Completely unrelatedly: how is it that I keep hearing about pets getting into mouse and rat poison? Not bait, laid out to get the little critters, but boxes of the stuff? We had to take Wembley to the doggie Urgent Care when she was just a baby: she’d jumped off The Man’s lap and bonked her knee into the floor, and was refusing to walk a day later. Very worrisome, though she was absolutely fine, it turned out. Just a wuss. Anyway, while we were there, a family brought in their little dog who had eaten rat bane up at the cottage. And just today, I read about some dogs getting into mouse poison. I can’t imagine keeping poison in my possession, period (but I’ll grant you, I have never lived with a mouse or rat infestation, so I can’t truly appreciate what that must be like) but I particularly cannot fathom keeping poison accessible to little animals who are not the intended victims. Maybe the ease with which such deadly chemicals can be purchased, and in highly secure containers like cardboard boxes (I always like to keep my deadly chemicals in the equivalent of a cereal box, don’t you?) contributes to a general forgetting of just exactly what these chemicals actually do. It isn’t pretty. And it’s not for puppies.
Monthly Archives: April 2008
The Man is a huge – HUGE – Seahawks fan, so Mum embroidered a logo on the cap, since he is adamant that our kids will be football fans, too. It isn’t that he’ll insist, just that they naturally will. Regardless, the jacket and bottoms are beautiful and so very soft.
I can’t wait to see them on a little person.
Such a strange month, seeing the demise of Magknits, and now The Garter Belt, two rather long-standing online knitting mags and pattern sites. Still, few people can afford to leave their full-time job to devote all their time to an online publication; most sites are labours of love and devotion, not particularly money-making ventures, so who, then, could honestly blame anyone for choosing to discontinue a site if the time needed to maintain it is simply no longer available?*
Sadly, I remove The Garter Belt link from my sidebar, while wondering what online knitting site will next garner our interest and our favour.
*I have not heard/read any blame associated with the sad demise of The Garter Belt, which is nice and quite refreshing; all the ladies involved in keeping The Garter Belt on the net seem like truly lovely people, so I’m relieved that there seems to be no animus associated with the site or its being shut down.*
The vet commented several times on what a good job we had done with her in regards to her temperament and her behaviour, and we sort of looked at each other and thought: “Huh??” The next time she gets obnoxious or loud, I’ll have to remind myself that I haven’t actually totally failed to raise my puppy properly. The vet referred to her as being of a fairly “bossy” breed, so I think the fact that we have as much control as we do must be rather an accomplishment!
She got her shots, and her heartworm meds for this year, and we got all the information on having her spayed, because no, we haven’t had her scooped out yet. She’s very much an indoor dog who gets all her real exercise tearing around the house, so the opportunity for accidental puppies to happen would be pretty limited, and next to impossible. Still, we definitely want to have her done. Not cheap!! But then, if we wanted a cheap pet, we would have gotten a goldfish. Maybe a gerbil. But you can’t do this with a goldfish.
If you can’t use a giant preggo belly to get out of scooping poop, there’s something wrong with the world!
A few formatting changes to the blog. Whaddaya think?