I’m sure many of you customers and blog readers remember Dakota, a beagle owned by Heidi Anderson, daughter of my cousins Chuck and Tonya. At the age of 13 Heidi developed Wilms Tumor, a type of kidney cancer. (I hope I’m getting my facts and dates relatively accurate!). Heidi got a beagle puppy and named her Dakota.
Heidi received treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and spent lots of time there. The North Iowa community all wanted to help the Anderson family and I knew I could help by keeping Dakota which was something most people couldn’t or wouldn’t do.
So Dakota spent quite a lot of time here at Country Threads, in our home and in the quilt shop as well. She became “our dog” when she stayed here with us and our dogs Carly and Maggie.
Well, Dakota would have been 16 years old yesterday but she died last week – Heidi died at age 16 and so did her dog. I went to see her one last time last week – such a sweet dog.
I have searched for hours for all the photos I have of her. I finally found a few on my computer – most were lost when my computer crashed years ago. I found several and was so thrilled to find them but of course tonight when I was going to write this post, I couldn’t lay my hands on them. Makes me so mad. When I stumble across them I’ll post them.
Sorry for another dog story. I promise quilts are coming your way. I quilted this Farmer’s Daughter for Connie tonight – we’ll have it on the blog soon.
This is a baby quilt I’m giving to a couple at church and this is the way I wrap gift quilts.
Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts:
Sam and the kids and Ivy came out this afternoon – here’s Ivy and Hazel in the playhouse and Hazel digging under the big tire. She must have smelled something under there!
It’s been a long day – I will say Goodnight!