Dozer is eight today! We are so lucky to have him ~ we always laugh that we got lucky finding him. It was a spur of the minute decision to get a second dog and we pulled up Craig's List and he had just been posted ~ top of the page ~ and I immediately said...he's the one!!! Jason tortured me for an hour or so by looking further to see what other mutts were being put up for adoption, but eventually decided I was right. :)
We're also lucky that the owner had decided to give him away ~ Dozer was from an 'oops litter' (a neighbor's black lab mix had gotten loose and had a fling with Dozer's mama...a purebred Springer Spaniel). He was one of thirteen puppies (!!) and the Spaniel's family had let his twelve siblings go to other families but had kept Dozer for themselves...and then decided that a third dog and a new baby didn't really mix. Sometimes timing really is everything. They let him go and we needed him and he's brought us much joy ever since. So happiest of birthdays, Stinky Pinkerton!
I finally finished the third pair of socks that I started in December. I love the yarn and the pattern ( ravelry notes here ) ~ my first pair of self-striping and they were so much fun to knit. My Girasole has been set aside for the last two weeks while I let my hands rest. It's gotten so heavy and I was spending too much time on it and eventually I had to take a break. I'm back to work on it this weekend, though! It's been really hard to not pick it back up since it's been thrilling to knit but the time out was productive and now I'm ready to finish her up. Have a great Friday!
joining Liesl at Buckalooview for her monthly sock challenge