I have some very dear friends that are going through a very difficult time right now. Their Irish Wolfhound Chelsea (see pic in my archives) was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and they had to put her to sleep today. Also, their mother-in-law lives with them and has been in ailing health for the past couple weeks. She has been to the ER twice in the past week and is back tonight and will most likely be admitted. On top of all of that, both are artists and the man restores pre-Colombian artifacts but must negotiate upcoming hand surgery which will have a significant recovery time and could affect their livelihood temporarily.
*Big Sigh* When it Rains it Pours.
"Winter Rains" by Kecky on Etsy (click pic for shop)