Saturday, April 5, 2008

Petfinder found a pet for me

This is Georgia, she's a 2 yr old Maltese, presently residing in a pet rescue in a town close to where I live. I found her on Pet Finders and submitted an adoption application for her.
There's also a dog named Fancy that I like but I pretty much wanted a Maltese. I'm going to go meet her on Monday. This little dog will require grooming but I suspect I am going to keep her hair cut into a "Puppy Cut" which will be easier to maintain.

I can't wait to meet her, she's sooooo cute. My grandaughters and I have already renamed her as GEE GEE. Unless there is something horrible about her that I can't tell from the picture or write-up she'll be going home with me. I'm going to stop at Pet Smart and get a car seat so she can ride with me when I travel around. I'm excited!!

I need to add that the dog I loved so much and had to give away was a Louisiana Catahoula. These dogs are bred to hunt wild boar in Louisiana. That's fine for where I live now, we also have wild boar in our woods surrounding my house and we also have bear and deer. I found out my beloved Susie was keeping the deer out of my yard because now that she's gone the deer have eaten all my azaleas. I don't mind, DNR says they are starving in our mountains because of the long drought we've had so if my azaleas help them that's ok with me.

The thing is, Susie could stay with me because I'm trying to sell my house. She barks at anyone who drives up my driveway...not something you want when you're selling your house. She also is way too big to move to an apartment in the city. That's the biggest drawback to Susie, I'm moving to a city apartment. Susie would be miserable in such a setting. Her new home has acres and acres to run in. She doesn't have to be tied up. She loves her new owner and I GAVE him my golf cart which Susie absolutely, dearly loves. She sits in the seat next to her new master and rides all over the place, barking at his other dog so that he won't get in. Its HER golf cart she figures. He said she comes from wherever she is, even if she's half way across his pasture..when she hears that golf cart beeping.

So, hopefully you'll understand that even though I loved Susie so much and hated to give her away, its best for her and the new dog is supposedly the perfect pet for apartment dwellers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Our second attempt at Needle Felting

Lindsey and I decided to try our hand at needle felting again today. This time, rather than working together we each worked on a dog. Lindsey's family has 2 golden retrievers so she took a look at her dog and made one, laying down just like hers does. I told her she should felt some hair from her dog but she said no, this one is a puppy and not real hairy yet. My little dog is a terrier of some sort. I'm calling him a Terrier Mutt.

Both of us are learning how to do this and we've decided that there's just no "one way" of doing it. She is using a clover tool to make the base and then a regular needle felting needle for the fine tuning. I'm just using the regular needle tool, I have no idea which size, I just took one out of the pack and went for it. I suppose now I should really learn which needles do what and work accordingly.

This could be addictive. I can't wait to get home and take a look at all the fleece I have stored in my loft. I know for a fact that the Beast fleece will make a dog like my Susie that I had to give away back in November before I started traveling around visiting my kids.