Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm Back, and a Thank you!

I'm back from Virginia, and look what I found waiting for me at my front door!  I won a contest on AJ Oakes' blog A Little Farm With A Big Heart http://wwwaj-oaks.blogspot.com/  That was pleasure enough, because I never win anything.  But, when I opened the box, just look what I found!  You'll notice that I staged everything in front of the bed that Rachael was sleeping in.  She hardly blinked an eye.

There's a water bottle that I can clip on my belt when I'm doing my walks, a coffee cup with coaster, for the strong enough that it will knock you over coffee that I drink, tea, candy, coffee, the most adorable key chain, that also clips to the belt, books, a bag to carry things in, air freshener with a horse on it, and, most wonderful of all, goodies for the critters.  There are treats and a toy for the cats and a big bag of treats that I can put in my pocket for the horses at the track.  There are also some treats for doggies.  I will share those with Isobelle Go Lightly's Lady's dogs, the next time I see her.

Thanks you so much, my friend, for all of these lovely things.  I will think of you whenever I use them!

Just for fun, here's a picture that I took after I had my "good" picture and was at the computer.  Becky just had to see what all was there, and spent a lot of time carefully sniffing all the good stuff.  Actually, I'm very surprised that Leon hasn't done the same thing. 

12 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Welcome back. What a great surprise...I never win anything either. Maybe something is on the way..ha ha.

Canyon Girl said...

Oh, wow! Our friend AJ-Oaks, doesn't fool around, does she? So many thoughtful gifts from someone who is in the middle of all these changes and challenges in her own life. That makes this gift even more remarkable. I'm glad you are back safely. Were the kitties happy to see you? I bet they were.--Inger

Madi and Mom said...

Wow that is indeed the mother lode!!! Congrats!!!!
Nothing better than a surprise package.
Madi and Mom

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Louise!! I know it's always nice to be home and then to have presents to boot makes it that much more fun! Wasn't the weather in Virginia just wonderful?? I hope your visit with your Aunt went well and she's doing well too!! Welcome home!! :-)

Shirl said...

Welcome Back and congratulations on your lovely package of gifts ... :0)

Shirl x

Terry said...

It's so nice to have you back, Louise. And wow, you hit the jackpot!

Upupaepops said...

Haa Haa I am surprised the bag-o-treats weere not attacked sooner

I hope you had a lovely break

Sharon said...

So happy to see you back and all in one piece! I have missed you! That's some bunch of goodies, you got there, congratulations!
We got our rain finally, and getting more again today!

AJ-OAKS said...

I am so happy you liked everything. :) Becky was checking to see if there was something for her! lol I bet Rachael was acting like she didn't care when in fact she really did. After all, being a Diva, you just can't show excitement. Ha Ha
Looking forward to hearing all about your trip and seeing pics. xoxo

Jabacue said...

Nice loot Louise! Now that the cats approve, DIG IN! lol
Jim

barefootheart said...

Oh, what a nice surprise to come home to. Welcome back!

Sandra said...

Wow, what a treasure!! The package and the friend:))