Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Love Your Dog

In honor of the lovely lady who watched our dog Lucy, and since she is not only the occasional watcher of our dog but also a dog trainer and loving dog minder of several regular critters, I presented her with this necklace. The stones are Czech glass and red coral. Since I couldn't find a suitable stamp for the pendant, I drew one myself in the image of our Lucy and etched it. It's kind of a whimsical piece but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I probably couldn't draw another dog like that if I tried, so I traced it on paper in case I ever wanted to duplicate it. One never knows...

This morning I got up early to do what everyone is just dying to do at 9 a.m.-- be strapped down to a polygraph machine for two hours of pre-employment fun. After three previous polygraphs for various law enforcement jobs, one would think I would be relaxed about it, but no... not the case. The questions they ask... good grief. Don't worry, I passed and then flew over to a coffee shop to dunk a 24 ouncer french vanilla coffee with extra french vanilla creamer and sugar. That was the zinger I needed earlier.

All my background stuff, polygraph, drug test, all the usual stuff, should be wrapped up in a fat report by the weekend and a start date should soon be on my calendar. Hello, early mornings... again. I'm not used to them at all after eighteen months of not working a job "out there."

This is why I usually have to sit on the floor... what we do for our little animals, eh? Only usually Lucy, if she gets to it first, has a heating pad under a blanket turned on low when I am home. Spoiled little kids. Who could deny them anything when they are so cute?

4 comments:

Lorelei said...

Beautiful necklace Jenn! I love the colors and the way you used the text in the top section attached to the pendant.
Your wire wraps are amazing. Wish I could figured that secret out!! :)

karengberger said...

I think you could get a lot of orders for these on etsy from all of the pet-lovers out there! Could a cat etching be next?
So happy to hear your steps that are leading you to the work you want/need. A polygraph test sounds stressful, & I'm glad that you have the wisdom to stay calm...and you passed it! Congratulations and God bless you!

Swestie said...

You are so talented! I love this, and the colors - WOW! beautiful!
Do you want to get together and knit again soon?

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