October 1, 2014

Possibly the greatest DIY ever.

Lately, Piri has been feeling under the weather. Most of you know his recent diagnosis of kidney disease. We also recently found out that he has high blood pressure for which he started taking medication. Along with all this he has had an upset stomach. 

I have been taking newspaper outside with me so the clean up would be easier but then one time Yangkyu began making something with the newspaper - something I would later coin "the poop catcher." And it has evolved. First he began making it like how you would begin making a paper airplane. It had a pointy end and instead of folding to make the wings of an airplane, he would just let those sides be and instead use them as a handle. Then he began to round the edges, which made it look like a newspaper basket. The great thing about this upgraded version was that it had a single handle and you didn't need two hands to hold it. 

During the first few nights when Piri was asking to go out at 2, 3, 4 am, Yangkyu and I found ourselves plopped on the bed wondering how we were going to get through the day with the sporadic sleep we were getting. Before trying to go back to sleep for the third time, I commented how his "poop catcher" was the greatest DIY ever. A few silent seconds later he replied "now all we need is that helmet." It took me a split second to get what he was referring to and once I did I just burst out laughing. We so do need one of those helmets with the flashlight embedded on it because going outside in complete darkness, doing the duck walk to follow your dog around in the backyard to try and catch his poop with a flashlight app and plastic bags under your armpit isn't as easy as you think. That helmet would free up a much needed hand. 

I appreciated this little comic relief in what otherwise has been a stressful and frustrating time. Piri is doing a bit better but still isn't back on his regular diet. We're back at the vet's office on Saturday for some re-checks. Hopefully we'll get through these bumps in the road soon. Thanks so much for all your kind words for Piri! And thank you Cindy so so much for your care package! Hearts all around that one. <3

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  1. Haha :') what would the world be without paper?
    The homemade 'poopcathers' looking nice ha.
    You guys are the best! Getting out of bed in the
    middle of the night! I'm glad Piri is doing a bit
    better, we are all wishing him well for his full
    recovery! Xx

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    1. hehe this was so seriously handy! yay to paper!

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  2. It doesn't sound easy at all :o you guys could use that handy helmet, though I think they also sell just the light to strap around your forehead, Best of health to Piri!

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    1. i think i saw someone running with a strap and a light on his head! so handy!

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  3. Haha genius! All the good vibes to Piri :) Hope he keeps improving.

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  4. This is a great idea, so great. Lots of love to Piri, you guys are doing a great job :) xx

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  5. Oh Jane, I'm sorry to hear the news about Piri. He is so lucky to be surrounded by love each day and have such wonderful parents taking care of him through all this. Yangkyu's invention is so clever! Sending Piri lots of get-well-soon air kisses!

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    1. Thanks Gloria! Piri is 100% better now! Phew!

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  6. So sorry to hear about Piri! He is very lucky to have such wonderful parents!

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  7. Yangkyu is so innovative! I can only imagine how tough this time may be for everyone involved :( I'm crossing my fingers for a speedy recovery for Piri! & glad the package got to you safe -- I asked that they don't include the invoice in the package, but if they did...then, oh well! Haha. Hopefully they didn't include it.

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  8. Good to hear he's doing a bit better, Jane. Just take it a day at at ime:) XOXO

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  9. Good to hear that you guys are finding things to smile about about in the wake of this situation. Sending positive energy over to Piri :)

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    1. Laughter is always good medicine :)

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  10. Get that helmut patented guys! It's nice to see the lighter side of things for sure.

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  11. What a great idea! haha. Wishing he recovers quickly, and sending you happy thoughts during this tough time <3

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  12. what a great DIY that came about! I'm so sad to hear Piri is not well right now but hope he recovers soon! I'm happy to hear you can laugh through this challenging time!
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. i scour pinterest for inspiration and yangkyu just came up with this :) i guess the greatest diys are the ones that come from the heart and head! hehe

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  13. Sorry to hear Piri isn't feeling well. That "poop catcher" sounds like a lifesaver, though.

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    1. they were! and if poop catching were an olympic sport i think i'd get the gold medal! D:

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  14. Oh my darling! Laughter is magic!

    The helmet sounds super - duper!

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  15. So sorry to hear that Piri isn't feeling well. I hope he recovers very soon. But I do love the genius DIY! Ha! Now get started on that helmet!

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    1. thank you! piri is thankfully 100% better now!

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about Piri. Nothing is worse than your pets being in pain. Sending all the best vibes and prayers your way! But really, that DIY project is the best!!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  17. Oh, you three are just my inspiration for life, Jane. You've been in my thoughts so much lately -- so much love and admiration for you in keeping your chin up and keeping on your toes with optimism, love, and innovative newspaper poop catchers! You guys are the best. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. so much love! thanks cynthia! xx

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  18. Oh that is such a shame about Piri, you two are so dedicated. I hope there is something they can do for Piri.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  19. I am sending think thoughts to you all...that his vet visit goes well on Saturday and that Piri is feeling better soon! Take care friend and yes laughter is the best cure! Please keep us posted! Nicole xo

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  20. I hope Piri will feel better soon! Hang in there!

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  21. Hello Jane; Yes, please get through this tough time for Piri with your sweet innovative husband 'Yangkyu'. Great idea and hope sweet Piri's
    re-checks will be the good result!!!

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  22. Oh, I'm so sorry that Piri has kidney disease :(. Great inventions though! What ever keeps you sane, or at least the most sane you can be in this situation.

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  23. Awww poor Piri how lucky for him he has such awesome and creative! parents :) Hope all three of you are doing okay xoxo

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  24. I hope that Piri gets better soon! He's lucky to have parents like you guys :)

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  25. Your hubby is the best! He can put a SMILE on your face in a minute. So needed during these times. I hope things get easier for you guys Jane.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. thanks kim! thankfully piri is 100% better now!

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    1. thanks! i don't know what POTP is though! hehe

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  27. Awww buddy, poor Piri. I hope he's feeling better soon. And the things we do for our furry family... sigh

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    1. xx thankfully he is feeling 100% better now! phew!

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