I hear it is National Dog Day on Susan’s blog at Quiltfabrication. Nancy, from Grace and Peace Quilting alerted me to this, and I just saw a post from Susan. So, while we am busy help our son move, I am so happy to tell you a little bit about our favorite dog.
This was in March of 2008 when we met Percy the puppy. He’s an Australian Labradoodle and he is our son’s dog. John was 14 in this picture. He was so pleased…it was the day we picked him up and brought him home. This picture brings me so much joy, and we had no idea what a great dog he would be.
This is Percy, not too long ago, and John, now 27. Percy was sick and had just returned from the hospital. John has never had hair this long, but he did not cut it or his beard since March 2020! He always loved being on the floor with him. Percy is recuperating well, and enjoy a daily hamburger roll and hamburger (turkey or beef) in addition to his special diet .
You may not have known that my dog is famous among quilters as a model for a pattern. The designer asked for pictures and I sent the one on the left; on the right is her pattern and her interpretation of Percy! You can find her original post here and if you need the pattern, you can find it here. Percy until recently has been the energizer puppy. People are always asking, “How old is your puppy”? 13!
Of course, I made my own version. I love this and it hangs in my sewing study. I love the flanged binding and the curly, swirly fabrics.
This is a picture of our guy, right before he got so sick. He was just groomed and it is one of the few times you will see him in a bandana. I think he looks quite dashing, but the boys (men) don’t love it so I don’t do it when they are around.
Thanks for indulging me in some Percy time. The last few weeks have been tough, but he really is back to about 80% of where he was. We’ll be happy with that for a bit longer to enjoy this sweet dog.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Block 8 – Destination QAL – 8/31
Block 9 – Destination QAL – 9/14
Block 10 – Destination QAL – 9/21
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 9/22
Block 11 – Destination QAL – 9/28
Block 12 – Destination QAL – 10/5
Linking Up With:
International Dog Day