Walker’s World

Walker, the new friend of the Farmlet, has a voracious appetite for chewables.  To date he has killed Noodle’s squeaky plush toys; both the squirrel and the chipmunk!  He has also killed two of my good cotton anklets, and one pair of my favorite cotton underwear.

😠

If I am busy about the house, then he is in his puppy prison playpen.

It keeps him out of mischief.

Anyone care to guess who that photo bomber is?  😉

If I am seated watching TV he is attached to my little footstool/rolling table.  Even so, he tried to eat the corner of the couch, while I was sitting there.

🤯

In my studio he is on lead and attached to the cutting table…  and you guessed it, he found something to chew;  my expensive Tutto Sewing machine buggy!  It isn’t bad, but it is irritating.

Walker!  This is not a toy!

So today I took one of the many pockets I have saved from Bob’s old blue jeans and stuffed it with leftover quilting fluff and one of the squeaky buttons from the killed plush toys, then sewed it shut and voila!  A new chewy for Walker.

THANKS, MOM!

So, how long will it last?  Who can say?

I know these bad-dog symptoms are a direct result of boredom (and teething too), but what he needs is to go walking with me.   I walk him on lead in the backyard, but we can’t go anywhere else until his last Parvo inoculation.

In only 2.5 weeks and I am counting the days!

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A word on dog/cat/human immunization:  There are some out there who are on the “no pet vaccine wagon”.  They are some of the same people who think that human immunizations are bad.  Well, I do not want to hear it.

  • I almost lost my little sister to Whooping Cough when she was about 4 years old.
  • I DID lose a dog to Parvo when I was a teen.

These two incidents were scary as hell and I will not skip an immunization for myself or my pets.  I can think of a lot of ways to die, but not from an unnecessary and preventable illness.

Nuff – said and OMSB now.

Tales of a pup, pumpkins, and quilting

Things have been slow on the Farmlet this week, unless of course you are a Walker!  And, as it goes with a two year old, he is constantly being monitored and knows one word PERFECTLY:

NO!

No! That is not a toy,  no cats, no shoes, no socks, no table legs, no sticks, no leaves, and

no pumpkins!

And on the brighter side, literally and figuratively, I have a near finish on my Posh Posies quilt.  I got it back from the new quilter this week and it needs binding for a finish.  Remember this?

and peeking out from behind on the design wall is a nearly complete assembly of this quilt…

Can you imagine?  When I started this adventure I used to cut as I went to make a quilt.  I have seen the error of my ways.  Now I cut all, label the stacks, and it goes faster!   Imagine that?

And here it is by popular request – the obligatory cute puppy shot.

B.F. Walker

His eyes may tell you he is innocent of all charges, but his leash and collar tell the real story.

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NOTES on chewed pumpkins:  I recently read somewhere, that a bit of pumpkin is good for dogs.  So I’m thinking of cooking it down, mashing it up and then mixing with a bit of brown rice to make frozen dog treats.  (2 p to 1 r)  If you know differently, please do tell!

Walker’s World

If I pick it up and you tell me, “Drop it! ” and then I hide the frozen vole in my mouth and you can’t see it…

Does it really exist?

DROP IT NOW, WALKER!

Oh, OK. (plop)

Scrap Happy for November 15, 2019

It’s a bit melancholy for me this round, but I will share with you what I began several months back.  🙂

Each month we took Buddy in to be groomed because he was too big and too HaiRy for us to keep him looking and smelling nice.  And each month the groomer sent him home in a cute kerchief tied about his neck.  I couldn’t throw them out.

hey!  it’s fabric after all!  ok?

So I began making quilt blocks out of them

Some were bones and some were balls

and I didn’t get the Buddy Quilt done in time…

I am going to finish it  and will include a blank block in the middle to put our dog’s names on it. I feel it is a great save of what otherwise would be landfill fodder.   It will be a good memory quilt to honor Buddy and all the other pups past and present.

And now go see what other’s have made this past month for Scrap Happy!

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KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie