Thursday, April 10, 2008

Change of plan

So, I had this lovely post all laid out in my mind today about the joys of being able to knit in Senate (ask me how I spent two hours of my afternoon yesterday). But things have changed.

There's a new member of the clan.
Her legs are little short, but Rick assures me she'll grow into them (at the moment, she looks like an overgrown Corgie)(and before all of you Corgie lovers out there get up in arms, I've got nothing against the Corgie; any dog with legs that short who can herd sheep has my eternal admiration).
She's a four-month-old rescue dog; the rescue agency says she's a Belgian shepherd mix; I'm wondering whether she's mixed with Dachsund? We've been thinking for a long time about getting a second dog while my lovely Kia Ora is still young and energetic enough to a) have fun with a younger dog, and b) help us train a younger dog.

She thinks the puppy is intriguing.

The plan was to hold off until after this long trip, so I started looking around at the local pounds and humane societies this week, and found this beauty. Alas, after falling in love with her, I found out she was actually being fostered up in L.A. (just found out this morning -- talk about the best-laid plans), so today involved a lot of driving.

We've got her for the weekend for a trial visit to see how she adjusts to us and how our menagerie adjusts to her. I'm guessing there will be no returning (just look at that face!).

I know that this is a knitting blog, and there actually is knitting going on in my life, truly. The baby sweater is moving along nicely, and tonight I'll be starting a lovely new little lace project. Pictures tomorrow. For now I'm off to play with a puppy.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

I much prefer knitting blogs with life integrated into them! lovely puppy, good luck with the integration.

twinsetellen said...

LOL - I just read your comment on twinset about thinking about getting another dog, and then I come over here to find you already have! I hope it goes well. And I hope we get more pictures, too.

M-H said...

You have a dog named Kia Ora? How come?

Rabbitch said...

We're not allowed to talk about life? Sheesh. I claim to have a knitting blog and I don't know if I've mentioned knitting more than once this year so far.

Um. I may have to change the category, no?

Bah. Not likely.

Rabbitch said...

And of course, being a dork I didn't even say how much I like your new dog.

Um, I like your new dog.

okbye.

Anne said...

I like your new dog too. I wonder whether we will ever summon the strength of heart to have another dog... In the meantime we'll vicariously enjoy yours.

Bea said...

Oh she is so so cute. Good choice! Don't send her back!!!

Marianne said...

Awwwww, she's definitely a keeper, I'm hoping all works out well, she is a Beauty! I thought at first glance, 'that's a funny looking corgi' (in a very endearing way, mind you).
I love hearing about all the different aspects in your life, and I hope you continue to share.

Gwen said...

Ah, the baby sweater can wait! What a sweet cute face! Looks like once she's in, she's in.

Willow said...

Mine is a knitting blog, too, and I have gardening posts, and The Boy gets featured regularly. I like the spice of mixing it all up. Any any blog post that has a dog photo THAT CUTE is just, well, adorable!

woollies said...

What a happy day it is to get a new member of the family! I hope everyone settles in just fine.

Rachael said...

So cute! Puppies are the best. Congrats on the new member of your family!

KnitNana said...

She DOES look like a mix with a Corgi! lol...What a cutie, as dogs go (no, you wouldn't have guessed I wasn't much of a dog person, now would you?)...

I think you have an adorable new member of the family - and...
Gee, we can't talk about life? Why not?
I must have missed that rule when I started my blog, b/c I've talked way more about life - I don't have nearly the knitting volume I need to have a purely knitting blog!!!
:)
(((hugs)))