Emily started asking about a dog last week again. Greg has been wanting a dog for a long time... he is a dog person. I am a cat person - and we have 2 indoor cats. We looked at the shelter dogs available and figured we would go take a look on Saturday. The one Emily wanted was gone. Her second choice they pulled the tag and there were some red flags they made us aware of. Positive for heart worm but being treated but she climbs fences. We live on a busy street but have a fenced in back yard. We decided to walk through the kennels and look at all of them. The fence climber was very shy and would not even come out to greet. Very loud barking and tons of dogs - over 200!. I think we were all overwhelmed. We walked down the second section. There was one Emily liked. It was there for a little over a month and they had observed it was Shy.
I can say... this dog is not shy! He is a people person, friendly and we both need to do a little training. He is extremely strong! He does sit, down and a few other commands but it is a learning experience for both. He did good on his walk this morning and did not pull so that is a good thing. We think he might be named Bear. He came with the name Dasani but they just gave it to him for something to identify him since he was found wandering around. I think he was a family dog since he is always where the people are.
He is 60 pounds of energy and love!
All tuckered out last night on the couch. He did look at me when he got up there and I told him it was ok.
I never showed the label I made for the Memory quilt. I decided to try and embroider it and it did hold up in the washing!
Aidan needed to process our getting a dog (he did not think we needed one!) by baking. He made Mary Barry's Victorian Sponge with a red raspberry and grapefruit jam. It was extremely yummy and we requested he make it weekly!
This afternoon I finally got the Girl Scout troop scheduled for their Painting and they let their Mom's join in the fun! A mother daughter event for 12. Aidan headed to Grandma's for the day and Dad will be on dog and animal duty for the afternoon. The cats are hiding out in the master closet area - once we got Ollie back in there. He escaped last night and was hiding in the front room under the Victrola for about 10 hours. Aidan got him out and into the master bedroom. Kitty doors are arriving Tuesday and will be added to the master bedroom door and the laundry room door so they have 2 areas free of the dog for safety. I will probably be on Aidan pick up tonight - Greg is feeling his back with all the doggie play. Hopefully I will have a little energy tonight to add some stitches to the Endless Diamon quilt. A little bit of quilting here and there is adding up to more blocks quilted.
Linking up with the other Slow Stitchers over at Kathys Quilts.