Supervisor Jackie and I are back sewing today! But before we do, we thought we would give you an update on what’s going on at IMOMM. Firstly, it’s been an overwhelming year so for us personally, as you all know Miss Jackie was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, not one but 2 types. Thyroid Carcinoma and a Mast Cell Tumor, combined with heart issues, you can imagine how distraught we were. We certainly did not expect to be fighting Cancer again so soon. We learned a great deal from Maggie and her cancer, so with Jackie we changed many things such as diet and medical care, opting for a more holistic approach. Yet, Cancer does not care, and here we go again, but this time we are going to beat it. The key, no matter how upsetting it is, you have to pull yourself together and move forward. Jackie had no idea anything was wrong, except wondering why she was going to the vet so many times. But this crazy little girl loves going to the vet, because she just loves attention, the surgery not so much, but she was a trooper and handled it well and still continues to do so. You really would not know she has issues, she’s the crazy Jack that she always has been, fully of energy and spunk, but she certainly has gotten more attached to us, wants tons of cuddles, and has become very demanding. She’s a little bugger, but we love her so much. It’s been 7 ½ months now since surgery, the worry is always there, but never in front of her, we have a check-up next week and are hoping for good news. Animal lovers will understand the emotions of it all, because they are family.
Jackie is a priority, giving her as much attention as I can, while keeping up with the workload at my job. And even though I had to adjust my priorities and could not spend as much time on IMOMM as I would have liked, we hope you understand. We did as much fundraising as we could, and were able to provide medical assistance to Theodore, Bruiser, Dudley, Tigger, BB King, & Diesel this year. This work will always be a part of me.
This year’s Anniversary Quilt, Sweet Kisses, was my favourite, but then they all have been. But it was even more special this year, it was named for our Jackie. We raised $420, and was won by Leah Somogyi, we haven’t been able to present the quilt to her yet because of her work commitments, but we are hoping to do so soon. There is a heartwarming story behind it all.
Facebook has been mucking about with our Page, and if you haven’t noticed, you can’t LIKE our page any longer, just to follow. Numerous requests to find out why have been unanswered. There are no violations on the page neither. Very frustrating and discouraging. We rely on Facebook and word of mouth to share the work we do. We know we have been super behind on our posts, but will be doing the best we can to catch up on our furry friends and their blankets.
We picked up some new fabric a few months back, and will be taking Xmas orders for blankets and crate pads until November 30th.
Next year we will be once again be at the Pet Lover Show in February, and plan on being at the BC Regional Agility Championships in June.
We are managing to get through the year, on behalf of IMOMM, Jackie and I are so grateful for the help we have received from my Mum, Sharon, Tammy of Sugar Town Quilting, Elizabeth, and my husband for picking up the slack at home, thank goodness he can cook.
Well that’s it for now! Thank you all for your kindness and your patience!