So Ollie had to go to the vet the other day. It seems that in moving we misplaced his flea and tick meds as well as his heartworm medication. The mosquitoes here are GINORMOUS and they never die so I’ve been fiddling my thumbs and trying to find these pills for ages. I finally decided to give it the heck up and take him in to the vet to get some new ones instead of risking his health and worrying myself sick over it.
Rob takes Lucy and JouJou in because we’re going to get everybody all straightened out with everything and I’m trying to make Ollie stop this death roll thing he has going on. I get that he was trying to get out of the leash but he didn’t get that it was just hacking me off. So I pick his big butt up and carry him into the vet where people laughed and thought it was great fun. Except for me. Dude is heavy.
So we get in there and this vet tech guy is like a crazy fast talker. He has this pill for this much but it doesn’t do this. This pill does do this but not that and it costs this much and has to be used in conjunction with this other name that costs this much and blah, blah, blah. So fast. So much info. Lots of medicine names which don’t mean a freaking thing to Rob or me. And then he decides it’s time to take Ollie’s temperature and kind of rushes him.
Now Ollie is a rescue. He’s got issues that we’re working with and he has been doing so much better. And we try to tell this guy, “hey, Ollie has some issues with men” but he’s just up on him and lifting that tail up and Ollie makes it quite clear he isn’t having it. We wind up having to muzzle Ollie and the guy tightens this thing up so much that I’m just looking at Rob with wide eyes and then he gets back after Ollie again and Ollie shows his displeasure in a way completely new to me… he empties is anal glands.
Oh. My. Ever-loving. Lawd. the smell that took over that room was awful. Dude gets back, look of disgust on his face because it got on him. Like really on him. Temperature taken, muzzle whipped off he’s over scrubbing his hands like crazy. It happened so fast. Like bang, boom, pow! Poor Ollie. At least he got some of the foul stuff on him. But then again I had to drive the 45 minutes home with the stinky boy in my back seat :)
So then I came home and made these. Go figure :)
For this project you will need:
- Foam core board
- Spray adhesive
- Free printable file
- Black paint & brush
- Black glitter
- Craft knife or Hot knife
Print your free file on regular old printer paper.
Use spray adhesive on the back side of the paper and stick to the foam core board. Trim around the shape to make your ornament!
Paint the edges and the back black.
Quick crafty service announcement <— the brush above is from Target in their craft section and these brushes are fabulous. I LOVE THEM. Back to the tutorial:
Glitter the edges of each ornament and run something through to make a hole in the top. I made an X with my craft knife and then jammed one of the prongs of my jewelry making pliers through. It wasn’t graceful but it worked.
Run string through the ornaments to hang them as you please! Boom!
They look so fun on my super bright green aluminum mini tree that I also snagged at Target. It’s a good thing I don’t work there or I’d be handing my paychecks right back to them, let me tell ya. Pow!
They actually have a shape that would work pretty dang well to just shove into the tree without string if your tree is kind of dense like this little guy here. Bang!
Ha! Fun stuff and fun ornaments and I’ll always remember what happened right before I made them. Christmas memories :)