Thank you to everyone who sent get well wishes for Archie. I wrote about how we were ending 2017 and starting the new year with a poorly doggy in my Here's to 2018 post. Archie was a very poorly doggy indeed, he was out of sorts for a full week, but his cheeky, mischievous nature soon returned and I'm pleased to say that he's now back to normal. He's had a check up at the vet's and been given a clean bill of health where this latest illness is concerned. Unfortunately, his heart murmur has got worse, though thankfully he isn't yet showing any sign of heart failure, so it's been decided to start him on some medication which could, hopefully, delay the onset of heart failure by up to fifteen months. It's so sad that Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to heart problems.
I wanted to show you a beautiful gift that Archie received for Christmas. You may remember reading my #stitchingsanta Reveal 2017 post where I showed all the lovely gifts I received from my swap partner, Lynn, who blogs at Tialys, well, when she realised that I have a pooch she offered to pop one of the lovely collars she makes in the post for him. I was asked which colour I'd prefer and I went for blue as Archie is often mistaken for a girl dog, which does nothing for his self esteem. I thought a blue collar might make him look a little more macho.
I'm absolutely delighted with this collar. It's got a sturdy clasp and a D ring to hang his ID tag from, and it's adjustable too for a perfect fit. It's so well made and very smart too, it makes Archie look like a very handsome boy indeed.
Lynn has an Etsy shop, ouafouaf, or woofwoof in English, where she sells these beautiful collars and a percentage of all profits she makes goes to Twilight, a retirement home for dogs. It's run by a couple who take elderly or disabled dogs who are lost, abandoned or bereaved of their owners, into their own home to live out the rest of their lives with love and comfort.
I know that lots of my readers have dogs, I'd love it if you'd take a look at Lynn's Etsy shop, I'm sure there's a collar there that your furry friend would love to be seen in, and even if you don't have a dog, one of Lynn's collars would make a fabulous gift for the furry companion of a family member or friend. Lynn's very kindly offering a discount on any purchases, if you enter the code JOSFRIEND in the coupon code section at checkout, you will automatically receive a 20% discount.
Thank you, Lynn, for the thoughtful gift. Archie loves his collar and is only too happy to recommend your shop to others.