| 28th of August 2002 and
today is Monster Pup, Simmy's 3rd Birthday!
Postman arrives at mid-day, big white
Well, I teased! Big
white box sitting down the drive quarter of a mile or so, all the dogs
were woofing!! We will collect when it's cooler! We had wonderful walk
up in the woods and then set off to collect the mail!
Picture me coming back
up the drive, three BMD's on the leash, through a field of heavily
pregnant cows who are all taking an interest too! Dogs a
sniffing, what's in there? Lots of Doggie treats! Simmy's Bithday!
From Willem in the Netherlands says the postmark!
Safely home, cows the other side of the gate, and I start to
Now the dogs are all going Sniff, Sniff , Sniff!
Cannot tell you just how overwhelmed I am with this surprise gift!
A present for me!
Willem had sent me portrait he has painted, in conspiracy with
Angel Lady Karen, of my Big Boy Sam!
My mail to Willem and Karen tonight!
|> Karen and I we both wish that we were there
when you open the packet to have a look on your face,because the
first reaction will tell the painter if he have captured the right
things, but that was not possiblel.
Oh, I wish too I could send you a pic of my face and the
dogs!! I had come back the 1/4 mile up the drive with the box and
the three dogs all attempting to sniff 'cause it was Simmy's
birthday and maybe was box of doggie treats. Set it down on the
table and started to unwrap and they were all going Sniff, Sniff,
Sniff, so hard. I was thinking Jumbo bones, pigs ears, fluffy toys?
And then I found the card on top with Sam's picture and I have to
tell you this is my favourite pic ever of Sam because he had just
just come back from chemo and was so proud of that bandage on his
leg! And yes, tears came to my eyes. And then I uncovered your
portrait of Sam, I was just so overwhelmed. You have captured all
his bravery and courage and his sense of fun too and he was always
such a poser! And have set him in such beautiful surrroundings!
Well, you can imagine! This was the best surprise present I ever
had! All the dogs, after sniffing around the rest of the packing,
just in case, joined me in the moment! Sunny was very serious, she
loved her big brother. Sim was proud! He has followed in Sam's
pawprints. Barney was curious, he has heard so much about Sam and
reminds me of him so much! Have attached a pic I just took, hard to
capture that moment, but have set the portrait for the moment on my
table in the dining room. Pic on the left is your photo, Karen,
Britt in the Snow, you sent me! She has come out so ghostly,
watching over! Sam's portrait came out fine! As for Simbo and the
Birthday Present. He says "Thank You, Willem, it is awesomel.
You have made Jean so happy!"
Always in our hearts, Mr
It's OK, Sam, not jealous you usurped my Birthday!
I got a big Jumbone from Jean! What's left of it!!
Here's Britt and Sam!
A Very Special Birthday!
Last morsels of the Jumbone!
My Big Boy Sam!
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