Speck never lets me out of his sight. In the house we have an old blanket that is one of those kinds that has holes woven into it. It has a few holes that weren’t woven into it but it’s his blanket and he doesn’t seem to mind. He loves getting under that blanket because he can see through the holes . . stay warm and still see where I am and what I’m doing.
In the sewing room, he has his big pillow and a quilt. He can’t see so well through the quilt so he has to work really hard to get every inch of his dachshund body covered up and still be able to see me.
Do you see a dog nose sticking out?
He was facing the sewing machine so he could see me but then I moved to the computer and Speck had to uncover a little more of his head so he could see me.
He’s cute but not any cuter than Vince in his banana suit!
Our pets amuse us but none so much as our chickens! The silly birds… boy do I miss them. They have been gone for almost a month now, being bird-sat while we contest a zoning dispute. Speck is such a funny little guy, it makes me want an indoor dog again…
Amy @ Heritage Homamaker says
My sister, Lynne, has a Dachshund and when I went home to visit last month, I experienced the burrowing in blankets that Byrdy does, too!
vickie van dyken says
aaak Sarah..I feel your pain. zoning disputes are crummy. Our county once told us no trucks, we had 3. I did a map of 1/4 of a mile around our place, including 2 gravel companies, a construction companies pit that makes asphalt, a cement company and a grain company.
between them they had over 1000 trucks. I wrote the county, as soon as they got rid of those companies trucks, we would get rid of ours…and I informed them of the zoning when we moved in, which allowed trucks, , so we were grandfathered…..Never heard from them again!
guess they had other poor folks to terrorize about what they do with there OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY!!! I know in town the recently enacted a noise law….because of chickens>???? Come on……
Linda in NE says
A rumor got started once that someone was going to buy the plot of ground across from us (inside the village limits) and raise a bunch of chickens. At the next village board meeting they passed an ordinance outlawing all fowl, except canaries & parakeets and such in cages in the house. Waived the three readings. Someone “influential” had complained. I know the people who were looking at that property and really all they wanted was a place big enough for a big garden and about a dozen laying hens. Just so they could raise some of their own fresh food. So now you can have chickens in the middle of New York City but not in my little tiny Nebr. town of less than 400 people.
Deb Praus says
Had to laugh, Lucy(Cairn Terrier) follows me and rarely sits when I am sewing. I have stationed my cutting board and iron away from the machine so it forces me to get up (exercise? lol) and she has to move with me!!!
Your “banana” also made me smile, what a guy.
….and yes Lucy waits for her egg on the weekends!
Have a good one
What a cutie pie! Or at least cutie pie nose;-) not that speck seems to need it but have you seen the snuggle tunnel sacks? A friend that has
“hot dogs” had me make her one, they are easy to do.
Becky in VA says
He’s so cute!
Oh my God what a cutie pie!! that would be a good picture to turn into a puzzle for Chad and Nicole!!! I love it!!!
Cindy Bartz says
Oh my goodness! He is such a cute little boy. I have my sewing buddies too! He plops himself down wherever he can see me. I love my pets, but family is important too! Vince looks so cute in the banana outfit. I don’t know that I could contain the laughter if I saw him in person dressed like that in person.
AWWWWW, our pets are so cute when they do special things to get our attention or to keep track of us.
Linda S says
That is so cute. I wish Ozzie would come and watch me quilt, but my studio is up a flight of rickety stairs and he doesn’t like them. He also doesn’t like the machine, so he sleeps or plays with the kitties downstairs while I’m quilting. This is, perhaps, why I don’t get a lot of quilting done. I feel guilty if I’m not out throwing the ball for him or keeping an eye on what he’s likely to chew when I’m not right there. He’s a fairly good boy, though, and generally only chews things up when I leave him home alone (not often).
Becky in Georgia says
This could be my Rusty. He follows me everywhere. Must be in the doxie gene:)
I love it!
Love the pics and stories about Speck. Lost my doxie last year and miss him so much. Buster was like Speck, always at my feet or under if I was busy. Now I have two cats, Callie favorite place is on anything I am sewing. Glad to see you enjoying the new house, you endured enought to get to this point.
Quilter Kathy says
what good company he is – as well as a blog subject!
Sherry Moran says
My son’s dachsie, Busy, is the same way. Loves to burrow under
the couch pillows. Sometimes wish we had one, but we have a
cat who has to “approve” all my work, instead. Great picture.
What a great picture–it warms the heart!