Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Oh, where to start! Well, to begin with I moved out of my parent's house. Thank goodness, I love ya mom and dad, but I was starting to go a bit crazy. Where have I gone? Well I must have gone crazy living at my parent's because I moved in with my boyfriend, Roger. Fast, you say? That's true, but hey it's been a little more than two months now living together and so far so good!
We rent a little house in Phoenixville, Pa. The house is great, it has a big kitchen, washer/dryer, screened in porch, a nice yard, garage, and a nice office for me. It's also a great location, although I do miss the mountains down in Virginia.
Oh, and one more big change, we got a dog! His name is Cooper and he just had his 1st birthday. We adopted him at the ASPCA. They said there that he is a lab mix, but I don't think he has any lab in him. My guess is an Australian Cattle Dog mix. What do ya think? We've thought about getting one of those puppy DNA tests done, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I am rather curious though, so perhaps down the road. He's been a great dog, very cuddly but active too. I'm hoping to make him my new hiking buddy. I did five miles with him the other day and he wanted to keep going, so I think it might work out. I also set up the tent to see if he'd go in it, and he did! He's on the road to becoming a great backpacking pup.



Here's a pic of Coop sitting on the very nice pillows that Roger's mom made. I swear it's the one and only time he's been on them in the chair. They are much too nice for him to be on them, but come on he looks really cute.
As for the important information, my knitting... I have been moving along slowly with my projects. I do have 800 yards of delicious qiviut to make a shawl out of. I've been looking around at patterns, but so far I haven't found anything that seemed perfect. Suggestions?

10 comments:

Skeincocaine said...

Nice looking boyfriend and dawg! By the way, I never got that Pagewood Farms sock yarn I ordered from you the last time you were in town...what's the deal with it?

Loren said...

Hmm, I'm not sure, I'll give them a call.

Bel said...

I am SOOOO happy that you're back!! You look like the perfect pair...or should I say family? Roger is very handsome! And Cooper is adorable! I agree about the lab thing. Maybe some...but I see more cattle dog and possible german shepard. There is something else, but I can't put my finger on it. Anyway, I'm sooo glad you're doing so well. Let me know when you're coming out this way...I want to have a knit party very soon, but I would wait for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi - CUTE dog! We got ours at ASCPA and I DID the DNA test- and it came back inconclusive and our pooch has got to be at least 90% LAB!!! crazy. other people told us the same thing. the only reliable test is the blood dna test that the vet can do but it's much more expensive!!
take care-beth

LauraRN said...

Hmmm... and I seem to notice a rather lovely Lizard Ridge hanging out on the couch behind the pooch.

Glad to know all's well with you.

kate said...

Hey, we booked our hotel for Mont Saint Michel. Check it out...it's called Auberge Saint Pierre, just google it. It's fabulous. We're gonna be staying there Friday and Saturday night! Kate

Emily said...

Aw, congratulations on your cute new addition! Yay for adopting :D

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dorinmouss said...

I love your dog, too! It's soo lovely! :)