I’m sorry guys, but I just don’t have the energy to write out the post I had planned. I was going to finish planning out my Papaya Sweater, it was going to be a beautiful design, and the post was going to be funny and insightful and well-written.
But, my dog had other plans.He might be cute, but he’s a weapon of mass insomnia under all that fuzz.
I don’t know what he got into this weekend, but the poor guy was up all night with, lets just say, “gastrointestinal distress.” He got us up every hour to go outside (or to not quite make it outside). So gross and frustrating!!
And he did the same thing on Saturday night, too! Of course, during the day, he’s been acting perfectly fine- no GI issues, acting normally, eating his normal dinner, and happy to bark at passers-by and go on walks. So who knows what’s going on!
Maybe he picked up a bug, or maybe he ate something he shouldn’t have (that’s probably it- he’s got a bad habit of that, but then again he’s a dog). If he doesn’t recover soon (or goes off his food/gets lethargic) we’ll head over to the vet, but fingers crossed, we won’t have to!
But, of course, the classic knitted item for a dog is a little sweater. Unfortunately (fortunately?), Ollie has nice long hair, so he doesn’t need a sweater. (He does have a little yellow rain slicker, though, because we live in Seattle. It’s pretty much the cutest.) If he did need a sweater, I would have to make him this one.
OK, this has nothing to do with knitting, but I’m too excited not to write a post about it.
Everyone, meet Ollie!
Ollie is our new puppy! He’s a six-month-old Tibetan terrier (which is not actually a type of terrier-just a weird quirk of etymology). His favorite activities are sleeping, snoozing, and taking naps. He also likes sniffing things in the back yard and watching cars drive by the house. (And, luckily, he has no interest in my yarn or knitting. Thank goodness!)
Neither of us have ever had a dog before, so this is all new and exciting! We’ve been having a lot of fun with the little guy, and are very happy he’s in our family.