As you may remember, I lost my 19-year-old cat this summer.  We still have our beloved Golden Retriever, who is 10 1/2 years old.  But I was really missing a small, snuggly pet.  I inquired with the breeder of my parents’ dog about getting on a future litter list.  It turned out she had a 2-year-old who perfectly met our size and temperment criteria.  A few weeks later, Jake, a Cavapoo (1/2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 1/2 Poodle — sometimes called “Cavadoodle”) arrived from Oklahoma.  He is a FABULOUS dog, who gets along wonderfully with our kids and our Golden and is exactly what we were hoping for.

Jake arrived with a pretty bad haircut — and by hair cut, I mean complete shave down.  (He’s supposed to look fluffy, like my parents’ dog, as seen in this old post.)  So in an effort to help cover up the bad ‘do, I knit Jake a sweater:

I used the same pattern I used when I knit for my parents’ dog way back when, as seen here.  Jake enjoys wearing the sweater so I see more dog-sweater knitting in my future.  A fair isle sweater would be a great way to use up scraps.  Having Jake around has also livened up my 365 Project photos.