A reminder that you have much to give. You are so talented. Even your smile will light up someone’s life. Sharing a part of yourself will be returned. Give a smile and receive a happy heart.
Henry here with a blog post about what we did this evening. Me and mom packed our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Me, Roscoe, Monty and Mom, all give up a little bit of our treats so we can send a couple of shoeboxes full of goodies to children who may not get anything for Christmas.
We did one boy and one girl shoebox. Mom gets the plastic shoeboxes so the kids can use them forever. We put wash cloths, small towels, bandanas, t-shirts, school supplies and toys in each box. Mom put Kleenex! We put pencils, crayons, colored pencils and two small notebooks.
My favorite is the pink stuffed doggie! We couldn’t put a live puppy but this is pretty cute.
I also loved the balsa wood airplane some lucky boy is getting. He can dream of being a pilot some day.
This year mom is going to try to figure out how to pay for the shipping online so we can track where our boxes go.
Rescue doggies to shoebox recipients. Merry Christmas!
Henry here with a guest post. I am sitting on the doggie futon in this picture.
Here I am playing with a Halloween toy, doesn’t the futon look okay?
Well Mom caught me pulling some stuffing from the doggie futon.
She said I was a warui kozo, a bad stinker or brat. I tried to tell her that the Futon Yokai was possessing me but she would have none of it.
The Futon Yokai is incredibly clever. It has possession of the doggie futon and is enjoying tormenting me. You would think it would want to protect itself. But no, it is also a warui kozo and even if I shred the doggie futon to oblivion and it loses its home it is happy if it gets me in trouble.
Bad bad Futon Yokai, I hope Mom can feel its presence soon so she’ll understand what is going on…. You believe me don’t you?
October is my birthday month. Since I am a rescue Mom does not have an exact date. I get treats and toys all month. Well this is true of months that aren’t even my birthday month.
I am one year old now and today is my last day of puppy food. Mom has been mixing it with big boy food and it is almost gone.
My birthday Haiku.
I delivered the quilts Sandy donated to give hope and relief to oncology patients to my friend Penne. Penne is getting ready to head out for oncology classes in Kansas and the three facilities she works with there. I also delivered her a box of hats, prayer shawls and two boxes of magazines.
She was amazed at the work put into these masterpieces and three very special patients immediately came to her mind.
These patients are confined to their rooms and are struggling with various issues. Alone much of the time I bet they wonder if they are forgotten.
Penne took Sandy’s quilts to these three ladies and here is her story of the delivery these gifts.
Paula- My car is loaded with half the magazines and all of the knitted items- ready for a journey to Kansas this weekend.
Those quilts were absolutely beautiful! So I just went up to the unit and the nurse manager and me delivered them to three oncology patients that I knew needed them. The first is a 20 year old with a life-threatening lymphoma. She picked the colorful one and kept saying over and over “thank you”! She couldn’t believe that someone had taken all that time to make that for her. The second is a lady in her 80s. She loved the quilt and kept asking if she could keep it. I told her that it was made just for her and that we couldn’t take it back. She then asked if it would be on her bill. I had put it on her bed and the room just lit up. So did she. She was so cute. And very full of gratitude. And the third lady is a woman in the last stages of ovarian cancer. She is very weak, always cold and depressed. Her eyes filled with tears. The quilt totally brightened her room. As weak as she was, she leaned up to hug me. And she wanted to make sure that whoever made that for her knew how much she liked it. The 20 year old got out of bed and came and hugged me as well. Thank you so much for arranging all of this. You do good work! I know He is smiling on you! P.
Sandy gave a lasting gift of hope and happiness. The staff that care for these ladies also benefit. Seeing how Sandy’s generous gift of time, talent and all the supplies to make her stunning works of art change patients lives must make their days brighter too.
The spirits of those three ladies and their caregivers have been forever touched by Sandy the Quilt Queen.
Hi! Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post.
This weeks extreme dog treats?
Duck and cherry biscuits, dried duck feet, bully stick and dried rabbit ears.
The rabbit ears still have the fur on them! Mom calls this fiber.
And because of the fall season cranberry turkey wings and pumpkin turkey rolls, yummy.
See you in a week!