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Vampy Varnish’s Vintage Values on Store Envy


Hey there!

I just wanted to drop a quick line to say I have a storefront on Store Envy where I am selling some of my 10 year old (or so) Coach and Michael Kors goodies. I don’t have any makeup or nail polish on there because I don’t sell that stuff, sorry!

Anyway if interested please stop on by and check it out. Vampy Varnish’s Vintage Values.



Pupdate Vol. 9

Baby Parker

I’ve got a quick pupdate for ya!

Parker has been home since yesterday around 6:00 pm, and has been seizure free for nearly 48 hours now. He’s on a concoction of meds (Zonisamide, Keppra and just until today, Clorazepate) which seems to be helping much better than before as he’s had no symptoms or weird side effects. Yay!

Tomorrow morning he will be getting an MRI because the neurologist thought it would be a really good idea in his case. Since he is so young and he had status seizures (ongoing for a long period of time) he thought it could be some other underlying medical issues causing them, rather than just epilepsy. If that all goes well and they don’t see anything, he may then do a liver bile test (which is rather easy, non-invasive and relatively inexpensive) and then a spinal fluid tap, to rule out issues like encephalitis, etc.

He’s so happy to be home and for the most part is acting normal. The meds make him tired and a little loopy (he walks around like a drunken sailor sometimes), but he’s eating, drinking, interested in toys and hanging out near us.

We are currently at about 28% of our goal on Go Fund Me, which is most excellent! If you are able to donate or know someone who might, even the smallest amount will help immensely. The cost for the MRI and reading alone is $2,300!

Thanks again for all the kind words, thoughts and support throughout all this. Parker sends kisses!


10 Things That Always Make Me Happy

Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil

1. A freshly washed face after a long day.

2. New or freshly washed bedding.

3. Being in water – doesn’t matter if it’s a shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, lake or ocean!


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Pupdate: Emergency Situation


Hello. This afternoon I have a post that I really wish I wasn’t posting!

Since Saturday, Parker has been having on and off again seizures. We were up in Mendocino (about 4 hours north of here) at my parents house on vacation when they started. We managed to get him into a vet up there who helped stabilize and sedate him so we could rush back to the Bay Area and get him into and emergency clinic. He was there Saturday night until Sunday afternoon when they let him come home after he was stabilized. But starting yesterday morning he was acting restless and was drooling excessively and wouldn’t stay still. So we called and they said we needed to bring him to their other facility in the Bay which has a neurologist on staff. Yesterday we took him there and he has been there since and will be there at least another 24 hours. He is still having mild seizures so he’s on another medication to try and stabilize them.

If they can’t get him stable, they will do a liver bile test. If nothing odd shows up, then comes the MRI and then possibly a fluid spinal tap. Of course they want to get the seizures under control first and foremost, but this amount of them in such a continuous state makes them think there is a possibility this isn’t just epilepsy and could be an underlying issue, which we would love to get fixed, of course. Border Collies are known for having seizures, and worse ones than other breeds, but this is a really bad situation.

As I am sure everyone with pets is aware this has been an extremely costly situation so far with probably a lot more money to be spent if he does need more hospitalization, as well as an MRI or spinal tap. If you could donate even the smallest amount to help us and Parker out we would be so incredibly grateful. We are doing everything we can to help him and will not give up!

To donate to help Parker, please click this link or the widget below.

Thank you so much for all the kind thoughts and words you have given us over the past few days, it means a lot.


-Kelly, Mr. VV and Parker

Oh Hey, 42

Slice of Birthday Cake

Today is my 42nd birthday. Hard to believe, but it’s true.

Rather than wallowing in the fact that I am getting older and more wrinkled as every day goes by (which would be VERY easy for me to do) I shall instead list some things I am very thankful for so far in this lifetime.

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