Sometimes a little sunshine is just what an ailing wee one needs.

It helps to have a friend nearby, if they’re able to sit quietly…

or pet softly.

One might even have the energy for a bit of a spruce-up.

Oh my, perhaps that endeavor was just a bit too ambitious.

Soft pillows and shady porches are always welcome.

So is a bit of a snack,

but best of all is a warm blanket, a trusted friend,

and a long nap.



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18 Responses to Convalescence

  1. 1
    Ginger says:

    Oh so cute! If we ever get a van and gas and oh a van and gas and the special needed money, I am commin to visit!

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    nancy says:

    How wonderful, Anne is beginning to thrive, I take it. She looks pretty good. And so does Basil! He just needs his tops pinched out and a bit of sunshine.

  3. 3
    Diane says:

    ginger… oh, we'd so love to have you all come! I'm almost tempted to come pick you all up:) oh, btw, our church is having a korean choir do a concert tonight, with a pot luck dinner beforehand. come if you can, ok?

    mam… ok, proof once again that i am an utter dunce! i knew i was doing something wrong with basil, he's been getting so long and spindly. probably because i was taking leaves from the bottom, now i see i should have taken them from the top, which i'll do right away. i'm making a tomato-basil salad for the potluck so they'll be put to good use;)

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    Ashley Dumas says:

    I am so glad that your little 'convelesent' is on the mend. What sweet arms she has to lie in : ) By the way I love the name Millen. Where did you find it? Does it have a certain meaning/nationality? If this is too nosy a question just let me know. : )



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    Hil and Bob says:

    Awww! You are so talented in how you let the pictures tell the story. I don't think you ever give yourself credit for that. Lots of love, hil

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    Diane says:

    ash… the name miilen means "precious" in ethiopian and there is such a sweet story that goes with it… here's a link to a post i did on iy if you wanna check it out[url][/url]
    oh, and thanks for asking:)

    aww hil… you say the sweetest things((hugs))

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    Diane says:

    oops,, sorry ash… my attempt at doing a link didn't work! well you can try cutting and pasting… the title of the post is "my precious" and it's from jan 2, 2008. i hope you enjoy it:)

  8. 8
    Ganeida says:

    WikiAnswers – What is a cc in relation to a millimeter measurement? Medication and Drugs question: What is a cc in relation to a millimeter measurement?

    1 cc = 1 mL.

  9. 9
    Diane says:

    thanks ganeida:)

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    Ashley Dumas says:

    Thanks for the link to the post "My Precious"! She certainly is. This name is so sweet and gentle. One more little question: Do you pronounce Millen with a stress on the first or second syllable? One little tip on the kitty which you probably have already heard : ) You can give her 'wet tongue' baths with a wet (but wrung out) warm wash cloth. This helps to stimulate their digestion and general development in the same way that the mother would stimulate her. It help to overcome mysterious 'failure to thrive' symptoms in very young or abandoned baby animals. I raised 3 tiny foxes when I was 12 years old and the little 'baths' really helped them.
    p.s. You must rub them with their fur not against it and be careful to rub their tummies as well!



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    Bethany Hudson says:

    Anne is such a cutie! And I love that name for a cat.

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    Diane says:

    ash… millen is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, and the "i" has the long "e" sound. if you speak french or are at all familiar with the language, millen sounds very much as a french word "millenne" would sound… does that make sense?

    and thanks *very* much for the tip on the "washing." i hadn't heard about anything like that, and was wondering how to replace that type of stimulation she would normally be getting:)

    bethany… thanks! and it looks like you have quite the little cutie with you in your picture there as well;)

  13. 13
    Amy says:

    How much cuteness can one page hold?! Too precious! :o )

  14. 14
    Diane says:

    thanks mrs a.b.:)

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    Ashley Dumas says:

    How lovely! Thanks for the wonderful description of my new favorite girls's name (besides Sienna and Marina of course : ) Ash

  16. 16
    Diane says:

    ash… oh, yes! of course;)

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    wendybirde says:

    This post was just adorable! I've linked to it in my library (under: Lessons from a cat)…

    Peaceful week to you : ) Wendy

  18. 18
    Diane says:

    wendy… oh my, thanks so very much for the compliment:)

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