The girl likes to move.  I compare her to a 2-year old racehorse; she NEEDS to stretch her legs EVERY day.  It’s today’s Dogs on Thursday topic, because Gretchen-Danica has awakened me twice this week at FOUR AM.  It seems her humans aren’t seeing to her exercise needs adequately, so Missy Sissy cannot sleep through the night.  Just to get it off my chest – in principle, I believe in a good vent to avoid bitterness – Sissy does just fine when she can come to work and play all day.  (The inlaws do have a trip in August…)

See?  (And she’s not really slewfooted; I’ve never seen her stand like that before…)  She found this golfball Pop had given her ages ago, and she had a big time playing fetch.  I swear she’s from GOOD hunting stock; she has the softest mouth, and naturally “gives” whatever she’s retrieving.  And like a sporting dog, if she’s properly exercised and entertained, she’s the best behaved girl in the world. 

Don’t forget that next week’s DoT post will be the highly entertaining report on Sissy and Abby’s first day of school.  The Knight and Neighbor Dude will be on hand with cameras to assure that you get to witness at least some of the girls gone wild moments.

And thank you for your great wrap ideas!  Grace‘s Loving Comfort pattern was on my doorstep yesterday.  The folks at Little Knits sure packaged my order up nicely, and Susan wrote a personal note on my receipt.  I like that!  It’s a beautiful, well-written pattern, but MJ got the final vote, and I’m going with Alison‘s Blue Jay pattern (just as soon as Alison approves it for the yarn in question – geeze, am I ever spoiled!). 

I’ll have an FO and new on the needles report tomorrow, providing I get time to snap a few photos before tonight’s meeting.  Or maybe I’ll post it tonight before I go to bed, because I’m off tomorrow!  Weeee!

15 comments on “Jockette

  1. gaylen says:

    She shure is purty :)You know it’s true, everyone does better with exercise.

    Can you post a photo of the shawl waiting on approval? You know I don’t have that book yet! Gawd, I have got to purchase it already!! UGH. I just ordered from Little Knits – they are local to me (Isn’t everything). I’m playing along with the SotSiii. g

  2. Wendy says:

    So what exciting plans do you have for your day off?

  3. A dog Sissy’s age is still a youngster, and we all know how much work youngsters are! Good thing they are soo cute, too. Enjoy your day off.

  4. Bubblesknits says:

    Too bad y’all don’t have some sort of doggy day care close by. Might be worth it to get her worn out each day. 🙂

  5. Grace says:

    if I had to lose out I am glad it was to Alison, she is my inspiration!!! And Blue Jay is beautiful!

  6. StarSpry says:

    She looks so fancy standing there like that 🙂

    Have fun on your day off!

  7. AlisonH says:

    We’re talking the alpaca laceweight, right? Go for the wider neckline by casting on at the first increase row’s count, and have fun! Swatch first (I know…) to make sure you like the needle size/yarn ratio and how it works out. I’d do a 6 or 7, but keep in mind I am a VERY loose knitter.

  8. fireflynights says:

    I think the Blue Jay pattern is a good choice. And, Sissy does seem to be built like a racehorse, especially in the first photo.

  9. Dianne says:

    She is such a beautiful girl! Hooray for the inlaws going on vacation!

  10. Nichole says:

    I swear Sissy & Sophie are sisters… we’re finding much the same with Soph… hunting instincts, check. Giving whatever she retrieves, check. Waking us up in the middle of the night (to go get a drink or piddle), check.


  11. Kim says:

    She sounds like a wonderful girl who knows that she needs exercise and her human does too. You can’t possibly get mad at a face that’s that cute either!!

  12. Anita says:

    I can’t wait to hear about school! LOL

    Have a wonderful day off!!!

  13. Amanda says:

    Just tonight I had to bring the pup and the son to the basement to play fetch. I knew that they would never get to bed otherwise. After the kiddo was sweating, and the pup was panting, we came back upstairs. A half hour later, I was enjoying some nice peace! ha ha…

  14. Mary says:

    Enjoy that day off, good for you!! 🙂
    Isn’t is sweet that we love our babies so much!
    Tell ya, I can’t wait to hear about “doggie” school”…lol I’m hoping their will be some entertaining pic’s…lol
    Enjoy your longggggggggg weekend!!!

  15. anniebananie says:

    I’m stuck at work. Have a wonderful relaxing weekend.

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