The Sweater Girl Tale Continues
These days Heidi is a little anxious about the wet ground. She does not like to get her feet muddy, so she often sits on the ramp before venturing forth. I think she is figuring out what spots of ice and snow are left she can step on and avoid the mud on her way to the road.
Such a noble hound in her new cardigan.
Trying to decide if a romp in the snow is appropriate dressed up in her new finery.
Always, alert for any traffic. I think she is wondering why her admirer is going home.
Heidi's confidence seemed broken after her hound dog admirer left. While I returned to the porch to read some more in my book, she hid behind the car as if she no long wanted to be seem in a sweater. She certainly did not want to come and be with me which is what she usually does.
I finally had to go and coax her to come on in the house.
Whatever was giving her pause, she got over it. Later in the house she sniffed at her sweater to make sure it really was hers and I assured her it was. Later, we put it on again. I have decided to have her put it on the way very young children are taught to put their tops on. (You learn these things when you are involved in starting a day care/nursery school.) I lay it on the floor with the front part facing her. I have her step into the sleeves and then I pull it up her legs and over her head. I then can button the cardigan down the front and under her. There is a draw string around the neck. She is very patient in all things. She will soon master this routine.
I think Heidi likes her sweater. Eventually she will come to expect to go out when she sees it in the same way she patiently stands by her lead when she want to go out.
I am thrilled with the sweater. Thanks Gram. I have enjoyed having you make it and between the two of us critiquing it so that in the future there may be refinements in the design. I hope some time soon you will find another deserving dog who needs a sweater and thrill it and its master by making one. You obviously love to knit and do for others.