Some disturbing news from the vet, McGee is heartworm positive. We usually do what is called the slow kill method; basically just giving ivermectin dosages each month and at the end of 1 - 2 years the dog should be free of heartworms. But the fast kill method would take about 60 days and we could certify that he was given the treatment and hope the rescue will take him then.
Either way, it seems he is to be with me for a while. And you know what that means. I don't' know that I could give him up in December or January. You can see I am not a good foster home. Really.
He is so comfortable with his crate and bed that he actually goes in there and sleeps. We have only used a crate for one dog, DiNozzo. So this is new to me. All the Swissys and the Setters were actually GOOD dogs. McGee is totally housebroken and does not seem to be the counter surfer that DiNozzo is, yet.
But I did get two new quilt books. And they reflect my thoughts and ideas as I am evolving into a new style of quilting. I really have to let the box of UFOs go and just see them as margin works. The new work needs to be fresh and wonderful and exciting.
Hence the new books.
The veggies are something I have wanted to do for a long long long time but was bogged down in all the other unfinished stuff. I have been reading Ruth McDowell's technique and I can see a series. Yes, a series of work in vegetables! I need a catchy name now. Any ideas?
And the photo book is incredible. Susan Brubacker Knapp's methodology makes the journey from idea to photo to quilted piece incredibly easy.
I am so ready to get rid of this tension and anxiety and pressure in my life and do this wonderful quilting. I would like to team up and do some really interesting work.
glen: and just live with my dogs. Quilts and Dogs, that's all.
PS.....and Frank, he has to work to keep us in doggy treats and quilt books.