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Pumpkin Update

sewslow67 | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Some time ago, several of you asked if I would post a photo of Pumpkin, so here is a more recent photo.  In case some of you new gals would like to see her as a really, tiny puppy, I’ve also posted one of her taken earlier.  The baby picture is when she was only two months old (and only 2-pounds).  The more recent one (in the cranberry colored chair) was taken the end of November, as I recall.  She is now a “husky” 3.5 pounds! 

She joins my darling Sophie, a little 5-pound pale apricot  toy Poodle.  Pumpkin is a cross between a toy and a teacup.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy her!

P:S  Well, I’ve done it again (not able to make the pictures smaller).  Oh, so sorry they are so large.  ;-(

Edited 1/11/2009 3:41 pm by sewslow67


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    rodezzy2 | | #1

    Such a daring.

    1. sewslow67 | | #2

      Thank you Rodezzy; I just love her to bits.  On another subject, what projects are you working on these days, or are you too exhausted by the time you've fought all the snow there in Chicago to do much?  I can remember walking 30-blocks a day when I lived in Chicago with 40-degrees below wind chill.  Good grief, that was cold!

      I'd still like to make a doll, but I've got too many other projects that need to be done, and at the top of the list are warm jackets and little snow boots for the pups.  They are just too delicate for the winter we're having this year, with 5-feet of snow and below zero weather.  It's been as low as 39-degrees below zero this year.

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        rodezzy2 | | #5

        My apartment project...giggle...I've just finished rearranging my sewing room.  The computer desk that I just bought was too large for the space I intended it for, so I am now using it as part of my craft/sewing space.  In this process I've lost my large cutting table space as of today because I've got the laptop, two printers and a 13 in TV on it.  I have a very durable banquet table that I'm using for my sewing table, it's not as wide as the dining table I was using, but it's actually sturdier.

        So, I'm still washing in my little washing machine too.  So, maybe I'll get to something more crafty soon.  I'm trying hard.  I have lots to do.  I hope you are doing all you want to do.

        Edited 1/11/2009 8:56 pm ET by rodezzy2

        Edited 1/11/2009 8:56 pm ET by rodezzy2

  2. MaryinColorado | | #3

    Oh, she's such a big girl now!  ha ha  Thanks for sharing the new photos!  She's just precious! 

    1. sewslow67 | | #6

      Thank you, Mary.  Yes, she (thinks) that she is a big girl anyway.  She tries to intimidate Sophie, and gets away with it most of the time because Sophie is the picture of sweetness.  Pumpkin is sweet too, and very playful which is great fun, but Sophie lets her get away with a lot.  From Pumpkins actions, I suspect that she is in "puberty" as she acts like a typical "teenager" much of the time.  giggle

      I will make an appointment to have her spade as soon as she has gone through her first heat.  They will also remove her dew (sp?) claws then.  I'm dreading this all as she is so small, and I worry about the procedure ...and I don't want her to lose her playfulness.

      1. MaryinColorado | | #11

        I'm still debating on whether to breed Zoey or not.  She likes to wake up Baily when he naps, she doesn't realise how lucky she is that the big lab is so gentle and sweet!  She runs over his back, climbs on him and looks down from the top of his head.  If she wasn't so fast, maybe I could get a photo, it's so funny.  Tonight I kept telling her "no" because she was barking at the wind...she stared at me for a minute and then came up to me and barked right at me.  I told her it's bad manners to sass mommy back!  ha ha It's hard to discipline when you are laughing so hard at their antics.

        I worry about their tiny size too, that's why Zoey didn't get fixed right away.  She is bigger than I thought she'd get (5#'s I think).  Now that her papers arrived, I'm daydreaming of teeny tiny puppies.  I don't know if I would have the heart to give them up though.  (I bred my Yorkies twice, each time Tiffany had two pups (one lived one died both times).  We kept the last puppy (Junior because she looked like her daddy),  until she passed away about 2 years ago, she was thirteen and hearty until her last few days.  She was never even sick, I think she just pushed herself right up to the end.   These little dogs has such strong constitutions! 

