Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One Handsome Pud

Winslow is the first handsome dog I ever had.  I have had some very lovable dogs over the years, all adorable and quite appealing in their own way, but none would have ever been called handsome.  I could say its about the breeding...Winslow does have a pedigree, but that can't be it.  Milford was a pure bred Rat terrier too, and had all the traits known to the breed, but handsome was not a word  one would ever use to describe him.  Winslow just has that "it" factor that the others did not have in the looks department.  But as the old saying goes, God gives with one hand and takes with the other.  Winslow is an undeniably handsome dog, but bold he is not.  Today I had to "talk him down" from a nervous fit at seeing me holding a pair of brown socks.  He had not seen them before and the novelty of me holding something other than the white socks I usually wear was working his nerves.  I tell myself its because he is highly intelligent, more observant and aware of his surroundings than the average dog, but I don't really believe it. He is smart, that much is true but as for the rest of it?  the plain truth is that he is a candy ass.  Even so, I love him rotten. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Me and my dream man

     Some girls dream of meeting Prince Charming, or Johnny Depp, or Justin Bieber, but for me its all about Rik Pierce!  He has been my dream man for years now.  For those of you who do not know, Rik builds scale miniature constructions of the type that make me swoon.  No victorian dollhouses for Rik, he builds brick and stone  houses both large and small, full of detail and character.    I have been a fan for years and have been  cutting out clippings from the mini magazines and squirelling them away for both  inspiration and instruction, never thinking I would ever actually get to take one of his classes. 
    Finally this past  October my dream came true and  I got to spend a week in Lawrencevill Georgia attending a 5 day workshop with none other than my dream man himself!  It was a wonderful experience from beining to end.   I enjoyed Rik's company and his instruction and the other ladies in my class.  I cannot think of a single thing about that week that was not just as I hoped it would be.  It may not be a big deal to some people who because of geography or wealth can attend one of Rik's classes whenever they want, but for me it was.  I told all of this to Rik, and that I would never forget our week together in Lawrenceville, and he told me the same...