She had been
It's all this little fellow's fault....I looked after him for a few days for my neighbours, he was such good fun and a wonderful companion, he reminded me how nice it is to have a dog around, so I started to think seriously about getting one, and to look around.
|Spencie from next door|
|A pile of puppies...my girl has her back to the camera, that's her with the white splash on her tush. Mum is a blue heeler (Australian catle dog)/ kelpie cross and dad is a pedigree border collie)|
Having volunteered with an animal rescue group, and owning 3 rescue cats, I know there are many dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages waiting for homes, beautiful dogs who are homeless for a variety of reasons and usually through no fault of theirs. I did scour all the pet rescue sites, and could have gladly adopted all of them, especially the older dogs. In the end, I decided to look for a puppy, and a neighbour told me about this litter. I think...hope...the cats will be more amenable to a creature smaller than themselves, one they can train and let know who is boss, I can train it to live alongside my chickens, and as the owner has chickens, this little one comes with some chicken experience already. I also wanted a dog I could train to the way I want it to live with me, and that didn't come with any baggage other than puppiness.
And in case you think it's only been about puppy love around here, I finished this baby quilt for a friend's new granddaugher
and made a soft and cuddly knot doll to go with it...perfect for a new-born, it's all cotton, with an organic wool-filled head for warmth and comfort, and knotted hands and hat just right for chewing on as she gets bigger.
And here's my full moon art for July, that I finished and forgot to post. Because I was in a weaving frame of mine after playing with my garden loom in the last post, I wove scraps of batik from a patchwork op-shop dress for the background, and various pieces of silk and glittery fabric for the moon. I'll add more stitching 'one day'.
The weekend is coming, and hopefully bringing more sunshine with it after days of rain. Enjoy yours whatever you do, rain or shine.