Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

I wasn't going to do an update this week but I had a phone call from my oncologist a couple of days ago. He said that the neurology team who looked after me in the hospital have had a very in depth look at my brain scan. They are convinced it is not a tumour, cancerous or otherwise. They think it is an abnormality of a blood vessel. It may have caused the TIAs or been caused by them but at the moment they don't know. Instead of having another MRI 3 weeks after the last one they now want to do it after 2 months so they can monitor what is happening if anything.
It is very good news to know that it is not a further spread of the cancer and Ivor and I are very relieved.

The Path.
Dad has cut a path around the edge of our smallest field with his strimmer. He doesn't do it in all the fields, but the grass never dries very well around the edges here when he cuts it to make hay. It makes it easier for us to walk around as well.

We have the choice of sitting in the long or the short grass.

It makes it easier to catch the mousies in the hedge too.

And after a mousie, it's always nice to finish your meal with a bit of long grass.

The random photo this week has been chosen by Meezers Mews and Terrieristical Woofs.
They asked for July 25th and this is  from 2006.

When it was hot Eric used to like to lie out in the bath. You can see his muddy footprints around the edge! The pieces of towel stuffed down between the handles were because they would both race around the edge of the bath and we worried they could slip and get a leg caught or worse broken.

I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.

For Eric's photo I started with Floating at 40% then added Sadness at 20%.

For this photo I started with Smoke at 55% and added Landscape at 40%.
Now I have done them they both look a bit dark but will have to do.

preview108pieceCaturday Art Eric 10.07.21
preview108pieceCaturday Art Flynn 10.07.21
I am also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.


  1. That is great news from the oncologist!

  2. This is terrific news! We hope that your next MRI will not show anything amiss.

    We love the artwork. Not sure if a mouse followed by a grass chaser would actually have stayed down, though. Haha.

  3. First, that's terrific news and we're all doing a happy dance. Second, we love those mighty hunters!

  4. I LOVE great news like that! It sure must have been a huge load off your and Ivor's minds.

    (I had good labwork regarding my cancer marker, went down, even from last year's. Hooray for both of us!)

    Thanks for that random picture...July 25, 2006...oh my! Just before that is when I got the notice of having stage 3b cancer...and on that selfsame day hubby and I spent part of our 19th anniversary in the doctor's office, discussing options. Soon we'll be celebrating 34 years! I often say I am a living miracle!)

  5. oh we are so glad that no bad news came to you... and we hope in 2 month the news will be super good too. eric, that is very brave... none of us would come close to da bathtub LOL

  6. Great news and must be a welcome relief for you my very best wishes to you :-)๐Ÿ‘

    Well they certainly knew the best area to catch those pesky mousies heheh!

    Fab artwork too

    Have a relaxingtastic weekend ๐Ÿ‘

  7. What a great flashback! I love seeing the boys in the grass. And what great news for you too!

  8. Fun post and artwork but the BEST is your good news!! We're sure you are relieved!!

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

    ps - thanks for the puzzles

  9. Jackie my friend,
    Bryan and I rejoice with you and Ivor over this news.
    Thank goodness no worries about an MRI in the immediate future. As always E&F make me they say team work makes for dream work
    Hugs Cecilia

  10. I always enjoy your flashbacks, but today I'm thankful for the great news. You put a huge smile on my face. I know you and Ivor are doing the Happy Dance. Excellent.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  11. doodz...we iz furst up buzzed happee for yur mum ...and dad two !!!!!! YAY AND HOORAY !!!!! :) :) :) ♥♥♥

    9: we N joyed two dayz stroll thru de grazz; it waz nice dad cutted ya a trailz like that sew ya hada choize....pluz it doez look my tee tastee :) ♥♥♥

  12. So glad to hear the good report on the MRI. Love the pictures/puzzles of the boys this week. Thank you for doing all you're doing.

