So Glad to be back

Sorry for the long absence, but again life got in the way.   Doesn't it always?  I wish I could say I've been away on an extended vacation, full of tropical sun and blissful romance.  Not the case, unfortunately!  Seems we've had to take Watson to the vet twice in the last two weeks, seems Watson likes to put any little thing in his mouth to chew and eat, including, rocks,dandelions,twigs, not to mention an occasional doggy turd, ewwwwwwwwww!  Since he wasn't pottying as usual, fear that he may have a case of bowel obstruction from all the absurd oddities in his path.  The vet took some x-rays and checked a stool sample.  Happily the x-rays looked okay but his stool sample showed signs of too much bacteria, so pro-biotics was dispensed along with two other prescriptions to take.  So in all I've learned I have a dog who thinks he's a vacuum cleaner and veterinarians aren't cheap!  The last two weeks have left me and my creativity at odds and unwilling to play well together, so I'm trying to get back in the groove and start posting again.

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Funky Texture Set contains nine various textures measuring 2400 X 1800 pixels each and worn vignette effects.  As always, hope they may be of some small use to you.

Download the zipped set here:

49 comments:

veronique said...

glad to see you back :-)

Heather T. said...

Oh, Jerry, how our precious little critters demand our loving attention :) Glad that all is well, other than the pocket - vet bills are money eaters for sure.

susanc said...

Welcome back! Hope Watson is feeling better and that he will stop putting stuff in his mouth that doesn't belong there!

Vero said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. Hope he's okay now.

Thanks for the new textures.

Lulutoo said...

Nice work, thanks! I hope your dog can learn to be more discretionary in what he decides to eat! I have to take my dog in for her annual exam soon, so I know it's no fun!

Trine Secher said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with your groove. These are up to your usual perfect standard. THANK YOU!

Romy said...

thank you for sharing!!

Lori said...

Thanks! Glad Watson is in good shape! =)

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, our dogs must be related! It seems he's always finding stuff he tries to scarf down when we're not looking! Glad Watson is doing better, and great to see you back!

karenkr said...

Thank you very much. I appreciate your generosity!

Debra Heschl's Photography said...

I am glad Watson is well!! We just lost our dog last month..she was 14 & it was her time to go..we just enjoy our other dog who is 9 & she loves to tear up things:) We are always watching was she is chewing up..I have heard to many horror stories!! Glad your back!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I've nicknamed our two dogs "Hoover" and "Dyson" for the same reason. Sorry about your pet (and the $$$!) and glad you're back.

Ann said...

Oh no, it sounds like you have your hands full with Watson. I hope he figures out what is what isn't good for a dog to eat. You're so right about veterinarians not being cheap.
Downloading the texture set now, thanks for sharing.

The Painting Queen said...

I know it must have been scary for you, but your description paints a very funny picture! Hopefully as your "toddler" Watson grows he will learn not to eat such crazy things. Good to see you back. We certainly know life comes before computers...even if we are addicted to the creative magic.

nanascrap said...

So very happy to hear Watson is doing better, and that you are back.

Digital Botanicals said...

Thank you for the texture set and so sorry to hear about Watson. He sounds like he's a pretty tough and spunky little dog though! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you (as always) and happy, healing thoughts to you and your dog.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [17 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Carola Bartz said...

Yes, vets are expensive, but that's what we do for our beloved critters... Glad you're back.

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

those textures look awesome Jerry!
My daughter has a Chihuahua that will eat anything too....geez crazy dogs!

Shuckclod said...

Thank you for some more textures. They make stuff to sprinkle on his food so he doesn't eat his poo. The other things I would spray with lemon water. They don't like the taste and it won't hurt him...

Nikki said...

Thanks for the lovely textures Jerry. Glad to hear that Watson is going to be ok.

Kristy Lee said...

Thanks so much for the textures. And thanks for being such a conscientious and loving pet owner. Watson has a great parent and I hope he is doing well soon!

Anonymous said...

