Sunday, December 23, 2007

'When Abby met Spike'

(My parents' visiting dog Abby with Spike and a broken down kiln)
I am firing my baby kiln today with a glaze load. It holds around two boots, of a small size. Translate that into pottery, and you have a couple of large piggy banks and a mug and assorted very small things. This kiln has new elements, but the top one burned out rather spectacularly on Friday, I have a call in for parts. I doubt if this is an easy week to get the parts. Fortunately, I have the baby kiln, and also the previous firing had contained the LAST of my Christmas orders.
My parents went out of town for a couple of days and their dog Abby is visiting. We have already 2 cats and 3 dogs, all of whom are quiet and calm. Abby is VERY energetic and affectionate. It feels a bit circus like here, although they all are very good, and the motto is just like in preschool classrooms: 'better behavior through exhaustion.'


Anonymous said...

You gotta love a face like that, though . . . what a cutie!

Lis Garrett

ML said...

Ah, she's a pretty girl! And don't forget the springer's motto, "Tell or show me what you want me to do, and I'll bust a gut trying!" What a treat to see that sweet face, Springers truly are such lovely dogs in every way. Waaah, I miss my pete.

gr said...

Abby is super affectionate and she likes my dogs, but she was glad to see her (and my) mom and dad

Gordo The Geek said...

My Aunt used to have a very fat Springer. She had a terribly fierce bark, but was an absolute sweetheart if you persevered. I have never seen a dog with so much vertical lift, either. She could launch herself 4 feet straight up. Quite the feat for a dog that had the build of a hairy ottoman.

Mother of Invention said...

Spike doesn't seem to be fazed at all! Cats always rule!

Like the new look. Kinda like changing furniture! (Notice I never change mine! I'm afraid something wacky will happen and I won't know how to fix it!)

Kate & Jim said...

She's a sweetie! I had a chocolate poodle about 25 yrs ago named Abbey.

ABBY said...