This week has been a whirlwind of catching up with orders for hand painted gifts that came in while I was away. I've had no spare time at all to do any art licensing work, but I'm hoping to remedy that this week.
We've been back to the vet this week with Guide Dog puppy Quentin - this time with an injury. Somehow the metal part of his lead got caught on his upper eyelid while we were out walking. I've no idea how it happened but I could tell it was painful from all the the yelping.
He was checked out for injury to his actual eye, which is OK, and damage to his eyelid wasn't too bad. He was prescribed eye drops to help prevent infection, but getting them in has been a matter of pot luck - as soon as he sees (or smells) the drops, he starts jumping about like a mad thing!
He's back to see the vet next week to have his "bits" chopped off - I can't help feeling sorry for him! I'm told it sometimes calms their behaviour and sometimes makes no difference whatsoever. I'm guessing it will be the latter in Quentin's case but a bit of calming would be great!
The other thing that it might help with is reducing scent marking. Guide Dogs are supposed to have "clean" walks, which I'm told is one of the hardest things to get them to do before they go in for formal training. We aren't anywhere near clean walks yet, although he seems to be beginning to realise some places are more acceptable than others.
I'm going to hand over to you now for Handmade Monday...