rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~refund please?~

~oh my word~

i was expecting a lovely few days of very little, i had cleared the washing pile, vacuumed and washed the floors, presents sat under the tree and Aristophanes 'Lysistrata' had been consigned to the bookshelf for a few days and a nice glass of ginger wine was calling me...

cody had had a couple of restless nights, was bringing up foam (honest blogger!) and not eating or drinking so we ended up at our vets on christmas morning, leaving £114 lighter (all the available money we had left~broke honest blogger!)and with a dog full of antibiotics and some hydration fluid for his water bowl...

the vet thought he had picked up a bug of some kind and expect things to get back to normal in a day or two...fair enough. that night and everyone since he has slept the nights through, been keen on his walks but eaten and drunk very little, so i am expecting to be back at the vets tomorrow.

boxing day morning found me calling an ambulance for swampy~i get out of bed to find him crouched over a chair with chest pains, bad chest pains...the ambulance was there in only a few minutes and left half an hour later with not only swampy but our neighbour/friend who was having problems breathing.
her son and myself followed by car, my mum came down to babysit cody and swampy was sent home 14 hours later. they had done all kinds of tests and could find nothing and he is much better now.
consensus is the pain of his rheumatoid arthritis is causing referred pain.

yesterday we had my family to visit and that was really nice~

however today i have spent on the sofa in a fitful worried state about cody. he is usually such a bouncy, happy dog so to have him just laying around with none of his usual sparkle is filling me with utter dread~i keep going over what the vet said and reminding myself that it could take a few days for the injections to kick in...but to be honest i want them to have kicked in immediately with none of this unhappy moping...even his favorite cup of tea is not enough to tempt him...


spirit said...

Oh no what an ordeal for you all.Whats happening I've read Leanne's blog and she too ended up at A and E on christms day.I hope that Swampy and Cody are on the mend( I have psoratic arthritis and have ended up in hospital a few times with similar chest pains coursed by the arthritis it was frightening)Hope you get a better start for the new year...bright blessings x

Pixiedust said...

Hi SD, what a rotton time of it you've had, I hope swampy is ok now. Poor Cody, It sounds like he and Woody have had the same bug. Campilla Bacta. not sure if thats spelt right, but it makes them really poorly. Woody had to spend a night in the animal hospital and took a long while to get over it. he was bringing up bile and foam both ends and was very dehydrated. we had to take some samples to the vets, but once it diagnosed he soon began to get better. Also plain Kaolin from the chemist helps to settle their tummies. Hope this helps and Cody is back to his normal springy self soon. ((((hugs))) Pixie xxxx

Rowan said...

I'm so glad that Swampy is OK but what an awful way to spend the holiday. Poor Cody, let's hope he is just taking a while to respond to the antibiotics and will soon be back to his normal self. One way and another you haven't had quite the Christmas that you envisaged have you? I shall include him in my morning ritual tomorrow. (((Hugs)))

Mel said...

oh dear, what an ordeal.

Thankfully Swampy is okay...hoping that Cody is on the mend also.

~much love and healing goodness coming your way~


Tea with Willow said...

Oh poor you - what a frightening time you've had. Glad to hear Swampy is ok - thank goodness the ambulance got there quickly.

I do hope you see some improvement in Cody soon - stick with it, and call the vet for more advice if you're worried. It's so very hard when pets are sick, isn't it - you just wish they could tell you how they feel!

It seems to have been such a strange Christmas this year - illness, accidents, sadness for so many here in Blogland.

Sending good energies your way for a speedy recovery for Swampy & Cody.

Willow xxx

Leanne said...

please give a hug to both swampy and cody, and lots of get well wishes. As Spirit said, i was in hospital over xmas too, it seems the gremlins were out in force to throw spanners in the works this year! lets hope 2010 is a lot more calmer and peaceful!

leanne x

JuliaB said...

Hope you all feel better soon!


All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France