Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bad Maya!

Yesterday morning it wasn't the birds that got into the apricot tree.  I went to bring Koda in from barking at the gate and look at what I found:

Bad Maya!  Of course she couldn't figure out how to get out, even though she had gotten in, so I had to wake DH up at 6 a.m. (he's NOT a morning person) to help since I didn't want to mess up his "system" he's got going out there.  That, and I honestly wasn't really sure how he had the fencing put together.  Turns out he just lifted it up for her to walk out, so now I know for next time, although there better not BE a next time. 

How she managed to get through the netting on the outside without getting tangled is beyond me. I find it a challenge and I even have hands and fingers to work with!  And, she jumped the fence even with her bad leg (she blew out her knee a few years ago).  I guess anything is possible if you are motivated enough.

Remember I told you that Maya and Koda killed the previous apricot tree? Well, they did it by trying to "pick" their own apricots. When they got higher than they could reach, they just ripped the limbs completely off.  Maya did manage to get one apricot yesterday, but thankfully didn't do any damage to the tree.

The tree had also just watered a couple hours before, so check out these nice muddy feet Maya was sporting from her adventure.  Needless to say she had to stay outside for awhile until they dried a bit.

On a hobby note, I have been having fun this week with a new crochet project.  I had all of these leftovers from my dishcloths that weren't big enough for anything I wanted to make, so I tied them all together one day while watching movies and wound them into a big ball.  I've been using them to make a cat mat for Sammy's chair instead of using a towel.  It's worked in the round so it's a double thickness.  Many of the pieces were so small that a sane person would have thrown them away, but like my quilting, I save every little scrap.  In this case, I'm glad I did because I'm really liking how this is turning out.

Here's side 1 so far:

And the other side:

I can already tell that it's likely I won't have enough yarn for the size mat I want to make, but that's ok.  I'm still making dishcloths, so I'll just keep adding on as I generate more scraps of yarn.


synnove75 said...

Love the story about the dogs:-) They are so smart when they want something, and really silly when they mess up...
And what a great idea with the yarn! It looks great.

Loris said...

Look at that sweet face on Maya! How could anyone stay mad at her :-) She must know that! Mine used to eat the apples off our tree.
Love the yarn scrap project!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I'll never throw out yarn ends again:) The catmat is looking great!
Poor Maya - she hadn't reckoned on getting caught. Mine usedto sit in the black currant bushes and eat the berries. You have to love them!

Claudia said...

Love the story about Maya..LOL...
Now you have me in do you crochet that do it is double-sided ?....looks great !!! I need to learn how to do that.
Have a nice weekend.

jillquilts said...

Too funny about Maya!!! To think that they want to eat the fruit.... Odd!! lol

Love the cat mat! What a great idea! :)