Tuesday, June 28, 2011

mr.rogers & d

i like to make new friends. especially furry ones.
i have a new friend in mr.rogers. our sweet new puppy. he's a handsome little fella and an adorable miniature schnauzer.  he won me over the day i met him... he rested so close next to me... then put his little paw in my lap and looked into my eyes. i was a goner. oh how i love puppy love. he reminded me so very much of a sweet furry friend i had to say goodbye to over 10 years ago. My friend Teddy, who was the absolute loveliest dog in the world, not the brightest but definitely the most loving, comforting, fiercely compassionate friend i've ever known. the day he died it really hurt my heart. he was just shy of turning 14 years of age and it was his time but it just seemed selfish of me to still want him for me. to hold his cuddly face in my hands and give him a few eskimo kisses. just once more. i swore i would not let another little furry friend into my life until i was ready again. And just last week... after spending the past several months a bit too lonely here in the studio. i knew i wanted a sweet dear friend to cuddle with. to make me smile. to share a few happy eskimo kisses once again. xoxo

 i know. we are having a little one come into our lives before the end of this year. i know. we are crazy to let this little furry 7 month old bundle of love come into our lives. but it was perfect timing honestly.  having to say good bye to mister handsome every day for 40 + lonely hours - day after day, week after week, year after year.... for over 2+ years can get pretty lonely. i have no co-workers... and although i do count that as a blessing sometimes :) hehee i also miss having someone here. it's much too quiet. this place although lovely in every way with our decorations and such can get pretty quiet and boring.  enter mr.rogers.  :)  he is learning spanish. he sports his designer martha stewart houndstooth collar. has promised to love everything crochet. plus doesn't beg or try to eat all my food... he comes back and forth from the lviing room to the studio room to peek his little face around the corner and check up on me.  i love this about him :P

he brings drama into my life.
just 2 days with us he managed to get out of our little crate area for him while i was away. he set off our house alarm. police had to come to make sure it wasn't a robbery. and i had to rush back home from a thrift date with my mother to explain this little fur balls adventure.  yes officer... i have this new crazy dog and i have yet to train him. so sorry for having to make you come all for this. but thank you anyway. as the female officer was leaving she made a nice remark about how she loved what we did with our valence and curtains. really nice. i said thank you kindly and whew! what a day!  oh mr.rogers.... thank you.  because you make my everyday memorable.
i forgot how that felt. to make everyday count. to remember little details like this. thank you for making me forget how boring my work life was before all this.  and especially for all your cuddly cuteness i get to hug and embrace all day.  i do believe mr.handsome is getting a wee bit jealous. ;P

ps: mr.handsome named mr.rogers after the amazing and wonderful mr.rogers tv series. ( all of which i slept through as a kid. big smile here -->  :) mr.handsome on the other hand is his #1 fan. in honor of this fact i will be making mr.rogers our furry friend,  a cardigan... and shoes to throw around. his name tag is engraved with his name: " Mr.Rogers :) "

pps: i just wanted to say a big happy THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for sharing in our happy news. our little one is growing right along. we were able to hear a heart beat for the first time last week. It sounded like the cutest little drum :) A strong 165 beats. i keep thinking this is all very surreal. i have to repeat to myself that i am really pregnant. it just seems like a dream. a dream i'm beyond grateful for. the baby is really picky. i have not had a sip of starbucks since i found out i was pregnant. i cannot stand the smell of coffee! what is that?!mr.handsome is so very happy we actually are saving money because of this :) I also miss sushi dates :( i have put in an order the day i give birth for such a meal. fingers crossed :) thank you again for letting me share this new experience with you. next month we find out if we are having a boy or a girl. i have a preference... but you know... only because i've already crocheted everything in pink & red :) xoxo

with lots of mr.rogers eskimo kisses xoxo


Unknown said...

Nothing like schnauzer love!
My schnauzer, Angus is 10 and it makes me literally sick to even think about not having him, but I know God sends them into our lives to show us unconditional love that probably only He and possibly some family members can give us.
What a JOY to have two new members of a family within the same year. :)

Ashley said...

I love schnauzers :) I never had a dog growing up, and was kind of apprehensive about getting one after my hubby and I got married. I now cannot even imagine life without him. We got Mr. Biz, a black miniature schnauzer almost 6 years ago :) He is such a joy! My 4 year loves him so much and they are best buddies.

Enjoy your sweet new doggie :) And like Kim said, what joy to have two new family members within the same year! :)

Jenny said...

I don't know anything about dogs since I've never owned one...but I DO know that you soon won't be lonely anymore and you certainly won't have to worry about it being too quiet because your little sweet baby will bring plenty of joyful busy hours to your days and nights! All worth it!! Enjoy your other sweet "baby" right now...he looks too cute! So glad to see that all is well with you and the baby!!

Irini said...

Debbie you look gorgeous!
You will not be lonely for long enjoy the quiet believe me!...take really long naps as you will wave good bye to those too when your precious baby is born. Enjoy the now and your pregnancy. I was the same did not believe I was pregnant till I gave birth LOL LOL just kidding!!!
Enjoy it is a fabulous time!!

Nat @ dear little house said...

So great to have a companion, he looks lovely :)

Also congratulations on your happy news!

Valentina Fussell said...

What an adorable name for your dog!! So cute! And you look beautiful! Don't worry... the coffee craving will eventually come back. Maybe it's God's way of helping you save money so you can spend more on the baby! :-) Why is it that it is so much harder to resist little baby things... oh, yes. Because it is all so stinkin' cute!

Ruth said...

I am new to your blog and I love it. Congratulations on your exciting news!! From the minute I was pregnant with my daughter I could not stand coffee, not even the smell. I don't know why.


Immersed said...

Hi Debbee you look amazing!! Hope your preganacy is going really well.
Congrats on the mini schnauzer too, I have a black one (he's 2 now) and he's the best dog ever, not to mention the cutest :)



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Denise said...

Debee I had missed your exciting news! Congratulations, you are so beautiful. so happy for you both. It is an exciting, scary and wonderful time.

lisa said...

Debee, you look so cute : )
Glad everything is going well x

Unknown said...

Hi Debee :) Firstly CONGRATS on the your special news...so happy for you and can't wait to hear of the safe arrival :))

A little while a go I purchased your online class, thru your etsy shop. I have fallen in love with everything you have shown and have recently started playing with spray paints and the drip technique etc etc. But I have had heaps of people ask me if it is 'photo safe' and the long term effect it has you on your pages etc. Does it yellow and so on...can you help me out in this...I would really really appreciate some feedback on it..and thought you might know. My email address is brad.min@bigpond.net.au.

Thank you so much in advance :)))xx