Dog Days “Scout, a friend”


"when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies" – Brady’s Clavis Calendarium, 1813. Well, that’s what Wikipedia says.

This is picture of my friend and neighbor’s pup Scout, a cute little Boston terrier who loves to come play. He’s very keen on Maisy.

Last night I left work late (again), hopped into the supermarket for yet another half-assed grocery trip, and brought work home (again). But this time I saw the looks on my dog’s faces, put the milk in the fridge, grabbed the leashes and took them for a beautiful golden twilight jaunt. We live just around the corner from the historic district so there’s always alot to see on our walks. Things I saw:

  • the late day light is changing to that warmer autumn tone
  • the water tower is almost all painted.. white with Beware, Wildcat Country! (in purple)
  • there’s an art show at Kingfisher Gallery
  • lots of people are at City Cafe for the Wednesday night Home style buffet… Pot Roast & Fried Chicken. Love their lemon meringue pie.
  • Maisy is getting much better on her leash.
  • I needed this as much as my 3 dogs
  • Work can and will wait

So today I donned my favorite white eyelet skirt, a sage blouse and my favorite flip-flops to wear to work. Yep, you heard right, flip-flops to the office.

Today I need to get a package together for a new friend (S—it may be mañana, send a birthday card to my mother ( I just started her gift, of course).

I have started knitting Wisp in Rowan Kid Silk Haze color—Trance, a beautiful teal. The last time I knit with this yarn…I wasn’t in love with it. But I am soooo digging it this time, wonder if I chose a better needle for the mohair. Think I may need to knit some of these as gifts, it is so luxurious and so delicate. Yummy.

I also need to decide on a scarf for my downstream pal  for the Ravelry Scarf Exchange. She ‘s not a fan of Mohair, so Wisp is out… maybe Steam?

Am also quickly knitting the Bubbly Curtain from Mason Dixon for the husbands bathroom and the hinky little window on the front door.

Am also thinking of setting up an Etsy shop to peddle my invites, announcements and stationary.


One thought on “Dog Days “Scout, a friend”

  1. Sarah says:

    Etsy. ABSOLUTELY you should!!!
    Oh, please do tell how you like the Bubbly Curtain from Mason D. – I have admired that for a good year since I got the book. I would love to make one for my bathroom (the window looks out into the woods, so I think the only thing I would scare away is the wildlife.
    Scout is adorable.


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