Friday, March 30, 2007

Halfway to FO Friday...

This week has been a little crazy, which hasn't left much time for knitting... but at least I have half of a FO in honor of FO Friday! Here is Cabled Footsie #1...
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I missed knitting night this week and instead headed off to the Mommies Who Shop event in Salem, MA with Stacey (aka "Simon's new Mommy"). It was a great girl's night out, complete with complimentary wine, munchies and parrafin hand treatments (well, not really complimentary since we did have to pay $15 to get in!). I think I might be addicted to this whole parrafin wax treatment for your hands now... oooh! I didn't buy much (would've been perfect if I had a friend expecting, but alas, I don't), however I did get a fantastic bag from my multi-talented hairdresser & friend Jenn's Seacoast Baby line (who still remains without a website or blog). I forgot to photo it though, but it is a great summer flip-flop fabric and is the perfect shape for an on-the-go knitting bag... a little tall and a little narrow. Stacey got a few things, including 2 amazing dresses from Babyfairies for Isabella, including the cutest little chihuahua doggy print reversible dress (perect for her to pose in next to her doggy brother Simon!) and the "rocker chic" sugar skulls dress - omg, how cute is that??? And how perfect given that her Daddy is a rocker, right??? Now wait til they see what Auntie Nichole has in store for her birthday gift on Sunday! I ordered something special from my Mom (thanks Mom!) and will post photos after Sunday in case anyone peaks...

The other big thing keeping me from knitting this week has been our houseguest, Dustee... whom I've nicknamed "Little Man." (and make sure you do click that link attached to his name for a cute pic!)

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This guy is truly special and has led a really tough, young life. Long story short on how he ended up being fostered in Southern NH ... Dustee came out of a shelter in GA that is going to have to euthanize all of its dogs still left there as of 4/7 and made his way to Pet Matchmaker Rescue, for whom we are now fostering him for. He's a little 35 pound amazement. You can't tell in these pictures but he's got major injuries on his left side, for what the vet thinks happened when he was just 3 - 4 months old (and estimates he is now 1 year). She's guessing he was hit by a car or some other traumatic experience causing all sorts of fractures and injuries to his left side ... and is amazed at how hard his little body has fought hard to heal itself, even if in odd ways. He has major arthritic issues, a back leg that's about 1 1/2 - 2" shorter than the other one (the injury occured before his growing plates were done growing, causing the leg to stop growing as a pup), and so on. Even though we all thought his back leg was the major problem, it appears the front leg is much worse off for him as far as pain, arthritis and for long term. He walks (wobbles some) with a limp because of that back leg being shorter and his front left paw points out sideways like a flipper because of the fractures in the front leg and the bones not being lined up correctly, but man what a magnetic personality this little doggy has! He just wants to love and be loved... cuddles, scratchies and kisses ... and boy does he love toys! If you have dogs, you probably have a big 'ole basket of toys they haven't touched in years... we do... and guess who just thinks he hit the jackpot???!!! Its so fun and adorable to watch!

These pictures do not do him justice and its so hard to show you the happiest, most outgoing little man you'd ever meet.... but let me try...

2 Happy Pups with Big Smiles, Teutul & Dustee...

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Hey Lady, I dare (just a little) to stick my tounge out at you! Lola & Dustee...

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The line-up... we're damn cute and you know it! Tut, Lola, Dustee, Zeus

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Speaking of toys, Tut wanted to show you his new favorite...

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And I just thought this was a cute pic of my big guy, so I'll share this one too...

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Well, that's all for this Friday... TGIF!!! I'm having fun shopping for my Secret Pal and will be shipping her first package out early next week. I heard from my spoiler today and she said a package is on the way....oooh.... did I ever mention how much I LOVE surprises??!! Surprises gggooooddddd! :) I don't suppose I should set up camp at the post office though... those governement workers really give you strange looks when you get excited about mail... Have a knit-tabulous weekend and if you're local, don't forget Yarn & Fiber's April Fool's sale!

6 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Beautiful sock!

Sonya said...

Yes yes beautiful sock, I want to talk about those doggies! You're right he does have that look. It continually amazes me how dogs still love us after such mistreatment by others. Thank you for taking such good care of him!
They look like a very happy pack.

Criquette said...

Hi! Just found my way to your site, courtesy of the delightful Sonya. Reading your profile, I saw we have so much in common - animal rescue, 4-legged children, favorite music (LOVELOVELOVE John Mellencamp and Collective Soul especially), and of course, knitting...although you are by far my knitting superior. Hope you drop by my blog for a visit, I'll be back to visit you again too.

Kare said...

The colorway is really pretty on the sock.
The girl's night out sounds like it was a blast. I *love* the sugar skull dress.
And your dog pics always make me smile. Dustee sure has had a rough time. Hope he goes to a good home. Looks like all the dogs are enjoying each others' company.
Have a great weekend.

yarnophiliac said...

omg -- Zeus looks HEEUUUGE! lmao
glad Dustee is doing so well! Poor little cutie pie...

YogaGardenGirl said...

Your cabled footsie is coming out great! Love that yarn, too. What is it?

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