Sadly some pets seem to attract a hefty price tag...I know all about that. But we love them so much that we will do without things ourselves to ensyre that they get the help they need.

Thanks for this great set of textures....hours more fun ahead as I try them out.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back!
And at least, Watson is ok even though going to the vet can cost a fortune...
Thanks a lot for the great textures!!!

Country Girl said...

Glad Watson is on the mend. I used to work for a couple who had their office attached to their home. We put out a monthly horse publication and I was the production manager. They had two dobermans who were also vacuums, eating things like dirty socks and underwear and then spending the day spewing out broccoli farts. I call them broccoli farts because those stink the worst, making my day ever so pleasant. The worst was when their female cat began peeing on our desks. Oh, joy and rapture. What memories ~

Thanks, as ever, for the cool textures. I see the webpage is down right now, so I'll try again later.

Have a great Sunday, Jerry.

Holly said...

I'm glad Watson is ok, that is scary.

A few suggestions for him. If you do not have a kong buy at least two. Fill them with alternating layers of kibble (dry food) and canned food, the *freeze* them. Apply as needed. Keep an eye on him while he has them the first time to make sure he isn't going to try to destroy them to get the food. Even a dedicated Kong Expert will take 20-30 minutes to empty one by licking.

A second suggestion is to teach him to bring you .everything. he finds. When he does, give him a kibble or two. It's a bit of a PITA once they catch on, because they will surf the room for things to get paid for, but it works to keep them from swallowing their finds.

Good luck! And I use your textures in nearly every photo I put up.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Apr. 17, 2011. Thanks again.

melliel said...

Your 4 legged "toddler" sounds like a handful right now! Hopefully it will get better. Thanks for the great textures!

Marsha said...

Thanks Jerry, glad you're back. Sorry you've had to deal with doggie issues.

Magnolia said...

Glad to see you back, Jerry. Hope things are going better for your and Watson. And thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

Gail said...

Thanks ... love the worn look! Glad I found your site.

Rita said...

Welcome back Jerry! I have a dog that also vacuums up everything. She is absolutely thrilled to find chicken poop out in the field and loves to clean out the kitty litter box in the garage... YUCK! I don't let her lick my face EVER.

Beautiful new textures! Rita

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity hopefully the universe will start paying you back soon in like kindness.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain Jerry. My dog is a money pit - I've spent a small fortune on vet bills. If your dog is in to eating everything, make sure he doesn't eat anything (ie. sugarless gum) that contains xylitol. Over Christmas, my dog ate almost a full pack of Trident sugarless gum. HUMONGOUS vet bill. This stuff can be really toxic to dogs.

A New England Life said...

I swear dogs will eat anything! I once had a Husky puppy who ate the twin track blades out of a razor. Yup, emergency surgery alright!

Glad your pup is okay : )

Sharon

weva said...

Thank you!!

isabelle ann said...

Welcome back--and thank you for the Funky Texture Set!

Looks like Watson and you are destined to have an interesting life together. Wishes for a a complete recovery for him. Maybe he'll outgrow the habit...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon, Watson!

Jessica
(and thanks for the textures!)

Just Me said...

As always thank you so much for the wonderful textures. You might want to buy pet insurcance for Watson. It cuts your vet bills practically in half!

Donna said...

Aaaww, I hope your pooch (and your wallet) get to feeling better soon! It's good to see you back!

Susan said...

Thank you so much! (I feel your pain with the vet bills....)

Mimi said...

This is definitely one of my favorites! Thank you!

Biene said...

Thank yuo so much for all your great work, this is very much appreciated!!!

Halie said...

Downloading the texture now. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

Hmmm, I think my four legged baby is related to yours. He likes "sucking" up things as well when he was a pup. Great thing he outgrew it. I hope your toddler gets all better soon.

Paréeerica said...

Sorry to hear thta Watson has had some problems, the poor little fellow, I guess that is the trouble with curious young pups, they will eat anything...like kids. I hope he is doing much better now.
Gorgeous texture set, thanks for sharing :)

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Magpie Magic said...

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