Dogs on Quilts

/ Tuesday, 16 August 2011 /
I have dogs and I have quilts.  That means I'm a natural for the Pets On Quilts Show hosted by SewCalGal.
This is Susie.  She is the elder of our two golden retrievers, at nine years old.  She loves to sleep on her back like this - she spend most afternoons with her feet in her air, and often with her head hanging down off the sofa.  Whoever said it was a dog's life didn't know my dogs.  Susie is very sociable and she smiles and shows her teeth in greeting.  It is bit off-putting for people who don't know her, but she is truly smiling.  She often wakes me in the morning by jumping onto the bed on my chest and smiling into my face - I have become inured to waking to a full-on view of flashing choppers.
How is this comfortable?
And, for the sake of equity, I'm going to post this photo of Darla.  It's an older photo, and I meant to enter into SewCalGal's pet/quilt show last year, but I wasn't organized enough to do it in time.  Darla is seven.  Look at that face - you'd never know she is a murderess.  Several squirrels are wearing halos and playing harps right now, thanks to Darla.
Sweet dreams, Darla
Entries to the Pets on Quilts Show are accepted until the 19th.  Click on this button to take you there!





Edited to add these videos of Susie and Darla.  This first one is of Susie getting her ears tickled, which she dearly loves - it makes her smile big time!

I just uploaded this video of Darla, but it is actually a few years old.  We found a homeless, young cat walking down the middle of our busy street - he was about 6 months old, and, as it turned out, deaf as a post.  We loved this little guy, because he fit right in with us, and he loved, loved, loved our two dogs.  He got on especially well with Darla, who was about four at the time. Alas, I am terribly, debilitatingly allergic to cats, so we had to find him a new home.   They played like this nonstop for the three weeks he was in our house.ploaded it, but it is a few years old.  We found a homeless, young cat walking down the middle of our busy street - he was about 6 months old, and, as it turned out, deaf as a post.  We loved this little guy, because he fit right in with us, and he loved, loved, loved our two dogs.  He got on especially well with Darla, who was about four at the time. Alas, I am terribly, debilitatingly allergic to cats, so we had to find him a new home.   They played like this nonstop for the three weeks he was in our house. 


40 comments:

{ Stray Stitches } on: 16 August 2011 at 08:10 said...

Your pups are adorable! One of my doxies smiles too and some people think she is snarling when this happens. We had one other female doxie that smiled too. It seems to be a female thing.

{ Sarah Craig } on: 16 August 2011 at 09:04 said...

My chocolate lab sleeps just like that (although not on my quilts!) all day long. She's just starting to get the smile down pat....... And my dogs can't usually catch the squirrels, but they love scaring the moles to death by playing catch with them - throwing them from one to another!! I keep finding perfectly whole moles lying dead in the yard.....

{ Nanbon44 } on: 16 August 2011 at 09:34 said...

lab tested, lab approved... looks like your quilts are all set...

{ hetty } on: 16 August 2011 at 09:40 said...

Your fur babies are adorable. One of my cats smiles at me when he is happy. I love your quilts too. Beautiful!

{ QuiltSue } on: 16 August 2011 at 09:53 said...

Both dogs are lovely, but I really the love the photo of Darla all cozied up under a quilt.

{ Vroomans' Quilts } on: 16 August 2011 at 10:39 said...

Ah, sweet fur babes. Thank you for sharing in the Pets on Quilts.

{ wackywoman } on: 16 August 2011 at 11:31 said...

Darla is gorgeous! So are your quilts.

{ Jan } on: 16 August 2011 at 12:31 said...

What a great post about your dogs. Your quilts are lovely. We have a dog, nicknamed Killer, who didn't make it into my post.

{ Connie } on: 16 August 2011 at 16:01 said...

Your dogs are so beautiful and Darla sure doesn't look like a murderer!

{ Thearica } on: 16 August 2011 at 16:18 said...

I like Darla the hunter better! :)

certainly can't be a murderer...

{ paulette } on: 16 August 2011 at 16:58 said...

Gorgeous dogs..both of them...and so are the quilts!
P

{ Dana Gaffney } on: 16 August 2011 at 17:40 said...

Beautiful babies. I love the photo of Darla all covered up and snuggly. Susie just look like she's happy and comfy. We have a murderess here too, but it's mostly because she's scared. She'll be screaming the whole time she's doing terrible things. Thanks.

{ Brita } on: 16 August 2011 at 19:49 said...

Awww, what delightful critters you have :-) Does the golden one retrieve sticks? We had a neighborhood dog who always had a stick in her face, and she's flop over like that hoping to get either a game of stick fetch or a tummy rub :-)

{ marina } on: 17 August 2011 at 05:24 said...

