Saturday, May 29, 2010

Surprises Happen

In all forms and the belief that sometimes when you want something but aren't really looking for it, the universe puts that one thing right in your corner.

The scarf warp was an unmitigated failure. The sari silk which was actually sari silk pieces sewn together had a complete meltdown on the warp. I just cut it off, grumbling to the weaving goddess but grateful that it was, after all, only a scarfs worth of work and material. I was able to find a substitute yesterday in town and this weekend we get a do over if there is time.

Now about the universal wish list. When Angel passed in January I knew sooner or later another critter would come into our lives. In actuality, I have been investigating a couple of different breeds, but went no further since I do have a 17 year old who is quite deserving of as much attention as I can give him. I had decided last week that what I really wanted was an English type Russell Terrier. Otherwise known as a shorty.
The Parson Russell Terriers as they are now known have much longer legs and are a leaner more square dog like Jack. The shorties tend to look like little solid rectangles and have a more mellow (it's all relative with terriers!) temperament. Thursday I had called Russell Rescue to investigate their procedure only, Friday at the Grange there was a flyer for two 8 week old English Jack puppies, a male and a female. To top it off I knew of a long time breeder in the area that happens to work at the Grange and Karen was right at the register working. The pups are directly related to her stock and well, she was more than happy to enable and facilitate. So, let me introduce Stella who at 3 pounds soaking wet has single pawedly turned our whole household upside down.

To give you some perspective, Lexie was the last true young puppy I had in the household and that was...1989.

I see lots of potential trouble.

Time to puppy proof the house. Strap in folks, it's going to be bumpy (but fun) ride!


  1. What a little cutie!!! So happy that Stella has come into your lives! Good luck with puppyhood!! Enjoy and take lots of photos!

    Love the pic of Stella under the treadles!

    Sorry to be so far behind in the blog world. I definitely have to catch up on what everyone is up to!


  2. Oh - she is soooo cute! And looks so interested in everything....

  3. What an adorable dog!!! I hope the rest of the animal family thinks so too. (Sorry about the sari silk.)

  4. Congrats on the new pup! She's so tiny. I don't know if I've ever had a puppy that tiny since we always get bigger dogs. I think you're going to have such a fun summer. And don't you just love puppy breath!!!

  5. Oooooo.... puppy! Love puppies! Have always wanted a Jack Russel type terrier, but haven't found one to rescue. Right now I have a Miniature Pinscher that is fun,too. Have fun loving on that cute little girl!

  6. Stella?! Love the name. She looks like Eddie on Frasier. This should be fun to watch from a distance !

  7. omg cutest puppy ever!!! Congratulations! :D

  8. Congratulations -- and better you than me! :-)

  9. Thank you everyone! Good thing Stella is extremely cute because she's a typical terrier puppy in every way. I truly have forgotten a number of things, one of which is how hard they play when awake and how sound they sleep.
    re'New- Min pin's are terribly cute too!
    Sue, we'd all love to catch u with what YOU'VE been up to! Good to see you stop by.
    Cindie, Well yes, how can you not like puppy breath.
    She IS tiny but fierce! ;)
    Evelyn, she is very aware of her surroundings and actually quite in tune to me right now, so we are making the most of that following behavior.
    Michelle, I understand perfectly. I am thinking about getting my head examined for sure.

  10. I just finished the hardest 4 months of my life with a hard headed golden puppy, only to find a 3 month old Newfoundland puppy abandoned on the road. Oddly enough it is so much easier in many respects with the two of them! Just saying......

  11. Hey....everyone should experience a Jack "terrorist" once in a lifetime!!! LOL Our Cutty was a true delight and very mellow. He was more like a little old man most of the time...unless a rabbit happened into the yard!

  12. Oh Theresa, She's even cuter than I thought she'd be. Can't wait till you bring her in. Hope the other "puppies" are getting used to her.

  13. Yeah! She is just precious - I can only imagine how much fun you must be having!

  14. I am so envious. I would love one of my own - sigh.