Monday, May 10, 2010

who knew?

How come no one informed me that I wouldn't want to do anything but hang out with Trouble? Who knew? Who knew that I would find absolutely everything about this dog wonderful. Who knew that I would find it charming and sweet when on her walks she sits down when you turn around to make it home, with that "who me?" look on her face telling you that she just wants to walk more and she absolutely won't budge until you walk her more. Who knew that my heart would ache a little when she takes 5 minutes every morning to make it down our hardwood stairs. Testing each step with her paw as if she is testing the temperature of water.
Last week I finally managed to sew together my 12 square's. Who knew that I wouldn't mind finding a comfortable Trouble when I returned with my camera. I think she is adjusting quite well.
Glad to hear that so many people have done or are doing the green smoothie challenge. Hope it is going as well for you, too. And for those that asked... no, kale does not make as smooth of a smoothie as spinach. I guess you just have to embrace the chunks. Maria has some great information/recipes on her blog.
Happy Day.

40 comments:

Jodi said...

That is one cute, sweet doggy! And a beautiful quilt, too boot.

As my cats get older (and naughtier, partly due to ailments), I realize I love them more and more with each passing day. Pets are the best. Always glad to have you home at the end of the day. :-)

kelly lautenbach said...

I remember having those kinds of thoughts right after we rescued Roscoe. I quickly found myself wondering how I ever lived without such an amazing animal in my life... :)

MadMad said...

"Embrace the chunks." Now that is just a good line, right there. ;) That Trouble is a cutie - it's no wonder she's stolen your heart!

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy to see those squares put together. That's going to be a great quilt (for Libby).

Jan said...

What a sweetie! Pets bring so much to our lives. So glad you found the right one! Enjoy - and your quilt is beautiful.

Hilary said...

Just look at that cutie!! I am not at all surprised. :)

kim said...

Who knew the girl who said she wasn't really a "dog person" would turn into such a DOG PERSON?! I'm so glad that it's all working out. They are really the best companions ever. (Even though I just came back from a walk I did not want to take after a long day at work....)

From All Stitched Up said...

I am so glad that Trouble has fit into your life so well. I do love the friendship that the girls give me. They all have a true sweetness that's hard to find anywhere else.

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

Dogs have so much personality...but most of the time you have to appreciate and love them to detect their personality. My pups are some of my "bestest" friends. :-) I am so glad you are enjoying your new friend.

house on hill road said...

you are really making me want a dog....
the quilt looks great!

larissa said...

Love, love, love that you are enjoying your new doggie so much! Your quilt top looks awesome - no wonder Trouble likes it so much.

Jane said...

Love the quilt top! I had a disaster with my sewing last week. Trouble is too cute!

Estella said...

Reminds me of my dog - whenever I block my knitting she decides that it would be lovely to lie down on it. It's soft (albeit damp) and I'm nearby.

Just this morning I was thinking how much I love our dog and what joy she brings to us all every day. Nobody loves you like your dog.

Connie said...

Warms the cockles of another dog lovers heart.

Brig said...

What a lovely quilt :) Trouble makes me miss my dog, Mickey. Pets can be so rewarding!

Jessica said...

That quilt top is amazing! It is so fun to see how everyone puts together the squares from the project!!

APA said...

Dogs are the best judges of character and Trouble most certainly has made herself at home because within your embrace, love abounds.

Laurie said...

Who knew? I knew...the person who never, ever wanted a dog...and who has spent the past 12+ years in lavish devotion to my little four-legged spiritual guide snd soulmate. So happy you have Trouble in your life (ok...that sounds weird, but you know what I mean).

The quilt is beautiful - love the colors!

Missy knits said...

I knew you would love Trouble...dogs are the best! (And, as the owner of 3 rescue dogs, an adopted dog is even more special.) I am so glad she has found her place with your family!! And, it looks like she is an admirer of hand crafting. What a beautiful quilt.

Julie said...

look how much Trouble appreciates your sewing!! It is so wonderful to fall in love with a pet, they really do add such value to our lives.

peaknits said...

I totally understand how you feel - my pets are my other children!:) Your quilt is fabulous too!

ColorSlut said...

So happy to hear Trouble is fitting right in!

a view from a brown dog said...

OH my gosh your dog is such a cutie and looks like he is adjusting well! This is funny but it appears our dogs may like our hobbys too. Here is a pic of Jack and a knitting project of mine. http://aviewfromabrowndog.blogspot.com/2010/05/today.html

stitching under oaks said...

it's so great how a pet can become part of the family so quickly....looks like Trouble is adjusting to his new digs just fine! Your quilt top looks fabulous!

Michele said...

Rescue Airedales Rock! We are on our fifth and I become more crazy in love with each one.

Michele

Kristyn Knits said...

looks like trouble has found the perfect home and resting place...on your beautiful quilt!!

kirbydog said...

I love your new pnut. Trouble is sooo beautiful!

Nantucket Dreams said...

didn't i tell you leslie?!?! :) i knew all along she would end up being your best friend, your buddy on walks, in the garden and kitchen, and sitting with you while you craft! i can tell she is a wonderful dog...they teach us so much!

pricklypearbloom said...

wow, the quilt looks awesome!

Kirsten said...

Super cute pup! Glad he's fitting in.

As for the chunks, you need a VitaMix!

Kirsten said...

Sorry...she (not he...)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Whenever my cats being particularly cute - so much so that I want to snorgle or play with them - my mother intones, "Leave them alone!"

I am a lost cause when it comes to those two felines, so I totally understand being enamored of Trouble.

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