So, anypony think I should include animations in my commissions list as well? Is it worth it? I’ve had several requests that don’t respond when I reply to them, its driving me crazy. If you are interested, please tell me if you change your minds!!
Thanks to everypony else who reblogged, I appreciate it. <3 I’m almost at 10% of what I need so it’s working! Pony hugs to you all.
Anypony know how to export high quality animated gifs from Flash? Or a good swf-to-gif converter? I’d like to be able to include animations into my commissions. <3 Here’s a simple Picky animation as an example of what I’d do: http://www.swfcabin.com/open/1369173180
It probably seemed kinda dickish that I came back and then vanished again. I just chose a wrong time to return, hah. I did have a story arc planned out for Picky and stuff but that’ll have to be put on hold for now.
Real life issues are getting in the way again, and it’s wonderful money problems. Basically I can’t pay my rent so in a couple of months I’ll be in deep pony droppings. I’m thinking about opening commissions to try and help, but would anyone actually pay for anything? Not sure.
I thought you’d all like to know how she’s doing. <3
She was taken to the vets again today to have her blood and urine tested, among other things. We had to leave her there for eight hours, I was afraid she’d think we abandoned her!
According to the vet she was very well behaved, even when he had to stick his finger up her rear to check for anything. Poor girl! She was very excited to see us again once we picked her up, and I was pleased to see her so lively after such nasty experiences with needle poking and finger probing.
Now the results. Unfortunately they’re not clear at the moment, Misty’s blood sample had to be sent off for further testing, and we should find out the full diagnosis in a week. But from what we’ve heard so far, the vets have managed to rule out a few problems and possibilities, so the news isn’t as bad as it could’ve been, at least as far as we know. <3
We’ve been told to change her diet in the meantime, get her wormed and mix in some medicine in her food. Although some nasty possibilities were dropped, like a kidney disease or anything, there is still a possibility she could be very ill. The vet said one of the worst cases we could be looking at is cancer, but told us not to worry until they get the proper results back.
Now then, to talk about all of you, because trust me I have quite a bit to say.
I must say.. I am stunned. Totally stunned. The kindness and generousity from everyone has rendered me speechless. From the thoughtful reblogs to let others know, to the kind messages of encouragement and sympathy in my inbox, to the wonderful requests of commissions from me, to the incredibly selfless and generous donations.. I could have never predicted such a reaction. In the space of a day we already have a third of the amount for Misty’s check-up!
I couldn’t have asked for any greater, this is an amazing result and I can’t thank you all enough. I am so lucky to have such awesome followers. <3
I’ll resume Picky’s updates and let you all know Misty’s full diagnosis once we receive it.
That video was recorded around two years ago. She was a loveable, lively cat who loved to talk and loved to play. My family adopted her from the RSPCA, she was already sixteen years old at the time. If we hadn’t have taken her it would’ve been likely she’d have been put down.
We never regretted taking her in. She was, and still is, full of character. I believe her last family must of had dogs, she acts so much like a puppy sometimes! It’s like having a noisy little sister around the house, who can also become a stroppy teen when she doesn’t get her way. But we love her to pieces, and I couldn’t help but love her more and more throughout the years. We’ve had her for three years now, and she’s nineteen and a half. A ripe old age for a cat, and would you believe it, she’s still bouncing around the garden and calling to us to come out and play.
But that doesn’t mean her age hasn’t taken it’s toll on her.
In the last month or two Misty had been showing signs of illness. For one, her once noisy, almost ear-splitting miaow has now died down to the smallest of squeaks. This didn’t bother us too much, since she is quite old and she could just be worn out from ordering us around so much.
But then her weight began to drop off rapidly. We began to be able to feel her bones whenever we stroked her, and sometimes she would back off when we reached down to pick her up. This was worrying, we weren’t sure whether we were hurting her or not. And then (I beg your pardon ladies and gentlemen) her excretions began to show signs of possible disease or inflammations in her body. After so many bad signs it was clear we needed to take her to the vet’s, and that’s what we’ve just done today.
I was hoping so much it was just signs of age. I knew deep down that there was something wrong with her, but I still clung onto hope. Unfortunately, after a check-up, the news was pretty grim.
The vet listed a whole range of illnesses she could have, including possible heart disease from her unusually fast heart rate. It was quite a shock hearing so many things that could be wrong with her, especially as she is such a livewire at home. Misty was very well behaved during the check up, so calm, give or take a few tiny miaows of worry. It was frightening looking at her bright eyes and knowing that she could be terribly ill. Of course, me and my mum were willing to have further tests taken to determine exactly what was wrong, and then we were in for another shock.
The vet informed us, that if Misty had as many illnesses and disease as he suspected she might have, it could cost us thousands to get her treated. This made both of us go pale.
Myself and my mum had recently moved a couple of months ago, in a break up with my dad. Because of this we now survive on my mum’s savings throughout the years, until she can get her pension. We have no money coming in right now, and spending thousands could put us in serious trouble.
Now this is where my horrible plea comes in. Now, don’t stop reading just yet, I am most DEFINITELY not asking ANYONE to help us with this much of a problem.
However, for the most important checkups to be done, which include blood samples, taking blood pressure, checking glands and the sort, the total added up to £300, which roughly translates to $465. This is still an obscene amount of money for us, but we are desperate to have Misty checked through. She is a member of the family, like a sister to me, and has brightened up out lives and kept us smiling with her friendly purrs and her ridiculously funny games.
I would love to raise just a small amount of money to help her, and to stop my mum from worrying and weeping over our troubles. As such, I am letting you all know that my commissions are open, and I will be accepting as many as I can to help raise at least a little towards our goal of £300 to help diagnose Misty.
I am aware my art isn’t very good, and there are hundreds of artists out there who could draw much better for the same price, but just incase there are any people out there who’re willing, the link to my commissions blog is HERE. Of course I would happily accept donations too, no matter what amount, though I don’t expect them. Any contribution at all would mean so much.
Thank you for reading, and I hope the future will be brighter then I think it is.