Sunday, May 11, 2008

who knew I was pregnant?



yeah, child birth is a bit#%! I started out my friday morning with a slacker friday "I'm outta here" moment (with permission of course) and made a run to damn near west virginia where my baby was.....In a little over 2 hours, I touched down in Flushing Ohio and picked up our new baby girl.....People, meet Matilda....
Yep, It's a girl! A little boston terrier puppy at 7 weeks, born easter morning. I wanted to name her magdaline (easter, mary magdaline, (how catholic was I raised?)) but that wasn't happening with the rest of the fam.....then B wanted to name her coco chanel.....ok, could you picture me at 6'6 and 270 lbs at the park yelling "come back here coco chanel".....me either...Matilda works though, or tilly for short.

By 10 PM, after hours in the car, a couple of quick stops off the highway at some Zanesville Ohio pottery shops, a quick run by a jobsite and a supplier, followed by hours of exploring her new house, She found that Crosby our 10 Year old GSP was a perfect nap buddy. Months ago, I dyed up some coarse wool with some almosted exhausted red dye, and it made a neat rose color next to the matural off white wool color. In my washing machine now is the test felting of about 18" of a 3 stitch I cord that's has wide stripes of rose and natural color of about 4.5 inches each. The goal is to make a long, lightweight drag around lead for her to start off leash training right off the bat. I'll throw up some pics later in the week of knitting, Promise!

-matt

12 comments:

yarmando said...

Magdalene was great name. Yelling "Magda" in the park is better than yelling "Tilly."

sea mystery said...

Loved the heading of this post, and OMG is Tilly the cutest. Both pictures made me say "awwww." Good to see them getting along and becoming buds. Congrats on the new addition. xxoo

Mia said...

Awwww....! Matilda is a perfect name for her!

Merrie Cuylter said...

Cute puppy!! I hear that Boston Bull Terriers are some of the easiest to train dogs. We used to have a cat named Tillie--short for Tillicum, a city in Washington state. Her brother was named Sam...or rather, Sammamish...another city. We were just driving down the freeway with the cats saying, "Hey, that's a cool name..." What can I say? We're dorks. :)
Karen

Jacki said...

PUPPEH!!! Aw, the cuteness, it burns! So adorable.

Cat said...

Cute cute cute! I love the pic with the dogs together. Did Crosby even know she was there?

James said...

That may be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Mia said...

we need more baby pictures. immediately!

Dave Daniels said...

Hey, I've been a little out of the loop. Congrats on the new arrival. And, to think you were pregnant, I thought it was just the beer gut!

sko_G knits said...

i love her!!

.: tani :. said...

cute pup! where are the new pics?

Mia said...

apparently the "baby" has taken over your world ::laughing::