Monday, October 19, 2009

Double Trouble

Well it appears that Duncan is experiencing a better social life than I am. To be honest, that's probably not too hard right now... Since DH and I have been taking him on walks, he's met at least a half dozen other dogs. Some he'll ignore, others he'll sniff but there's one lady that he's quite enamoured with :o) I haven't seen Duncan this gaga since his crush on Calamity Jane (a Boxer). This little lady is an Airedale Terrier but I don't know her name. Each time they meet, they just have to greet each other and from what we can see, she's just as taken with Duncan.

On the weekend, Duncan finally got to meet one of his kind. There's another Australian Cattle Dog in our area and he's a red one too! Although he is smaller than Duncan, he's got all the telltale marks of a Cattle Dog. It was funny talking to his owners because we got to compare notes and they both do the exact same things :o) Too funny. They couldn't get over how big and muscular Duncan was. I'm not sure if he's big for his breed but he is a sturdy fellow and if you saw him running at you straight on, I can guarantee you'd be gunning it in the opposite direction. LOL!

Last Thursday, DH and I went to the big city. While we were there, Duncan went to the groomers :o) He didn't seem too upset when we picked him up so it must have been a good experience for him. He's now super clean and smelling good! We've moved him into the main house and bought him a huge doggie bed at Costco. It smells like cedar and it's actually nice enough that I want to curl up in it! So far, so good with this new move and Duncan is extremely happy to be around us full-time now :o)

I finally completed my Chickadee!

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One bird down and three more to go to finish my Birds & Berries by The Prairie Schooler. I love the colors. I wasn't too sure at first but now that the greens and reds are in there, I've warmed up to it. I think I'm going to go upwards and stitch the top bird next (a Nuthatch possibly?).

Before that, I want to stitch up a little ornament first. I started it yesterday and it shouldn't take too long to complete. I'm not going to tell you what it is though. Gotta keep some things secret you know ;o)

Only two more days until...

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There will be games, prizes and lots of fun. Hope to see you there!


21 comments:

Heather said...

Your bird is wonderful, colors are grea. Sam is like Duncan, I laugh when we walk when more people know his name then mine

Daffycat said...

Oh my, I really love that chickadee. Yet another addition to my wishlist! I'm looking forward to seeing the next pretty bird.

Pumpkin day! Hooray!

♥ Nia said...

Very pretty your Chickadee! :)

Xmas ornaments? I love stitching for xmas!! Hoping to start soon :D

~Tammy said...

Oh, Duncan is becoming a man about town. WOOHOO dude!

Your stitching is lovely, as always.

mumzy said...

Cathey, your chickadee looks fantastic. Just love it!

That Duncan is such a sweetie and I am so happy that you have brought him in with you. He is a very lovable dog.

{{{Love & Hugs}}}
Mom

Irene said...

It's funny watching dogs meet each other, Tiger really likes the little ones. The Chickadee looks wonderful !

Rowyn said...

Love your chickadee finish!

Annie said...

The chickadee looks great. Just perfect stitching.

Sounds like Duncan has adjusted to his new surroundings quite well.

Karen said...

I love your finish, glad Duncan is happy and smell nice for his lady friend;o)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on your finish, Chickadee loos so lovely!

Mel said...

Cute finish!

TammyK said...

Sounds like Duncan has adjusted quite well - good on him :o) Love Birds & Berries!

Rachael said...

Cute finish!
I bet he is happy to be smelling fresh for the ladies

Rachel S said...

That looks great. I have never seen that chart. Love it!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Hope the other "birdies" are just as cute as this one!

Siobhan said...

Very cute finish!! Duffy has his friends, too--it's so funny to see how dogs can be social! He has one friend that will come & scratch at our door to get him to come outside. If we don't take him out right away, Angel runs to all the windows that are street level and cries for him. LOL

Cindy said...

Congrats on your finish!

Carol said...

Oh, I love the colors in your bird--just lovely--and beautifully stitched! I'm glad to have discovered another inspiring stitching blog :)

Ranae said...

Duncan sounds very socialable.
I bet he just a cutie around the girls, lol.
Love the chickadee

Lili said...

Dogs have great sociable skills, and they helps us meet new people. I love dogs.
You PS birds are so beautiful...
I've read the pumpkin day post but will not enter. Yet I will try these games. The idea of scaring the others as The Pumpkin is very attractive. Lol!
Thanks for sharing, Cathey.
Lots of hugs,
Lili

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love that chickadee, I love PS and I love the colours they use. Whenever I stitch a PS design and pull out the recommended threads I think, Oh my, will that go together? And it always does.