Hi friends! It is cold and windy here. We are getting snow tonight.
Remember the little hedgehog from the Mystery SAL I finished last weekend? Well I made him up into a pillow.
I finished stitching up Murphy ornament number two and began number three. I realized I never added the second back leg on the first stitched Murphy! I went back and added it. ;)
Now how do you groom his head and front feet with an E collar on?!? You don't! I muzzled him with bias tape around the snout and tied around back of the head and kept him on the noose. His haircut is rough. I still need to trim up his face. Can't exactly do that while muzzled now can you? LIKE A DUMMY, I tried to finish his face without the muzzle. He bit my thumb. Not a bad bite, but who wants any bite?! Man! Talk about stressful?! Not fun at all my friends. I am soooooo not used to this. I have groomed 4 of our dogs besides Murphy. He takes the cake for violence! The worst I had to encounter before Murphy is Henry's screeching. When we see the vet for his checkup next month, I am asking for tranquilizers!
I actually talked with the groomer who volunteers her services to the humane society we got him from. I called her about my concerns with his aggression and wanted to know how she accomplished it. She did not even need a muzzle! She said often times dogs like this act very badly for the "dog mom", but behave way better for other groomers. I will try him with the tranquilizers in a few months. When I clip him it is free. But hey! I like my fingers thank you very much!
Only his face needs fixing up still. I was going for a french mustache on him. That is what he had when he came to us. I clipped his ears way too short. At least they won't need anything next time. I am going to leave more mustache/scruff on him next time. Not Henry style, but this:
When you go through God's Word, God's Word goes through you. I continue on with reading the Holy Bible daily. Soon. Very soon I will have read the entire bible this year! :)
In all our struggles, in all our affliction,
in all our angst, anxiety, and uncertainty about what
happens in the present and what the future might bring,
Christ is our peace. When we are
most vulnerable and feel we are in danger of losing
everything, our Lord remains with
Have a beautiful weekend my friends!
Stitching and praying(for quite a few of you!),