R.I.P. Ginger

Hope you will forgive this off-topic posting today, but I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved dog, Ginger, who died over the weekend.

She was a rescue dog (as are all our animals!) who brightened our lives for nearly 12 years. A shepherd mix, she was extremelly good natured and sweet; patient with children and other dogs. She loved riding in the car, feeling the wind in her fur.

Thanks for indulging me. We will miss her.

Farewell to Petey

This post is a departure from my usual crafty fare, but I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved family dog, Petey, who died this week at the ripe old age of 16.  Petey was a Staffordshire Terrier, rescued from the streets when he was a pup.


He didn’t stay that small forever! Within a few weeks he had outgrown his doggie bed:

Even when full grown (he got to be nearly 60 pounds at his prime — all muscle!) he loved to crawl into small spaces (like under the coffee table) and into the laundry basket — clean or dirty, he didn’t care:

Here he is napping with our other dog, Ginger:

He was a regal animal, smart and loyal, and will be missed.