Rosa's World

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Princess Will Have No Heirs.

Hi There!

This past Wednesday, Gilbert and I left the house REAL early with Princess Zelda, our 10 month old German Shepherd puppy.  

Our destination?  
Zelda was going to the Vets to get spayed.... 

Zelda, that's literally TERRIFIED of her own shadow, falling leaves, compost bins that - God forbid, someone left on the sidewalk in front of their home, a tool box that Gilbert had put on the kitchen counter, bedding on our clothes line...
 and the list goes on and on and on.

Did I mention she HATES or is TERRIFIED of cars????

Strangers are also a no-no.

Anyhow, we managed to get her into the car, for her trip to the Vets.  We would be picking her up the next day.

From there, we took off to Prince Edward Island.  
I had a meeting to attend, that same day.

I was presented with a 10 year "pin" by His Honour, H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

The next morning, Gilbert and I packed up the car and went to 3 quilt shops.

First store we went to wasn't far from our hotel room.  It's called "Quilting B and More".  Here I bought some Anne of Green Gables fabric.

This quilt store is called "Island Fabric Outlet" and here, Gilbert bought a 120" measuring tape, I got an extra long ruler... the kind that sharpens your cutter's blade as you use it?  I also bought a 1/2 meter of red and white stripped fabric for that "Peppermint Twist" quilt that I'm gearing up to do.

Here's a picture of painted quilts on the side of their building.

Cute, eh?

I had to use the bathroom, while there, and I'm sorry but I just HAD to take a picture of their wallpaper border, as well as a matching(?) picture.

I just HAD to share with all of you!

Too adorable!

And this was the 3rd quilting store that we went to. Its called "Bargain Fabric Outlet".

Gilbert took a picture of me, besides their bolts!

Here, I bought polar bear fabric - 5 pieces of polar bear fabric, actually!

 We also went to the "Cows" store.  

I saw a "50 Shades of Hay" t-shirt but didn't buy it.  

They didn't have my size.  :-(

We also went to one of the Paderno stores.  
Gilbert and I LOVE the Paderno brand!

We also went to a PEI liquor store and picked up a couple (different) bottles of dry, red wine... made on the island.   
They've since been put aside for a special occasion.

When we got home, we quickly unpacked our car and went to get Zelda.

BOY, was she happy to see us!!!!

And whine and yip and howl and lick our hands and wag her tail and more whining and "speaking".  I would have LOVED to have understood, TRULY, what she was saying!

Was she complaining 'cause we left her behind?
Or simply telling us about her ordeal?
Or.... Trying to tell us how happy she was to FINALLY see us?

I guess we'll never know....

But she sure has been acting "different", since.

For example, once she goes out and does her "thing" before we go upstairs for the evening and once upstairs, I give her a small rawhide bone and she plunks herself down and chews on it.

This time, she was happy to get the bone but I figured she was just too exhausted to chew on the bone - she put the bone aside.

The next morning, I saw her with the bone in her mouth, acting really "weird".  Finally, she went under Gilbert's desk and started to "dig" in a corner.   HUH!?!?

Yup!  She left her bone there 'cause she had hidden it!


A closeup picture of her bone that's "hidden".

*wink. wink.*

That was Thursday evening.

Yesterday evening - Friday - same routine.  She does her thing outside. We come upstairs. She expects her rawhide bone. I give it to her.

This time, Gilbert saw her hide it - in plain site - behind the vacuum cleaner!


And another thing - Zelda used to follow me closely, before.

Now, I think I've become her obsession!

*chuckling over here*

We love her dearly!

Quirks and All!

And NO, there will be no heirs to Princess Zelda's lineage...

Thank GOD!

As for today's news?

Gilbert HAD a cold which he is almost over.  Actually, he very effectively passed it on to me.  This morning, with runny nose and eyes... as well as having my sinuses congested... I'm hoping this will be the worst day and then things will get better.

Have a great weekend!



Pat from Florida said...

Interesting post for sure -- but the pin, the pin. 10 years of what? Curious minds want to know. Anne of Green Gables fabric? Yum! My 38 year old daughter loved Anne back in the day, and probably still does!

Cyn ;-) said...

Congrats on the dinner with the Gov and the pin! Better than a gold watch, right?! You look great in your suit in the picture.
wowzer, what a shopping trip you and *G* went on. Sounds like you really made a haul.
Good luck with Zelda. Maybe she will return to *her normal* once she fully recovers from the procedure. We had a cat that went a bits nuts after her nip-n-tuck. Fingers crossed that Zelda will be fine in a few days. Loved your newsy post!

Barb said...

Fun post....