Back to the Fair - One Last Time...
My sis and I had to go pick up our winning felting displays at the fairgrounds the day after the fair ended, which means we got to pick up our big ol' ribbon (plus a certificate and a little gift of a pin with the fair's "game on" logo. Oh boy.) We are still waiting for our checks!
I brought the ribbon home and made it into a hair-bow, which I've been wearing ever since.
|Okay, I kid! (But it would work that way, right??)|
In other interesting follow-up news, I'm sure you remember the woolly balls that beat our bunnies for 2nd place. I assumed that the red ribbon was covering an "e" and Louise had made those - but no, we later found out it was LOUIS. I guess that explains the woolly balls... it was a dude's woolly balls! (I'm sorry that the world has gender-biased me to the point where I just assume that only a woman would want to get crafty stabbing wool with a needle. I should have known that anything that involved stabbing would also attract men!)
|You can't tell in this tiny pic, but the ribbon is right alongside the "s" in Louis.|
Puppy Ears & .... Stuff
In our Monday Mischief post featuring Reggie, Flea of Jone's Natural Chews mentioned that her mother-in-law "always tapes tampons in her Danes ears when they're clipped, to keep them upright." And Ann of Pawsitively Pets noted that she had "met some Doberman pups who had tampons taped in their ears so they would stand up properly. I think the blue tape thing looks much cuter. ;)" We have to wholeheartedly agree!
|Here it is again so you can clear your mind of the tampon thing...|
On Wordless Wednesday, most everyone agreed they would love to either be on a walking route where they could leave treats for the pups that stop by, or have a route that included a treat stop. We haven't been back that way yet, so I can't report on whether the treats are back or not. Hopefully they will be. Pamela of Something Wagging This Way Comes suggested "maybe contributing a little box of treats to share with Rita's thank you note would be a neighborly gesture." I think we'll do that - and, um, maybe a business card?? Maybe she'd like to read my book... (If I shamelessly plug my book, does that make it a less neighborly gesture?)
Rita's Continuing Ed
In our Educating Rita post, Taryn of A Tail of Two Cardis asked,"Have you done just a regular obedience class with Rita or is she too reactive for that?" I wasn't sure if she was too reactive, so didn't want to sign her up for anything before he met with her. He said she's fine to take a class, so we'll do a couple more one-on-one sessions and then sign up. For our next session (Monday) he's going to walk with us in the neighborhood, so you just know we won't see any of her usual triggers!
Kate from SlimDoggy commented that her sis adopted a dog from Mexico who looks a lot like Rita - and wow, she does. Go check out Tally here.
In Other News...
* My blog disappeared! (You're reading this and going, "Um, no it didn't.") Okay, it was only for part of an evening, but I about had a heart attack! Got a message saying there'd been "unusual activity" (what... like people were reading it??) and it had been DELETED. The cell # they had for me was no good anymore, but luckily I got it sorted out and got the code I needed to reinstate it. Funnily enough, the same thing happened over at Life with Wrigs, and she did a helpful post on how to backup your blogger blog!
* Slim Doggy did a fun post called "Is my dog weird?" with some stories about dogs' funny habits. Rita got a shout-out. Go add your dog's funny habits in the comments! (Another funny habit of Rita's that I just noticed today is that every time she hears my camera turn on, she comes running! She just assumes I want pics of her! Funny girl.)
|Rita - photo bombing when I was setting up the Ribbon shot|
* I have been going blind lately working on getting my next novel ready to go. Been doing some formatting (which is very detailed work) and mocking up some covers. It's fun stuff - but hard on the eyes. Hope to have news to share about the new book soon. Shooting for a release date of early September! It features a fictionalized version of this gorg gal:
|Our beautiful angel, Abby|
That's it, that's all! Thank you for hanging in and reading all that!