The only thing better than a good dog and Blues in the background is a little quilting thrown in the mix. We have an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog named Dixie Lee who is the joy of our household and dear husband's shadow. A southern breed, she came from Mississippi in a crate almost 3 yrs ago and promptly became the diva princess in residence. She loves to travel, swim and go camping. She doesn't know what it is to be left behind. I know other dog lovers will appreciated how such a creature can become the center of your existence and become part of everything you do. Even if I just sit on the sofa to handsew an applique, there she is. Big brown eyes, a melting smile, butt in the air that says it really is playtime and next you know, the sewing is put aside. How is it that those of us with pets mangage to quilt at all?