Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Since November... Really?

Today is February 1st, and is it possible that I haven't posted since November? I am such a bad blogger. Non-existent blogger, really. :sigh:

I've been working a lot, and Facebook seems to take up what time I have on the computer. Facebook, and Pinterest. Love Pinterest. Seriously, if you want to waste a perfectly good hour or two, go to Pinterest. Need an invite? Let me know and I'll send you one.

Anyway, lots of stuff has been happening around Britknitterville. Remember Stevie Wonder from this post?

Stevie Wonder

He was such a friendly little guy. (Notice the use of past tense? You know where this is going, don't you?) He always greeted me when I brought him his food. Well, one Sunday morning as I was getting ready to go to work at Glitter World, he didn't greet me. I was running late, and figured he was just being a lazy mouse. When I got home from work, his food was still in his bowl. Not a good sign. I found him curled up in a little ball. He had departed this world and gone to that great mouse wheel in the sky. I felt like crap going off to work without making sure he was ok. What would I have done if he was still alive, though. Take him to the vet? I don't know. Anyway, I placed him in his little wicker mouse nest with lots of cotton and wood chips and buried him under the dogwood tree. RIP, Stevie Wonder. Now I just have Carlos Ruiz, and I never see him at all. He waits until I leave the room before coming out to get his food or water. If I want to have a look at him, I have to leave the room and shut the door, then peek through the curtain to watch him come out from under the wood chips. If I open the door again, he dives for the chips. Did I mention Carlos is a biter? He is. :sigh:

Oh, and remember the stray dog that wandered into that yard from this post?


I named him Russell, for obvious reasons. Well, he got away from his owner again, and found his way back to Britknitterville. Only this time, there was a casualty. Hanna.


Yep, Russell got into the garage (through the cat door) and couldn't get back out. While he was in there, he killed Hanna. Feathers everywhere. I know he's a dog and it's instinct, but it's hard not to be mad at Russell for killing such a sweet chicken. Russell's owner offered to buy us another chicken. Seriously? :sigh:

Speaking of dogs and people who should make sure that they are secure, those of you who follow me on Facebook know that my niece Michelle's dog Luna got away from her while she was walking through the woods near her house. It is my absolute worst nightmare, that one of my babes should get loose. There is nothing like the feeling of walking into your vet's office and seeing a "Lost Dog" poster, and knowing that dog.

Luna missing

Eleven days she was gone. There were literally hundreds of flyers all over the area, and I frankly gave up hope after day seven. Fortunately, a local farmer (who had been allowing Luna's searchers to tramp through his fields and woods) spotted her, called my niece, and followed Luna until Michelle arrived and caught the escape artist.

Luna & Michelle

This is Michelle and Luna later that afternoon. See, this post isn't all bad news!

Now, this bit is especially for Golden Gracie's mom in Chicago. There is a man who lives near Fortescue with eight beautiful Golden Retrievers. It's a rare thing to see one person with eight big dogs (except for Sue and her pack of ten dogs... Happy Birthday, Sue!), but when you see those eight dogs fishing on the beach, now that's a sight to be seen!

Here they are, all calmly watching their daddy fish off the beach.

They are all on leashes and are tied to a pole holder in the sand. They are all perfectly well behaved, and stay there for hours watching the sea birds and enjoying the sunshine. What a life!

I have to go and get ready for work now. I'll do my best to post again before another three months go by!


gypsyknits said...

Nice post (well except for Stevie Wonder and dear Hanna...RIP).

I'm fascinated by the calm fishing dogs. One can only imagine how long Mr. Bettis would last...oh nevermind he would've broken the leash and gone for a beach run.

Bridget said...

Well, gee, I'm so sorry about Stevie Wonder and Hanna. That completely sucks. Maybe Carlos Ruiz will become friendlier with time ...

So glad the pup was found! I spend so much time worrying about animals lost on flyers - I always wish they would post follow-ups for those that are found.

The Golden Retrievers are so amusing. We recently adopted a Golden Retriever-Newfoundland rescue, and he is incredibly sweet.

SissySees said...

Love that golden bundle! So sorry about Stevie and Hannah, but mostly about Russell and the life he must live. You know I feel strongly that my favorite breed is NOT ideal for many. Grrr.

Nichole said...

So sorry about Stevie Wonder and Hannah. :( May they find lots of friends over the Rainbow Bridge...

I hope Luna has a nice, sparkly new harness for her walks now. So glad she got home safely.

The Goldens are adorable!!!

Sue said...

Ha ha, my Porties would be in the water chasing the fish. They might even catch one.

It's good to hear from you, even if there was some sad news. So sorry about Stevie and Hannah.

Stay in touch.

Donna Lee said...

One of my daughter's hamsters was a biter but she only bit me. And I was the one who cleaned the cage and made sure she had food. I wasn't real sorry when she died.....

The idea of eight big dogs sitting so peacefully is delightful. What good training they've had.

Jennifer said...

:( Poor Stevie and Hanna. At least the post ended on a brighter note- those photos of the dogs on the beach are adorable! 8 sitting so calmly- priceless!