Thursday, August 07, 2008

Awards and Buttercup

I haven't managed to get a better picture of Miss Buttercup due to dead camera batteries and other distractions. I do, however, have a better idea of what the newest member of our family (heaven help us) is like. Her father is a mutt, apparently with some Rottweiler characteristics, and her mother (Craig and Chrissy's dog, Pumpkin) is an American Bulldog*. She is a very sweet, well-tempered 6 month old puppy, she hasn't shown even a second of aggression towards us or the cats. She started out trying to eat the cat food, but after being told No a couple of times, doesn't even look at it (nor does she drink their water). The only problem we've had so far is trying to keep her from jumping up on us when she's excited (if anyone who has had dogs has any suggestions, I'd be grateful!)

*I wasn't sure about this since I thought Pumpkin was a bit short, but Len assures me that I am underestimating her height. Not her weight, though, that dog is a rock!

Fred Says "It's Too Hot!"

Fred is none too sure about this dog situation. But she is too hot to protest. Simon refuses, grumpily, to be put out. Gwen refuses to come out of Judy's room. And Judy continues to be a problem.

In other news: I came back from my chaos-filled weekend to discover that Valerie had honored me with an Arte y Pico award. I don't know what to say, except, Thank You!

There are rules, and they are:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the ward itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

Five. Five is hard! Ok, here are five blogs which have this insane combination of fiber and photography which I find incredibly inspirational:

Black Dog Knits
The Daily Purl
six and a half stitches
Whispering Pine


Mom said...

The puppy is adorable!!

bspinner said...

Buttercup is so cutie.
Congrats on the award!!! I sure do look forward to reading your posts.

@ said...

Am I the only one that sees a picture of a cat? That is definately not a dog.