I had another post scheduled for today, but it can wait. I received something special this week, and am excited and want to share it with you all!
This beautiful, hand-knitted, stack of pups was sent to me by Sue from The Portuguese Water Blog. She sent them to me in celebration of Marge's big 2010, where we accomplished a lot of great things.
There is some backstory, here. I thought that Sue was sending me a simple Christmas card. However, it never arrived. So, I asked Sue about it, and she told me that she did, indeed, send a package.
But, before I alerted her to the fact that I hadn't received anything, poor Sue probably thought that I had received it, but made no mention of it to her (which I would have never done - how incredibly rude that would have been!).
Anyway, long story short, the mystery package finally got here, somehow, after several weeks. In the box was a nice card and a cute disc toy for Marge (which she will sample when the snow melts), along with my personal favorite item, the hand-made pups. I think they are absolutely adorable, pudgy little guys! And they are SO soft.
Marge was interested in them, too. She thought that they were for playing. She promptly knocked the poor guys over.
They're too special for her to put her grubby mouth all over, though, so they're safe and sound, high up where she can't reach them, on display (see the first photo). Of course, I did pose her just once with them before moving them to their new home:
Thank you so very much, Sue, for your thoughtful gift. It's so nice to have such a caring (and talented) friend.. and proof that blogs can far transcend the pictures and posts.
I'd better go sneak in a snuggle with those pups now.. it sure is cold here in NY.