I've been fighting a bad cold and sinus infection the last two weeks. Although I never really caved into it, which I probably should have I pushed through and was packing orders each day. I have a few "assistants" in my bead room but they only provide me moral support.
Our latest addition is Gary, our new black Lab puppy. We also have Mandy, our 11 year old chocolate Lab and a Tortoishell cat, Sabrina which was a rescue kitten from Hurricane Katrina. This past spring, our neighbor informed us that she was going to breed her lab. I knew we were in trouble then, because her dog, Abby is a real sweetie. I was fortunate enough to be able to help out with the puppies which was a once in a lifetime experience. We brought Gary home in early July and he's been an absolute joy to have around. Now, if I could just get these little "bead room companions" to help me count bead and pack orders, I'd be all set!