We got a new dog this weekend. His name is Winston. We traded in the old model for the sleek newly re-designed model.
Okay, we don't actually have three dogs, Winston just got a haircut. Look at that skinny little tail! He's still recovering from the trauma, but I think he feels a lot better. I know he's not as hot as he was before with all that fur, because he slept next to me almost the whole night. I think he might even be a little chilly. The poor little guy had so many stickers from the weeds in our yard stuck in his belly, and he was starting to get some mats in his fur that I couldn't comb through. I think I spent hours this past week pulling out the stickers and trying to brush out the knots. I finally had to admit defeat, and take him in for a shave. Bear didn't recognize him when we first got out of the car last night. I think he's still not too sure who the strange new dog is.
I decided to take a break from the garden this weekend, since I'm currently frustrated by the two (out of four) dead tomato plants, two dead peppers and two dead zucchini plants. I mean, come on, anyone can grow zucchini, they're practically weeds. Apparently I can't grow them. I'm not sure what is going on. Something has been digging around in my raised bed, and the dead plants look as if they've been sprayed with something. They're not even next to each other. It's too weird. I am taking measures, however, to try and protect everything else. I bought some rue and coleus, which are repellent to cats, and I've got some garlic to plant, which should repel gophers and other rodents. I'm not giving up, although my dreams of canning tomatoes and making zucchini pickles may have to wait until next Summer.
In happier news, I got a little treat in the mail last week! Miss Cara Lou made me a cup cozy, and appropriately, it says "All Mine", so that means I don't have to share, right? Do you see that Mr. HeyLucy?! He always thinks my food is better than his and wants to try it out. Here it is being modeled by a lovely cup of peppermint tea:
Since I boycotted the garden this weekend I did some knitting and sewing instead. There's a new niece arriving soon, and I may not have a quilt ready right when she arrives, but I did manage to get some booties done. They're obnoxiously bright, but I like them anyway. I just used some leftover cotton yarn I had laying around.
And I'm nearly finished with the kimono from Weekend Sewing. I'll show you the whole thing when it's done. It's a quick little project, just like the booties, so I highly recommend either or both if you need a special baby gift in a hurry.