Friday, September 07, 2007

Adventures With A Dog

"All I hear is "Finnegan!" this, and "Finnegan!" that! All freakin' day long... Man, I'm pooped. So, Finnegan is now going to lie here, in the path of everyone, and basically play the cat. And look cute. Wow, hey! I am a cute little fellow... Look...at...me..."


Now I ask you. How great is a trip when one of your hosts looks like that? And greats you with tail a-waggin' and wet puppy kisses everytime he sees you? And I mean everytime. Getting up in the morning? At least five minutes of "I Love You" tail wagging and belly rubs. Coming home from a walk? More slobbery kisses. Went to the bathroom? Why, it's like you've-been-gone-so-long-and-wow-I-love-you-love-you-love-you-tail-a-waggin'.


I had such a cool time in St. Catharines! Relaxing, fun, and a great time as always. Let's see...we did all sorts of stuff - hung out, watched movies, ate like it was going out of style. Oh, and went on a Ghost Walk of Niagara-on-the-Lake.


And birthday pressies! Look!

Mmmmm...Fleece Artist...

And it came directly from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, purchased at a lovely little shop there called Have A Yarn. Oh, look at all the goodies in the store! Apparently, a whole WALL of nothing but Fleece Artist. Which makes sense, seeing how it's produced in the area. *sigh* How wonderful would it be to be able to visit such a lovely yarn shop, in such a lovely area of Canada, and fondle Fleece Artist yarns to your heart's content? *sigh*


I think it's going to be super dooper exciting! Because I'm going to be able to do that in the future!!! Because my sister and SIL are buying a home in Nova Scotia!!! A "summer home" on the seashore!! With a guest room!! And Finnegan!! In the vicinity of Mahone Bay!!!!!!! And Fleece Artist!! And aren't you jealous?!?!!!! Am I excited, or what?!?!!!

Oh, I'm soooo thrilled for them! It's going to be fabulous, I'm going to LOVE coming out for visits.

So, what else did I do in St. Catharines? Why, knitting of course. I did get a good chunk of Mermaid done, I've almost completed the back. If you're thinking of knitting Mermaid ::cough::CarrieK::cough::, or have one in your stash ::cough::Chris::cough:: - trust me - Mermaid is nowhere near as complex as it looks. And yes Carrie, I pinky-swear it is!

And look what else I did!



"...*sigh*... Whatev... I'll sit here, model your damn jacket, pass out from heat stroke, just so you can go all "ooooh" and "aaaah" over me. Atticus warned me stuff like this happens. One minute you're asleep, and next minute they wake you up and doll you up like you're the next Canada's Top Model. All I want to do is watch "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and eat cheese...*sigh*"


Finnegan got a little jacket for the fall! Awww...although he's pretty much indifferent to it. All it needs is a bit of velcro to keep it snug around his chest, and he's ready for anything the fall and winter throw at it.

Isn't he just the cutest?! I shudder to think what the Little Dudes would do if I tried to put something like that on them...

Speaking of the kitties... They behaved themselves quite nicely while I was away, thanks to their Auntie Raven coming by to feed and play with them. Very little was trashed. That I've seen. So far. They seem to have forgiven me for having left them for a few days, and that I came home smelling like Finnegan. Greenies and new toys will that, you know...

"...she's a maniac! ma-ni-ac on the floor...doodeedoodoodoodoodeedoo...never dan-anced befo-ore..."

"All right Mom, I've got my report right here. Gandalf ate paper, knocked around some fridge magnets, and I'm pretty sure he gave me the finger once or twice. Mae was OK...try as I might, I have nothing on her, the Goodie-Four-Shoes."

"You guys are such dweebs..."

All is right with the world.

15 comments:

Chris said...

LOL! So, I take it you had fun and you like Finnegan??? Glad you had such a fabulous time! And the summer home in Nova Scotia sounds fabulous.

Mayhem likes fridge magnets, too...

Lorraine said...

Bridge- Well, as long as you're forgiven.
Finnegan looks great in his new coat. He'll be happy when the cold weather gets here.

Marina said...

Ah, the joys of having a dog around! Does he lick you dry after a shower/bath?

Oooh, any chance of them renting (a week?) the house when not in use?

I'm waiting for Chris to start her Mermaid too!

Carrie said...

Well, welcome back! It sounds like you had a great time, and I love the little doggie jacket you knitted. Way too cute. And it was very good of you to bring prezzies for the kitties when you came home. I'm sure that helped them get over the indignation that you could leave them =)

Traceyleezle said...

WEee! Finnegan, He's so ridiculously cute. What a smashing jacket.

Yes, you had better be posting some pics of this house on the sea next summer. It sounds great.

barbp said...

Finnegan - terrific name for such a cute little guy! Nice little sweater you made for him too. NOL?? Too cool. I made reservations this week at NOL for November. Thanks for the links - it's making my research of what to do while I'm there that much easier. I've only been through the town once years ago. My girlfriend and I are meeting up and leaving the husbands behind!

Your Sister and SIL's plan for their 2nd home sounds wonderful. And yes, I'm a little jealous *smile*.

Grace and Persian look fantastic!

Nicole said...

I do hope that wet-looking spot on the floor between Mae and Gandalf is something you knew about already, or perhaps the Little Dudes weren't quite as good as they like to pretend...

Glad you had a fun trip!

Carrie K said...

Finnegan is so adorable! And yes I'm jealous and excited for you - and your sister, who is actually getting the house. So cool!

Okay, sold. I've got to have my own Mermaid.

Did I mention Finnegan is adorable? And you just haven't found what your cats did for you while you were gone......

bellamoden said...

Finnegan is tooooo steenkin cute! Omg! And I don't even ordinarily like dogs that much. But that boy! Dayum!

And oooo. A summer home to visit! And a lys! Ooooo!

And your catchen. They were good? I'm not sure I believe it. ;)

Bridget said...

OK, even without the yarn and Finnegan, I was jealous of your vacation to Nova Scotia. But you've trumped that big time ...

Finnegan looks quite cuddly, which would only make him more appealing, as far as I'm concerned!

miyamojo said...

Yes, jealous! But happy for all of you! Finnegan is so cute! Love his coat! I love 'tail-waggers!' :)

Atticus - you did a great job! No one was hurt! Make sure you get your favorite spot all to yourself for the rest of the month! m :)

Michelle said...

I think I wanna trade lives with Finnegan

Sonya said...

Finnegan is so cute! We have all big dogs, but someday I'm going to have a little ball o' fluff like Finnegan. Yay for your sister and her new house! Especially the guest room. ;o)

Marji said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I know a Finnegan who looks exactly like that Finnegan.

knitseashore said...

Such a sweet dog and a patient model. You know cats would never put up with that, though Laura (Stream of Consciousness) manages to get some really adorable photos of her Scout modeling FOs.

Glad that you are forgiven and the house is still standing!