Say hello to Petal! She was rescued from NYC ACC about 3 weeks ago. Today she's helping me work, meaning she's looking at me wagging her tail and hoping I'll get off the computer and play tug with her. I didn't plan on a new dog after losing my older Akita to cancer over the winter, but I happened to look at the Death Row Dogs FB page. They publish a list of the dogs to be euthanized each day by NYC Animal Care and Control. I was thinking of fostering for a year or two before adopting a new dog, and I wasn't even sure what breed of dog I wanted. The dogs on the urgent list are almost all pitties, and if they made it on the list that means the shelter considers them adoptable. They usually make it onto the list if they have a health rating that's bad, not anything wrong with their behavior. All of the dogs generally have kennel cough, and Petal did too. When I looked at her records there was a note that she "wasn't eating her pills" so my vet put her on a full course of doxycycline. She actually improved two days later, her cough completely gone. There was a note on her description that she pulls on the leash, and the first week she did, and even grabbed the leash in her mouth, but she's doing much better with that and most of her walks are pulling-free now! She's wonderful in the house too and loves to snuggle.
This is the ring I use the rose cut moissanite for. It's been popular, and I believe Charles and Colvard may be discontinuing the rose cut, so I bought 10 of each size, 5 mm and 6 mm. Here's a picture of a recent 6 mm on my bench. I just used my last 5 mm a few days ago. It combines the vintage look of the rose cut and the wide platinum bezel with a simple, modern hammered pattern.