Such a sweet photo of our newest Dachshund, Milo . . . but do not let his soft, long-haired-red-sabled-demeanor fool you.
Underneath there lives a dog of steel.
He’s a bird (well, no . . . actually, he’s a dachshund)
He’s a plane (well, no . . . actually, he’s a dachshund).
He’s Superdog! (Yes, he really IS Superdog).
By day, Milo is an undercover pup. At night, he defends the knitting world against attacks on wool.
It all began a little over a week ago . . .
It was dusk. Milo was quietly sitting by the sliding glass kitchen door.
As I opened the door to let him out, there came a flash of marvel (also known as the porch light), as the world shone down upon Milo to illuminate his enemies and reveal Milo’s true self.
Moths. They were everywhere, desending upon our house in numbers larger than I’ve noticed in a lifetime. It was as though the buggers knew I had taken up knitting again . . . and they knew the house held the treasure of a delicious, ever-growing stash of wool.
I gasped and, as I flailed my arms like a . . . well, like a crazy woman flailing her arms, I knew my wool and I were doomed.
But then, just when the night looked darkest . . .
Milo spots the bad guys . . .
He jumps! He bounds!
He snaps! He chews!
Faster than a speeding bullet
More powerful than a locomotive
Able to leap sliding glass doors in a single bound
Moth hunting has since become Milo’s mission. At the first sight of one, he runs into his booth (also known as the kitchen curtain which feels like a cape). Then, upon my opening the door . . . he emerges, transformed into into MILO THE MOTH HUNTING DACHSHUND!
Don’t tell me miracles don’t happen.
Today, the 21st day of September, 2010, I’m naming Milo the official mascot of Knitting is Gluten Free.
Okay, all fans of Knitting is Gluten Free, all together now:
ALL HAIL MILO THE MOTH HUNTING DACHSHUND!
Everyone else, kindly keep your kryptonite to yourself.
Love to all,
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