Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dogs and Duty

Things have been crazy busy, with little opportunity for quilting. 

Our guild challenge came and went.  I missed the deadline, but have this to show for my efforts.
I haven't been happy with it, as I'd like it to be bigger.  bingo!  I missed the deadline.  I can make it as big as I like.  I think 6" of borders all the way around will be perfect.  Who knows how long it will take?  I certainly don't.

Animals seem to arrive in waves.  A cat appeared on Thursday at the walnuts.  It has a purple collar with sparkles.  I'm not sure how to go about finding the owner.  The pound has no inquiries for it.  We took it to the vet, it has no chip.  It's a 7 year (vet's best guess) tabby.  He says if it's still around in 3 weeks, we should bring it back for shots.

A friend emailed on Friday, asking if we would like a found puppy.  I said it would depend upon how big it would grow to be.  A home was found, then unfound, and it arrived on our doorstep on Saturday.

I think she's found a new owner, provided she eventually grows big enough to hold her own with the cats.  At this point, the cats want to eat her.  The vet guesses that she's 8 weeks, is some sort of terrier mix, and will grow to 20 lbs.  We'll see how good his powers of prediction are.

On Monday, Roscoe brought home a girl friend.  oh dear.  No collar, and in heat.
Again there is no inquiry for her at the pound.  She has a long nose, a long narrow body, and she slinks like a coyote.  She has a spay appointment in a couple of weeks. 

Do you think we'll get through Wednesday, without another animal magically appearing?  They've come on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday.  Obviously we're not going to toss them out on the road, but we do have limits, and we're currently maxed out for the week.

On top of it all, I had jury duty today, from 9-4:45.  I'm to report back tomorrow at 10am.  I am not currently seated on a jury, but I suspect I will be by the end of the day.  So far it's been quite the experience, as usual.

And on that, I'll sign off.  If you don't hear from me, I'm busy, doing my civic duty...


Quiltedtime said...

Hmmmm.....sounds like they are all showing up for veterinary services. Do you have a sign posted?

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Maybe I'm weird but I like Jury Duty. Especially if I get on a case. I love the whole process.

It seems certain houses attract strays. We seem to be the chicken and cat stray house now - even with 3 dogs, they don't scare off. Of course my husband also feeds them all so they won't go away. He has a tender heart for animals.

sorry you missed your challenge deadline. Now you can make it however you want it and whatever size you want it to be.

Quilt Crazy said...

Good home for those lucky dogs.

Franki Kohler said...

Ohmygosh! You are an animal magnet. Lucky for them, though, since they'll get the kind of care they need. Good luck with the strays and your civic duty!