Happy Saturday afternoon! Sometimes, when I am felting or stitching, instead of sitting in silence I listen to a podcast. There is such a plethora of podcasts to choose from!
In steps – Walking the Dog podcast. Emily Dean from the British national newspaper, TheTimes talks with comedians while walking their dogs. Kind of like Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians, in Cars, Getting Coffee’, but with a dog lover’s perspective.
The hot, humid weather has taken a break today. Makes walking the dog a little more enjoyable…for everyone.
My friend holds her Keepsake necklace up to her cheek. She just wants to snuggle it and keep it close. Her dog Katie is a border collie. She was displaced after hurricane Katrina and found wandering and scavenging for food. She is getting older and starting to slow down. I am so glad I am able to provide my friend and her family with a small memento to cherish when it’s time to say good bye to Katie.
Just as you would imagine, the Saint Bernard travels long distances, through blizzard conditions to save someone stranded and in desperate need of help. My sister and her family see this caring, protective trait in their dog – Sadie. Every morning she waits until everyone goes downstairs, then she goes down for breakfast. She is a big cuddly bear of a dog who needs a love seat all to herself! Sadie is my cover girl. Her droopy, furry face appears on my business cards and website. She is the first dog I collected fur from to create a necklace for my sister as a birthday gift.
My brother’s two-year old golden retriever named Murphy had an aggressive, cancerous tumour on his spine that had taken away his ability to walk. My brother had a difficult decision to make. Not “shouldI put him down, but when do I put him down?”
If you own a dog, you understand.
I was looking at some pet sympathy cards. Most pictured golden retrievers running at the beach and sitting on a hill in front of a sunset. I couldn’t do it. It didn’t feel right – like rubbing salt in a wound. Murphy is a golden retriever.