To be honest I was busy.
I forgot the password.
I got a puppy.
For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook you know about the puppy. He has become a very big part of my life. We brought him home in February so I got to spend a couple of weeks in the worst Minnesota weather in recorded history potty training a tiny creature on the back patio. He's a smart one and he learned quickly and thoroughly. And the look on his face when the high snow banks behind our house melted was priceless ~ he had a whole new world to explore out there.
His name is Buddy. He is a Maltipoo, which means his mama is a Poodle and his papa is a Maltese. After 8 years of grieving the loss of Nikky, our Maltese; we decided to get another dog. No one in our area had Maltese pups but we found a very kind family in our area who raises Maltipoos. It is one of the best decisions we've ever made. Buddy is so much a part of our family. We were delighted this summer when he showed no fear of the boat or water. (Nikky was scared of everything.) Buddy is so proud when we put on his life jacket. He also loves car rides (in his crate, of course), children, all the neighbors and walks.
This brings me to the title of this post. The Buddy System. I have not walked so much in my life! Buddy is always up for walks. Always. And I need the exercise. I've lost several pounds since Buddy came along. It's wonderful! At first I was worried he might be getting too exhausted on these jaunts, but then I read that this breed is more than happy to trot 3 to 4 miles at a stretch once they reach adulthood. Buddy turns a year old on December 16th; he's right on schedule.
The pillows. Yes, I am still beading pillows. My mom has actually started listing in my Etsy shop and you can see her excellent work in the Quilts by Marno section ~ Marno
Buddy has his own Facebook page which you can like at Buddy