Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Dog is Barking

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

I'm crocheting a blaze orange vest for Dakota to wear outside during hunting season. I should have started a little earlier, since it's already bow season, and muzzle loader starts in eight days. I've been working on it any time I have five minutes (literally -- yesterday, I was waiting for DD to get her hair brushed for us to go and did row and a half), but it's taking a while. I haven't crocheted in a LONG time, so I'm not as fast as I used to be.

Still, it's just a basic, easy single stitch. No brains, no counting, nothing but time required. I'm hoping to be done by muzzle loader season.

In agility class yesterday, the instructor had two half-grown schnauzers there while we were setting up. I wondered how Dakota would do, since the schnauzer on our street is the bane of her existence and that she actually acts aggressively toward him when she sees him now.

At first she was fine. They were insecure and didn't want to play. They mostly just circled and barked. Then one of them had to go get cleaned up (he had a messy rear) and left just the one. It kept following Dakota around, about three feet away and barking. She finally had it, turned and barked back and would NOT stop. Understand, she's not a barky dog. She was in a play bow for part of the time, but mostly I think she was just frustrated.

I had to put her in dog jail. :::shakes head:::

And, I need to admit that I'm not a fan of schnauzers, though the schnoodle that was in agility was a wonderful dog.

We start a new beginning class tonight. I wonder who will be in it? I really love meeting all the dogs and working with them and the owners.


Maria Zannini begged to know what animal I was going to introduce in "A Jewel For Geoff"... begged.

Maria, it's not so much the animal it will be but how he's going to get it. Though, I may still change the pet. And, nope, not telling. At least not yet. You also mentioned a contest to name the pet ... dunno about that, but I might solicit some "dares" from y'all to keep me going through the month!

Ceri mentioned wanting to have a pet chicken in one of her stories. I actually have a WIP that includes pet chickens (it was a NaNo dare!). No animal is too strange. You should see the sequel to the sequel for "Kitchen Matches" -- it's full of interesting critters.


You Are a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

You are deep and complex. Once someone thinks they've figured you out, you add another layer of depth.

You have many interesting and contradicting facets to your personality. You are a bit of a mystery.

You may be sophisticated and well traveled, but you don't show it off. You don't like to brag.

You are slightly exotic, but you are also down to earth. You are very smooth.

Don't know about the sophisticated and well-traveled part, but much of the rest is pretty close, actually.



MomJane said...

Ummm. I don't know if this all fits me. you decide.

You Are an Earl Grey Tea Latte
You are an old fashioned person with down to earth tastes. You always are looking for quality.
You appreciate subtly, and you always realize that less is more. You aren't bowled over by novelty.

You are brilliant and sharp. There is a perfect balance you're striving to achieve in your life.
You enjoy home comforts and simple pleasures. You are a creature of habit and you relish your routine.

Dru said...

You Are a Cinnamon Dolce Latte

You are kind hearted and warm. You provide comfort to those around you.

You are slightly old school in your approach to life. You think the past had a lot going for it.

You're not stuck it the old days though! You like to put a modern twist on your nostalgia.

You are as sophisticated as you are practical. You don't pull any punches, but you still have a little flair.

Wow, this is me.

Maria Zannini said...

Now that's unfair. Dakota barks and she gets doggy jail. Poor thing.

Ref: And, nope, not telling.


Brandy said...

Aww, poor Dakota. We get to see pictures of Dakota wearing her new safety vest, right? *g*

You Are a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
You are decadent yet elegant. You demand the best, but you don't make a show of all your bling.
You are bold and powerful. You tend to overwhelm people, and your influence is wide reaching.
You are indulgent and extravagant. It's hard for you to say no to your cravings.
You've got exquisite style and taste. You are the envy of all of your friends.

Hahahahaha! SO not me! I don't even like coffee. I'd rather have a hot chocolate. *g*

Hope you have a spectacular day!

Tori Lennox said...

I like schnauzers. We used to have a schnauzer/mix but I'll be the first to admit they are VERY barky.