Saturday, September 19, 2009

The best dog ever

We're spending a quiet evening at home on this "Talk Like a Pirate Day".  I just finished knitting a dishcloth and started working on Dave's scarf, and am thinking about starting another dishcloth in alternate colors from the first, so it looks like bricks.  I got the pattern from the absolutely wonderful book, Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. 
Wayne just finished baking oatmeal cookies and used up a roll of parchment paper.  He takes the empty cardboard tube from the parchment and tries to get our cat, Knucklehead, to play with it.  We call the tubes "doo doo ta doos".  Okay, it's weird, but we used to have a dog that just loved those cardboard tubes.  We'd make the doo-doo-ta-doo sound in them, and she'd come running and be all crazy to play with it, taking it and running all over the house chewing on it until there were hundreds of tiny pieces of cardboard to vacuum up all over the place.  And it just hit me that I really really miss her.  So, in homage to the best dog ever (except for your dog, who was obviously the best), here's Jade:

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