Archive for August, 2012

Gentle Közi

This post may be a tad graphic, I also want to express I am in no way a dog hater. In fact – my dude and I were talking about getting a german shepherd but after what happened earlier this week….we may be rethinking that idea! Again I am not a dog hater.

Okay Monday night….or rather Tuesday morning was traumatic. It is 1am and I get a phone call from my sister Kim. She is crying. Absolutely bawling with fear in her voice. She tells me: “Közi was attacked…its really bad.” After moments of explanation and tears I notice my dude is calling emergency pet hospitals. My family is from a small town called Lake Jackson – thankfully I live in Houston so there are places open 24hrs to help pets. But what happened to our sweet Közi? He was pinned down and attacked by 2 adult boxers. They tore off his tail and ripped his tummy. I tell her to get him ready, we are coming to get him.

The thing about Közi is that – he is one of the most gentle cats you will ever meet. He is submissive, lovable and seriously my dad’s best friend. To think of him (or really any innocent animal) being mauled is heartbreaking. I got Közi when he was only a few months old, and after my dad grew attached to him I gave him to my family to keep and raise – he is now 6 yrs old and the family favorite. The weird thing about Közi is that he is a mute – so while he was being torn apart no one could hear him in pain. We are lucky that my dad DID hear 2 dogs fighting over something and after investigation he noticed it was Közi who was trapped between the 2 large aggressive dogs!!

After we arrived my dad put Közi in my carrier and I saw that his tummy was torn open – I knew this was going to be more serious than I thought. We rushed to the clinic signed him in and we were told he needed surgery asap. That he would recover and he wouldn’t die. A sigh of relief until we paid for the vet bills -_-;;;

It has been a few days and Közi is pretty depressed in the hospital – I hope we can take him home soon. He isn’t eating or reacting to our voices so I am worried that he is traumatized. Now I expressed alot of anger towards the owners of the 2 large boxers. If you have a huge dog, especially 2 of them – lock them up!!! We live in a community with a leash law, and with children. What if they hurt a child next? I just want them fined – to pay for our bills and to get rid of the dogs. My dad called the cops and animal control and they confirmed it is a house of college kids renting a house near my parents. My dad is really angry – he is going to fight them for hurting his buddy!!

Taken the morning before the incident. He lost more than half his tail in the mauling.

If you want to see pictures (not bloody ones) or get a more fuller story: my sister Kim has written her side over here. I am just disgusted by the whole thing – what is worse when I told people about our cat some have scoffed – “why spend so much money on a cat?” or “you can get a free one anywhere”. Seriously? They must not be animal lovers.

Birthday + SMASH Book

Soooo I scheduled a few wedding vender meetings a few Saturdays ago…not realizing that Saturday was actually my birthday! I think as we get older our birthdays aren’t as exciting. When I was a kid I remember I couldn’t sleep the night before my birthday in anticipation of my party, seeing friends and of course presents!!

Last year I quit my job of five years and I have certainly grown alot since then!! I have a even BETTER job as a designer for a hude land developer in Houston and having fun trying to get things done for my wedding!

Okay back to my birthday – I turned 27 on July 14th! As I went from vender to vender, each one had some sort of cake or brownie for me, it was really sweet. My dude and my dad got their wedding suits tailored and I spent the whole day with my parents, sisters and my dude! It wasn’t a normal birthday but I got alot of wedding things done and had fun!

My youngest sister made me lemon cakes with fresh strawberries for my birthday. AMAZING!!! The girls also got me a new purse, Beatles tshirt and classic horror dvd collection!

Thanks to my great family for a nice birthday!

Second part of this blog is about my obsession with SMASH book! I posted about it a few days ago, its like quick – messy scrapbooking!!! I only started a few pages, I have never been very good at scrapbooking but this is really fun. The second image is an envelope string enclosure I made with an eyelet setter and bakers twine!

Does anyone else scrap…or smash?

Great giveaway hosted on Give a girl a blog!

I rarely join contest but who wouldn’t want such a cute camera!?!


Psssst this is the perfect companion for SMASHBooks!