The Adventures Of Draco & Lola: The Beginning

Do dogs grieve? Of course they do!

Draco has been so sad since his big buddy died. They were inseparable for the last year so it’s understandable that he’s upset and in mourning, just like we are.

He’s been watching out the window for Brutus to come back from whatever adventure he surely must be on:

🙁

It’s been really depressing watching him go through this! Apparently the universe agreed because it somehow unexpectedly dropped a beautiful, well mannered 9 month old female husky in need of a forever home into our laps.

She’s on her way right now with my darling hubby!

She sure is going to be in heaven when she meets her new friends and Draco is hopefully going to forget all about losing his best friend, Brutus, when he meets the beautiful Lola:

Yeah.

🙂

I have a feeling this is the beginning of a long, happy adventure for these two. Stay tuned…

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Teddy Bear Tuesday: Pip, Pip, Hooray!! (And Hopkin’s On His Way)

I finished up Pip this last week and couldn’t be happier with the end result:

Does it get any cuter than Pip? I don’t think so! He is just an amateur bear maker’s dream and he was super easy to put together.

Last time I left off with his facial features unfinished so the first thing I needed to do was sew his ears on:

By following along with the instructional video for Pip I was able to do a pretty fair job of them and even got the hang of doing the curve on the second one which gives it more character:

Next came the eyes which were pretty straightforward. I did remember not to mess around with them too much because the little wire pieces that hold the thread are pretty fragile. Once they were in I pulled them tightly like she suggested:

They really give Pip life:

Next was shaving off the muzzle, which is my least favorite part because it’s scary trimming fur down to the fabric! Not just any ole fur, either, but mohair fur!

I took my time and ended up with a pretty clean muzzle:

It definitely gave more definition to his adorable little face:

Finally it came time to embroider his nose on. That took a bit of doing because, well, I’m just not that good at noses *yet*. I started off pretty good by following along with the video:

But somewhere along the way he ended up with a more rounded nose than a triangular one, which actually looks really cute:

I definitely need to learn not to pull the muzzle fabric too tight.

He has plenty of flaws but it’s all part of learning. I fell in love with him immediately:

He promptly got to join in with Freddy and Scragg while we looked at my next TeddyTech projects that already came in the post (yay!).

We unanimously decided on Hopkin Hare:

I’m doing him for my daughter because he just looks like her type. I’m pretty excited to branch out into new territory and away from bears a little so make sure to join me for next week’s Teddy Bear Tuesday.

Or should I say, Teddy Hare Tuesday?

 

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My Lovely Man

We’re heading over to collect the ashes of our beautiful boy who passed last week, quite suddenly. I was going through photos and found so many of him that stood out, but this is one of our favorites:

He was sooo photogenic! It was a good adventure with him that day, as always.

In the days leading up to his sudden passing I was seeing the number 442 (“my” number) a lot and I also kept having thoughts about another old friend of ours who passed, Bob. My husband said he, too, was having a lot of random thoughts pop up about Bob and neither of us had thought of him in a long while so we think maybe good ol’ Bob came to collect Brutus for us.

Bob and Brutus would have been earthly buddies, for sure, and I can see them having many adventures together on the other side. I am a bit jealous, to be honest!

“I’ll see you later, my lovely man if I can…”

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