Sunday, April 15, 2007

puppy love

i don't usually post about my dog.
i am not a pet person.
i hold nothing against people
who are pet people,
i am just not one of them.
i sometimes think that when
they were handing out
whatever it is that makes you
melt when you see an animal,
i made a mistake and
got into the
"awwww...what a cute baby"
line twice.

but when i saw our mongrel dog
on the chair all curled up
with a teddy bear,
i'll admit,
i felt an "awwwwww" moment.

and these socks
in this way dark picture
are the socks that i knit...
really just knit tubes...
no heel or anything too complicated...
no knitting in the round.
pretty in pink though.

speaking of...
(eighties movies, that is)
(how's that for a segue)
i finished reading the outsiders
to seven and eleven
and last night
we all watched the movie.
it was so much fun,
they were so excited to point out
two-bit and dally and soda
and point out scenes added
and deleted.

i love the age the kids are at
right now.
but now, what to read them next??


Deb R said...

It's so funny because I am exactly the opposite when it comes to pets and babies. I am totally missing whatever gene it is that makes most women melt and go gooey over infants (although I get a huge kick out of toddlers!), but show me a puppy - most any puppy - and I melt.

Loved your doggie shots and the socks are really cute!

Jessie said...

ok, I gotta say it:
"awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...what a cute dog!!!"


sorry, I couldn't help myself. anyway, it's true. ;)

Anonymous said...

I've been sort of lurking for awhile but had to come out to say that I think it's very cool you read The Outsiders with your kids.

Have you ever read "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"? That was a favourite book of mine when I was around 11. There is a movie, too, that is a somewhat truncated version of the book.

And you know what other book I really liked at that age? "Who Has Seen The Wind?" Yep. I'm the real Canadian geek!

liz elayne said...

oh goodness me that is some kind of a cute photo of your! and i am jealous that you know how to knit socks. i will learn some day...