Sunday, April 17
The Good, the Bad, and the Sweater
Udvar is a rescue puppy. He and his brother were surrendered to the Lost Dog Rescue. Isn't he adorable!?! Our best guess is that he's a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. Did you know that's actually a designer dog mix? There are people who pay exorbitant amounts of money for the type of puppy I rescued! We always look in the local shelters or rescues for our new pets. Especially this time of year, there are lost of puppies and kittens who need loving homes. They come fixed and up to date on all their shots. As you can tell, at least some of them are much cuter than any puppy-mill puppy. If you absolutely must have a specific kind of dog, find a reputable breeder where you can meet the parents and visit the location where the puppies are living. *end puppy rant*
In addition to knitting up quick little puppy sweaters, Udvar has increased my use of a craft that I have fallen out of the practice of using: mending. You see, puppy teeth are very small, but very sharp. We got him two stuffed toys shortly after bringing him home. One has a tear smaller than my pinky nail that I will probably sew up tonight while watching TV. The other is a favorite for tug of war and required mending of multiple holes and tears large enough for stuffing removal. My next quick project could be a felted puppy tug toy, hopefully reducing repairs required. The next puppy sweater will have to wait.