This Dog’s Life with Ira G

July 15, 2010, 16:59 pm  Posted by Craft Your Life Team

From Asheville, North Carolina, it’s This Dog’s Life. I’m Ira G. Each week, of course, I pick a theme and present a story in four panels.

Last Sunday was The Big Crafty, Asheville’s biggest and best biannual indie craft fair. Mom goes to every single one and usually comes home buzzing with excitement…and cupcakes, and bags–lots and lots of bags.

This summer’s Crafty was no different, although she really knocked herself out this time. And now, I’m stuck eating dried dog food without a trace of grilled chicken. Sure, she’s eating Ramen, but it’s hard to sympathize. Oh well. I’m just glad the Big Crafty only happens twice a year. Let’s  hope it stays that way. Now, for this week’s story: Lean Times After the Big Crafty, as our program continues.

1. Earrings by Sara Westermark

2. Necklace by The Vintage Vanity

3. Dress by So She Sews

4. Journal illustrated by Christy Wooke

5. Original painting by The Maple Ridge

6. Original painting by Alli Good


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20 Responses

    Kathy S says:

    Ira, I'm sorry I forgot to stop in and say hello to you! Sorry you are having a dry dog food week, but, boy, your mom's enthusiasm for crafts is nice to be around.

      thisdogslife says:

      Hi, Kathy. I thought there was a whiff of Clover in the air. Hope to see you next time!

    ... says:

    This maybe my favorite This Dog's Life so far. So nice to see your friend Kathleen in the picture this time, Ira. Fortunately, I kept myself to a strict budget at The Big Crafty this time around, so I've got some treats to spare. Come visit me anytime for a belly rub and a biscuit until you're back in the chicken again.

      thisdogslife says:

      Dear Dot, Dot, Dot,
      You know the way into this dog's heart. Biscuits! Belly rubs!
      I'll be right over.
      Your friend,

    Deannebriggs says:

    awe Ira. Maybe if you made a little feces art in the bathtub, out of all that dry dog food, it would remind Kathleen to buy YOU something next year.

      thisdogslife says:

      What do you take me for? I am a dog, yes, but above all — I am a gentleman. That said, if you think this might work…well, you might be on to something…
      Politely yours,

    Miltonsc5 says:

    why don't you trip down to columbia and hang with sebastian and kitty, they get can food alllll the time.

      thisdogslife says:

      Howdy, Milton.
      Sebastian sounds handsome, and Kitty sounds pretty. I do looooove kitty food. And kitty other things too, things a gentleman like myself won't disclose.
      Big wags,

    Argylsok says:

    Ira, surely your mom will share some ramen noodles with you, if you ask nicely?

    Noodles would add flavour to that dry dog food.

    Plus, your mom might decide to invest in a little chicken — for your sake, if not for her own. <wink wink>

      thisdogslife says:

      Hey, Arglylsok & Quincey!

      Chicken is back!!! Thank god for payday. Now that I think of it, I don't know why *I* don't get my own paycheck. I mean, I work at Lark 5 days a week too. I'd gladly take my pay in chicken too. Hmm….You've got me thinking now.


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