Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Vanilla Oreo


Last night, I was working down in the Art Cave working on a few fairy dolls for the Enchanted Tree online class I'm doing with Michelle Munzone. I heard this frenzied dog frapping going on upstairs. It seemed that they must have chased each other up & down the stairs at least three times. I even heard them jumping off & on the couch. Then quiet. I just thought they were sleeping or napping, but then there was this pathetic whine coming from the top of the stairs. Let me regress a moment here. My Art Cave is in the basement. Chris got tired of my beads and fabric being strewn all through the house. He asked me if he made a place in the basement for my stuff would I agree to keep it all down there. YES! It took him a month, but he converted our basement into a work shop with part for me, part for him & then a large section for painting & other wet type of art. We decided to call our basement studio the Art Cave. He even boxed in the staircase. Scotties DO NOT like to walk down an open staircase, or at least I've never had one. So I thought when the basement stairs got boxed in, they would use the stairs & come down to stay with us when we were working. NOT AT ALL! Even though we carpet the steps & made it easier for them to use, they hate coming down to the basement. So back to my story. I walked over & there all three were sitting at the top of the stairs whining. They wanted me to play with them, but they didn't want to come upstairs & I didn't want to go upstairs, so they were so upset with us. Chris took the camera we use to photograph our projects & caught the three of them in what we call a "vanilla oreo". Fiona is on the left, Frodo in the middle & Arwen on the right. They are all sooooo fuzzy! I haven't given them a haircut since August. Hummm...maybe they hate the basement because that is where the grooming table is? But this was a nice picture with all three having their tongue hanging out. Too bad about the "zombie" eyes, but it is pretty dark in the staircase.

9 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

They look darling with their pleading eyes. I didn't know there were white scotties.

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

This picture is sooo cute! I bet it will take a very short time for them to begin thundering down the stairs to the cave!!! Camilla

Cheryl said...

Now that is what I call a precious pooch picture, and your story of why they are there like that is too cute. Love the ART CAVE, and that you two share it.

Carol said...

They are so cute! I think their little short legs and longer bodies are awkward going down stairs. Ours didn't like the stairs either.

freebird said...

They are so adorable. Hope you enjoy your Art Cave.

Diana said...

We get the opposite effect here...a regular Oreo. Except one of them, the Sheltie, IS an Oreo, by name and coloring! When they are laying at my feet, it's often Jack the Black, Benny the wheatie, and Oreo who's back is all black.

BTW, my two are seriously shaggy too, but it's just been too cold to take them down.

Lynn said...

That is THE cutest picture! What a riot they won't come down the stairs. I think this should be your new blog header.

flyingbeader said...

Thanks guys. My furry hoard thanks you for the comments. As for their coloration. The girls are what is called "wheaten Scotties" or "sweetie wheaties". not that they are a different type of Scottie, but just that their coat color is a wheat color. Fiona when stripped which is pulling the long top coat hairs out to expose the under coarse coat is a reddish blonde color. I only did this for a couple years as it is time consuming & kills my hands, but Fiona loved it. Arwen is more of a brownish color. SHE would never let me think of stripping her. the only reason I know what her color would be is that she stripped herself this summer when she was getting bit by gnats.

They are a handful at times, but such clowns. They make me laugh & keep us always on the toes as they are smart and always getting into something they aren't suppose to be doing.

Holly said...

I found you through Pam - and when I saw the pics of the Scotties, knew I had to post! My friend Kay has a scottie and I never knew the breed. I've come to love her/them and now am seeing them everywhere. So cute, so precious, so loving. You must adore these kids!!! Happy day,