Originally Posted by lpp
Thought you might have your hands full - enjoy - at last, it's outside weather
Scent idea sounds cool too - might not have time for a bit though?
No time for anything much besides puppies at the moment, indeed, so it will be a while before I get back to creative projects that don't have a customer.
Originally Posted by mumsy
Congratulations on your new arrivals. Have fun in the sunshine with them. I meant to ask how the poem thing went.
Thanks, they are great! The Penning Perfumes event went very well - I really enjoyed it - and I've incorporated Sticky Leather Sky
into my range (not on the website yet - that's another thing I've got behind with - but it's in the shop & gallery and available by emailing me, but the link will take you to details on my blog including the poem it was inspired by).
Originally Posted by jensz
Chris, your homage to Jet on your blog is lovely and so touching. Sounds like her life was as happy as any creature's life could be. Congratulations on your three new Sheltie supervisors. They are a-dog-able and I'm sure they're keeping you busy. I also very much relate to your sensibility vis-a-vis your creatures. We "have" two mini-dachshunds, and they think of us as their personal assistants. You don't know me from Adam (although I know and appreciate your posts here), but was so touched by your dog story (which I just discovered today, and which sent me on a one-day emotional roller-coaster!) that I had to send you best wishes. Enjoy your new creatures! - Jen.
Thank you Jen, I found it cathartic to write and collect the pictures together.
Originally Posted by Plaisir
So sorry to hear about your loss Chris - Jet was a beautiful shelty (I had a look at your remembrance post) and seems to have been a great and much loved companion.
Congratulations on the new family members and looking forward to photos of them.
Thank you. Eventually there will be a proper blog post with a montage, but meanwhile I'm tweeting pictures (because I can do that while I'm taking them into the garden). If you don't use twitter you can see them on the About
page of my site.
Those who have been following me on Twitter may already know that the dog situation recently became even more complicated: by accident I looked at a refreshed page of the site where we found the breeder of our puppies and was there confronted with a picture of the very first puppy who introduced himself to me when we went to choose two, with a big tag-line saying The Last Puppy. He's the smallest of the second of two litters of puppies and he'd made himself known by sitting back and looking up at me while all the others were leaping over each-other at the front of the pen . . .
You can see where this story is going can't you? I couldn't bear the thought of him all alone and so, after a short discussion, we invited him to come and live with his brother and sister. He arrived late on Friday night and I'm pleased to say Bridget, Jazz and Indie all gave him an enthusiastic welcome. We've spent the weekend wondering what on earth we've let ourselves in for and trying to sort out the right name for him: in the end we settled on Jungle, which seems to fit him.
So we have gone, in the space of a month, from one sedate and elderly lady to none, to three and now to four manic young Shelties!