Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Paranoid Pitbulls Plus Pretty Puppies

My beloved-yet-ever-absent husband bought me a dressform.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Trevor has another story.

Trevor thinks his daddy bought him a fort.

It's particularly fun to give the dog a heart attack by lying in wait inside the box fort and just as the dog is walking by lunge out at him with a blood curdling scream.

If you've ever wanted to see a pitbull cower in fear, that's the moment you'd want to be in my house.

He almost looks sheepish about it, though, doesn't he?

It's an act, trust me.

And now the dog is afraid of cardboard boxes - he's no idiot, those things attack.

The rain we had this weekend may have kept me from sleeping well (I'm not naming names, but the two boys I mentioned above are a bit afraid of thunder. Aslan led life on the streets before he met me, and just laughs at them.) but it also washed away a lot of the pollen that means my eyes are almost their normal size again. You really take blinking for granted when it doesn't hurt to do it. Watch me go crazy now!

Anyway, I've been knitting a little on the world's longest socks (one down - sixteen inches from heel to cuff - and ten inches to go on the second) and doing a little spinning (with 1600+ socks knit, it's starting to dawn on me that I'm going to actually have to finish the sock yarn I promised I'd spin for the winner) and doing a bunch of other work stuff that I'm hoping will bring in a little money, or else my radio voice might get me dibs on a drive-thru speaker somewhere close (would you like that taco hard or softshell?)

So can I distract you, instead, with a brief update of my sister? My parent's puppy, Jackie, has doubled in weight since they've had her

and she's not shy about it.

She'll be starting puppy school soon, but already knows come and sit with a fairly high accuracy rate. My parents think this qualifies her as a scholarship student. They are just the tiniest bit smitten.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Tevor Go!!!!
Dumb dog hee hee

Cousin Gracie and Emma

(don't tell mom we said "dumb..."

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a thoughtful gift!!!! ;)

I have some yarn for you!!! Email me!!!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I'm in love with that puppy. so cute! I think you should bring him to knit nite. you said you had pollen eyes... you could say he's your seeing eye puppy!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

A little sibling rivalry, eh? Gotta love those experiences. But just wait -- Oscar WILL find a way to get Trevor back.
And Jackie is adorable!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

oops... it's a she... i'm obviously not paying attention....

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Just the way a puppy should be - sprawled out in contentment on a sunny day! So glad to hear that she's doing so well!

Your Oscar stories crack me up! You have such loveable animals! =)

5:15 PM  
Blogger crzjane said...

My husband & I are still laughing! Yes cat's can be real smart and sneaky. Glad to hear the allergies are starting to subside.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

So glad she put on some weight.

Trevor is so smart. Good boy, Trevor.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Amby said...

That is too funny about Trevor...he's got that innocent look down pat! I hear you about the husband has started calling me Mrs. Snuffleupagus due to my self-pitying snuffly whimpers while knitting mohair.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if that's where the saying about getting along like cats and dogs comes from. My cat used to torment my dog in various ways.
Glad to see Jackie looking so fat and sassy.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Spinningfishwife said...

That`s one fat (almost) and happy puppy!

11:57 AM  
Blogger LaliƤna :) said...

You crack me up! It always delights me when one cat sneaks up on the other at my house, sending the surprised cat jumping straight up into the air...Look out, Michael Jordan, you have competition...

Laura :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Hubby is so nice to buy you the dressform. :)

My pit is afraid of water. Silly scary dogs. Your sister is super cute.

3:39 PM  

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