Monday, February 25, 2019

Week three

We are now in week three of being home and in training 
I definitely think this is the last time I’m ever going to get a puppy 
I’m not as energetic as I used to be. But things are coming along nicely 

Trixie is now going to the toilet almost on command. 
Unless of course a cat, or leaf or her shadow takes her attention lol 
And just today. She walked into
The kitchen and sat nicely where I feed her waiting for her lunch and then going to the back door and sitting waiting for me to let her go 
Our to toilet 
So I think it’s staring to gel in her mind 
Most nights now she only wakes once to go outside 

Sunday we had our first puppy school and she was the smallest one there 
While other larger puppies wee very timid and hiding behind their parents. Trixie was going from dog to dog wanting to play 
One poor little boy was so frightened he chose her to growl at 
Well she wasn’t going to take any abuse from anyone. So she growled back and went to walk away 
He then started to chase her and growled again 
She turned and told him off sternly and he ran home to his mum 
So she’s the littlest but she is very assertive lol 
Kinda like her mum 
 The teacher said it was perfect. She didn’t attack. She just told him she wasn’t going to take his abuse 

So her little personality is well and truely coming through 
And she is learning very quickly 
Hopefully only a few more weeks and I’ll be able to relax a little 

If I survive hahaha 
See ya 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Something for me

A while ago I found these mill ends at spotlight and decided to buy them. I didn’t know what I would use them for but I loved the colours and had to have them

I’ve made so many blankets using this pattern but none for me 
So I’ve started one for me 
Love the way the colours are turning out. I’m alternating the balls of yarn 
There should be plenty for a decent boarder too.

I’ll be snuggly warm this coming winter 
What do you think?  Do you like it?
See ya 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

One week

It’s been one week today that we brought this little bundle of joy home 
And what a week it’s been 
The anxiety and anticipation of having to deal with a puppy again was terrible 
And it’s not been as bad as I had envisioned 
Nothing ever is! 

It’s been made harder because I have been dealing with a summer flu complete with blocked sinuses 
And a migraine from hell 
Vomiting and going blind for most of the night last night 
But little trixie has been a joy and made me laugh so much I have not regretted 
My decision to get one more puppy in my life 

But she’s definitely the last! 

I’m getting too old for night time toilet training and jumping up multiple times a day lol 

We also don’t have a side fence at the moment as the old one had to be removed it was so rotten and falling down 
So we are in the process of trying to get a new one 
Once that’s done. I can leave the back door open and she can come and go as she pleases without me worrying about her disappearing 

But for now the training is going well
She’s settled down beautifully 
And we love her with all our hearts 
And thats what counts 
See ya xxx

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Under the weather

With all the weather changes around. I’ve come down with a summer cold 
It’s going around and the girls and wonderson all have it too 
So I’ve been staying inside resting, as much as a mum of a puppy can and crocheting 
I’ve finished yet another call the midwife blanket and I’ve started this granny square one to be sent off 
To the salvos for their winter appeal for blankets for the homeless 
It’s miserable to feel this stuffy when the sun is shining 
Hope your all well 
Have a great Valentine’s Day 
I got my present on the weekend lol 
See ya xxx

Monday, February 11, 2019

A big weekend

This little girl is almost three. Her birthday is on Wednesday but her party was on Saturday it was at her nanas house because she had lots of room for a big bouncy castle which everyone loved 

She had a ball with her cousins and her nana and her grandma! 
She especially loved it when both her grandmothers were in there acting silly with her 

I can’t BELIVE how quickly the years have flown 
Melody now goes to a preschool once a week and she loves it 
It was a big day and she was exhausted but she had so much fun 
And that’s what counts really 

Then on Sunday. I picked up my new baby 
This is Beatrix but trixie for short 
She was very good all day doing her wee’s outside and getting to know her new family 
Teddy didn’t know what to make of her at first but soon they were playing together. He was so good with her 
The cats all just looked at her and ran. They have no idea what she is lol 

I was told I should crate her at night. But she cried so much and I really want to be able to take her away with me 
Camping so she can wake me if I have an allergic reaction while sleeping. So I just put her I bed with me 
Oh my fell asleep. Woke at one to potty straight back to sleep. Then up at quarter to five for a drink and back to sleep 
If only my babies were this easy lol 
So I’m going to be. Full time mum again at my age lol 
Get ready for lots of poodle spam 
See ya xxx

Sunday, February 3, 2019

On my hook!

After the excitement of heat, wind, rain and trees! 
I’ve spent most of my down time being a happy hooker! 

I’ve made a few of these “call the midwife” blankets. Some I’ll keep 
Others I’ll add to the charity pile at knitting group 

I’ve decided since this is one I’ll keep for future gift giving I’d try a new boarder
These little elephants 
I thought they looked cute. But oh my have they tested my patience lol 
Not hard. Just fiddly 
But I’m slowly getting there. It won’t matter if it takes a few days to finish 

And I’ve made trixie a winter sweate lol 
I kinda followed along on a you tube but changed the dimensions and did a few add ons 

I hope it fits her during winter. But if not I’ll have a base to work from if I decide to make her another one 
So crochet has been my escape from the anxiety of this wild weather we have been experiencing 
Keeping me calm and helping me to forget the pain I’m in 
It really is a sanity saver. 
Which is kinda why I started those many years ago 
What’s on your hook/needles. I’d love to see your crafty work whatever it is 
Have a great weekend 
See ya xxx