Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inkspirations & Terrapins & Cats!

The challenge at Inkspirations this week is a colour challenge.  I've had extra work shifts this week so haven't had much time in the Craft Cave but managed to whip this up this afternoon.  I've had this Hero Arts stamp for a while but this is the first time I've inked it up.  I love those birdies and I have a few other ideas for them that I'll hopefully get to sooner rather than later!

A few interesting moments at work today.  We have a specialist from Boston who comes down a few times a year to do big orthopaedic surgeries.  (His name is Dr. Nick Trout and if you like animals and you like books then you should check out his book "Tell Me Where It Hurts").  Anyway a lady happened to turn up with a terrapin that had been run over by a car and the bottom half of his shell was split in half.  Since Dr. Trout was here he agreed to repair it.  The vet from the local aquarium and zoo came by to help get the little guy under anaethetic and then Dr. Trout, using pliers, heavy gage wire and Krazy Glue, patched him up!  Apparently it was his first terrapin surgery and despite taking ages to wake up the little guy came through just fine.

I also met a cat named Morris and thought I'd share a picture of him - all 22lbs of him!  There's a lot of Morris to love.  Amanda, the nurse in the picture with him, is barely a hundred pounds and she looks lost behind him!  LOL!  Never a dull moment at Endsmeet Animal Hospital!

11 comments:

Karen B. said...

I think I should invest in some krazy glue! Your card (and that cat) is amazing. I love the cut circles on the bottom.

Janelle said...

Great card, Jen. Love those birds standing on top of each other -- and atop the colorful hill. Great stories from your work day, too. Can't imagine doing surgery on a turtle shell. And that cat... very much like Morris the Cat in the old cat food commercials (from the 70s? 80s? 90s? can't remember... time flies when you're having fun, I guess...).

kasia c. said...

Fabulous card Jen! I love those birdies and those awesome layered circles. I need to pull that one out!

Thanks for the book suggestion, I will have to look for it. I admire you, I volunteered at a vet clinic in University beacause I thought i wanted to be a vet. Then i realized my heart couldn't take it. It definately takes a special person to work in a place like that.
So i chose to work with sick people instead! Ha! Go figure! (It's a bit easier!)

Lynn said...

I love the sweet little birdies stacked up on top of one another...and Morris is too much!

Brandi said...

LOL! The photo of that cat makes me laugh! Cute card, love the stacked birds. Seems like you have a fun job!

H2 :) said...

Awesome card Jen! Love those sweet stacked birdies & the repetition of the layered colours in the hill & bling. Too cute!
Oh my, Morris is a big boy! :)

lostinpaper said...

Your card is brilliant!! Can't wait to see your other plans for these stamps, I adore them (may have to purchase them myself)! I also adore Morris being a 'cat lover' myself how could I resist!

~amy~ said...

I adore your card...sooooo fun...and morris...good grief, he's darling...haha...darling doesn't seem to be quite the word but you know what I mean:)

Jenny said...

I haven't seen these birdie stamps...they're great, love how you've stacked them up.
I never heard of or seen terrapin surgery at work...it's amazing what can be done:)
Wow what a monster cat...hope he is an amiable fella :)
Jenny x

Renée said...

that is one humongous cat ... wow!

Love your card! The birds are adorable! thanks for playing with Inkspirations :)

paperella said...

Love the card, it's super cute! And that doctor, well, he must be amazing! At least as amazing as that teeny tiny cat, lol!