Between leaving my job (where admittedly I had a LOT of tatting time), helping Ben film Debutante Balls, playing photographer at a recent wedding, and dealing with a demanding (in the nicest possible way) new family member, my tatting time has been limited quite a bit lately.
Here is ONE of the reasons......
A Border Collie x Kelpie (about 17 weeks in this pic)
After losing the amazing Alli (a red kelpie) in August last year I was very reluctant to get another dog even though it would be the first time in my entire life that I was without one (or more), But it was nagging me so I started thinking about what type of dog. It had to be trainable, intelligent, loyal and quirky, but not being on the farm any more, if I WAS to get one, it would have to be one that was NOT an energetic working breed.......yeah....right....famous last words!
Don't ask me why but the very basic ad and photo of her spoke to me, so we went on a 9 hour round trip to collect her from south west Victoria!
Incredibly she slept all the way home and has been a pretty cool little surprise packet so far. Keenly intelligent and willing to learn. AND.....quirky!
Looking forward to seeing how she grows up.
She took a keen interest the other night in a bubble shooting game I was playing on the laptop. She kept trying to eat the bubbles as they shot across the screen. So I started teaching her to tap the mousepad to release a bubble....didn't take long before she got the idea. Lucky it is an old laptop!
Some of her natural behaviours and quirks are going to set her up for a heap of tricks to teach her later!!