Friday, July 15, 2011

A Pretty Project and Potter Puppy

I saw a beat up frame on the reduced shelf ages ago and knew I could spiffy it up. Sure there were a few dents and scratches but the mat was good and glass intact, so how could I pass up a $2 deal?!? I basically podged, collaged and grunged the outside using pattern paper and I'm really pleased with how it came out.

Here's the finished frame and four collaged ladies inside...

I've felt really leary about posting about this it because of the whole ordeal with the pup we had to give up. We're giving the puppy thing one last chance. Part of me still feels incredibly guilty about finding that poor fellow a new home. Truly, sometimes things just don't work out no matter how hard you try to make them fit.

We discussed fostering dogs instead but when D said "Yeah! And if one stays with us that we like we can keep him!" and I knew that he'd love every dog that walked in our door and there'd be a bucket of tears every time one left. *sigh*

Anyway, I figured since it's basically Harry Potter Day that today would be an ideal time to share our new bundle of joy. He's the sweetest mixed up mutt and everyone who has met him can't believe what a good pup he is. Meet Padfoot (aka Paddy).

We discussed calling this guy Padfoot from the get go because we knew he had black fur and we're big Potter fans. The deal was sealed when we drove up to the house to get him and the name on the mailbox was Pettigrew. If that isn't a sign I don't know what is :)


  1. Well, this answers the question I left you elsewhere on the internet! He's just too sweet for words and seriously, how much more Potterific could one pup be?

    I'll wave my pointy stick, say some magic words and keep my fingers and toes crossed that everything works out spendidly this go around!

  2. Now that is what I call a wonderous way to celebrate Potter Day with your adorable Padfoot. What a lovely bit of "to be" ness.
    Don't feel guilty about the other. Some things, be they beastie or human just aren't meant to be together. It is what it is.
    Oma Linda

  3. Paddy looks wonderful :-) I empathize, we went through almost the exact same ordeal while you were. We were considering adopting a rescue dog, who suddenly attacked our landlords dog - not good. So we had to bring back to the shelter (a no kill policy local place)... a few weeks later there was a rescue with cockapoo pups and we swallowed our guilt and brought one home! ENJOY!

  4. Oh...Padfoot is gorgeous!! Congratulations on your new furry friend.