This is my pound puppy Piper. He is a boy with a girlie name. I edited this picture........not very good at editing, hah. It captures his sweetness. He mothers our little Yorkie, Izzy. Usually it is Piper on this couch. He roots around, knocks the cushions off and ends up under them somehow. Usually all we can see is a nose or a paw. Now here is "The Princess and the Pea". (Love that story, don't you?) Here is Izzy on top of a big quilt and a pillow or two. They are so funny together. Izzy bosses Piper. He licks her ears and worries about her when she is outside. Izzy is on a restricted diet........She gobbles down her 1/4 cup of food while Piper can eat all he wants. (He is only 26 pounds, small for a Springer Spaniel. So he will take a piece of his food and drop it on the floor for her to eat. Izzy is 8 years old and Piper is 3. Izzy was a Christmas gift from my BFF that recently moved to Florida. She had the Izzy's mommy and daddy. And Piper was from the pound. His story is a magical one that I have posted about before. Love these babies.
As you probably already know, I hosted a Cup of Kindness Swap. Not my original idea.......I participated in one a couple years ago. It was so much fun. Of course, us swappers can't just fill up a special cup, we have to add some goodies. I hope all the swappers will post their goodies when they receive them. I actually swapped with two lovely ladies. That's what happens when you have uneven numbers.....I'm not complaining because I love doing this. One of my swapping buddies was Vivian from http://vivonawhim.blogspot.com/ . She is an amazing artist that works full time, crafts constantly, always entertaining and babysitting her little "pies".She sent the cutest box of things. I know she must have made this adorable vintage looking snowman with the tree and deer. I am starting to have a little collections of vintage goodies like these. She must have made the beautiful J O Y banner. I love my banners. A nice big mug.....with some chocolates hidden inside. A cute ME pen and journal and some stationary with a D on in. I at first that it was a P.........oops, it was upside down.( But a P would have been okay because my clown name is Petals) The mug had some vintage cookies cutters tied on the handle....ooooh cute. Last but not least was the red and white polka dot friends sign. Oh wow, I love it all. Thanks Viv. I love a little Christmas early, don't you.