I forgot to mention yesterday that I finally got the pattern stitched onto the freezer paper yesterday.
So now I can look at the 'how to' video on You Tube for the first step in doing my Mariner's Star!
Quite exciting, and hopefully I can do some later on today.
AFTER we get the groceries done.
Kelly and Rena are still here, so might just spend some time with them today.
AND... AND... this morning we are taking Teddy out to meet a lady in Waiuku who is interested in adopting him.
I'm not committing to leaving him there yet, we will have to wait and see what we think of her and her other dogs, the situation and so on.
I hope she's lovely, she certainly sounds it over the phone.
Quite conflicted about Teddy, but I know he can't stay here. I have been constantly worried about him biting Dante for a long time.
He's nipped him heaps of times, and each time I have said 'Oh, it's not that bad'.... but you have to draw the line somewhere eh?
We are not due out at her place till late morning, so plenty of time to get things sorted out here, and pack his things in case he stays there.
Back home after a 3.5 hour expedition to Waiuku and beyond.
First and foremost. Teddy.
We arrived at B's home and entered the house. Teddy proceeded to piddle on EVERYTHING and in every corner!!!
OMG so embarassing. B was very understanding thankfully.
I had fully expected Teddy to go apeshit at her dogs. He didn't!
He seemed to ignore them, he was much more interested in investigating the house and yard.
The other dogs, well two of them, were perfectly friendly towards Teddy.
But MAX... he didn't like Teddy much at all, and kept barking at him.
After having a good discussion, it was agreed we would leave Teddy there with B and her family of dogs and see how it goes.
IF Teddy settles in and Max accepts him, all should be good. If not, we will take him back and find somewhere else for him.
ABOVE: the backyard... a dog's wilderness to explore.
ABOVE: Teddy exploring. He was having the most excellent time! I swear he had a big smile on his face the whole time!
ABOVE: Look how happy he looks with his new friend! Oh I do hope it works out, he was so happy there.
After leaving B's home, we went and checked out Sandspit, a small 'beach' just outside of Waiuku, on the Waiuku River, which flows from the Manukau Harbour.
Then we went to Karioitahi Beach on the west coast, about 15 minutes up the road from Waiuku.
THEN we checked out Glenbrook Steel Mill, and Glenbrook Beach too!
So, I took a few photos of those places, but will show them tomorrow so this post is NOT too photo heavy.
B is going to email me tonight to let me know how Teddy is doing. Fingers crossed for good news.
ABOVE: Having a quiet afternoon... hanging with Granddad/Dad on the couch.
ABOVE: quite some months ago I talked to Kelly about weight issues, and she has been working on herself. What a result, she is looking, and I'm sure, feeling a million bucks! Well done Kelly, I'm thrilled for you.
ABOVE: and just cos I can, here's a photo taken seconds later, when Steve shot her with a Nerf Gun! Got her on the nose I do believe.
We don't take ourselves too seriously here ... obviously.
I heard from B this evening, she rang me. Teddy didn't want dinner, but she tried to feed him at around 6 pm, which is not when he's used to getting food. So, we are not going to worry about that right now. He is bound to be hungry by tomorrow morning!
B's cat 'Bruce' hissed and growled at Teddy, but Teddy just ignored him! And Max, the other male dog has stopped barking at Teddy now, so that's a relief.
And when B sat on the couch with her dogs around her, Teddy wrapped himself around her neck and stayed there! Seems he was perfectly happy up there! B is amused. So am I.
I wonder who gets the prime spot on the bed tonight? *smiles*
End of Day: well I thought today would be tough, but it's been easier than I thought. I have found Ted a new home, and can stop worrying about him biting Dante, or any other small child in my home. As long as he remains happy at B's, I know I have done the right thing, no matter what anyone else thinks.