Goddess Knitters

25 November 2009

...life is what happens.....

I was originally going to write a post about my great trips to both Stitches East and SOAR, but as the late, great John Lennon said,
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

So here is what's been happening:

1. Porter arrived 10 days ago at our home and we could not be more smitten! Take a look:
He is a Chocolate Lab and we love him like crazy! It's been a while since we have had a puppy in the house. I tell you I can't believe that at one time I had little kids and a puppy in the house and actually got dinner on the table......not so much now. He is a good dog, but boy is he busy!

2. Our big, beautiful yellow lab Tucker has been having a rough time of late and on Monday I had to take him in and have him put to sleep. This is the first time I have had to take care of this. My husband usually does this, but I promised him that when the time came I would be the one to take Tucker in. Tucker was more than a dog to us. He was a part of our family for more than 13 years. He was alway happy, never had a bad day and was just a big, loving yellow dog. He loved to eat more than anything else in the world! One time he climbed into Susan's (aka Etta Mae) car, stole her banana and ate it peel and all. He just loved to eat!

We have known that this day was coming for some time but you can never be prepared. I am so thankful for the wonderful vet we have. He is a great guy and was so compassionate during all of this. I know that Tucker was well taken care of.

There is a void in our life with Tucker being gone, but as Porter grows I have a feeling that void will be filled.

And I'm sure that Jake and Tucker are sleeping together again....

02 November 2009


Just a quick note to let you know that the H1N1 has caught me. I have been over at Sunriver for SOAR since Wednesday and it looks like some where between Stitches East and SOAR the "pig" has caught up with me. I'm staying here until I am up to driving home.

Take care and remember to wash your hand and cough and sneeze into your elbow......