Friday, October 19, 2007

Nothing A Cuppa' Can't Cure

It was a rainy, dreary day here in real life. Mugsy and I did get to meet Abby, but as I feared, Mugsy didn't really get to meet little Abby, because he was too amped up and I was afraid he'd hurt her. She's darling, and TINY.

A family care package arrived today. Missing is the one skein of white SWS Michelle doesn't ever care to see again. I've read somewhere that for whatever reason, white and cream colored wools felt poorly, but at any rate, Michelle wasn't impressed with SWS and I look forward to mixing the difficult white with the another speedy felting color soon.

On left in the back is a cute variation on Footprints with human footprints and dog paw prints. Very appropriate. On the right are Mugsy's new favorite dog treats. Michelle's daughter picked them out, and they're a hit! Then, there are two beautiful mugs, another dog treat , several bags of the pumpkin spice tea I'd eyeballed at the store last weekend, and on top, the most precious little basset hound angel ornament you've ever seen. The face even looks a bit like Fred.

Thank you, Michelle. The timing was perfect; we opened your box at very nearly the same time we eased Fred out of his pain two weeks ago.

Earlier this week, I mentioned that Nicole sent a sweet pin with her card. Again, my lack of photo skills creates a less that ideal picture, but there you go. The verse reads
"A pet's love is true
right from the start,
Through good times and bad,
like sharing one heart."
I believe you can find your own at Dixie's Pet Project.
Thank you again, Nicole, and each of you who said a prayer, thought of us, left a comment, sent a card, or reached out to us in any other way. We have felt your continued support, and it is so sincerely appreciated.
Now, if you'll excuse us, Mugsy and I are off to have a pot of tea. (No, he doesn't drink tea, but he enjoys smelling it brew.) I wish each of you could join us! Wanna bet what my new favorite mug might look like?
(And the Knight will come home later to a cup of real hot chocolate in *HIS* mug.)


NH Knitting Mama said...

What a nice package, and your pin from Nicole was very sweet, too.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad that the package arrived today... and that it can provide a little comfort in a difficult and dreary time for you and the Knight...

Scrabblequeen said...

How lucky you are to have visited a little pup today. I'm so glad your package is helping to give you happy remembrances of Fred.

Surviving said...

What a great package!!! I like the poem.

Bubblesknits said...

What a thoughtful package. :-) Let me know how the tea is!

vegasangelbrat said...

Beautiful package and I love the pin!! Glad it came at the right time..good timing Nicole!

Nichole said...

What a GREAT package of goodies for both the humans & Mugsy there! I LOVE the footprints variation and will have to keep my eyes peeled for that myself.

As always, many hugs...

If peopple can't find the pin on Dixie's site, they should be able to find it on the Greater Good Site (forgive me for now link, but its on my blog - the "click once to feed an animal" button). When I got the the pins, they were exclusive to GG and Dixie had the pendants and such on her site.

JL said...

What a lovely package you got there. The Big Red Dog - Clifford caught my attention cos my girl loves watching its cartoon on TV.