This post is just for fun. I have been intense for quite a long time so here are some fun moments from the Blanchard household. Amazingly, I won a beautiful handmade cloth pumpkin from the blogsite of Paula Fraker (www.frakerfarm.com). Isn’t it just the cutest? Well, my shih-tzu, Mickey, certainly thought so. The pumpkin arrived at my door in a white U. S. post office box that was the size of the Pet Store boxes we get that contain his meds, necessities such as leashes and collars and, of course, TOYS. When I opened the box and sat the pumpkin on my kitchen counter, Mickey jumped and jumped to try to see it better. I tried to explain to him that it wasn’t for him, but to no avail. He sat on the love seat by the stove and whined for it. My husband finally put the pumpkin up high, out of Mickey’s line of sight so he would forget about it. Ha! No forgetting. He’d look up where my husband had put it and paw his knee, look up at it and paw his knee. My husband tried to write his sermon, but Mickey would go over to his desk, look over at the pumpkin and paw his knee. It was too sad!
This evening I was coming home from a friend’s 60th birthday celebration and I stopped at a department store to get a couple of dress sets for my granddaughter Kira. She just looks so cute in a dressy tunic and some leggin’s. We are celebrating her 6th birthday on Saturday so I wanted to get them bought and wrapped. On my way out of the department store, I saw a pumpkin with rope handles on either end and a squeaker inside–a doggie pumpkin for Mickey! I had already gone through the line and paid for two dress sets, but I couldn’t let this pass me by. I sent my dear husband back through the line to pay for the pumpkin. I didn’t have to push him too hard. His heart broke every time he saw Mickey pining for my pumpkin.
Well, we took said pumpkin home.
Needless to say Mickey is one happy puppy! I had to stop him from running around to get this picture. The pumpkin is soaking wet with puppy saliva..soooo yukky, but he is soooo happy.