Friday, August 19, 2011

Pets on Quilts

Haven't had any time at all this week for sewing (I went back to work on Monday, and I'm planning to work both Saturday and Sunday to be ready for the kiddies to come back) but I wanted to post an entry for the Pets on Quilts show before it ends tonight.

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This is Peanut. She is about 2 years old. We adopted her at a Petco adoption event for the shelter in the county south of ours. She is a MESS. She likes to eat plastic things... which can include disposable razors (she swallowed the blade!) and Tupperware containers full of cookies and brownies. She also likes to eat leather (like expensive flip-flops). She is a giant mess but we love her anyway.

 

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It's an upside-down dog!

 

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This is Izzy. She's 6 years old and we think she's an American Dingo.

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In January 2009, we saw Marley and Me, and then the next day went to the animal shelter. My husband had seen her on the shelter's online kennel and liked her. When we went there, we noticed that she wasn't barking and hadn't pooped in her kennel. So we took her for a walk. As soon as she jumped up and gave me a hug, we decided that she was ours. Fortunately, we came to get her just in time. Izzy was heartworm-positive and had been in the shelter for over three months. If she hadn't been adopted that week, she would have been put down. Instead, we took her home, got her heartworms treated, bought a house with a backyard for her to run around in, and we couldn't be happier.

 

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32 comments:

  1. They look like dogs that need to run. Glad they have a loving home. Watch that eating monster!

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  2. Loving the colorful blocks and the dog pics! :)

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  3. what a gorgeous 'family' photo. So good that they found a loving family. Looks like they like to help with your quilting

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  4. What gorgeous dogs. It looks as though they keep you busy.

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  5. Peanut and Izzy are gorgeous! Hubby and I both cried like babies when we watched that movie!

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  6. so cute, and it seems that your peanut wants to help design the quilt for you...

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  7. Thanks for posting this! Your dog is adorable. It looks like she likes to help just like mine does!

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  8. What a great story! Both of the babies are so cute. You're brave to go to the shelter, it's so hard to take just one, but you picked just the right one. That happened to me once, the vet told me if the shelter hadn't put my Hudson down, then he would have died from illness. Thanks

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  9. Izzy and Peanut look like alot to handle, but fun just the same. I love the picture of all of you together - lovely. Your quilt blocks look neat, too.

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  10. LOve your family portrait! And your supernova blocks are fabulous!

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  11. Love your quilt. Peanut does not look like a giant mess. In fact she looks so loving. Izzy looks very playful. They are both beautiful.

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  12. They are so beautiful! And love story! I have one, a lady Weimaraner! A hug!

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  13. The dogs look happy and they are having such a fabalous home. The quilt is beautiful!

    Meet my dog Zoran too!

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  14. What sweeties, they are lucky to have you both!

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  15. Love reading your doggy story and seeing your happy family photo!

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  16. Wonderful story and great family photo - also the supernova quilt looks fab!

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  17. Great looking dogs, you are good to adopt them as you did.

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  18. Great looking dogs. Just don't let Peanut eat your quilts!

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  19. Great doggy rescue story!!! They are two very beautiful dogs!!!!!

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  20. Funny pictures....I would definitely be using these at special family gatherings...like birthdays, anniversaries...haha
    Paulette

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  21. Pretty pets...I too have a puppy who ate everything in sight, including one of my earrings I laid on the coffee table.

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  22. What a great family photo ... and such lucky dogs to have found you (and you thought you found them). I'm sure love abounds in your home.

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  23. Oops. I was so mesmerized by the cute dogs that I forgot to say I love the colorful quilt blocks in process!

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  24. Wonderful story of two sweet pups finding their forever homes!

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  25. It sounds like you and your husband are wonderful people and your pets are your well loved babies. Thank goodness you found each other.
    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  26. I don't know. I think that Peanut and Izzy might be happier than you. Look at the huge smiles they are both wearing in the last photo!

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  27. Great timing on your adoption. Looks like a happy family.

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  28. Your pups are just gorgeous and so lucky to have found you guys :)

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