Friday, March 2, 2007

Corgis, knitted and otherwise

I was looking through some photos Ruby took of me weaving on one of my big barn looms this past summer and I found one I liked, so I put it up on the blog. And since I was replacing Rupert's photie, I thought I'd do a corgi post.

It's hard to get a good picture of a dog - you call their name to get their attention and for once they come right to you. Here are Wiley and Rupert on one of our recent snowy mornings. They are about 8 or 9 years old.

Wiley is on the left, and we got her through a free ad a few years ago. We got Rupert from the local pound when he was less than a year old. Someone had dropped him off, or rather pushed him under the fence and driven away. We have had 5 corgis so far, and he looks as pure bred as any of them, so it's hard to imagine someone paying that much for a dog and then abandoning him.

He gets upset when we have too many boxes around the house or when we pack to go somewhere, so I think his family was moving and/or in divorce. He's a great dog. They both are, but Rupert is my special buddha dog. I bring them to work with me most days, and they laze about while we work.

I am attempting to knit a corgi, through the inspiratation of seeing the Florian Fox pattern in Lucinda Guy's And So to Bed book and a new color of Peace Fleece. Here is the side section, for your viewing pleasure. I moved the color pattern around and added a head shape at the top. I'm hoping it will look seriously cute when it's all made up.

1 comment:

CarolineF said...

My two cats I had for nearly 20 years were in the pound when I got them because their owner was evicted. They would get very upset when I even rearranged furniture, for their first 6 or 8 years of life.