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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Monday, 14 February 2011

My crafting buddies

These are my two crafting buddies, doing what they like best, getting wet and just having fun.  You can imagine the time it took to get rid of the snowballs they collected every time they went out. 

They are both working cocker spaniels, both from strong working lines, so they need lots and lots of training to keep their brains at full stretch.  Flash, on the left, is the oldest, and just wants to be with us and to please us, while Gemma, on the left, is much more independent minded and is not so good at coming back. 

She is also a serious escapologist, managing to get out of tiny holes.  She cannot be tethered outside the caravan, as she can undo the clips on the leads.  While caribiners will hold her, she can get out of her collars.  She can get out of her car safety harness, no matter how tightly it is secured.  She has escaped from our caravan on every single site we have ever been to with her, even jumping out through the window on one occasion.  She took Flash with her through the window, but once he was out, he knew he should not be there and rushed back to the door to get back to us.

When they join me in my crafting room, I have to ensure there are no bits of paper within their reach, otherwise I have a new carpet in seconds.  Apart from that, they usually settle down under my feet until I move, occasionally coming up to see if I have remembered they are there.

I am off now to give them some exercise before getting back to knitting.  If you have crafting buddies pop over to http://craftingpets.blogspot.com/     set up and run by Joanne, where you will find some of the other pets who keep us company and give us unconditional love.


Flutterby Trina said...

They are lovely dogs! Thanks for sharing! xxxx

Joanne said...

Gemma and Flash are spectacular. I am looking forward to seeing more of them over the weeks - if they haven't 'escaped'.
Thank you so much for joining in with the fun.
hugs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah your Doggys are lovely what a pair of cuties, Thanks for sharing Hazelxoxo

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

oh so cute love spaniels Maggie, gorgeous pickies,
Shaz in Oz.x

Clare said...

Well Flash & Gemma are gorgeous dogs Maggie and hope to see more pics of them real soon. Gemma sounds like a typical girl!!!. Thanks for sharing hun. Love Clare, Bert & Simone xxx