Thursday, February 05, 2009


Contrary from the look of this post, I have been knitting. I actually have a FO, started and finished on February 3, but I can't show it yet. I also started something else, but I can't show that, either. Those two items have to remain hush-hush til they've been gifted to a certain someone.

We closed the store at one on Tuesday because of the storm. The roads were a terrible mess, but the kids made it safely to Nanny's place. We didn't get nearly as much snow as they had forecast, but it changed to ice pellets and freezing rain (as usual) around suppertime and continued til quite late. No school yesterday. I had shovelled everything when I got home from work, so there wasn't too much to do yesterday. But all that ice on top of it made for a hard, heavy, crunchy mess, so I did the best I could.

Little Miss Joobie has broken yet another collar. I put her out Tuesday night (they both have to be tied out or else they run away, little buggers) and saw her looking up at one of the trees out front. First thought was, "What does she see?" Then instantly it was, "What's she doing over there?! She can't reach that far!" Luckily I don't think she realized she was loose, so she didn't leave the front yard. I got a treat for her, and she came right in the house. Upon retrieving the collar I noticed this had happened yet again. On to collar number five or six.

It still clipped together but came apart fairly easily. So, yesterday morning I go to put Jewel out, standing in the door to watch that she didn't break free again (hadn't gotten to town yet to get her a new collar), and little Miss Maggie decides to bolt out the door. Jewel goes off flying after her, snap goes the collar, again. The two run around the yard a bit, but then Jewel decides to run out the big driveway and down the road, so Maggie jumps the little picket fence and tears off down the street with her. Out come the neighbor's two Golden Retrievers (who don't normally leave their yard and did run back when their dad yelled for them). The four dogs went down the road a ways, and I got Jewel back when she stopped to visit with one of the other dogs. That was something me trying to carry that lard butt up the road. I had to grab her by her neck flab and drag her a couple of times, way too heavy. The kids got Maggie, but of course she kept getting away from them. Then panic starts to hit as the big snowplow is coming up the street. I grabbed ahold of both dogs and waited til he passed. Jewel knew she was bad and in trouble big time. Luckily I got them both in the house. Later on that day Jewel bolted out the door again, but all she did was have a quick pee, and I lured her right back in with a treat. Brats.

My pens that I use to keep track of rows when knitting keep disappearing. Lately I've been using these. The kids got them the other summer when we went to Drumheller, more specifically here. They have LED lights in them. (I highly recommend a trip to the town of Drumheller for anyone who ever gets to visit Alberta. It was totally awesome! Can't wait to go back there.)

Any local knitters, there is a contest with the local SPCA at our SuperStore. There are 69 pet photos of pets in loving poses, and the public can vote $1/vote on their favorite. Jewel and Maggie are picture #69! Go vote! (Even if it isn't for my babies it's money for a good cause.) I was amazed that there were so many pictures.

With that, I'll leave you with the two little devils.

I'm watching you, out of the corner of my eye. You are NOT getting my beefhide.

Yes, I'm talking to YOU!

It's mine. You gobbled yours up too fast.
Maybe I can find somewhere to hide it. Ah, look, Ma is getting ready to have a bath. I'll just put it here. Can you see it?

I have no idea who ended up with it in the end. Probably Jewel, the greedy gut.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Frieda said...

It certainly sounds like you had your hands full with the pups. I call Alaska the Houdini hound , because of his escaping the yard , when you take your eyes off him for a few minutes . I can't tell you how many times he gave me fits , thinking I'd lost him .Once Chantal found him roaming around the cemetary which is a good 15 minute walk from the house .She was driving by on her way to work and saw him and thought , gee that looks a lot like Alaska . She stopped and called out , the little devil came right over , got into the car and was driven home . I'd been scouring the neighbourhood , half in tears , expecting the worst. I didn't know whether to hug him or scold him when I saw him , but I was so glad to have him home .

10:45 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Your pics of the dogs are exactly how ours behave. It's mine. No it's mine. And the first one to blink loses!
Lots of fun watching them.
Look forward to seeing your FO for Marti!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Your dog stories had me giggling, glad you got them back safe and sound! Mine wouldn't have listened to me if they got out, so good for you!

We saw news stories of your snow fall, I think we can all safely say we've had enough of this winter!

Love the Dino lights from Drumheller! I'm from Calgary originally so have been up there loads of times!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

there is a brand of collar and leashes called "Lupine" or Lupin.. anyway, they are guarenteed forever not to break, even if the dog chews through them! Might be worth checking into

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DARN! I was hoping to see that mystery knitting!!!

1:02 PM  

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