Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"The Supervisor" is a textile fiend!

"The Supervisor" a.k.a Tyler, our 7 month old Weimaraner pup. I call her that because when she keeps such a close eye on me at all times.

The Supervisor at 8 weeks - when we first got her
Examining the camera
When she's outside she regularly come to check on me by running up to the window, briefly putting her (massive) paws on the window sill, checks that I'm still here and OK, pushes off and continues running. If she's not too sure that all is well, she'll stand back and watch for a while - she's just tall enough to see over the window sill without jumping up, depending on where I am in the room.


"are you still in there?... good! I'll off then... but don't go away 'cause I'll be back!"
I know you're in there - please can I come in......

On the occassions when I let her into the workroom I bring her bed in and that's where she stays - usually - it's either there or sitting at my feet waiting for pats!!. But usually she sleeps on her bed, or at least I think that she's asleep, until I get up or leave the room in which case she's up and at attention, on my heels ready to follow me wherever it is I'm going - don't want to miss out on anything...


"are we off somewhere?... where are we going?... is there food where we're going?... what about something to chase?... doesn't matter, I'm coming along anyway!!"Time for a bigger bed?...

So "The Supervisor" seems to have developed an interest in textiles! At the moment she seems very taken by the wool that I bought to finish Bryan's slippers and keeps stealing a ball of it and running away to her bed like she does with all of her 'trophies' (I thought I'd put them out of her reach but she still finds them!). Some things she gives up easily but she really clamps her jaw around a ball of wool. Now I do intend to felt the slippers when I've knitted them, but I'm not sure how it'll work if the wool is felted before I knit them.


Running off with trophy held high (Bryan's thongs are also a much prized trophy and are starting to look a little worse for wear)
It's my shoe now!

Other things she's taken a shine to is....

  • anything from the fibre box - silk hankies, mohair, wool tops and silk tops
  • threads - she finds threads dangling from the table and starts chewing (sometimes they're still attached to a roll) and threads on the floor she manages to gather up and tries to eat!
  • bits of fabric left within her reach - I found her chewing (or was it sucking) on a piece of calico that I'd used to iron the cross stitch with.

Basically she's not too pciky - anything of value to me, is worth a go - probably because she gets attention when I try to remove it from her jaw...

The moral of this story?... keep the workroom clean or don't allow "The Supervisor" in (oooh she won't be happy with either of those options!)

And just for a siz comparison on the left is The Supervisor at 8 weeks and on the right at 6 months (and there's still growing to be done).

The other best place in the houseOn the couch...

BTW There's heaps more pictures of "The Supervisor" over here at Flickr.

4 comments:

Erin said...

Oh. My. God.

Seriously, is she gorgeous or what? We came soooo close to getting a weim instead of a german shorthaired pointer. I still am hoping I can talk my husband into one in the next year or so.

Tyler is beeeautiful!

BigCat said...

She's so beautiful. I would love to be supervised by that gorgeous lady.

Jackie said...

Oh but you could forgive anything with sucha cute face.

jeanamarie said...

she is cute - you should see my house after the girls get into my 'room' - so messy.