Meet Jackson....he is the newest member of the Miller/Spruce Ridge clan! He is a 6 year old Yellow Lab that we adopted today from a rescue group. Crazy, isn't it, that I have gotten a new dog so soon?!?! It just sort of happened at the last minute....my son and I stopped by one of their "pet fairs" yesterday and talked to Jackson's foster mother. We hit it off right away and realized that Jackson had the personality we were looking for. Ken and I went back today and brought Jackson home. He has been a little clingy but the poor guy has been through a lot! He spent the afternoon playing catch and then cooled off in my studio. His tail was wagging the entire day. I think I have a new rug hooking buddy.
The name "Jackson" brings back a funny little story....
Several years ago, I was going to teach a rug hooking workshop in Mississippi. I arrived at Detroit Metro Airport for my flight and the ticket counters were mobbed with travelers. I patiently waited in a long line and finally reached the kiosk at Northwest Airlines to check my bags. All the agents were really busy so I did as much as I could on their check-in computer, and then had to wait patiently again for the computer to spit out my paperwork so an agent could weigh and tag my suitcase. A woman behind the counter called out:
No one stepped forward.
I looked around...where was this Mr. or Mrs. Jackson person who wasn't responding?
I realized that the agent was looking right at me with a stern look on her face...
I pointed to myself...."I'm Miller"
"YES....WELL, ARE YOU GOING TO JACKSON ??!!!"
oH dEAR! Yes, I was ..... going to Jackson Mississippi....eeeps!
I sheepishly handed over my suitcase while wishing that I could melt into the floor.....I think I mumbled something about not traveling much on them big ole' air-o-planes.....