Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Not Yet

I'm still waiting for carpet.  Maybe (said with great doubt) it will be here tomorrow?  That is what the Carpet Man said to me yesterday.  So I go home and make this for hubby's birthday.

 You don't believe that he's 41?  I don't either.  But he'd rather have y'all believe that I'm 12 years his senior, than 1 year his junior.  And I thought it was the women who were supposed to have the age issues. ;)

While waiting for carpet, I paint.  This is this morning, before 10am:
Same room, after 4pm:
I guess you could say I'm on a tear.

Or I'm avoiding the reality of eventually packing everything to move it for carpet.  You know, and I know, that when the carpet DOES get here, I'm going to say, "What?!!  So soon?!!  I'm not ready!!" 

And so I paint.  :)

Better than ripping out wallpaper, which was my original plan for today.  If the carpet installation does not begin by Friday, I will rip out wallpaper over the weekend.  Goals are good.  :)

Today I read an article on the front page of the Bee, about a lost dog who was found.  I was going to link to it, but apparently it hasn't been read online enough to remain.  I can't find it. 

Anyhoo, the dog was a Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel.  Haven't heard of it?  Me either.  HOWEVER, it is described as having "distinctive Mickey Mouse round ears."  I did a double take.  And then I googled.

Check this link, particularly the bottom photo.  And this one

Look familiar?  How about a comparison:
She was much older, and wasn't groomed other than brushing. 

All of the pictures I found of the Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel (aka Portuguese Cattle Dog, from the Azores) have their coats cut short. 

For those of you not from here, Tulare County has a very large Portuguese community, made up of a LOT of dairymen, from the Azores.

Her biography reads better that she was brought here from the islands, and outlived her usefulness.  After looking at the pictures online, I think I want a puppy.

Yes.  I said it, and that was a FIRST.

Thank goodness the only breeders I've found are in Canada and the Azores.  A puppy is NOT in my future.  Hopefully carpet is.  All we can do is stay tuned, and hope that truck starts trucking!


Quiltedtime said...

My goodness! The likeness is so distinct between Chupa and these pictures that I thought your posted picture WAS Chupa. Her ears were awesome.

Anonymous said...

So Chupa was a princess in disguise.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I have never heard of that breed before but how cool.

Sorry the carpet hasn't arrived but at least you're getting some painting done.