DD started knitting last Jan and crocheting this Feb. She is a fanatic about it. She is a very busy girl--dance, piano, golf, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball--something every night and still an A student (can you tell I am very proud of her).
If she is sitting in her recliner watching tv, she is knitting or crocheting :XX: . Everything that she has made she has made all by herself because she is a lefty.
Now, about the Westie. Daisy is the best puppy! She is so much fun and so smart. She is definitely a girly puppy but you should see her wrestle with DH and DS. The perfect size to be a housedog and still big enough to take jogging or leave outside.
Until very recently, we had four dogs. We had to have one put down a few weeks ago (17 years old), and another put down a few months ago (only 12, but had debilitating diabetes). :crying:
We now have only the 13 year old Chow, and a 12yo Pomeranian/Maltese mix (my dog).
Dh and I plan to not get anymore dogs for a few years, so we can travel freely, as he's now semi-retired. When we get to the point where we are ready for another dog, I'm thinking seriously of getting a Westie. :D
Renna, We had a Samoyed (Cadi) for 14 yrs and she past last summer. Actually my parents had her put to sleep while we were on vacation. It was hard not being here for Cadi but I'm thankful we weren't around. She got really bad very quick. She was very much loved and it was hard coming home with her gone. DH and I had her before kids and she was our baby. :( :crying:
Our Westie is already 11 mos old and I'm having trouble thinking about going on vacation without her. She is playful but calm. She knows when to go lay down but she's always ready to play too. So when you're ready for a new puppy, I highly recommend a Westie and I was never a small dog person. Carla
Thanks, Carla. I can empathize with how you felt in losing your samoyed. It is so hard to say goodbye to our old friends. :(
I watched a program recently, on the Animal Planet (Dogs with Jobs, maybe?). They featured a Westie who was adopted as a live-in resident of a retirement home. He was wonderful with the patients, sensing who needed affection and when. When a patient was doing poorly, or dying, he'd get on the bed and lie very still beside them for hours. Residents who claimed to have never even liked dogs fell in love with him, and thought of him as their dog. It was a neat story! :D
Love Daisy. She has such a sweet face. Our neighboring dog is a Scottie. The neighbor's mother has a Westie. If we hadn't been able to get a yorkie, I'd have been happy with a Westie. Just terriers and pomeranians.
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