Walter Update and Cute Hedgies

WalterI’m happy to report that Walter is doing so much better.  He’s back to his normal happy (scrappy!) self.  He went shopping with us today, and when we got home, one of our neighbors was walking his toy poodle in front of our house.  I hadn’t looped Walter’s leash over my hand yet, so he took off.  Fortunately, I was able to grab him by his little “love handles” and stop him before it got ugly.   He continued barking until he couldn’t see the other dog any more.  And then, of course, he strutted into the house, so proud that he had scared off the interloper.  He’s a mess, our little Walter.

He has one more day of pills, and then we’re finished, thank goodness.  He still puts up a fuss, but we’ve managed to get most of them into him over the past 10 days.  I still find the occasional piece of his antibiotic that he “palms,” (paws??) and then spits into his bed, but at least 95% have gone down his throat.  Walter has about three top teeth, so it’s not that scary to stick one’s fingers in his mouth.  But, wow, does he look ferocious when his head is upside down and you can see those three fangs sticking out.  I know, you can see teeth in the photo, right?  But those are his bottom teeth.  Walter has a bit of an underbite.  I think that’s part of his charm.

These little guys remind me a lot of Walter.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because they’re cute, brown and kind of cuddly.Best of Snow, Walter, Stampin' Up!

I got this idea from my friend Susan Horr, of course.  She had the most adorable card on her blog today, and she said if you hadn’t started on your Christmas cards, you’d better get crackin’.  I have learned not to argue with Susan, so I got crackin’.  I wanted to use the hedgehogs from the Best of Snow set that came out November 1, and I wanted my card to be a little more vintage, so I used the Champagne glimmer paper.  This didn’t end up as a Christmas card, though.  It’s more of a “have a great day….” one.  Jut add sticky strip to the back of the scored section, stick it to the back of the card, and voilà! – Not.  Even using a bone folder to crease the paper, that glittery stuff just doesn’t stay closed.  I didn’t want to use a glob of tacky glue, or tacky velcro.  Ribbon or twine and buttons will keep it closed, but that wasn’t the look I wanted.  I finally decided to just cut a slit in the front of the card and tuck the end of the oval accent into it.  I added an antique brad, and that was it.  Thanks again, Susan!!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  And thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes to Walter.  I appreciate it very much!  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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