Hi Courtney, I hope I can call you Courtney. Is that ok? We haven’t actually met but you played a show in Phoenix and it was really special. Many years ago I had a dog named Melba. A one eyed chiweenie my then-boyfriend, one-day husband and I found booking it across six lanes of morning … Continue reading Avant Gardener
Dear Readers, Today's post is a sad one. If you need happy reading, or don't have a box of tissues handy, I suggest you read elsewhere. On July 28, I said goodbye to Melba forever. The best, sweetest little dog had been carrying around a tumor for over a year, and at the end of … Continue reading Goodbye Melba
Three years and one day ago, Melba's and my paths crossed. Literally: she was walking out onto a busy surface street in Phoenix as Querido and I drove past. Querido got her across the street and sacrificed the burrito I had packed for his lunch to keep her in one place until I could get … Continue reading Three Years and a Day
After my initial failed attempt to knit Melba a sweater, I lost my enthusiasm but didn't give up. On car rides, during movies, and at Knit Night, I pegged away at my wonky-shaped little green sweater. Lo and behold, it fits my wonky-shaped little Melba. The spikes were absolutely essential. Although Melba does not have … Continue reading Dogzilla
My first attempt at knitting Melba a sweater didn't go so well. The knitting part was fine. The wearing--not so much. After we released her from the sweater, she curled up in a sad ball on one corner of the couch to recover from her traumatic experience, I frogged the whole thing, adjusted *all* my … Continue reading Sad Ears
Ok, so she's just in our new backyard. But for a little dog accustomed to gravel, this weedy little yard might as well be the open plains. I think she likes it: she will pause to thoughtfully sniff a particular seed head, or take in the scent on the wind, before doing what she needs … Continue reading Little Dog on the Prarie
Sad eyeball wins.
Really? Hrm. That means it's definitely November. All around the blogosphere, bloggers are blogging every day of the month, knitting a sweater in a month... I have always been amazed that November is marathon-project month. How did this come to be? November has been my busiest month ever since I entered the wonderful world of … Continue reading It’s Monday?