let me tell you about Nell

She came from a West Virginia rescue – our local SPCA helping to empty a shelter due to flooding.  No one seems to know much about her background – there was some talk of an owner surrender due to hospice.  What I can tell is that someone showed this little girl love.  And she found a way to hold on and trust in people until another someone showed up to offer her a forever home.

She’s been with us for 24 hours.  During that time she has shown sweetness and smiles and a formidable appetite!  As I type, she is lying under my feet so quietly that I did not know she had joined me.  She met Dr. Wonderful today and was very receptive to his charms, allowing him to probe and shine lights and all of that scary stuff without a complaint.  Unfortunately, she may have a UTI, and she needs to return tomorrow.

She has a beard.  The vet assistant says that she sees only Brussell Griffon, but I’m seeing a lot of pug in that funny face and stance.  She and Tula are equally matched in stature and weight.  When they get going, there are some real shenanigans, racing, running, hopping and growling.  They slept last night, next to one another, both snoring mightily.



She is VERY animated!  Unfortunately, she will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday.  Apparently she has an infected uterine stump and it has to be managed.  I feel like a traitor taking her back for another procedure since she was spayed in early August.  Hopefully it will be uneventful and she’ll be home and mending quickly.  She likes her sister very much and is able to share and endure some ear licking.  Pugs. Must. Lick.  It’s a rule.IMG_1122

I still have computer/photo issues.  These images are coming from my iPhone, thus the blurriness.IMG_1065

This quilt was started last year (I think) and needs to be completed.  I fell hard for the Art Gallery SWEET AS HONEY line when it came out and it does not disappoint, even after being tucked away all of these months.IMG_1110The little patch of aqua makes me happy.  There is a lot of piecework involved in the making of this quilt, but doesn’t time pass quickly when you are enjoying yourself?  Since the piecing is both methodical and intuitive, it gives me time to clear the cobwebs out of my brain and even consult my muse for future makings …



Milano by Carol Sunday.  I wish that you could reach in and pat this fiber.  Dreaminess.


























About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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4 Responses to let me tell you about Nell

  1. Hi Jody,
    You left a comment on my blog about purchasing a rope bowl (thank you!). I wasn’t able to reply to your comment as there was no email associated with it – if you’re still interested please email me directly at krista(dot)hennebury(at)shaw(dot)ca and we can discuss!


  2. schwamu says:

    Well HELLO, you sweet little bundle of darling pup! You’ve just landed in the lap of love, you lucky little babe! Oh Jody, what a lovely thing. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    And your quilty-bits are such fun, too! Lovely knitting, as well.

    All’s well with the world. *happy dog-sigh*


  3. bam says:

    Dear Jody, so sweet! Tried sending you a message so I can send you a book! It bounced back, oh no! I left you my email over at pull up achair! Can’t wait to send slowing time. -and so sorry to leave message here, just figured it was a good way to reach you. I hope!
    Take good care, and hope we can email soon!!


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