Monday, May 4, 2009

Our New Furr Baby!

So we adopted our puppy this last week. On Tuesday April 28th we drove an hour and a half away and picked up our sweet little girl. Her name was Prada - but they said she doesn't know that name so we changed it to Emma. She is 11 months old and she weights 24.7 lbs. They think she is an Australian Cattle dog (Blue Heeler) and probably some Border Collie - which explains her blue eyes, and maybe some sheltie. She loves her ducky and today I bought her a sheep toy that she threw around and got all excited about. We came up with a schedule where I walk her in the morning and Tom walks her at night. I found out quite quickly that walking a dog who pulls you along up and down hills is a better work out then I was getting on my tread mill. :) I am hoping once I get used to the morning walks (whose training who here?) I will pick up the tread mill afghan again. But for now I am content with walking the dog.

We hope to add a cat to our family in the next month here. There were hundreds available at the Animal Humane Society when we checked 2 weeks ago. They only had 22 dogs at that time - and they were all "Bully Breeds" so we opted to use a different rescue shelter for our puppy needs.

I am looking at dog sweaters to knit her. I picked out the "Buster" pattern on the Berroco web site - but I am not too thrilled with the yarn choice. It calls for Berroco Softwist which is wool and rayon. Hand wash or dry clean only. Um... For a dog? My girl gets dirty! I am thinking a machine wash wool would be a better choice. Maybe I will cruise the KnitPicks website to see what I can find.


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