Mommy's little imp hiding in my storage area
Note that his left hand thumb is black!
Randy limps but is getting steadily better. I imagine that I would be healing much more slowly than he is. Cats are so much more resilient than humans. Immediately following his injury, he seemed to have lost a bit of his confidence and acceptance of living as an indoor cat. He seemed a bit more ill at ease like when he had only been inside a week. He paced around the house despite his injury and meowed at night. He also started scaring me half to death with repeated attempts to get in the window. The night after getting home from the vet, he jumped up on a pedestal sink. I can't imagine doing something like that after having a dislocated hip re-seated!
I'm glad to report that he has calmed down considerably and is no longer jumping into windows or onto sinks. His limp lessens with each passing day and doesn't seem to slow him down as he runs all over the house. His nighttime zoomies are a hoot to watch! What I have learned through all of this is that Randy may never be like other cats. He likes to be close to us, sleep on a hoodie that I've worn, and eat from my hand but he is still not showing any signs of wanting to be petted or held. He does let me pet his front paws and he really enjoys swatting or nibbling my toes when I wear toe socks so, the kitten behavior is definitely back! =^..^=
I'd like to give a big thank you to all the ladies who made bulk buy headpin purchases. Everyone's headpins are finished and the reserved listings have been purchased. It took me longer than expected to get all the headpins made because I was lucky enough to have lots of regular Etsy orders come in at the same time. I've made over 1000 headpins in the last two weeks in addition to several other custom orders. I'm grateful for the business but admittedly a bit tired!
I made lots of new earrings which were going to make their debut at the February Piety Street Market which I couldn't attend due to Randy's injury. It's going to take a bit of time to get all those earrings listed on Etsy. If you see a pair of earrings that you're interested in, please send me an Etsy convo and I'll set up a reserved listing for you. By saving me the time that it would take to photograph, edit those photos, and write full listings for these new pairs of earrings, I'll ship your earrings for free to US destinations and $2.50 off of shipping to all other destinations (an equivalent savings). Purchases of two or more pairs of earrings will get you another $5 discount.
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I'm also pretty proud of the earring display stand that my husband made for me. The photos of the new earrings feature my new display. It's a beefed up version of others that are currently available on the internet. We wanted one that could stand up to the rigors of years of set-ups and breakdowns, as well as, big gusts of wind. A lot of the others that I found while I was searching for one that was ready made were made from much thinner wood and even plywood. He made my stand from solid Louisiana cypress and I stained it the color of red oak so that it would match my other red oak display items. The rods are brass which I plated with copper and treated with liver of sulphur. The yellow brass was too garish against the mellow red oak color.