      2. jane4878 | | #17

        What a cutie.  She's a toy isn't she? 

        Just curious, why are you spaying her after he first heat instead of at 6 months?  Dew claws are normally removed by the breeder a few days after birth before they've attached to the leg bone.  You may want to rethink that one--it's fairly big surgery when they're older.  I have had it done on an older dog and she was fine, but I didn't on my current dog.  I've got a dark brown small standard poodle and the breeder would not dock the tail or remove dewclaws. 

        She shouldn't lose her playfullness.  My idiot certainly hasn't slowed down after neutering--they do have addictive, goofy personalities.  I never wanted a poodle, but now that I have one, I love him to bits.


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    ThreadKoe | | #4

    Oh Gosh, she has Grown! Still has mischief written all over that darling face tho...tee hee hee Cathy

    1. sewslow67 | | #7

      Thanks, Cathy; and yes, she is frequently into mischief.  Today, I heard her doing her little "talk" stuff (very, very expressive "sort of" barking, with expressive whining etc tossed in for effect), and found that she had worked her way into a closet and had managed to get into a fairly tall dirty clothes container.  She had chewed several pieces and had thrown them out after she had apparently gotten the "yummy taste" (ugh!) out of them, and was obviously working her way through the rest of the pile.  She had this shocked (oh gosh ...I'm toast) look on her face when she saw that I had caught her in the act.  Very funny indeed!

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        ThreadKoe | | #8

        GROaan! Why do puppies do that?!? And then look at you like You are wrong for catching them at it???? Tee hee hee Cathy

        1. sewslow67 | | #9

          Yes, isn't that the truth?  BTW, we've been so busy with the snow "stuff" that we've not gotten my sewing "studio" (tee hee) ...completed yet.  And now I've got some projects that have time deadlines on them, so I need to find the time to do them.  Two are birthday gifts and this on top of finishing my Christmas cards. 

          Yes ...I must admit it; my cards are still sitting on a table in the kitchen, half addressed with only a few notes on some of the cards.  I am feeling so guilty!  I do this occasionally, and then ...to make it worse, a friend called to find out if I had died!  Good grief!  I just cannot do this to my friends.  Maybe I should sew my cards next year as I seem to do better with that art form than the paper stuff.

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            ThreadKoe | | #10

            I am the worst for sending cards on time, any time of the year! My late Grandparents always got a giggle out of when my cards for the hols would arrive, at least sometime between Jan and Feb, with a long newsy letter! They took bets on when it would arrive I think. I finally gave up on cards, and phone everyone instead. Cathy

          2. MaryinColorado | | #14

            My brother's birthday card is late getting mailed yet again, I feel so guilty because he always sends mine right on time! 

          3. sewslow67 | | #15

            I am so glad that I'm not the only one!

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            ThreadKoe | | #18

            I sometimes will just send a Thinking of you card because I have missed major important dates, but am still thinking about the person. Then I apologize for the missed dates, greet for the upcoming dates, and let the person know that I am thinking about them for no special reason at all! I have got calls back about those cards, telling me that they mean more because they were unexpected. And I am forgiven for missing the other things, just because I sent a no reason at all card. Cathy

          5. MaryinColorado | | #13

            Hey, that's a great idea!  It just might motivate us to get them in the mail too.  This is the first time in years that my cards were mailed "on time"!  I was so proud of myself.

          6. sewslow67 | | #16

            Two of my friends are always on time ...and I used to be like that too.  Recently though, I seem to run between "a bit" late and "a lot" late.  I need to get with the program.   I'm going to see if I can improve my percentages this year.  For example, I've already sent an e-card to a friend who has a birthday tomorrow.  Ah ...that feels good!  I hope she doesn't faint when getting my greetings on time ...since this will be a first in years!  giggle

      2. MaryinColorado | | #12

        This sounds so familiar!  ha ha

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