1/12/10

Somebody messed up...

Now, nothing would make me happier than to say that it was the person that cut me 2 1/4 yards of the curtain fabric instead of 2 1/2 yards, but I'm just not all that sure. I think I asked for 2 1/2 yards. I hope so. But, when I held it up this morning, I realized I didn't get 2 1/2 yards. I'm short by exactly 1/4 yard. Crud, CRUD, K-RUD! Now, it's back to get another 1/3 yard, launder it and cut it into strips that can be sewn to the top and bottom of both curtain panels to give me the length I need. At least what I have is long enough that what I add will be folded to the back and no one but you and I will ever know it's there.

Got a couple of questions yesterday about my Willy dog. Both our dogs are Llasa Apsos. Like all our animals, they were dogs that no one wanted. A friend of mine died about 10 years ago and he had these two little dogs that were going to end up tied to a tree in S. Texas if someone didn't do something. And, with all that long hair, they wouldn't have lasted long in the heat. I took them and they have added much joy to my life. Both dogs had been abused some and it affected one more than the other.

Willy is a show quality dog and when he was younger, he had all the attitude that goes with great beauty. But, he'd gotten kind of mean. He bit and if you touched him, he'd bear his teeth and growl. So, we left him alone. I can still remember the first time he crawled in my lap. I was sitting in the floor, playing ball with another dog I had at the time. I'd had the Llasa's for about 6 months and just about my only interaction with Willy had been to feed and bathe him. Then, that day, he just crawled into my lap and we've had a great relationship ever since. So long as I leave him alone and let him give affection when and how he wants to, we get along fine. But, he and Rob bonded and became great friends.

Kenny is a black and white and he looks more like a pickinese (sp?). Kenny will always be a puppy. He still does puppy things and will lick and love as long as any person will sit still. He's been my favorite friend for many years.

Now, the dogs are about 17 years old. Both are practically blind and are deaf enough to be able to fake complete deafness when we try to give any command. It's sad to watch them wander around looking for their destination, moving to the left until they smell something familiar and then to the right until they smell something familiar, slowly progressing toward their destination based solely on their remaining sense, that of smell, which allows them to find any and every treat that falls to the floor while we're cooking. They have arthritis and skin troubles and take a lot of extra care and mostly they sleep. But, every day they still give us tail wags and they can still get up and down the steps on the porch to do their business outside. They're still little lover dogs and we'll keep getting the every little bit of love we can from them until it's time to say good bye.

Then, we'll start thinking about a puppy? Isn't that the way it goes?

Take care and have a great day. If you have a dog, give them a good belly rub from us. Lane

5 comments:

oldbatt said...

We had two dogs that we lost last year and we were in mourning for at least 6 months. Our family is better now and we have 2 new dogs and I have to say I didn't miss having a puppy around. Yesterday my husband's head almost exploded because he had to clean up the mess they made playing and tearing up the house when we were gone. Oh well - they will grow out of that stage and into our hearts! Take care, Lisa

Coloradolady said...

I thought this fall, the quilt shop did exactly that, gave me less than what I asked for and I had to go back and buy more......hmmm...let's hope not. That would be so aggravating to have to go buy more to make it right. Sorry about you having to do that. Luckily, it will be a easy fix.

Shirleymac said...

That's the pits about the curtain fabric. I hate it when things like that happen. I bought a quilt kit last year and there wasn't enough of one fabric and too much of another. I think they mixed up the directions when cutting it. And of course when I went back they didn't have any of the one I needed in stock. So I improvised and it looks okay. Glad it was for us.

Love the dogs. I'd love to have a dog again but they're so much work.

KK said...

We have 4 dogs (one is away at college). We love them so much and they are spoiled rotten. However, the two sweeties who formerly shared my bedroom have been evicted to the couch (that is now their couch.)Now I can properly dress my bed! And I love QUILTS! Sorry doggies. I do cover them and tuck them in though. :-)

Vesuviusmama said...

Great dog story. I am amazed at how old they are! Must be from all that good loving.