TGIF! Can we all say thank God it’s Friday?! I have a big batch of catch up for today. I love you guys and am enjoying getting to know dog bloggers. I thought I’d return the favor with a glimpse of my week, dogs and otherwise.
Here’s a part of my story. My oldest child, 19, doesn’t have a car yet, so I take her to work. The dogs can’t WAIT to get in the car, day or night. Patches always rides shotgun. Believe it or not, Flash isn’t a fan of the open window. He sits behind me to catch my open breeze. And yes, I nearly always have the windows open if I’m alone with the dogs. Along with a blasting AC or heater. I’m not THAT crazy.
So when we arrive at the grocery, Patches curls up to wait for my Maybelline. She doesn’t mind waiting. And stink if she isn’t the cutest thing ever.
This week we decided it was finally time to decorate for Christmas. Alright, yesterday I decided. I’ve gotten out a few things, but the most important thing, the one thing which means it’s Christmas at Casa de Pulga, is my mother’s Christmas quilt.
She’s an artist, and she loves birds. When I was just a newlywed, this quilt was my first Christmas gift from her. It graces the back of my couch every December, being the first thing one sees when walking into the house. Unless one is looking down at the dogs barking at one. There’s that.
We’re having drizzly weather today, the first in a couple of months. I know this because I spend a couple of hours a day outside with the chickens and ducks. I’m so grateful for water falling from the sky, but brr! Cold and drizzly doesn’t make an hour outside any fun.
On the flip side, Jimmy and Petey are enjoying the heck out of this weather. I can just hear them thinking, “It’s about time!”
They play in their pool rain or shine. Caught a little of it this morning, Jimmy playing with his toy duck.
They’re so adorable, no?
Another thing I’ve been doing nearly every afternoon has been to flesh a hide a day.
Weird, huh? That’s a deer hide. I have buckets full of them in the backyard. That’s the one I scraped yesterday afternoon, then put back into an acid pickling solution. The jury is still out on the final product, but check out one from my first batch.
It needs to be softened. That’s not going so well. Overall, tanning a deer hide is a lot of work. I’m hoping the end results are worth it. My husband makes moccasins on weekends (I LOVE my pair), and we want some with the hair on. Also, these would make pretty bags. And it’s always fun to learn a new skill.
So. That’s my week. That and reading good books. I’m currently into Rin Tin Tin’s story. Another dog blogger, Taryn, from a Tail of Two Corgis, sent me the book. I was the winner! So look for me to be giving it away in a couple of weeks. It’s quite good. I don’t usually care for biographies – I find many are poorly written – but this one is good.
I suppose you’d like to know who won the bag of pig ears? Jones Natural Chews pig ears, 100% All Natural and 100% Made in the USA? Why, it’s Eileen! The random number generator chose Eileen! The only problem is that Eileen didn’t make sure I could contact her. So Eileen, you have until Tuesday morning to contact me, or I’ll be choosing another number, chica. Don’t miss out on pig ears!
Thank you all for playing. I’ll be seeing you around!
Until I write again …