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Louie, the Quilting Arts Wonder Doggie!

8 Jul 2009

I've been a little absent lately, but that's only because we're meeting a few deadlines. I will be back in full force soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a brief blog entry about Louie, that little Min Pin you see both in the digital subscription ads and in last year's QA GIFTS issue with his patchwork doggie jacket. 

Yesterday, someone called our office wanting the dog on page 86.

"Huh? You mean you want a digital subscription?" asked a QA representative.

"No," the customer said. "I want the actual dog on page 86. How do I get him?"

"Um...the dog isn't for sale, that's John and Patricia's dog."

"Oh, well if it's Pokey's dog, then I'll never get him!"

Of course all of us in the office had a good laugh over this.  And as much of a pain-in-the-you-know-what he can be,  this little ankle biter/incessant yapper is mine. :-)

How do we get his head to tilt at such a drastic angle in the ads and in articles? It's pure bribery, and if you watch the clip below, you'll see what I mean. This video snippet was shot  one late Sunday afternoon when I noticed the sun coming out (a bit of a shock to the system seeing we've had so much rain this summer). I couldn't help but put the computer away, take fabrics and paints outside, and grab my Flip video to capture how chilled we all were. A perfect day and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing:






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Quilnan wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 2:29 PM

Is that a Whippet?... Maggie? Cute critters and they've taught you the magic word.

MellyT wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 3:09 PM

Love the head tilt, can I have Louie? How do I get him? Never mind that, can I have a cookie?

Jane LaFazio wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 3:35 PM

oh gawd, that is soooooooooo cute! Your wonderful little pet family all together on a lovely afternoon.

Love it!

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 3:50 PM

I would tilt my head like that too if someone offered me a cookie! They are all adorable and you garden is so serene. Enjoy your week.

Pokey wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 5:05 PM

You can all have cookies! ;) And Quilnan, Maggie is an Italian Greyhound, which is slightly smaller than a whippet. She eats so much, but it never sticks. I want her metabolism...

She-Quilts wrote
on 8 Jul 2009 6:37 PM

That is TOO cute!  :)  I think I need to be doing lots of fabric painting, dyeing, and rusting since the calender says summer!  Now if the temps would follow the calender!  Joyce

on 8 Jul 2009 8:11 PM

I love Maggies tail!, that crazy wiggle is such a great contrast to her calm nonchalant demeanor. Such cute little fur babies!

smidgen wrote
on 11 Jul 2009 7:23 AM

What a CUTE video! Those dogs are so adorable!

on 12 Jul 2009 9:02 AM

What a great video, had me laughing! When my cat wants a "treat" he does a hoarse-whispery meow that makes him sound soooo pathetic!

on 13 Jul 2009 4:19 PM

ATS, I know that cat sound all too well - my father calls it (cue really pathetic little voice) "I haven't been fed since last time!"

Carole31 wrote
on 13 Jul 2009 10:59 PM

What a cute dog, and I enjoyed the video. You really have 4 dogs? Wow!!

They ALL are nice dogs... family, aren't hey.

Too funny that someone actually wanted to buy him........

Looks like you were having some fun,too with your dying of fabrics.

on 14 Jul 2009 4:02 AM

First off, a drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade . David and I walked through Brooklyn

claynfiber wrote
on 14 Jul 2009 6:23 AM

They are all adorable!!!  And they respect your fabrics!  Mine curl up on anything that touches the ground.

on 22 Jul 2009 3:21 PM

that is just the funniest story!  and what sweet little pooches!  am so lovin the cookie-look!  ;)  xo

dfmrobinson wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:40 PM

GQ Louie!

I have never seen him so quiet-A special moment!

It is nice I get to share of the little critters when you travel-


gumbeau wrote
on 23 Jul 2010 10:57 AM

Is that a cat sleeping in the shade? Or a baby tiger?