Leeloo, our new family member as of September 6, 2008! She was a birthday present for the Captain, who hasn't stopped asking for a dog since our dear Lucy passed away. We didn't plan on getting one, or any dog for that matter. Getting a dog in this country isn't as easy as driving to your local Pet Smart; you won't find shops like that over here. You need to go to a friend who breeds their pet, the animal rescue or a licensed dog breeder if you want a puppy or a kitty. What you can find in some shops here is small pets, like fish, gerbils and sometimes turtles. And that is the kind of pet that we told the Captain we'd get him!
So on the day before the Captain's birthday, we went out for pizza (his choice) and then drove to our local Botanic plant shop and pet supply with the intention of looking at the fish, gerbils and (hopefully) turtles so the Captain could pick one out as a pet.
Before we could even get inside the Botanic, fate smiled on the Captain because - for that weekend only - a breeders puppy and kitty exhibition was going on in the salon right next door. Breeders from all over Rhone had come in just to sell their puppies and kitties, for those two days only.
Yes, we bought tickets.
"Just to look around. Promise!" (That's what I told Monsieur Le Hubby.)
We ambled around, casually looking at Siamese kittens and Terrier pups. Then we saw the Bichon Frise breeder with her small litter of pups. I stuck my hand inside the open pen and Leeloo immediately came stumbling over to me. [Heart tightens up at the cuteness.]
In other news, I have two things to share because people have been asking:
Yes, I finished my design school studies (among the best in the class; why yes, I'm bragging) and am happy to have some fantastic new knowledge under my belt. Even though I've finished school I'm still really busy because I'm working away, and a few of the things I design and make *independently* are available online. I talk about them at tortillagirl.com
, and if you're interested in learning about them you can drop in there as I like to keep skinnyrabbit.com for other things. Similarly, I have a photoblog at my trusty old mybluehouse.com
where I occasionally post photos of places I've visited and things that interest me. I'm mentioning this because if you see me being quiet here, you can go there if you'd like to know what else I'm looking at besides my sewing machine and knitting needles.
What else? I've been on ravelry for a while. Username "skinnyrabbit". I am very bad about logging in there, though. I do try to do it at least once a month.
Okay, next entry I'll chat a little bit about my trip to Austin. I looooved Austin. I'd love to go live there. For reals.