Thursday is usually a day for thinking and thanking in the world of blogs. So that is what we are doing today.
In the past week Ciara has received not ONE, but TWO, special deliveries in the mail. We all think she has the most wonderful friends, and she wants to be sure to thank them and to let you see how nice the world can be.
First up, The Three Little Pugs and their kitty Cotten sent Ciara the sweetest card. Can you see this pup trying to rope in the sun so he can put it in the mail . . .
. . . so he can send "a little sunshine your way". Isn't that just the nicest thing!!!
In case you can't read the message they sent, this is what it says: "Dear Ciara, We just wanted to send you a card from us 3 pugs and monster cat to let you know we have been thinking about you muchest. We say our nighttime prayers and you are always included. My mom read somefing the other day and she said it made her fink of all our friends from Blogville. It was 'find your tribe and love them hard'. So we are letting you know sweetie you are our tribe. Pug hugs, Stella Rose, Maggie, Angus, and Cotten."
Our Mom thinks that quote is so beautiful - if only the world would embrace it.
Thank you, sweet pals from Iowa, for you kindness to Ciara.
A few days later, Ciara had another special delivery come her way.
Her handsome beau Casey from Legacy Chronicles sent her these two tutu critters:) On the inside he told her he thought she would like the "fancy snacks":)
Inside, he wrote,
"Dear Ciara, I hope you enjoy your care package to fight off the evil "S". There's a bag of my favorite treats to give you strength, an antler to take your mind off things, and a flower almost as beeYOUtiful as you for your collar. Most of all, I know you want a new puppy, so Momma and I picked out this one from the pound. Your momma has to let you keep him because he's specially trained to fight off the "S" monster while you sleep. He brings all my love with him!!! Yours, Casey"
Let's take a closer look at the wonderful gifts Casey sent.
The treats are Nutro Crunchy treats with real apple!!! Like Casey, we love apple-flavored treats. The antler is a real deer antler, and what a pretty purple flower for her collar.
See Mr. Pound Puppy there watching over us. We thought long and hard about what to name him, and we decided that Ciara needs lots of peace and tranquility. So his name is PAX - the latin word for peace.
Lightning is quite fascinated by the squeaker inside PAX, but Ciara vows to keep PAX close to her, especially when she is sleeping.
In case you are wondering, I survived the big 4th of July pretty well. Thanks to a very wet weekend, there weren't too many neighborhood celebrations until Sunday and Monday nights. Mom ran a sound machine very loud so I would hopefully not be able to hear them. It seemed to work. I haven't had one of those visits that we don't like to mention since June 24th. This week is a big test week since it is about the time interval for one to hit. I also had my blood checked about two weeks ago to check the level of the phenobarbital in my system. Unfortunately it came back way too high, in fact the levels were what the vet called "toxic". So my dose has been cut in half and I will have my blood checked again next week. Mom thinks I am doing better. She says I seem calmer. We are all hoping things stay calm. PAX will be a big help with this thanks to Casey. And yes, both Lightning and I really do want a new puppy:)
In closing, we just want to say those two little words, THANK YOU. Mom says she was taught from the time she was a little girl that one always says thank you when anyone does something nice for you. It doesn't matter if it is something big or small, silly or serious, costly or not, expected or not. The important thing is to be appreciative. Too many peeps forget this. It is just two little words, but they carry a lot of significance. So here comes a great big THANK YOU to The Three Little Pugs, Cotten the kitty, and Casey (and Jessie too).
Woos - Ciara and Lightning