More Storms and Our Search for Doggos

We had another round of storms last night about midnight. I really, really, really hope we are done for awhile. In any case, a cool front came through with that band of storms and it was 51° this morning at 7:00 am.

I let Brad sleep in and after he got up he went in for breakfast croissants while I brewed coffee. I am not going out today. My joints are complaining and I have a dentist appointment in the morning so it’s a day of rest for me.

Brad has been searching for a GSD breeder in our area and found these folks not far from us: Fleischerheim German Shepherds. He spoke with Bill and they have another litter due in a week. After explaining about the loss of her litter mate he advised bringing six year old Waya along to visit their facility and see how she interacts with the pups. It will be some time in June before the litter is ready to be weaned so Audrey and David have time to look ahead. These pups are not cheap, but they are from good German bloodlines, not American bloodlines, and are certified free from DM and other diseases and joint problems. American bloodline GSD are too inbred and all of them carry a risk for DM. It’s a terrible wasting disease and seeing Zev go downhill like that after being a vibrant, energetic dog was heart breaking.

And Brad’s friend, Howard Day, who trains dogs said he would recommend them. He has clients who have purchased dogs from there and they train very well. Yay! Things are beginning to look up. Having a pair of GSD pups will be great for the kids as well as Audrey and David and we can go out to the farm for a puppy fix whenever we like! I can picture baby Gabriel trying to keep up with puppies. Never a dull moment, keep the camera handy at all times!

I finished reading “A Morbid Taste For Bones” last night and began “One Corpse Too Many” this morning. I got a little bit of spinning done before I headed off to bed. It felt good to grab some well combed, indie dyed top and pick right up where I’d left off months ago with this project.

I just checked the temperature outdoors. It’s 63° with 67% humidity and… drum roll please…more storms forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Arrrggghhh! No! Enough already! Right. What was I thinking? It’s May. In Texas. That April showers thing simply doesn’t apply. We have gotten some tremendous downpours on July 4th in the past. OK. Moving right along.

I’m going to grab my Kobo e-reader and my knitting and enjoy a little down time before we have to decide what to do for dinner this evening. Have a blessed Tuesday evening, ya’ll.

Hand-spun cotton singles: Natural Brown, Green, and White. And recycled denim and denim/white blend.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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