(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.'