We’ve traced the barks. They’re coming from inside the house!!!!
This is not going to become a blog about a dog but I feel I must explain.
The shelter said he was untrained but either they were wrong or he’s the most considerate animal ever. He doesn’t beg for food, he doesn’t eat stuff off the floor, he doesn’t chew on furniture. He just crawls in your lap and curls up in a little ball and naps.
In short, he’s kind of a dream.
There is just one small problem.
Poor little guy has some very understandable abandonment and separation anxieties. And he wants to be near me all the time.
ALL THE TIME.
It’s like having a small, adorable stalker (who snores)
He follows me everywhere:
(which I guess is only fair since I watch him when he does his business)
This is fine. I’m totally down with being unquestioningly adored (it just feels right!).
But I can’t leave the house.
If I leave the house (or even the room and he can’t follow) my sweet, placid, trouble free dog goes full blown Glenn Close at her bunny boiling, I-WILL-NOT-BE-IGNORED-DAVID!!!!!! Fatal Attraction peak.
It’s heartbreaking, a little scary and VERY limiting.
So, since I can’t even go to the garage for more than a few minutes I don’t have anything very detailed to share this week.
I did get a few “almost-done” things “totally-done.”
This sucker is one foot high and about 4 ft long when laid out.
I’m also gearing up for the one of my favorite shows -the Jackalope Artisan Fair is in Pasadena next weekend. I want to have some new trays and since I liked the how the Camera Shop sign came out I thought I’d try it in tray form. I did the same process as before and just used a bunch of cut-to-fit, painted pieces of thin scrap wood.
I’m hopeful that, this week, I’ll be able to convince Ms. Close that it will all be all right and that I guarantee I will return every time (we actually are making progress).
Until then it’s build up for Jackalope and, possibly some very scratched up doors.