Sunday, September 28, 2008

He's A Horse's Ass And We're Thrilled

Riso has never been an easy dog. You know how it's said that every dog wants nothing more than to please it's master? Not Riso. He's usually well behaved, but it's because he happens to feel like it, not because he gives a crap about what we think. A rugged individualist, that dog.

Since he's gotten sick, he's been very quiet, and quite cooperative. A little easier on the ears to be sure, but sad because we knew he wasn't feeling well. But things have changed over the past few days. We're working with a vet who practices homeopathic medicine as well as some standard veterinary medicine. In addition to his medications, Riso has getting some herbal supplements, he has changed his diet and he's been receiving acupuncture. And what a difference - all of these have combined to help him regain his appetite, and when he eats, he feels better.

Consequently, he's driving us crazy.

He spent several hours last night, half-on/half-off his bed in the kitchen, wagging his tail, and doing a combination of mooing and yodeling. At high volume. So soothing. The more we told him not to, the more he mooed and yodeled and wagged. See? Horse's ass. It means he feels better. Which makes us happy.

Trouble, on the other hand, behaves because she's constantly hoping we'll reward her with food.


On the fiber front, I finished spinning the Merino/Tussah blend for H. Four ounces yielded about 360 yards of 3-ply, nearly-worsted weight.

And now that I've re-learned how to count to 7 (it was harder than I thought...), I'm making good progress on the February Lady Sweater.

It's a really fun and quick knit. I opted to knit the yoke/shoulders in stockinette rather than garter stitch - I think it suits this particular yarn better.

Riso is yodeling again. I have to go at him with zombie arms and growl at him. He thinks it's funny, and he may be asking for that. Weirdo.

7 comments:

BerkeleyBecca said...

Oh, so happy that Riso is bouncing back. It's a good thing when they're perky enough to be pains...

Kathy in San Jose said...

Yay for Riso feeling better! And I love the little bits of subtle color in your handspun. Nice alteration on the Feb. Lady sweater too.

knotmuchofaknitter said...

Awww... I'm glad he's driving you nuts again!

Can't wait to see more of the Lady! I'm hoping to make one in 2009...

Mrs.Q said...

My problem is when I have to count to seven AGAIN. And then again after that. I can usually get it right once...but after that it's a crap shoot. Good luck!

(I might pay to see a video of that zombie thing...)

Big Alice said...

I'm so glad Riso's feeling better. heh, zombie arms.

Nell said...

I hope Riso is better soon!

AlisonH said...

I'm glad he's feeling better!

They say that if you have a teenager, and you want to be loved, get a dog. But what if the dog's the one acting like a teenager?