hank,
I tried to get my 2 kitties to send you a quick message, but they don't really have much computer savvy...so their human will take over those activities...they do send their regards, and they are envious that you are able to type...and make cards...(how did that happen?)
So happy to hear that Barb/Little HM is doing well. Send her big HUGS from Joanie....
(and here's a headscratch for you)
Joanie

shuggy said...

thanks for the updates, grampastamper! tell barb shuggy and her cute mom send their wishes!!!

Trapedinga said...

Hank, so glad for the update.Glad your Big HM is doing so well. While I was reading this I was laughing so hard that Nip had to see what was going on. He called ODO and Snuggles to check it out. All three of them wish they lived closer so they could come to your party. Looks like it's going to be a blast. Maybe you could do a virtual party so everyone could join in, or maybe set up a web cam. Those cats of mine just love to party.

Alexandra said...

I am so very glad that Barb is doing well and that the sugery was a success! You are too funny and very sweet for posting for her while she is gone!!! Please give her big hugs and well wishes!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear Barb is doing well. Thanks for keeping us updated. Sending hugs & prayers for a quick recovery.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

flipflops4sherri said...

Hello Hank. Thanks again for the update. Big HM sounds like he is holding down the fort ok with Little HM gone. Am I allowed to bring my 2 dogs to the party? They are both springer spaniels and I cannot promise they will behave but I can try to make them. Please tell Barb we miss her already and to get those knees working real soon! Sherri

Aunt T said...

Good evening Hank. Great invite. Should all of us Shackies be expecting to receive one?

Please let LM know that we miss her and are sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery. Beware - she could recover more quickly than expected and crash your party!

Teresa

NormaJ said...

Glad to hear you are up and alert
Barb. Well, girl, is it worth it
yet? Make a speedy recovery eh,
cause it sounds like you have competition on your blogsite.
Cheers and hugs to you - Norma

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So glad to hear Barb is doing well and that you're keeping us updated! :) Tell her we said hello and she's in our thoughts and prayers!

pescbrico said...

I wish you a good and fast recovery! I'm praying for you!

Lesa said...

Wonderful to hear Barb is feeling UP today and hope it continues. Healing hugs your way. Keep up the funny updates Hank!!

Deborah said...

Hilarious post! Excellent report on the surgery update! Whoo hoo! Go Barb! Deb

Heather Grow said...

Cool card. Barb's creativity must have rubbed off on you.

Cathy said...

Hello sounds like a great party wish we could come..Your card is awesome and your just so funny..Please give Barb a big HUG for me.mmm it sounds like maybe she will be home sooner then expected..My prayers and best wishes are being sent your way..Thank you so much for the updates and funny stories..Your cards are awesome..Can we see more.