No knitting content today, and if you are tired of puppy posts, then you shouldn’t continue on. But I had to do a post about Penny because I just had to share a little bit…
We picked her up yesterday on the way home from a family wedding in Indiana – she was really overwhelmed at first in the car, but finally settled down in Cieara’s fleece blanket and took a nice long nap. We stopped a couple of times for her on the way, but she just plopped in the grass and didn’t know quite what to do. When we got home she explored everything and everyone. She’s been chasing Ruby (Cairn terrier) and even wanted in the pen with Duncan to sleep (Duncan is in a playpen recovering from surgery). She got tangled in the fireplace tools and ended up with soot all over her leg. This morning we bathed her and she looks a little bit better now (and smells much better!).
She is such a cutie, and is such a lapdog when she finally stops playing. We had a great first night we her – she went in the crate next to our bed, and passed out. Larry took her out once in the night, but that was it. I don’t expect that we’ll be that lucky any other night, but it was good to get at least one nights sleep! We took her to the vet today, and she weighs 5.5 pounds and everything was ok.
She is so much fun – and very smart. She learned how to play fetch today (I’m thinking that teaching her this so early is going to mean that she will be an obsessive fetch dog just like Ruby, but its too late now!). Its sort of like a baby – so cute and playful and cuddly that you want to wake them up from naps to play with you some more!
She is going to be one spoiled dog – everyone is playing with her and petting her and I think she’s going to adjust just fine (of course, we are making sure everyone else is getting attention too!). She’s a little young to housebreak (2 months) but we are starting to do what we can. If anyone has suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
I got a lot of knitting done on the car ride – I finished a sock and started another. It was so much continuous knitting time that I sort of got tired of knitting (I really got tired of being in the car!). I’m working on the second sock now, but considering starting another small project. The socks are sort of eternal (large feet!), and I think it would be nice to break them up with a hat or cowl. Or a dog sweater (do you think the name is a sign?)
OK, off to play with Penny! Have a great week!