  13. That is great news! Thank you for sharing the update. And I love the flashback grass photos of the boys.

  14. Nice to hear good news! Looks like the cats had fun out in the grass.

  15. That is such great news!!!
    Oh those great memories and photos!

  16. Wonderful happy news! May it continue! Love the bathtub photo! My old cat Larry would do that also! Take care!

  17. So glad to hear the good news! Sending prayers and love your way! :) <3

  18. In Lucy's memoryJuly 9, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Such an uplifting "happy dance" update! Power of prayers at work yet again. And how thoughtful of Dad to cut a path for the boys. Yes, even for humans, much easier not having to wade through tall grasses. Your artwork is as always creative and enjoyed. Thanks for sharing - Jean

  19. I love that they had a path to use of they wanted to. And that they had a choice of place to lie and enjoy their meal.

  20. That sounds like wonderful news!!! Darling photos of your precious boys.

  21. Good news...yay!
    Your angel boys had such a wonderful area to play in.
    Off to puzzle...thanks!

  22. That is wonderful news. Great flashback. I love the photo of Eric in the tub. Thank you for the puzzles. I will get to them this weekend. XO

  23. Glad for the good news and the sweet pictures of your angel boys .

  24. What good news. The body gets up to strange things, and many of them can be scary. But this will no doubt be a good weekend for the two of you.

    And the boys on the farm... What adventures they could get up to. Eric in the tub reminds me of all the improvsisations pet-people devise to make their homes safe for their furry family members.

  25. What a fun Path Dad cut for you and we know there were tons of mousies to catch and nom on. Great seeing you in the tub Eric you look really happy. Thanks for sharing friends and we are all just purring with that news Jackie. We know Ivor is smiling like a kid again

  26. The path looks like a great idea.

    Thanks for sharing your great news, i do hope whatever it is gives you no more trouble.

  27. Such great news! I wish TW had news that good. She's gonna get something called "palliative care." Nicky used to lay in the tub when it was very hot cos they didn't have ac. Great art and thanks for the puzzles. Which one shall I do?

  28. Oh, Jackie and Ivor, that is wonderful. We hope and purray that it will continue this positive way and every day a little better๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
    We had to MOL because of the bath. We can imagine the race around the bath of the two Angels...MOL..Granny would hold her heart too๐Ÿ˜ธThat float and sadness is such a great combination, we love that effect it's purrfect! Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend and wonderful week ahead๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

  29. Me and dad are relieved for you and Ivor too, dear Jackie. Let's hope it's good news all 'round. This week's sweet Angel Boys' art is so tranquil.

  30. EXCELLENT news about the MRI...I know that's a HUGE relief for you (and for us who care!). Love the flashbacks as always - all that beautiful hay with abundant hunting - fun!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  31. So happy to hear your good news. Many virtual hugs to you.

    Love the pics and your Caturday art.

    Take care.

  32. That's great news! Love the flashbacks and art as always.

  33. Jackie! This is such wonderful news, and we are grateful you shared it with all of us. :)

    We love your memories and artwork this week.

    Big hugs, and much joy!

  34. Happy ta read the good news!

    Nice that the boys had a path. Seeing around is safer.

    Smiled at the pawprints on the bath. We tend ta leave ours on the car. TBT leaves them as advertisements of his interest in cats when he parks at stores.

  35. We are all so happy to read your good news!
    The flashbacks are lovely - and the art, as well.

  36. We are breathing a sigh of relief for you. We loved seeing the boys today.

  37. I am soooo happy you posted this update!!!! That is the most pawesome news!! Hopefully you will not even need that awful MRI again!!!

  38. I never noticed the single white stripey down the back before..funny what you notice when you're looking at two handsome dudes!
    Purrs of thanks for your good news from all of us, Bridget, me, Penny & housekeeper Julie xxxx

  39. Jackie, that is the best news we've had in weeks. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

  40. HURRAH!! HURRAH!!!
    Concatulations on a such a guud reepoet Miss Jackie! Wee so so reeleeved....trulee....
    An THE fotos of Flynn an Eric are lovelee. And purr usual yore artwerk iss lovelee two!
    ***purrss*** BellaDahrma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew


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