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Happy Surprises for a Tired Dog Blogger

While we await news from Lilly’s veterinary neurology recheck appointment this morning, how about a little happy news … for once?

Look at the pretty / fun surprises that arrived in my snail mail recently.

best dog blog, champion of my heart, photo of gifts blog readers have sent

The miniature watercolor paining came from our local / border collie / agility friend Cathy Lester, who is an amazing animal artist. I’m pretty sure that’s her darling Kes, peeking in the window.

UPDATE: Ha! Silly me … that dog in the window is Lilly, not Kes. Since the dog in the painting isn’t black, I assumed it wasn’t Lilly.

The little charm that says, “Love me, Love my dog,” comes from fellow writer and blogger Meredith Resnick. If you do write / want to write, I encourage you to read her blog The Writer’s [Inner] Journey.

Thanks so much, girls, for the mood boost!



Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Cindy - March 17, 2012

If only more people did such things to each other 🙂

I mean today if we make someone happy, others may already think “what do you need him to?” or “what it’s there for you?”

But maybe peeps dont know it’s reciprocal! Today i complimented the old lady in my post office. I left her with a smile, and i was smiling as well – knowing that i just made her day better :=)

Merr - March 14, 2012

It was my pleasure, Rox (and Lil!). And I LOVE the painting. It is wonderful.

Ronifelle - March 13, 2012

Those are really good surprises for all bloggers…Thank you for the update!

Pup Fan - March 13, 2012

Aw, that’s such a nice surprise!

Left Bank - March 12, 2012

Who is the vaccine company? Where did the vaccine come from? I hope not from the land of Happy Hips. Just sayin’

    Roxanne Hawn - March 13, 2012

    Maybe I’m just exhausted from all the worry, but I don’t know what “land of the Happy Hips” means, @Left Bank.

Precious - March 12, 2012

Sometimes we really need little happy news…Anyway, for me this is very inspirational…

Living Large - March 12, 2012

Oh, how sweet! I love getting special little things in snail mail, especially since no one uses it much anymore!

Hawk aka BrownDog - March 12, 2012

Hi Y’all,

Paws crossed the news was good.

I knew that was Lilly, just look at the picture of you both and then look at the ears in the window…silly you. 😉 😉

Hawk aka BrownDog

Bassetmomma - March 12, 2012

Nice to hear about some good surprises!

Jen - March 12, 2012

Those are awesome things to find in the mail!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. - March 12, 2012

Yay for GOOD surprises – you need a few of those!

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