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Walks at Dusk

Lucille, William, and I like to go for walks at dusk when it’s nice and cool. And peaceful.

We like to take our time, and Lucille likes to smell the flowers.

I’m wearing a new skirt that I made last week out of some fabric that had been in my stash for a few years now. It’s a super sheer light weight cotton of some sort. Not a lawn, and not quite a gauze. …maybe it’s a gauze. I can’t remember. It has an amazing drape though, I know that much! It’s too sheer to wear alone, so I have a little muslin dress that I’m wearing underneath it. I used the skirt piece from this pattern for the panels. I think there are 6 panels in all, brought together with elastic at the natural waist.

Sunsets are serious business.

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But there are some bad things about walking at night. Wil and I learned that the hard way on Monday night when we took Lucille out a little later than usual. We were coming out of our apartment at the same time that our neighbor and his two dogs were coming out of their house, a few apartments down. We both turned the corner at the same time and the two off leash dogs charged us full speed from 3 car lengths away. The impact immediately erupted in a furry fury of growling and fighting. I always walk Lucille on a leash and harness, so luckily I had a tight hold on her. I tried to pull her out of the fight, and I thought I had for a second, but then the dogs were on her again. I screamed at this point and Wil was trying his best to shove them off of her. The owner was still 20 ft back, yelling to call his dogs off but they didn’t listen. Finally Wil shoved them far enough back that they kinda snapped out of it and ran back to their owner. Lucille was cowering underneath me at this point. We were both so scared. I can’t believe Wil and I were not bit as we both had our hands in the fight trying to break it up. I realized soon after the other dogs moved on that Lucille was limping.

When we got back to the house I could see right away she was bleeding, so we immediately took her to the emergency clinic. (this is also the point where I started balling my eyes out! my baby was attacked!!)

She has bite marks all up and down both front legs, and a few near her armpits. I’m so thankful the bites weren’t very deep.

Poor girl was so well behaved at the Vet as always. After a quick cleaning of her wounds, some pain killers and some antibiotics, we were on our way home. Even though the wounds were minor, they could have been prevented if those dogs were on a leash. Both of whom, by the way, left the fight without a single scratch on them. Yes that’s right. My “big scary dangerous Pit Bull” got her butt kicked by 2 female black labs. She’s a trooper though, and is doing just fine.

We have since talked to the owners and are settling the matter. They have been apologetic and cooperative so I am happy for that. I don’t want any harm to come to their dogs, I just want people in our unit to obey the leash laws so this doesn’t happen again.

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 Lu and I have been chilling out watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended edition, and reading Game of Thrones. (Almost done with book 5 now!) She’s not limping any more at this point, but we’re still taking it easy. I want to thank everyone who left kind words for us on twitter and instagram earlier this week. It really means a lot to me. My whole family has been super supportive too even from states away. It’s so awesome to know this dog is so loved. She deserves it 🙂 

On a lighter note, have you seen the new Simplicity sewing patterns?! Pretty cute stuff!!

Take care,
Rochelle