Oct 12, 2010

Ranch, Knit, Dog

So I'm full time now at the ranch. There are only two guys in my house, but there is a third that could possibly move in. This guy is not retarded (he had a traumatic head injury) as the other two are, and he doesn't want to admit that he is disabled. Consequently, he is nasty and short tempered nearly all the time. according to his parents, he was kind of a bad guy before his accident, and now he is much less of that. Wow. I can't imagine. So, I'm not really looking forward to him moving into the house I work in. I'm hoping that someone else will come onto the ranch, if that is to be an all-guys house.

In other news, I've just about finished my first ever super-chunky sweater project. It's done in Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn on size 17 knitting needles...giant ones! It's gone realy fast, though, and I'm at the stage where I have to sew the pieces together, then do some finishing work. Yeay! I should have a new sweater by this afternoon!

The more I get to know Porter, the more I think he was abused by someone. He has begun barking at people when they come to the house, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but the other day, when the maintenance man, Larry, came to check the fire extinguishers at the ranch house, Porter had a little problem. When Larry picked up a fire extinguisher in both hands, and came walking over to where we were, Porter came unglued. When Larry backed off and put the fire extinguisher down by his side, it was ok, but Porter still kept his eye on Larry and did a few little "grr woof" grumblings under his breath. So I'm not sure what's going on there, but I think something bad happened to Mr. P. in the past. I'm going to continue to do some detective work and figure out what sets him off, at least.


Pondside said...

I can't wait until you can put up photos again - I'd love to see the sweater you've knit.
It's not entirely a bad thing that Porter has a good growl! As long as you're doing that work and on your own in the house he can be your protector.

JC said...

oh Kathleen, I was so glad to see a msg from you today when I logged into my blog. I think of you often, and have looked at your blog several times in these past few months, and am sorry that I havent left you a msg. I lost my vision in the right eye and every thing is difficult. I came to my blog today to post that our Traz passed away this week, but just couldnt bring myself to type that yet! Oh how I miss him already. He was nearly 10 years old and with us most of those years. I will be back soon to post more often. I am hoping your Celeste is home with you soon. Porter looks like a wonderful dog! All the pst to you and yours. Jill

Rani said...

Our friends have a beautiful, gentle lab that they found wandering. He lunges and freaks out only at certain people. He loves my dad and the other day, he went beserk when my dad approached him. Turns out, he is scared of men in baseball hats.

Doesn't that break your heart? To think that there are people who would abuse these animals? It just breaks my heart.

knittingdragonflies said...

Yay a new sweater!! I don't have anything on my needles but some socks that are not making me happy!
Good luck with the detecting, it is nice to know you are protected.