When Fliss was little we had a pair of guinea pigs called Stuff and Nonsense. They were a similar colouring and about the same size.... He weighs just over a kilo or 2.2 pounds.
He is a Cavachon, a mongrel by another name. His mother is a Bichon Frise and his father a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Both parents were health tested for the inherited problems in each breed. So hopefully this time we will have a healthy long lived dog. It irks me a little when the insurance company doubled the premium for what they insist is a 'Designer Dog'. I can see they should perhaps take the breed problems from both breeds on board, but when you go to the effort, time and expense of making sure your pup is free from these problems......
I cannot tell a lie, it is easier to take in an adult rescue dog. He hasn't slept through the night yet, and for such a tiny little thing, he is very very loud. And just like having a new baby, you don't mind, because you love your puppy. Update, it is Wednesday and he slept through until 6 am. Happy!
I would love to say I finished quilting the Di Ford QuiltMania Mystery Quilt before he arrived.... but I cannot tell a lie, I haven't. I have about two or three hours left to do on the cream border and the feathers to do on the outermost red border.
All these stems were inspired by the applique on an Otttoman tent in a museum in Austria. It is taking forever.... but I love the look.