Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Dolls & Bad Boys


Happy Friday Eve! I haven’t been able to post because I’ve been swamped at work and could get snippets of time to try to read any blogs at all. This is end of month, end of quarter and end of fiscal year for work so they’re trying to stuff as many orders as they can into my days. This week has flown for me. It’s good to be busy though instead of idle.

I started another doll but this is a very little doll, she fits in my flannel shirt pocket. And she is made solely out of #10 thread. I made her for Bella, my  youngest granddaughter, for Christmas.  I wasn’t real tickled with her hair but it’s kind of grown on me. I think she’s a blonde with an attitude. :o)


IMAG0469     <<< This is what she ended up from this:             IMAG0466 Somehow the eyes give her the attitude look. Can you see how the smile is more of a smile without the eyes?  Or is it just me?  I thought that was weird.

The blue pile of crochet behind Miss Attitude is a cowl I’m working on for someone for Christmas.  That’s one of my wips that I will do a couple of rows on then get bored and want to do something else.  The same with the Elise Shawl that I am working on. Which by the way, did I mention before that the Elise Shawl is basically the same as the South Bay Shawl? I discovered that fact while going through my patterns looking for a certain heart pattern.  I didn’t take the time to look for the difference because I was in a hurry but I kept the other pattern out to find the difference, when I pick back up the one I’m working on.

So anyways…….I’ve covered the Baby Doll. Now on to the Bad Boy.  If you’ve read my blog for any time you know that Leo is getting up in his years.  He will be 14 in March.  I have been having a problem with him peeing in the house lately and it’s only gotten worse. I was to the point of every day coming home and searching out his desired place of vengeance for me leaving him at home by himself.  And that’s exactly what it was, vengeance. There’s nothing wrong with him other than he has a bad case of separation anxiety.  And he proved it once again the other day.  I have tried everything I can think of and nothing has worked. I even crated him and he peed in his crate and then laid in it. So you know what that meant right? Coming home after a long hard day at work and having to clean the crate and give him a bath, before I could sit down to enjoy a nice glass of iced tea.

Well, a few weeks ago I decided I’ve had enough. So I started making him stay outside all day while I’m at work. I have a fenced in yard and the only thing I was worried about (two things actually) was him digging out, which he hasn’t attempted, and snakes, which it’s getting colder and they are hibernating now (for the most part).  Anyways, he gets highly upset when I go out the gate and he jumps up on me, getting me dirty, and then barks his head off…..the ‘I know you can’t leave me out here all by myself’ bark. 

The day before yesterday I left, went out the gate, got in my car, started it up and started down the driveway when I discovered I didn’t have my glasses. Dang it…I’d left them in the house. And there was no way I could go to work without them. So I had to back up, turn the car off and go back in the gate and to the house. Well, Leo was right there like ‘Cool! I get to go in the house!’ Which he did and when I got my glasses and headed back out the door he was like ‘No way…..I’m not going back out there!!’ So I had to scoop him up (which he ran from me) and put him back outside. He was 10 times worse than normal.  He wanted back in the house so bad that this is what the little snot did:

IMAG0467         Leo 2             IMAG0457 (2)

This is vengeance with a passion!!  What you’re looking at is the back door, with a hole dug into the wood.  Granted, I have some rot going on, the wood is soft, and that’s why the two by fours are in front of it, to keep it from getting worse until I can get it fixed, which he’s accelerated, thank you very much Mr. Lick Lick. But he pulled that two by four out with his paws and proceeded to dig a hole to try to get back in the house.  My Leo is smart but I think he’s also losing his mind. Can you see his thinking behind it?? Dogs are not dumb. His little pea brain’s gears were definitely smoking, wanting to get back in the house.  And me??? I was highly pissed when I got home and saw it.  I don’t know what I’m going to do. I think I may get another enclosed fence within my fence and put one of those igloo houses inside of it and put him in there when I go to work.  I’ve done everything else I know to do. Nothing has worked. And if I didn’t love him so much I’d put him down. His destructiveness has caused me much stress and anxiety, on top of my other life stresses. But I can’t put him down for so many reasons. How can that sweet little face that I have tattooed on my leg be the cause of so much stress????  He’s killin me.

So that has been my week. Busy, busy and busy. :o) The weather has been oh so nice. Very cool at night, warm during the day. I wish it would stay this way.

I hope your little piece of the world is filled with love and light today. Cya soon!



  1. Sorry to hear your doggie is giving you so much stress. When I have to leave my dogs, I leave the TV on for them. I guess it makes them think someone is home.

  2. Oh WOW!!Jack Russells can be destructive dogs..esp if they get upset with you..Maybe if you can afford it you can get like a kennel type of thing..nothing in there but the dog, shelter food and water? Make sure you give him lots of attention if you go the kennel run will make him mean..sounds like that is where he will head next..LOVE YOUR TATS..

  3. I've heard that about Jack Russells. A friend had one and he became the same way. She did eventually have to put him down because he became so angry and mean. I hope you find a good solution for him. He looks like such a sweetie.

    Sounds like you're also really busy with projects. Good for you!

  4. Oh, so frustrating and sad!! I hope you find a good solution that keeps you two on 'speaking terms' for a while. =(

  5. Don't you just love it when the babies get their attitudes on?


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