December was pet trauma month.
It began with Henry getting sick on the 15th.
We had to put our beloved cat D-con to sleep on the 19th.
It all coincided with a new chicken jerky treat they both ate.
Henry continued to get worse, in and out of the vet, until it was determined emergency surgery was necessary.
We can not be certain that the chicken jerky treats caused both D-con and Henry's sudden illness, but I have since learned that these treats, especially those made in China, have been reported as the cause of numerous illnesses and deaths in pets, so I thought I would pass along a caution to anyone out there who might have furry family members.
new paintings to follow soon ....
and finally the good news that "Clay"
won "Best of Show" this past Friday night, at The Highland Park Art Center's annual competition. The show will be up for the month of January. I am overjoyed to have received such an honor and a great start to 2012!
Thank you all for such a wonderful 2011, and a belated happy holidays and happy new year!