Your dog sure knows how to enjoy your quilts!
I am not game to let my furry boys on the quilts.

{ LynCC } on: 17 August 2011 at 09:25 said...

I just love the pic of Darla all tucked in! What a shame you couldn't keep that handsome white kitty, the way he got along with the dogs. Bad allergies are MISERABLE, though!

{ Staci } on: 17 August 2011 at 11:14 said...

Love that photo of your dog with her legs in the air having her nap. She looks like a real character. You are lucky to have such nice dogs to share your life!

{ Becky } on: 17 August 2011 at 16:59 said...

Your two golden retrievers look great in quilts! Love dogs with personality:)

{ Kim } on: 18 August 2011 at 03:10 said...

Your dogs are adorable. I love the first picture of Susie. The looks so comfy on the quilt.

{ Gladys } on: 18 August 2011 at 09:45 said...

So beautiful babies! Very cute!

{ Joanna } on: 18 August 2011 at 18:02 said...

What beautiful pictures of gorgeous pets.

{ SoCal Debbie } on: 18 August 2011 at 20:20 said...

Your Golden Retrievers are wonderful! My dog Brandy lived to be 16 years old. I love that smile! The cat and dog video was fantastic. Too bad you couldn't keep the kitty. Oh, and your quilts are very pretty too!

{ Tonya } on: 18 August 2011 at 21:43 said...

Oh, how sweet! Thanks for sharing your babies with us!

{ SewCalGal } on: 19 August 2011 at 00:52 said...

What beautiful pets and quilts. So fun to see Darla in this show again. She is such a sweetie.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

{ Kelli } on: 19 August 2011 at 00:55 said...

Aw, I love Goldens! Such precious faces and sweet dogs. Love love love the pic of Darla sleeping in the quilt. Priceless.

{ Snoodles } on: 19 August 2011 at 13:12 said...

Aww, you have beautiful doggies! Love the kitty playing with 'em, too!

{ Belinda } on: 19 August 2011 at 17:38 said...

Beautiful goggies! Love those pretty quilts too.

{ geni } on: 20 August 2011 at 10:46 said...

Susy, Darla and Katsky Watsky are lucky to look so good and have such a nice home with beautiful quilts!

Meet my dog at:
http://lapis-lazuli-q.blogspot.com/2010/05/zorans-memories.html

{ Sand and Sunshine } on: 20 August 2011 at 10:48 said...

Hopefully Whiskey is enjoying his new home, to bad you couldn't keep him. I've never seen cats and dogs get along like those two.

{ missknitta } on: 20 August 2011 at 11:37 said...

Loved the videos of the cat and Darla playing! Thank you so much for sharing the photos of Susie and Darla and your lovely quilts!

{ Teje } on: 20 August 2011 at 14:39 said...

Hello! That was fun and amazing! Darla looks so sweet and her friend is beautiful! Thank you for sharing great videos and your lovely quilts!
Teje & Nero

{ Jan } on: 20 August 2011 at 15:05 said...

Loved your videos! Those two are hilarious and the ticklish smiling dog is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

{ The Vegetarian Hunter } on: 20 August 2011 at 15:13 said...

Darla is beautiful, so cute all wrapped up in her quilt.

{ Happy Cottage Quilter } on: 20 August 2011 at 15:58 said...

Lesly, I love the videos!! The one of Darla and the white cat is priceless. What a team they were. Adorable!

{ Jane } on: 20 August 2011 at 16:04 said...

Why do they sleep with their heads hanging down off the couch? Mine does that too! Love your dogs! Your quilts are pretty, too!

{ Pat V. } on: 20 August 2011 at 16:27 said...

Oh, that first photo of Susie on the quilt is just adorable!

{ andsewon } on: 20 August 2011 at 20:12 said...

Your dogs are so adorable. Love the pic of Darla peepin out of the quilts!

{ Melissa } on: 20 August 2011 at 22:26 said...

Such sweet hearts. I can forgive the squirrel issues. Mine would do the same if they had longer legs and could actually catch them!

{ Threeundertwo } on: 20 August 2011 at 23:36 said...

I love that last video! Sometimes white cats with two different color eyes are deaf. Some sort of genetic thing.

Beautiful quilts! Thanks for posting, so nice to find your blog!

{ Janet } on: 21 August 2011 at 03:29 said...

Beautiful quilts and gorgeous dogs - or maybe it's vice versa.

{ LethargicLass } on: 21 August 2011 at 13:13 said...

I loved the additions of the videos... the dogs are so lovely!

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