Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Doggie Pergatory

Porcupine Baby Blanket from 60 Quick Baby Knits

 Poor Leo is out of sorts.  For two days, men have been in his backyard putting up the neighbor's privacy fence and he is not taking the intrusion on his personal space well.  If they aren't gone soon, I fear he won't be able to hold it much longer because the only space he can do his "business" is in his own backyard.  He will hike his leg and anoint every tree in the neighborhood on a walk, but when it comes to more serious things, he wants privacy.

The contractors removed the cyclone fence that divides our house from our next door neighbor's yesterday and with both gates closed, he was able to finally go out last night.  This crazy dog ran up and down the now imaginary fence line and paced like mad, but he would not cross into the neighbor's yard...until he saw a squirrel.  That meant war.

Not being able to see my neighbor's trash will be the real bonus of a privacy fence here!

The squirrel, first unnoticed because his head was deep inside a hole he'd dug and only his bushy tail was showing, barely got away.  Three more inches and Leo would have bagged his first ever squirrel.

Leo...all tuckered out from chasing squirrels. 
You'll have to imagine the melee for yourself as I neglected to take the camera out in the rain with us.  After we washed the mud off him, Leo was more than happy to model the porcupine baby blanket for me.  I do believe I'm 2/3 done and ready to start the third and final porcupine.  There are approximately 100 ends to weave, but who's complaining?

14 comments:

Rose said...

That sweater is adorable! And so is Leo, of course!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what a darling boy in a fabulous blanket...

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

sapphireblue said...

I absolutely love the colorwork and how the colors go together.

Brenda said...

This reminds me....what did you do to camouflage the front porch neighbor. That porcupine blanket is too cute!

LeslieA said...

I love the porcupine blankie!

Mimi said...

Aw, poor Leo!
The blanket is adorable Rudee,it has everything- colour, texture and pattern. Love it!

Finding Pam said...

I'm glad you will have privacy from that neighbor. Poor Leo, he sure looks happy now.

The baby blanket is so very cute.

Our dobbie used to hunt in the dirt for critters like gophers and stuff. She had an incredible sense of smell and would dig up dirt all over our yard to find her catch. I sure miss that dog, but glad to enjoy your Leo's pictures.

SkippyMom said...

I don't know what it is but when you mention "Doggy" and "Purgatory" in the same title I begin giggling like a fool and have to rush over and see what Mr. Man Leo is up to now.

Poor baby. He gives new meaning to the words "privacy fence" doesn't he? heehee

Jane Galley said...

What is it about dogs and squirrels, Finley jumps halfway up trees to catch them.
It was lovely to see how far you'd come with the blanket, it's going to be beautiful

Knitty said...

If my hair was as shiny as Leo's coat, I'd be modeling too. He is one handsome lad and the blanket is adorable!

The Bug said...

What a cute blankie! And Leo looks pretty pleased with himself after the squirrel escapade. Squirrel!

Ruth said...

Cute blanket - poor Leo.

ari_1965 said...

I loathe weaving in ends. If I had to weave in 100 ends....

Stephanie V said...

Poor Leo. It's all going to be better soon. In the meantime, he can dream of porcupines. That's a lot better than catching them.
That blanket is so cute. The colors remind me of ice cream. I'm thinking spumoni.