Pets on Quilts – My “Firsts”


This is my first dog snoozing on my first quilt! I am linking this up to Lily Pad Quilts annual Pets on Quilts show in the caetgory “Dog on Quilt”.

Shep was 15 when this photo was taken only a few weeks after I completed the colourful flannel rag quilt – my first quilt project. The quilt turned out smaller than I expected and didn’t work well as our “cuddle up and watch movies” quilt like I had hoped. Shep was getting old and frail so I had taken to laying the soft quilt out in whichever room I was in so that he could lie down and be nearby. He passed away sleeping peacefully on it not long after this photo was taken.

When our vet arrived to take Shep to the crematorium he brought along an ugly, scratchy orange blanket to wrap him in. I opted to have Shep wrapped up in my quilt instead. My first dog, first quilt, first real heartbreak losing this big old guy.

Ok, now I am feeling all teary-eyed! Tomorrow I promise to post a more light-hearted Pets On Quilts photo of our current dog, Maui, who is a stubborn, but cute, bundle of energy! Stay tuned and be sure to link up your photos to Pets on Quilts too!