Friday, February 1, 2008

New member of the family.

Don't worry, I haven't been hiding a baby bump under all those big sweaters I wear. We just fell totally, completely in love with a teenager named Sandy:

Sandy is a 3-year-old golden retriever/lab mix that was living in a horrible, abusive situation with a mean guy who then abandoned her, along with her sister, her sister's puppies and a bunch of other dogs he kept in a pigpen outside. Sandy was lovingly rehabilitated by the Tulsa SPCA (you guys rock!) and then she appeared in the mobile SPCA unit outside of Lambrusco'z (that's what we get for breaking our New Year's resolution to eat out less. Hah!).

In fact, I had just made it to the car with our 3 kids and started the motor, ignoring their begging and pleading to check out the dogs, when Sandy caught my eye and I rolled down the window and uttered those fateful words, "What's that one's name?"

She is the absolute sweetest dog. Look back up at her photo and notice she already shows a fondness for my Offhand Bag. Clearly a dog of good taste. She is NOT housebroken although so far, so good (big thanks to Loops customer, Sara M. for lending us her crate, temporarily). And best of all, it appears that Sandy and Lucy might be able to co-exist:

Lucy found Sandy in the house upon her return from the groomer (shameless plug here for Patty & Terrie's pet grooming, 499-2344 - the kindest, most conscientious groomers - and just look at the lovely results!):

After a short growl ("Hey humans! Don't you see there's a strange dog in the house! Watch out!"), Lucy warmed up and they are laying here on either side of the chair, sleeping.

Now, in case you would rather read about knitting than dogs, check out Brunie's new sweater on the cutest little model around.

The pattern is "Avery" from beeskneesknits.ca, and Brunie made it with Tempted Fiesta and Regia. What an adorable use for sock yarn! Great job, Brunie! Now can you make that in Golden Retriever size? ;-)

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandy will probably want to visit Sloppy Dog on Peoria. Scout loves for us to use the self-serve there. -e

February 1, 2008 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I'm very happy for Sandy. She'll get so much TLC.
Brunie's granddaughter looks great in that sweater!
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February 1, 2008 at 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

24 hours have gone by...how are Sandy and Lucy doing??

February 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
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