Is this the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? (No, not me taking a little snooze, though you must admit that I am handsome. Look at that shiny coat. That blaze of white hair on my back. Stunning. Remember, the world revolves around me. You’d be better off to remember that as you read my daily musings.)
This quilt was a gift to Them after They brought me home and after some of Their friends met me. They have lots of dog companion friends and these in particular have three Chihuahuas – Tia, Maria and Pepe. (A moment of silence please to remember the late Taco Bell dog. What a cutie. A talking, working celebrity dog. Why they stopped that ad campaign is beyond me. But, as I’ve said, you humans do some crazy things.)
Now, I’ve never met this trio, but I’m told they’re very cute. I’m also told that they’ve been known to go after Him and others. They like to nip at human ankles. See, allow me to tell you something: what humans don’t understand, is that our homes are our castles. And you don’t mess with our castles. Or our peeps. No matter how nice you are, like Him.
Back to the quilt. Tia, Maria and Pepe’s mother made this for me. Notice that it’s black and white. Just like me. And notice the geometric pattern. Just like the floor. (The floor, by the way, is a work of art by Him. He’s quite handy that way. If I weren’t so involved with all things me, I might show you some pictures of His faux finishes around my house or His paintings.)
Yep, Their friend showed up one day with a basket full of gifts for me. Including this quilt. It’s reversible and embroidered with my name and birth date. It’s also got little dog-bone shaped embroidery on the corners and a monogram right in the middle. I’m sleeping on the monogram in this picture, but it’s there.
I couldn’t believe this nice lady took all that time to shop for black and white toile fabric (that matches the chair cushions and the little settee pillows in the room by the way), to design the custom quilt, to cut each piece of fabric, to embroidery the stuff and to finish the edges so nicely. And whatever else goes into making a quilt. Can you? That was a lot of work. She really must like me. (Lots of people do.)
This quilt travels with Us. It matches me! How cool is that?
Note to self: write about some of my travels.
What You Learned Today:
• Dog gifts are great. It means a lot when friends share the joy of a new companion animal in the family. It’s no different than having a baby in the house. (Is it? Surely not. It’s probably better than having a baby. I don’t mean to start anything, but aren’t four legs better than two?)
• Practical things that will last almost forever make nice gifts because you never know if a new dog has special dietary needs or stuff like that.
• Some Chihuahuas are very protective. Approach with caution. (Actually, you should always approach a dog with caution. You don’t know what kind of mood they may be in and the last thing you need is to shove your hand in their face or smack them on the head only to be barked at or worse.)