Friday, September 25, 2009

Pause

Hi friends,
I’ll be away from the blog for a while. I don’t want to leave you hanging and wondering. It’s not that I don’t want to blog anymore, I DO. There’s just stuff going on, which needs my attention, and an upcoming trip (actually there's two) and so much more. I’m not sure about the time frame myself, but I’ll be back. Until then, happy knitting, happy crafting, enjoy life, see you soon!

Monika

I'll leave you with Happy's trip to petsmart on September 4th:

This was his third trip to the shop. The first time he went with David alone. I was told it was a success. The second time I went there with him, alone. It was - "fun". We were strolling through the aisle, when suddenly a big (tiny) 1o week old Labrador puppy emerged. Happy was 13 weeks old that day. This little pup was a real man eater (not), and Happy peed himself in fear. After the pup growled at Happy (very cute 10 week old growling), Happy thought it was best to blend in and disappear on a stuffed toy shelf. I was embarrassed for him, but he didn't care.
After I cleaned up his mess, and the coast was clear to move on, we did.
Next aisle over we found us head to head with a blue Thai-Ridgeback, fully grown female. Scary looking to me, but Happy knew exactly what to do, and approached her, like a good puppy would. She just stood there, regally, ignoring him totally.

Well, next time was the charm. Once again we strolled down the aisles (looking for scarry puppies) something tasty:
Sept. 04
(God, he looks like a Chihuahua in this picture)

when we came upon his favorite treat, or rather the empty space where it should have been ...

Sept. 04

he got cranky (kids always want the things they can't have; nothing else would do)

Sept. 04

Dear God why is there so much to choose from???

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Well, Happy is much older, braver, and wiser now. He's 17 weeks now after all. We've visited petsmart several times since, and he's enjoying it more and more.

29 comments:

knottygnome said...

good luck, and hope to see you again soon!

shannon said...

it's okay to take a break from blogging. i do it all the time. :) and you can always just post photos of happy...

lexa said...

See you soon, hopefully! Looking forward to seeing how much Happy has grown upon your return.

Walden said...

He's just too cute. Good luck with the things that need your attention. Hope to see you soon!

Charlene said...

We'll miss you!! Wishing you happy travels, and see you soon!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That's such a touching story. It reminds me of a child's first day at school and the fears we all have.

The picture of Happy looking for his missing treats is precious!

We all need a break at times - but you will be missed - so hurry back!

Manisha said...

Happy break :-)

Angelika said...

Keep in touch and email me what's going on. Take your time and I hope to read more about your knitting, spinning, Biko and Happy soon again.

CelticCastOn said...

Take care Monika, hope you come back soon,we'll miss you.

Renata S. P. said...

Everyone deserves a break sometimes. But I'll miss you posts, your knitting, you handspun... Biko and Happy too =)
I hope to see you soon!

Have a nice "pause". =)

Grand Purl Baa said...

Don't leave us TOO long. What will we do without our daily dog dose.

The very best.
Loani

Sharon V said...

Pauses are good, so I hope yours is productive.

I'm going to miss your blog and my daily dose of Happy. All of us who love your blog will be here when you return.

Enjoy your trips.

myboringblog said...

Oh Happy! How funny you are! Enjoy your break from the blog and we'll see you on the other side. :-)

knitomi said...

Will miss your stories and I agree with Shannon's words "you can always just post photos of Happy..."

Alles Gute wünsch ich Dir,
Ingrid

Bea said...

Hallo Monika,

nimm dir deine Auszeit und viel Spaß auf Deiner Reise. Erhol dich gut :-)

Liebe Grüße,
die Bea

Päivi Eerola said...

Your puppy is so cute!!!

beth02116 said...

i'll miss your posts but will keep an eye on you on Rav! sneak some pooch pics in every once in awhile! take care

2paw said...

I expect you are on a 'Paws'!!! We don't have shops where you can take dogs, what a terrible thing that is!! I can foresee many dog tantrums. Doesn't Happy look small?? Hope Biko and Happy are having a great time together, and that all your trips and bits and bobs go well!!!

Alexandra said...

Have fun and enjoy your trips! I hope you'll be back soon :)

Knitted Zebra said...

We will be here when you get back! As some have already said, it will be great to see how Happy has grown! Hugs to Biko and Happy from Sasha, Samson and Sweetie!

hannah said...

Dear Monika, I hope you will be back soon. Your stories about Happy en Biko and of course also knitting and spinning are so lovely.
Love and greetings, Hannah

charlie girl said...

You'll be missed, but we'll wait happily for Happy and you to return. Thank goodness for the aisle clean-up supplies eh! My old guy Max likes to just make sure everyone knows he's been there...NOW that's embarrassing!

Carrie K said...

Happy is so adorable. Scary Lab puppies! lol.

Enjoy your pause! and you paws. ;)

illusions said...

See you soon. I am also in a tizzy as we are relocating to another city and was counting on your posts to keep the fun alive. Wish you all the best with the forthcoming traveling. And give Happy and Biko our best.

sgeddes said...

I hope your pause is enjoyable and you get everything done you need to. We will miss the posts, but look forward to your return. Give Happy a pat for us!

Susi Knitchicks said...

Ein wenig Auszeit muss manchmal sein. Erhol Dich gut und knuddel die Hunde. Die Bilder sind mal wieder zum dahinschmelzen.

LG Susi

Judy Boddy said...

Hope your having a good pause,,, Love your dog photos. Did you see the pot-kettle holder from Anne is going to have a pattern ? See you , Judy from Alaska

Life's a Stitch said...

Going to miss you. Enjoy!

Ann said...

Happy holidays & take care.