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I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.





Saturday, January 22, 2011

Isn't She Lovely.. Isn't She Wonderful?


I don't believe that Stevie Wonder was singing about a dog in his song, but that's how I feel about Beulah, my little old lady basset.  She's 12-1/2 years old, and we got her from rescue when she was five and had fallen on hard times.  She blended into the family immediately, and her easygoing nature won everyone over.  Unfortunately, she is suffering from chronic kidney disease, which has caused her to lose quite a bit of hair on her back.  She is being kept fairly warm by a little sweater/blanket that I designed and crocheted from scraps of yarn.  It's just a blue and cream rectangle, with a fixed red strap in front of her legs and a second red strap, fixed on one side and buttoned on the other, which goes across her tummy.


Ding, dong.... Avon calling.  Yes, she stood there patiently for minutes while I got the camera and fussed with it, taking several photos.  DH was appalled that I didn't have enough of one color for her little winter coat, but I think now he is coming to appreciate its (ahem) uniqueness.  I'm just happy that she consents to wearing the thing, because she really didn't appreciate all the "fittings" she had to endure while the piece was being made.  It was finished yesterday, just in time for the sub-zero temps.  She wears it every time she goes out even though, at most, she is out for only 5-10 minutes at a time with one of her human friends to supervise.

Stay warm, everyone, and have a good weekend.

6 comments:

Lelia said...

She is so spoiled. Next, boots?
What a hoot.

Karol said...

What a great little coat! Welcome to the blogworld!

Myrna said...

She's adorable!!

lynda said...

Your blog is off to a wonderful start! And what a great little sweater you made for your Beulah...you're a good mom! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

gracie said...

She is adorable....it is hard when our furbabies start to age...our pug is 10...will be 11 in July....

Rhona said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!

Love the little blanket/coat you made for your dog.