The adorable Scottie dog on page 98 of the book is actually a freebie pattern! You, too, may find the pattern available at www.jennybharris.com/ if you search long enough. This is one saucy little dog. And I named him Oscar.
I gave him a zippy collar of striped ribbon. And, inspired by another Oscar name --- T-Bone Burnett who wrote the music for Crazy Heart (way to go for Best Actor, Jeff Bridges!) ---I "tweaked" this project with a detachable bone for little Oscar.
My thinking on this detachable bone for Oscar is that Ellie and I (eventually) can play a hide- and-seek kind of game based on the rhyme "Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone?" I can picture us searching high and low for where Oscar might have misplaced his bone. It's possible that this Gramma might hide it in the most unusual spots.
What were you doing while you watched the Oscars? I hope you had as much fun as I did...