Friday, October 30, 2009

Where things stand....

This is something of a 'blogiversary' for me - I noticed that this is my 400th post! Who knew I had that much to say!

I've been weaving a bit this week, and can now see that 'the end is in sight.' I also have 20 small paintings painted, framed, and ready for the miniatures exhibit, all smaller than 8x10 inches. I'm pulling out tapestries for the gallery later today and tomorrow. Everything will be hung on Monday. I'll take some photos to share, if I remember.

Things are going better with Booker, too. I have discovered a few things that 'work' in modifying some of his less attractive behaviors. (The most effective is for me to go into another room from him. He is such a social creature that he hates being left alone, even for 1-2 minutes.) Our biggest problem with him right now is how he 'greets' people. He gets a bit too enthusiastic. The other day, the UPS truck came, and I waited until the package was left and the driver was returning to the truck before opening the door. When I opened the door to get the package, Booker burst through the screen door, and ran out and jumped into the UPS truck to greet the driver. It took both the driver and me to leash him and get him out of the truck. By then, I was ready to let her keep him, tag him, and deliver him to another sucker! Halloween might be really scary here, if he attacks all the trick-or-treaters with his usual gusto. He is a bit over-the-top-friendly for little ones still, so he will probably be in the basement with one of us while the other gives out treats. I'm afraid he won't like that one little bit! He is certain that when the doorbell rings, it's always for him.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my! Oh my!!!! Booker will grow out of it - keep telling yourself that!

I'm sure all your works will be great at the gallery!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

The tapestry is coming along beautifully, Kathy! And, your Booker story is great. Sounds like you've got a children's book in the making with all the Booker stories... a book about Booker, or Booker, The Book!
Tommye

hockeygirl said...

That's a great story! I'm hoping that when we are there in December we will be able to meet him!

Betsy Anderson said...

Your tapestry is inspiring! I enjoy reading about your escapades with Booker. We, too, have a Golden (now 7 years old) - she still believes that every visitor through our door has come to see her! They are wonderful companions - ours makes me smile every single day!

K Spoering said...

Thanks for the encouragement, all! Tommye, your discipline has inspired me to get to work!

You'll have to come by when you're here, Emily. Ryan's family will be here, too.

Rebecca Mezoff said...

This is a beautiful tapestry Kathy. Can't wait to see it finished.
As for Booker, have you ever watched or read Cesar Millan? His books (and Dog Whisperer show) helped me learn to live with a very high energy dog--and she became a delightful companion, though she needed a TON of exercise. I wished I had a treadmill to put her on like Cesar does! Good luck with Booker.