My days have been filled with taking care of the puppies and work. What little free time i have had, I have tried to squeeze in some mindless knitting (more about that soon).
I have finally narrowed down my choice with the puppies and Miss Bibbity will be the only one to stay. I was sorely tempted to keep her sister, but I have found in the past that littermates tend to bond to each other instead of their people, so I will only keep one of the girls. I will bred their Mum one last time time to my little German boy, so hopefully there will be another girl to go forward with, down the road. I have to say though, I have had so much fun with this batch of puppies.
Next week I head off for our National Specialty in Kentucky with Eddy, my little German boy.
H is also for Healthy Pet Products
It seems as though I go thru cycles with the animals. My focus will be on the rabbits and then shift to the dogs when necessary and then back to the bunnies.
This little girl to the left, Libby, has struggled with chronic ear infections over the years. She is such a dear girl and it pains me to watch her struggle with her ears. After a lot of research and chatting with a number of people wiho have dealt with this, I have decided to put my dogs on a raw diet. Over the years, I have resisted feeding raw for fear of the germs, but seeing what it has done for others who have fed this way and what wonderful condition the dogs are in............and the allergies disappearing, I relented. Libby is wearing a "snood" to keep her long ears out of her food. She looks a bit silly, eh? She is always very excited now to see that snood though, because she knows that it is LUNCHTIME!
Of course being the type A personality that I, not only am I feeding raw, but I have decided to become a distributor for Healthy Pet Products. I am so pleased with the results that I am seeing in the dogs, that I am convinced that this is a good thing for them. This diet is manufactured by a good friend's husband and it is one of the few "complete" raw diets on the market. Complete meaning that I won't have to fuss with adding all kinds of supplements, which is important to me.
Finally the Fiber
Sooo..........you can see that my focus has been almost completely on the dogs, but now that the pups are heading to their new homes and life on the job front is not quite so insane, I hope to shift gears a little bit.
Remember how much I enjoyed working on that Malabrigio sweater? I loved every minute of it and I LIVE in that sweater. Yes, it pills, but it is like putting on an old friend each time I wear it. Soft and cuddly!
Well, the LYS was having their 20% sale, and given that we are trying to conserve gas by making fewer trips, I decided to splurge and get enough yarn to make 2 sweaters.
One thing that I have discovered during this busy time, is that it is too easy to get caught up in spending waaaaay too much time in front of the computer reading blogs and trying to knit, not just for the sheer pleasure of knitting, but more to have something to talk about in blogland. I am looking forward to getting caught back up with what you all are doing out there, but I am making a commitment to myself to take a little more time to stop and smell the daisies so to speak and a little less time on the computer ;-).