Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Happy Visitor

Here's how the story of me and Duke started:  A few months ago, my knitting friend, Joan, sent me a link on Cute Overload.  It was this little Pekingese with a blog.  The similarities to Piccolo were striking.  Both of them adopted from Petfinder (only Piccolo's adoption happened many years before Duke's), both around the same age, and both from Michigan.  Piccolo's vocalizations are like Duke's.   Looking at the blog photos, the streets looked familiar.  Sure enough, Duke also lives in Chicago.  A few months ago, I was teaching a sock knitting class, and I was talking about how much I love Duke, and how I would love for him to be a spokesmodel for Lucky Penny.  I wanted to knit him a sweater.  One of my students said that she knew Duke, and his people.  She facilitated our on line meeting, and I knit Duke's sweater.  On Saturday, he stopped by Knit 1 to try it on.  A perfect fit!  Duke's human, Henry, nailed the measurements. 
I must confess, that since I found it, I read Duke's blog frequently.  I love that his humans, Henry and Amy, adopted a senior dog.   It's all about the quality of the life that you get to spend together. 
Since Henry was kind enough to provide links to my blog, my stats have gone up exponetially!  Thank you, Duke fans, for stopping by, and I hope that you'll return.


Fujiyamamama said...

Duke looks very handsome in his fabulous new sweater!

Henry said...

Aaaaah! I love this photo so much! Thank you, Corinne!