Thursday, January 29, 2009

Man's Best Friend

One of my spinning wheels was out of service for a few days. The "footman connector", where the treadle attches to the crankshaft bar, broke. It's old enough that it just rotted and cracked. So, last night, hubby worked on it for me to come up with something to reconnect it and make the wheel usable again. Salsa, our Airedale, was in the room and was determined to help. She kept trying to see what he was doing but decided that the best way to see was to stick her head through the wheel...


That wasn't getting her as close to the action as she wanted to be, so, when he was laying on the floor working on it, she laid down next to him and stuck her nose in his neck and ear. lol

She's so funny! No matter what we're doing, she always wants to be in the middle of it and try to help. When I pull weeds, she'll watch for a bit and then start trying to pull them with her mouth. When I clip my roses, she watches and notices that I'm clipping off the flowers so she starts biting the flowers. She really isn't all that helpful with the task at hand but she sure puts a lot of smiles on our faces and laughter into our lives! :-)

3 comments:

Pickyknitter said...

Does she do that cute thing where her head rests on the treadle while you are spinning and goes up, and down, and up, and down....

Peglett said...

It was cool to hear the story of your dog "helping" with the spinning wheel. Now I get to see a picture of it! :-)

KarenB said...

That's such a great story. I can just picture her nuzzling up to your husband. So funny.