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!

28 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth and Wilbur! He surely deserves the vote! He is very beautiful, seams to have a fun character and he knows to show lovely quilts! Last photo is Super! x Teje
    PS. Nero and Hanna send hugs to Wilbur and Charly!

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  2. Wilbur, you're wonderful, quite mad or not. Live like you're two, who wants to be seven anyway. Such fun pictures, thank you.

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  3. Wilbur is quite the ham!! I laughed so hard at his faces :) He has definitely stolen the show! You are all very lucky to have found each other!

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  4. He is so cute! Love the way his ears droop so long.

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  5. Terrific that you found Wilbur. It sounds like he needed a forever home in a big way. Not only did he get the home he got one with quilts. Jackpot.

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  6. Wilbur is wonderful, a blessing in a bassett:) Charly is lucky to have him and he's so lucky to have been rescued by your family!

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  7. Oh man, what a character! My husband just loves basset hounds, I'll have to show him these pictures :) Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

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  8. What a wonderful character to have in you family.

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  9. Hi to Wilbur - great job on the action shots of treat giving! Glad he is settling in with his new family :)

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  10. Oh, my! I love the face on that Basset Hound! Your quilts are beautiful, too!

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  11. Wilbur looks like such a character!!! I love dogs that still act like puppies!

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  12. Wilber and Charly are adorable! These rescues make a big difference in my world :-)

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  13. Very handsome boys and I love that dog house in the background!

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  14. What a cutie pie!! The quilt is lovely too!

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  15. Wilbur is adorable and very photogenic!! What a face - how could you not love that!!!

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  16. I can see by the tongue sticking out what Wilbur thinks of the photo session... thanks for making me smile Wilbur

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  17. Wilbur and Charly are both quite wonderful! And so are you Ruth, for being a rescuer!

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  18. I love Bassets, Wilbur is adorable!

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  19. They are all wonderful. Love Wilbur's picture though and the quilts of course. Hugs, Susie x

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  20. Your pups are adorable! Pretty quilt too.

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  21. Great photos. You captured the vivid moments. Wilbur and Charly are adorable.

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  22. Looove Basset Hounds! Wilbur has such personality. Poor Charly, out in the rain! My LQS in Florida where we spend the winter has 3, yep, THREE Bassets in her shop. They add so much to the store. Great pics and cute Halloween cute!

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  23. Wilbur is great. Sounds like he need a little bossing around to keep him straight. I am sure Charly will handle it.

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