Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Peppy Update

I haven't wanted to admit it to myself, but I've become rather worried again about Peppy. He's limping again--only this time, it's one of his front legs. I thought maybe I was imagining it until my daughter-in-law piped up the other day and said, "Have you noticed Peppy is limping?" so I guess it's official. I'll have to schedule an appointment with the vet who handled his luxating patellae situation last year and determine if what I'm seeing is serious or not, and what can be done about it. 

At any rate, I shall have to make an extra effort to raise funds through my best little buddy's MyPalPeppy Etsy shop, and that means it's time to part with some vintage animal toys...

and probably some vintage animal figurines and china pieces...

I'll update you as soon as I have something concrete to report.
I've been watching a BBC production about the Shroud of Turin today. I've seen programs and read some books about this mysterious relic before, but this had a lot of new information in it I'd never heard before. It's very fitting food for thought on the eve of Easter. You can access it here:

I'll close tonight with Chapter 7 of Earth's Greatest Day. At the rate I'm loading these, it'll be a few more days before I have the full text posted, so bear with me! I hope you're as fascinated as I am with this unique study of the biblical and historical account of Christ's resurrection.



  1. Oh no Poor Peppy did when you had the surgery did the vet say that there was a chance it could come back?

    1. I was so focused on his back legs last year that I don't even remember talking with the vet about any issues regarding his front legs. As for the back legs and them getting bad again, there's probably the chance of normal wear and tear happening. He had grooves made in his knee bones to hold the ligament or tendon in the right place, and I can't see that coming undone, though I'm careful to keep him from jumping and damaging himself. He did have arthritis issues and he's stuck with them, but at least we've halted and/or slowed down any further degeneration.