Wednesday, January 02, 2008

What a weekend!


After struggling a bit the first three days of last weekends trials, Clancy scored with a first place and a Q in Novice Standard on Tuesday! That was my goal for this trial - our first leg toward our Novice Standard title and he did it. :-) Such a good boy. The above picture was taken by the professional on Saturday during our first Standard run. How could I not buy it? And people say pugs are only good for laps - look at those muscles! And the gleam of determination on his face. :-) I'm so proud. We have two months now until our next trial so we'll have plenty of time to practice on the areas that gave us trouble over the weekend.

Here is my progress on A Quaker Study by CHS. Not much done since I started back on it Friday - I didn't put a stitch in over the weekend during the trial. But I'm back with it now and I hope to start on the next row of alphabet by the time I get home from work tonight. The plan is to work on this piece until it's finished.

I received an update this morning from my friend Peggy on her pug Summer (the one that I wrote about two weeks ago). Today was her second checkup and she had been tentatively scheduled for surgery to remove her eye because last week things weren't looking so good. But there was good news today! They aren't removing Summer's eye! The Vet thinks it looks ok. She has a big ulcer on it and it's still is very swollen and the opthomoligist says it may take a month or two more for the swelling to go down. She probably won't have any clear sight but may be able to distinguish dark and light. I've visited Summer several times since her accident and she is adapting very well to her new circumstances. Every time I go see her she recognizes my voice and her tail wags like crazy. :-) She is such a sweet little girl and even being able to tell light from dark will be a comfort to her.

9 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

Congrats to Clancy for doing such a good job! Your A Quaker Study looks awesome, beautiful job ;)

Anna van Schurman said...

Yay! for all the good pug news.

Sandra said...

Well done Clancy & you as well of course, he must have a great teacher. Good luck to Summer, I will be thinking of her.

Your Quaker Study is further on than mine, and will defintely be finished long before mine is, but I hope yours will inspire me to get cracking.

Dianne said...

Been reading your blog for a while now, and finally posing! I'm lurking no more :) Congrats to Clancy and beautiful finish on your botanical flowers!

Terri said...

Woohoo! Gooooooo Clancy! I was wondering about Summer this morning and am glad to see a bit of good news about her. Poor sweet pea!

Jen said...

Congrats to your little one! What a cute picture. The stitching looks beautiful.

Karoline said...

Congratulations to Clancy :)Glad to hear that Summer is improving

Barbara said...

Lovely stitching and what happy pug news! Congratulations to Clancy and I hope that Summer's eye can be saved.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Clancy!! Great photo! And I am so glad to hear that Summer won't lose her eye. Your Quaker piece is gorgeous!