Sunday, 3 August 2014
Pets on Quilts 2014
It may have seemed a little quiet around here but I've been a busy beaver making deadlines, writing a pattern and testing blocks. I'll have more quilt related stuff to show during the week but for now the sun has finally come out and we've been able to have our annual photo shoot with the dogs. It's Pets on Quilts time again!
Last year we entered Charly, for the dogs on quilt category, to my favourite Link up party hosted by Lilly Pad Quilting and this year its Wilbur's turn! This post is all about Wilbur sitting on a quilt so feel free to skip the text for the photos!
Wilbur is our rescue Basset Hound who adopted us nearly a year and a half ago. He is quite mad in the head and was in the shelter for a small while as he is over enthusiastic about most things (pulls on the lead, plays rough, tries to grab things out of your hands, steals food from the kitchen counter tops!) I've written about Wilbur's happy, bouncy character in this earlier post with lots of photos of him settling in and pretty much taking over the whole house!
But to be fair to Wilbur, he has learned some restraint since we got him and he tries really hard to be good. We try really hard to be calm and patient and he knows he can't play rough with me though he still nips my knee every now and again for attention!
He is 8 years old and thinks he's 2! He was found straying in Mullingar, up the middle of the country, eating out of rubbish bins and he was brought to the pound. They were going to put him to sleep on his 7th day there when thankfully Ash Animal rescue took him in and that's where we found him!
He does a great sit when there are treats on offer. I've never seen a dog whose bum hits the floor so fast as Wilbur when he thinks there is food coming his way! Especially apples & bananas, he loves those and we guess its from the rubbish bin diet he had for a short while.
We've been waiting all weekend for the rain to stop and the ground to dry out a little to have a photo shoot - an excuse really to do a training session with treats. They don't last long around Wilbur who seems to inhale his food half the time!
The quilt is my Halloween finish from January which took me longer than anticipated to make!
Of course we couldn't leave Charly out. She is 5kg and Wilbur is 25Kg but she thinks she's the boss!
Wilbur has other ideas about that!
To win some prizes, (Lily Pad Quilting has tons of prizes on offer) please pop on over there and if you could give Wilbur a vote we'd appreciate it!