Monday, September 22, 2014

Adventures in Dog Sitting

The days have slowly been getting darker earlier and the mornings are getting chillier, but I'm having a blast over here. Over the past week I have been dog sitting for a co-worker while she has been out with her husband on vacation. My dog died a little over a year ago, so it has been nice to spend time with a dog again. Especially a girl dog, because while I loved my dog, he was such a doggy dog dog instead of a little princess.

There are so many little things that you do while dog sitting that you don't notice at first. I have never really been a morning person, so imagine my surprise when I realized that I had been getting up early to go for walks. And not short little walks either, but a good medium length walk around their huge backyard and up and down the street. Not only were we getting up early, but I was enjoying it and I am starting to feel groggy when I let myself go back to sleep for "just thirty more minutes" on the days where I get to get up later. Oh my, I might be turning into a morning person over here.

Of course, there are also the little quirks that each dog has that are adorable. Daphne the Dog (aka the little princess) loves getting her belly rubbed and snuggling when it is time to go to bed. It is quite comforting at night when it starts getting a little chilly. I am also convinced that she thinks she is part cat. She is allowed to lounge on the furniture, but I have never seen a dog lay on the back of a couch like a cat would.

Since it is just the two of us during the day, there has been plenty of time to do what needs to get done and I still have plenty of time to play with my leftover yarn stash. Which means lots of hexipuffs until I get home to the rest of my yarn stash.

I have only managed to use up one ball of leftover yarn so far and that was one of my leftover balls of Knit Picks Felici in Spring Mix. I used the last bit of the dark green to embroider a little heart on one of the hexipuffs. I made it off center and I think it looks adorable! The puffs are not quite perfect yet, but they are almost there. I think I need to add one extra plain row and then they will be perfectly even on both sides.


  1. Your hexipuffs are totally adorable. I know what you mean about girl and boy dogs. For 12 years I had my little man Loki, typical small breed boy. Now I have my little princess Cupcake. I know all dogs are different, but I'm amazed by how much of a princess she is. Never naps on the floor (unless its on a pillow), must be under the blanket when on my lap, and had daddy totally wrapped around her little paw. So glad you are getting lots of good dog time.

    She Knits in Pearls

    1. It is amazing how much of a difference there is. I thought cat personalities were varied and different, but a well trained dog has lots of personality! Your little princess sounds totally adorable!