Don't you think it describes the dog so perfectly? It's a name that sounds thin, sinewy and lithe.
Annie, of beautiful, interesting and very readable blog Knitsofacto, (link to her blog here ), commissioned me to make a brooch of her dog Finn, after seeing the brooch I made of Eddie Spaghetti, (the blog post about him, and more photos, are here).
I asked Annie if she would like something balancing on Finn's nose, and she decided that a leaf would be perfect, because Finn likes to chase leaves. I couldn't resist adding a few leaves, so he looks like he's running through a pile of leaves.
Annie has done a blog post about Finn and the brooch here, her photos are superb, the light is beautiful, and you can see the brooch very clearly.
I enjoyed making this brooch of Finn enormously, it was very satisfying to resolve various problems I came across when making him, plus, he has such a beautiful shape. Whippets are superb creatures, especially when they're not destroying your knitting.
I have two Miniature Wire Haired Dachshunds, and I'm very excited to report that I've found a blog entirely devoted to Dachshunds. Heaven! The link to blog The Long And The Short of It is here.
It's a blog for "Dachshundists".
I must be a Dachshundist, because one of the reasons I visit Penny's blog Planet Penny, is to see Higgins, her Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund. He's a character, and very, very handsome.
One thing I do on the rare occasion I come across other Wire Haired Dachshunds is compare them to our two Dachshunds, especially their personalities. I've found a short video on The Long and The Short of It blog which shows a Dachshund feeling very pleased with himself about carrying his own little suitcase around. It could be my little boy, Douglas, in this video, here. Douglas does the same whole bottom and tail wagging thing, sometimes accompanied by a great big smile, which is always a special touch.
This weekend I'm going on a course to learn how to do screen printing, I'm very excited about it. I'll give you a full report in my next blog post.
Have a lovely weekend.