Sunday, March 04, 2007

Impulse, Shmimpulse

Warning: there is so little knitting content in this post it barely qualifies for a knitting blog. But if you like puppies and kitties (and who doesn't?), read on.

Another crazy weekend at chez Windansea. Fencing tournament, fundraiser for a school none of my children attend, two (two!!) projects involving a posterboard and/or construction of a miniature stage and puppets, a sleepover, and I'm not sure what else because I think I've only been home for 10 minutes in the last three days.

Here's what's really crazy: in the midst of all this, I had a major impulse-control problem leading to the acquisition of a puppy.

Yes indeedy, internet friends - meet Snoop. Snoop's a rat terrier; we knew absolutely nothing about the breed before we met him, but once we found out that blue eyes are an undesirable genetic trait in the breed we knew he was for us. (Mutant dog? Absolutely, where do we sign? I blame John.)

And guess what? Despite the fact that I swore I'd never put clothes on a dog, something about his size made me have to go into gay dog overdrive. I bought a rainbow collar, a pink Kate Spade-looking doggy purse (me!), a leash with a daisy on it and a t-shirt that says "Security" so he can be just a little thuggish sometimes. John made me put back the tanktop with rhinestones that spelled out "Rock Star" but the Petco is an easy 10 minutes by freeway.

Today is day two and Patty is adjusting pretty well; she still says "All your dog toys are belong to us!" but the feisty fight-picker does have a tender place for her new buddy.

Spot's still not so sure...he's trying to decide whether it's something to eat or just another ill-mannered dog to put up with.

PS Gratuitous Knitting Content: Now I can knit those doggy sweaters I keep seeing patterns for. Although maybe not this one - don't want people thinking my dog's been in the big house!


tammy said...

OMG, Martha Stewart homecoming dog ponchos? Isn't that the fifth sign of the Apocalypse?

Very lovely little dog though! You totally have to knit wee sweaters now. :)

Larjmarj said...

Too CUTE! I love the blue eyes, some flaw!

Unknown said...

You actually bought a "doggie purse"?? He's too cute and man, have you hit the "teeny doggie overdrive" LOL...At least you have a new subject for knitted wear. And I applaude you for taking the "undesirable", that's always the one I go for.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh. The cuteness!!! I'd love to come over and cuddle that little furry baby, what a really adorable little thing! And I totally love these eyes! Undesirable? Yeah, right on!
I bet you're going to have a lot of fun with him - and I'd so love to see some pics of the doggie garments you've bought!

Anonymous said...

We're on the same wave-length. My last posting was nothing but cats, cats, cats. I can see why you fell for the little cutie--he's irresistable.

(I also had no idea there were so many dog sweater patterns out there--wowza!)



Windansea said...

Snoop says thank you for the compliments - he's such a cutie, and really well-behaved, too! Lydia

Tipper said...

Rat terriers are wonderful little dogs. I grew up with one, Maddie, and she was fantastic. She lived to the ripe old age of 17.

They're fantastic hunting dogs, if the name doesn't clue you into that enough! :)

Windansea said...

hi tipper, I just love the little guy - he's a great puppy and he's got enought spirit to keep up with our Irish ?Terrier! Thanks for the visit - Lydia