Friday, January 11, 2008

Holly's Sweater, and Dexter The Demonic

ON the Needles...Holly's sweater, in worsted weight, a 2X2 rib with a peplum skirt. Simple single crochet to finish the edges and having lots of room for "Pampered Pet Syndrome" growth, this should fit her with room to grow!
Also shown, Dexter the Demonic Grand-Beagle, sporting his Christmas toy and glinting, mischevious and smiling face! Snapped during a rare pause in his continuous Path of Destruction, we can only wonder what will fall prey to his devious mind next.
Fortunately for all of us, he was more interested in chasing down balls of wadded gift wrap and destroying then, than in chewing up Katie's new i-Pod, or Jamie's chef supplies! Dexter and Holly have not yet met, as he is not neutered and she is in Mini-Demons in MY house...although, her docile nature would certainly temper his frantic energy!

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Bonnie Models her Sweater

Bonnie Beagle Loves Her Sweater!
Here, she models it for Holly, and soon Holly can model her own as its currently on the needles. My own design, I measured each dog to assist with fitting, using a rib pattern to allow for weight gain, as aging Beagles blossom! Big sister Sarah, a doberman cross, prefers the rasp of snow across her ruff, and found that a jacket merely irritated her more sensitive skin. With her winter Husky hair, she doesn't need any adornment to maintain her body temperature, unlike heat-seeking Beagles.

Paying it Forward

Meet Holly. We recently started adoption procedures for her from a local SPCA. She has quickly adjusted to our home, having big sisters and learning the ways of a good pet. Not house-trained, she is doing well, and only has infrequent accidents now! She has learned to sit, sit-pretty, lie down and "off", and she sits to greet people. Not bad for being a family member for a mere 6 days!
Severely emaciated from roaming loose, this former kennel Fuzzy needed a home to make sure she was warm, dry, fed, safe and loved. As soon as I saw her, I knew we could be the right home. She is slowly gaining weight, despite coming into heat, brought on by being warm and fed regularly! Soon, she will go to be spayed, and once her system heals and settles down, the real joy of being a Pet can commence!
Her teeth are cleaner, her coat is shiny, her eyes are brighter, and she loves to laze in my lap and watch TV. Her favorite of all is when I put on the video "Milo and Otis", and she tries to interact with the characters on the big screen, to the entertainment of her sisters, Bonnie and Sarah.
I used my Christmas bonus from work to put towards adopting a dog who needed us. I think, whenever someone does us a good deed, we are duty bound to pay it forward!
There's my New Year's Challenge to you all...for 2008, find a way to pay your good fortune forward! It doesn't take much effort to make the world better for someone in need.

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