Sunday, January 27, 2008

Leaving for Tucson in five days!

and it's crazy around here... but it's also a lot of fun to cast such a large variety of things! Bob and Tony & Lisa and I are all taking turns on the torch and managing the equipment so everyone gets everything done. It will be nice to relax on the road after all this work for the past few weeks.
We just cast some bronze a few days ago, and it looks great.... even though 2/3 of them didn't come out. What we did get is cool... I'm excited about experimenting with ammonia and copper-topper on it.
so we just put a deposit down on a little 8-day old Shiba Inu puppy! A year ago Cynthia told me she never wanted a dog, but the right one can change anybody!
And we're going to name her Kitsune (Japanese for "fox").... she's red and looks just like one!


Jean said...

I am so excited that you are getting a dog, having never been witout one! The beginning days are the hardest (maybe ou areay now this?) but it is so, SO worth it. Follow all the suggestions--just like when you learned to learn your craft, and slowly and surely your little puppy will become a wonderful menber of your "pack".

I wanted to breed dogs, at one time--I love them so!

Going now to look at photos of what you chose for your family dog. Sounds so wonderfully neat!

ps: have fun in Tucson. I will miss you,even though we have spoken recently. xox me

Jean said...

sorry about my world famous typos!

Jean said...

from Wiki: "In 1936, the Shiba Inu was declared a natural treasure of Japan through the Cultural Properties Act[13]. Despite efforts to preserve the breed, the Shiba nearly became extinct during World War II due to a combination of bombing raids and a post-war distemper epidemic.[3] All subsequent dogs were bred from the only three surviving bloodlines, known as the San'in, Mino, and Shinshu.[14]

In 1954, an armed service family brought the first Shiba Inu to America.[14] In 1979, the first recorded litter was born in the United States.[14] The Shiba was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 and added to the AKC Non-Sporting Group in 1993.[1]"

what a cool selection you chose! a beautiful dog!