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

~my boy is home~

we were able to collect cody from the vets yesterday and it feels so good to have him here.
he is doing everything he should~eating chicken and rice, little and often, drinking, pooping etc but is in a lot of discomfort from his stitches, although he has a pain-killer patch on his side. so we didn't get too much sleep last night.

the vet was lovely and explained everything to us (even providing the offending conker in a little pot!)...the bill however was not, on top of the £114 we paid on christmas day we had a further £678 to pay...help!!!
luckily we were able to pay £300 and they are letting us pay the rest in a few chunks...no we have no pet insurance although you can be sure will will from now!

does anyone have that kind of cash hanging around at this time of year?

please don't answer if you are a millionaire!

the important thing he is home!


Tea with Willow said...

So glad you have him home and he's doing all the things he should be!! Big (((hugs))) to Cody and to you!

Yes, the bills certainly add up, don't they - especially when surgery is involved. When my cat Tom had to have his leg amputated, the bill came to over £600 & luckily we did have insurance for him. Alternatively, my friend tackles this another way and puts £20 a month in a separate account, which she uses for vet bills etc. it has come in handy a number of times - and at least it earns a bit of interest!

Wishing you and Cody a peaceful night.

Willow xx

Rowan said...

So glad Cody is home again!

spirit said...

I'm so pleased that Cody is back home recovering.Ouch that is alot of money to find,but I know you cant put a price on our beloved pets.It scares me that I too may one day have to find money, I haven't got, for treatment for my treasured cat Kryten,so I will be looking at pet insurance now. xx

Mel said...

Oh, lovely....so glad he's home and well (as can be expected)...

Working 'in the biz' I've done the back-and-forth over pet insurance a million times. The companies want the vet hospital staff to push it but I've never felt comfortable...only because I've an intense dislike of insurance companies in general and have seen the frustrations of our clients who HAVE insurance and try to make claims...

Best advice is to REALLY read the fine print and be aware that they'll go six ways to next Thursday to link any future problems Cody has back to this incident and deem it 'pre-existing'....

I can certainly relate to the pain of big vet bills though...:(


miss*R said...

wow, alot of money.. but what do you do? good to hear your loved Cody is getting better and is ok xo

I have just read back on your last few posts.. what a time you have been through!! a conker of all things.. my friends dog ate the middle of a cob of corn and the same thing happened..

have a fantastic 2010 though, full of all the things that you love to do xo

Leanne said...

what a great photo! I am so glad he;s home with you both, what a worrying episode, you can relax now, wrap him in love and get him really well again

eek, to the bill though, but they are fsamily, whast choice do you have?

Leanne x

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