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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fur-girls, Kennels, and Raffle Quilt...

Last night when bedding my fir-girls down for the night, I thought "I should share this" with you gals... Cause I know some are dog lovers... 8-)

Since getting Ruby (left), it took a while for her to cooperate to go into her kennel for the night without catching her and pushing her in
...
Eventually she caught on, but it took a wee bit of verbal
coaxing. Not much though, but I would have to wait 15-20 seconds till she was ready... and in she went.
It was good! I was happy with that! 8-)
Now Dora on the other hand, is very good at going into her kennel when told, for bed and for when we go out for a while...

About 2 weeks ago Dora started getting Ruby into her kennel when I sa
id "into your beds". Well, the last 2 nights I didn't say anything. After they did their evening business, they would go to the kennel area in our hall (routine right?), cause they know it is time. Then I open the kennels, Ruby would wander off a bit, and Dora would round her up and into the kennels they would both go! I think its great! 8-)

Dora used to be the messenger to our other pug,
Kasza, that we had before Ruby. She was blind in one eye, and fully deaf (since we got her at 3 months). We got Dora 2 years later, and she soon learned that Kasza was "special". Dora would notify Kasza about everything that was going on. If the doorbell rang, if the kids walked in from school, if one of my parents came down from their level, etc.
Kasza's hearing/eye dog, was Dora... 8-)

OK! That is enough about the Fur-G
irls!


A few of our Country Rose gals went to the school (where we gather monthly) by request of the Parent Committee that was running the raffle of the quilt that we donated to the school. Tonight was the draw night, and they wanted us to make the draw, which we were most happy to do... 8-)

Some of you have seen this quilt already, but a lot of you haven't, thus I post the photos again... 8-)
This pattern is cal
led Path Through the Pines, from the book Plentiful Possibilities, by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.
We each wanted to win it of course... 8-)They raise just about $2,200 in raffle money, to go towards new play structures for the children at the school... 8-)

Now, back to packing and getting ready to leave by noon tomorrow as I have some steam-a-seam and stabilizer to buy before heading out of town for the retreat!

I have some pre-scheduled posts that will pop up throughout the weekend...
You won't want to miss one for sure! 8-)

Take care all! 8-)

12 comments:

Dolores said...

What a sweetheart Dora is. And clever you to pre-post before leave for your retreat. That is a pretty quilt.
Have fun, eh?

Hazel said...

I have my dog kennel trained also ,I've had people tell me its mean but I thing its great .The dog must love it because as soon as i put my shoes on he goes right to the kennel and stands there waiting for me to close the door , and at night the same thing happens .I think they feel secure in there .
Wow that quilt earned a lot of money good for you and the other ladies who helped make it .

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You finished your stitchery!!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!...and I knew it would be! You clever gal, you!

Pat said...

LOVE the story about your pups and how Dora is such a great "caretaker". :) Enjoy your retreat.

Michelle said...

It is a gorgeous quilt. I would want to win it too.

Millie said...

Mary,
Enjoy your vacation and have a save trip. The PIF quilt is beautiful and it made so much money. Just a great posting.

Rosaline said...

See - yet again, we have proof positive that animals "think" and "problem solve". Dora is definitely Mom's little helper. Re the raffle quilt, what a great fund raiser it proved to be. Lucky winner. Enjoy your trip.

Winona said...

I love the story about your furbabies. Dora is such a sweetie. That quilt is just beautiful. Anyone would love it! Have a fun time on your trip. Winona

Guðrún said...

Dora is a very special dog.

call me crazy said...

Aw what sweet fur-babies you have! :-) Have a great retreat!

dot said...

That ia a cool quilt. The play equipment will be well liked.

Narelle said...

Dora is such a sweetie. Isn't it amazing how animals can pick up on such things.
What a fantastic result from the quilt raffle!