Sunday, August 7, 2011

In Junior's Honor

Here's a simple before and after for  Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.  My offering is not nearly as exciting as this week's featured screened in deck (it's lovely!), but it is something that will perk up our bedroom wall.

This post is in honor of our dog Junior, who is just not having a good month.  Right now the vet's best guess is that he has a pinched nerve in his back. And while his x-rays didn't show anything to explain his pain, they did reveal a fracture in his hip.  So, our boy is on strict crate rest for a month. That's right, 30 days. We're on day 2. I don't know how any of us are going to make it. How do you keep an active pup in a cage for a full month?!

As an aside, August is earning a bad reputation around our house.  August 2009: Our cat, Owen, was in the hospital and then passed away. August 2010: Junior's first brush with emergency medicine - he was recovering from water intoxication after a beach outing.  And how this.  Serenity now! Serenity now!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I found this plaque and liked the quote and sepia coloring:

And here it is after my alteration:

Notice the difference? I printed Junior's picture in a sepia tone, to match the coloring of the plaque. I chose a close up and cropped an 8x10 print to fit.

Just a quick, inexpensive way to personalize a piece of artwork. 

Here's hoping our Junior will heal and get back to being the active guy he wants to be!


  1. Cute idea and best wishes to Junior for a speedy recovery.

  2. Cute sign! I'm sorry your dog isn't well, and I really feel for you having to keep your dog inactive! That will be very, very hard, I'm sure.

  3. Love junior on the sign! I agree with the saying too...they heal our hearts!

    Junior needs some books on tape to listen to in his crate! :):)

    Oliver Wendell has had trouble too...just had a root canal and very expensive crown.... Ouch on the wallet! Oh well....

    We hope you will consider being a part of the Miracle Makeover blog week starting Friday... helps kids with cancer. Creativity can change things... for more on it stop by...

    Kelee @ Met Monday will feature it next week!