Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memories...

The current EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival hosted by TiLT Creations is a choice between the following:

1)Tell about your favorite birthday memory, gift or wish...
-OR-
2) Show & tell: Summer line - what you will be making/showing in your shop this summer...

My favorite birthday memory occurred many years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. For my 8th birthday, my parents decided I could get a puppy! It was to be a surprise so I wasn't told where my dad was taking me on my birthday but it was supposed to be a place that had puppies they were giving away. By the time we got there, however, there were no puppies left and I had also figured out what was going on. My dad knew that since I was now expecting a puppy for my birthday, he needed to do what he could to find me a puppy so he took me to the humane society to look around. I remember looking in all the cages and not seeing the perfect dog for me and then there was this one cage where a lady and her daughter were standing in front of discussing the dog inside. I waited patiently for them to move on and as soon as they did, this is what I saw...
I immediately knew I found my birthday present! I named her Spice since I had a cat Sugar at home already (get it? Sugar & Spice? What can I say, I was only 8 years old!). Spice was a wonderful dog who loved to go on car rides and loved to go boating with us. She also got along well with Sugar and the other cats who followed - Pepper and Mikey. Spice lived to be 18 years old and this is a picture of her in her later years.
Spice was certainly a special birthday present and I'll never forget her! Thanks for sharing the memories with me! I hope you have wonderful birthday memories too!

20 comments:

Duni said...

What a heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing it with us! I would have loved to have a dog when I was a kid, but our old home was too small. Spice was such an adorable puppy! I am so glad she got to spend 18 wonderful years with you.

Nancy said...

Definitely a cutie pie young and old. The memories of pets are undeniably wonderful!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry' said...

What a great birthday present! He's a cute dog. I remember when I went to pick out my first dog--a friend of my dad's was giving away his puppies from his dog's litter. I picked Brownie--a collie/spaniel mix with a white tip on it's tail and the rest brown. (I was younger than 8)

The Monkeys said...

That's such a sweet story! Spice was really a cute puppy and beautiful dog

moxylyn said...

That is so wonderful!! Spice is really cute. How nice to have so many wonderful years together.

Mishkat said...

Spice was beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful story.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a great story. And a great little dog.
Marnie

FurbabiesGrandma said...

This story brings tears to my eyes. Spice was a wonderful dog. I remember when it would snow, poor Spice's feet couldn't take the cold so we would have to shovel a spot in the yard and carry her out there to potty. There are many special memories when you have a furbaby that many years. Thanks for the memory Sharla.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom's got HAPPY leaky eyes fur a change!

She was beaWOOtiful!

Your name selekhtion was furry khool too!

Tank woo fur sharing her AND the memory!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Head Bitch in Charge said...

Aw, how sweet! You totally reminded me of a birthday present I received at about the same age. I may have to blog about that one now, instead of the other topic like I planned!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet story. I'm glad you had 18 wonderful years with Spice, especially since she was such a special birthday gift!

Hot Rocks said...

What a wonderful story about a much beloved pet. I am sure Spice brought you alot of happiness and many more special memories in her time here with you. Thanks for sharing a very heartfelt story!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I think that's priceless :)

Furkidsmom said...

What a lovely story. Spice was adorable!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Army of Four said...

Spice was a BEAUTIFUL girl! And so is the story behind her! It brought tears to Mom's eyes!
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful memory with us!
Play bows,
Zim

TiLT said...

ooohhh..she was soooo cute! so, you've been a furbaby lover since day one huh? :)
Thanks for sharing her with us

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

aaw.. thanks for sharing the story of Spice..She was a cutie!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Awwww...that a great story! I'm so glad you shared it with us :) A great birthday present indeed!!!

I wonder if your parents knew that this would turn into such a wonderful thing...now you have even more shelter babies!

joeyandaleethea said...

Oh my gosh my eyes are all watery now. Such adorable photos, looks like Spice was a sweet dog, and how beautiful that she lived for so many wonderful years!

Anya said...

What a LOVELY story :)
Thanks for sharing it with us :)