Monday, March 7, 2011

Miss Abby

It's funny how things change. There was a time when we had as many dogs come to the studio as humans every day. I brought Hank and Pearl. David brought Oliver and Sydney. Ruby and Fozzie accompanied Eric. There were Diana and Seth, Stella and Sam.

Then David moved to Atlanta, Ruby left to take another job. The inevitable march of time had its way, first with Hank and then with Pearl.

On a personal level, the loss of Pearl last June marked the first time since I was a teenager that I've been without a pet. I had a cat all the way through college and when I got my first "real" job, I felt grown up enough handle the responsibilities that go along with a dog. Max, a Shar-Pei, joined my life.

My husband and I decided to take some time off from the routine of 6 a.m. walks and lint rollers. We make noises about a glamorous month-long european holiday and discuss the allure of turning every weekend into a three or four day affair. Now that we don't have a dog, we can do so much more. We'll live a free wheelin' life with not a care in world.

Or not.

The fact is that life has continued on. The glam vacation hasn't happened and neither one of us has been chosen as the lead in a biopic of some famous movie star.

While we haven't brought home a pup, we have filled the opening in the studio dog department. Abby is a new staffer at Lorna's Laces. She's Megan's cattle dog mix and settled in beautifully on her first day.













Getting to scratch and ear and rub a belly every day is really nice. We're thrilled to have a studio dog again. Thanks Megan!

11 comments:

mamalefae said...

Congrats on Abby! My 3 1/2 year old would love to know what Abby likes to do for fun :)

WhizGidget said...

It's so wonderful how a dog improves your state of mind.

I adopted Sami (Samantha) about a month ago. She's a gorgeous 13 week old mixed retriever/shepherd/possibly heeler, and my outlook on everything has been so much better since her coming into my life.

Julie said...

She's cute - looks like a little rottie is hiding in there, too. Enjoy!

Jenn said...

She is so sweet. My sweet girl Ditto is getting old and I imagine there will be a day I'll need a loaner dog to give kisses and cookies to.

Lorna's Laces said...

Loaner dog. Love it!!

Barb Harger said...

She is a cutie! We just lost our almost 16 year old kitty to cancer last Thursday. We miss her terribly. She was a character, a cuddler, and feisty, but sweet. We have 3 cats still, but one of them disappears for 4 or 5 days at a time lately. We think she's got a second family because we are not sure she would have survived outside in the really cold weather a few weeks ago.

Orora said...

I am so glad to hear that a dog is back in the studio. To be honest, I love seeing Pearl almost as much as fondling yarn when you'd do the WCKG tour and sale. When you're ready for another dog again, s/he'll show up. They have a way of doing that.

mercourier said...

She has a heeled head. So cute!! Hope she likes her new position

momsue84 said...

We haven't been without, at least, one dog for 34 years and don't intend to be without one until our health precludes us from caring for one properly. We did the glam vacation once, and decided that we needed to look into those gorgeous eyes more than anything else.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Abby looks like a lovely addition to the staff!

GinkgoKnits said...

My dog is named Fozzie since he's the color of Fozzie Bear -- I think it's a great dog name as his shelter name was Morgan which just would have been ridiculous given his personality. Little did I know when I named him that he would be the most hilarious dog I've ever known (like dog owners I'm biased of course). Life is quiet and less complex without a pet but my dog makes me smile and laugh everyday -- that's worth more than any vacation, no matter how much I'd love to be in Paris again soon!