Sputnik, Destroyer of Yarn

I would like to introduce everyone to a our new dog, Sputnik!  He’s a Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix, hence a “pyrador,” and is six months old.  Sputnik is going to be a BIG boy.

My husband and I got him from LaMancha Animal Rescue in Unionville, Pennsylvania, USA, not far from Coatesville.

LaMancha is a beautiful rescue facility!  They are a working farm with chickens, cows, horses, and, of course, dogs in clean kennels and cats in a special house to adopt.

Sputnik’s story is that he came from Alabama, USA, where he was a stray.  LaMancha transported him here, called him Zeus, and he was barely there a week until Sam and I snatched him up.

We were going to LaMancha to see two other dogs and didnt’ know about Sputnik until we got there.  When we arrived, we were told that the one had been adopted, and the other one we walked for a little bit, and he seemed frightened.  Not a match.  We asked about the other dogs there, and were told about Zeus.  We walked him on a trail on the farm (all the dogs get walks there), and were treated to kissed, hugs, and was known as the Pyr Lean.  Great Pyrenees will lean into you really hard you pet them.

We had our dog.

Sputnik was put into the back seat of my car, and I was treated to hugs and kisses on the way home as I was sitting back there with him.  Here’s a video of me introducing him.

Sputnik is going to pose a challenge when it comes to knitting.  I’ve knit in the room with him just fine, but one time he got a good grip on luckily some cheap yarn, and ripped it one space.  Granted, he’s a puppy.  Everything is a toy right now.  We will work on this.

How to do your dogs react to your knitting?  Any advice for a knitter with a large puppy who’s very interested in stuff in general?

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LaMancha Animal Rescue Holiday Fundraiser

Yowza!  Every have a tidal wave of stuff just happen to you and then you get behind on blogging?  Yup.  That’s me.

Still, my fingers have been busy, especially for the LaMancha Animal Rescue Holiday Fundraiser coming up on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Coatesville, PA.  I will have the fundraiser’s flyer at the bottom of the post for more information.

LaMancha Animal Rescue is a great no-kill shelter/farm that takes in all sorts of animals for adoption.  They are on my list of “ones to watch” when it comes time for me and Sam to adopt a dog.  In the meantime, I decided to support them with my handiwork.

My friend Janet works closely with LaMancha, so I got in touch with her after I saw her call on Facebook for vendors for the holiday fundraiser.  I have a whole bunch of lovely goodies ready for her.   And, considering what she’s been showing off from other crafters, it’s going to a great craft show in of itself!  Lots of talent!

The mitts above are some of the projects I will be donating.  I have washcloths, fun hats, and more mitts to sell there.

As promised, here’s more info about the fundraiser and the needs list of the rescue, too.

LaMancha Holiday Fundraiser Info

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Please, come on out and support the animals, other crafters, and a great organization!