My own Miss Daisy and Rosie’s goldendoodle Tilly are two very silly dogs who have known each other since Tilly was a tiny pup of 8 weeks old. That’s a very early picture below …
They have always been partners in crime (and mischief!). Tilly has been staying with me for a few days and they love to snuggle together on the sofa in the conservatory. They are not really supposed to be up there, but I have given up the fight and simply spread lots of blankets over the upholstery to protect it from their muddy paws.
Yesterday as they had both been QUITE good for most of the day I decided to give them each a dog chew as a special treat. They sat very nicely and offered their paws to shake – so far so good. Daisy took hers out into the conservatory to lie on the cool tiled floor and began to munch. Then it was Tilly’s turn. She snatched her chew, spun round and, without even looking, in one movement leapt over the sofa arm and, as she thought, onto her favourite spot. But ….. I had been taking down the Christmas decorations and the tree in its box, not yet sealed, was sitting there instead. She landed directly on the box and I think some of the branches might have prickled her furry bottom as she instantly shot up a good 12″ into the air, knocking both box and tree straight on top of Daisy who was totally absorbed in her own treat! Startled, Daisy shot forwards, straight into the large enamel tub of kibble that sits on the conservatory floor, knocking it over with a huge crash and clang – kibble everywhere!
I’m afraid I don’t have any photos for you as it all happened so quickly, and then I spent the next half an hour sweeping up all the kibble (including the large quantity that had disappeared UNDER the sofa) while my own treat – a nice cup of tea – was cooling on the kitchen worktop. Then it was back to sewing. I did want to show you a photo of my latest project for the February magazine – but the light here has been so dreadful again – we are particularly prone to fog as we’re quite high – over 600 ft here on the edge of the Mendips. This is the best I was able to manage – taken by the light of my work lamp – it’s still very much a work in progress …..
It’s a succulent wreath – this design’s all about different shades and textures – with a central initial. Mine’s an “H” (of course) but I will include a complete alphabet in the pattern when it’s published. And finally …. I felt a bit proud last week as our Rosie’s Houseplants pattern was included in Bath Life Magazine….
We’re currently restocking our Rosie’s Houseplants kits – there’s lots of cutting of floss going on – and those naughty dogs are being kept well out of the way. I’ll be sure to let you know when they’re back in stock again – which will definitely be in the next week or two.