Does anybody but me see some kind of weird irony in being asked to make a toy dog, less than a week after The Best Dog In The World has gone to Doggy Heaven? Goodness me but life is weird.
Anyway, Mr Golightly's nephew, Master E, has a friend, Master L, who is having a birthday, and "could Aunty Golightly make a dog like mine, only for the Cronulla Sharks?"... Last year I made a dog for Master E in the colours of his favourite Football team (or a close, Joel Dewberry-type approximation thereof).
For those of you out there not completely au fait with the NRL (oh, you too?), the colours are apparently blue, grey and white. So, one did ones best, as they say somewhere else:
To be named, somewhat appropriately, "Sharkey". I'm a bit cross with myself because I forgot to make him a collar, but as Master E's mother so wisely said "he'll never know". Well, yes, but I will. Next time, too, I will dig out the florist's wire & make the ears a bit more standy-uppy, but I quite like floppy-eared dogs. Why wouldn't you?
And now, back to the disaster that is Australia Vs Pakistan. Mr Golightly is off getting wet & miserable at the Cricket Ground today and very shortly I'm going to do the good wifey thing & make spaghetti for dinner. He'll need something to cheer him up after Australia's performance today!