I don’t have any earth shattering news about Jo. She spends time in the dog bed in the kennel and under the shelves when she feels threatened. Today I visited with a shelter employee in Nebraska who is very familiar with abused dogs. I think I’m doing everything correctly where Jo is concerned but he did mention something that concerns me. If Jo doesn’t warm up to me it might be because I remind her of her abuser – this person might have been a woman, our voices might be similar, our physical build, actions, smell – it could be anything. Most of the weekend she laid under the shelves where I couldn’t even see her. I’m going to have Rick start going in to talk to her – maybe she will react to him differently.
My friend Les sent some treats and this toy for Jo but of course Hazel needed to “test” it first and she approved! Ha! There isn’t a toy made she doesn’t love! Thank you, Les!
Today I started taking down the fall quilts so I can put up the Christmas quilts. Last year I was recovering from knee replacement surgery so there was no tree, quilts or decorations of any kind. I put up the white lights above the windows and this quilt, Flying Swallows, went up over the table.
I have two red work pillow shams and as I laid one on the table I happened to turn the other one over and found this label which I have never noticed before.
I’m assuming this means Cherokee, Iowa but look at the date – 1885-90! Oh my gosh! I feel like I should put it away for safety’s sake but I would really like to enjoy it. Does anyone reading this know of a Mrs. R.C. Pelton?
Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts:
On Friday evening I started a book on my Kindle called No Exit by Taylor Adams. I did not read the synopsis of the story first, I just opened it and started reading. I read the entire weekend and finished it Sunday night. I have not read a book this fast in years and years and maybe never. It was a nail biter for sure. I don’t think I’ll say any more about it except that it kept me reading nonstop.
Have I forgotten anything?