The good news is that I've finished hooking my Frost Sheep rug and it has been steam pressed. It still needs to be bound and I'll get around to doing that because it will go to Cape May in September for the annual rug show. Then when it comes home will reside over the fireplace mantle in the living room. But I was so anxious to show you the rug that I just turned the backing under to photograph it.
And, the better news is that I think I'll have a new roommate and companion. That's right, I've applied for and have been accepted to adopt a Rottweiler thru the Majesty Rottweiler Rescue organization. You'd think I was applying for a government security clearance with the investigation and research they go thru. But it makes sense. Anyone can have an animal but they do not want people perpetuating the inhumane treatment, abuse or neglect to animals so they do good investigation.
So tomorrow there will a home visit to see if I am a good fit with Bella. And, they requested that the person who will be watching her when I go to rug camps be in attendance tomorrow as well to see how Bella is a fit there as well. You can read all about Bella here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20189244
So, earlier today I went out and got a new bed, new collar, some new toys, food similar to what she was getting. Pro Plan Chicken and Barley was recommended but when I went to the pet store they said they have discontinued using that brand. And instead has suggested this: http://www.veruspetfoods.com/products/for-dogs/canine-bags/verus-life-advantage-chicken-meal-oats-and-brown-rice-formula-dry-dog-food.html . The pet store said they decided to do a lot of research on different brands, where it is processed, where the food comes from, etc; we all know what happened with the food from China. He said the chicken used in this food comes from Tyson in the US and is human grade food. So hey, that sold me and hope Bella likes it too.
I'm trying to get my cleaning done, need to cut the grass today and then can spend important time with Bella getting her acclimated to her new home. Oh, and still need to bring down the crate from the attic. I crate trained both my Rotties and Shadow and they were never put in the crate as punishment, but rather to let them have their den when I'm gone so that I'm happy they were good while I was gone (no boo boos in the home) and they are happy that I'm happy. It will also be a good place for her to just walk into and lay down if the transition seems a little daunting at first. Since dogs are den animals anyway, it will be her special place. Then, once I know her habits and can be trusted loose all day, i will put that crate back upstairs in the attic, and life will be great.
This is not to replace Shadow as there will never be another Shadow. The adoption of a Rottweiler is because I love the breed, have had Rotties before and I desperately want a four-legged companion to keep me company. Besides, I feel a littly silly talking to the empty house. Just might be rather busy the next couple days but will check in to let you know how we are doing.