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Traumatic Fourth of July


We have 2 rescue dogs – Murphy is very mellow and calm and Lucy is not.

She is afraid of everything and suffers from extreme separation anxiety. She is especially afraid of loud noises.

The 4th of July is her worst nightmare.

Fireworks terrify her and she spends most of the day under the couch. We try to take her outside, but if a firecracker goes off before she relieves herself, she races for the door and will not come back. She trembles so hard, you can see it across the room.

We live in the country and it is not unusual to hear a shotgun fire. Same thing. Poor Lucy

Metalsmithing Poodle

This blog has morphed into an observation and reflection of life as an artist. I am a Denver based metalsmith who works in a call center by day, sells jewelry by night, and fills the rest of the waking hours practicing parkour. I am the founder of Purple Poodle Designs and I am the events coordinator for the Colorado Metalsmithing Association.


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