Bandit was a rescue dog from Florida. Apparently there are a lot of cocker spaniels in Florida and so older dogs have more difficulty getting adopted. Bandit obviously had some wonderful owners in Florida. He was generally well trained and confident…sometimes a little too much!
|Bandit in Northern Ontario|
|A confident Bandit on his pink and brown quilt|
Of course as soon he moved in he got his first quilt. He would lie down on the couch on his pink and brown quilt. No doubt about it, he was a confident cocker!
|Bandit and Twix|
|Bandit has his own quilt|
Finally, Bandit got a quilt made just for him. I had a great time shopping for fabric in Philadelphia last fall. I also got to practice my free motion quilting.
Last Christmas I made mug rugs for my colleagues. Since I worked late into the evening, Bandit made himself at home in my Christmas stash. What a sweetheart.
|Bandit in the Christmas stash|
This is one of the last photos of Bandit. He was quite sick and lost a lot of weight. He still loved to hang around with me when I was quilting. I think that one evening he decided that he wanted attention – lying down on my sewing machine pedal did the trick!
Thank you so much Bandit for your love. You are truly missed.
|Bandit wants attention|
- It turns out that having a healthy pancreas is important :-(
- Unconditional love is rare and precious.
- It's almost more upsetting that it hurts less as time goes by.