Today is the one year anniversary of my soulmate’s passing. On this day we said goodbye to my soulmate, our best friend, our once in a lifetime hunting buddy, our companion, our foundation stud dog, the best dog anyone could of asked for.
Not a day goes by where I don’t think of this guy. I am blessed to have his children and grandchild at home with me to remind me of what we had once. Stop back on Saturday for my Nothing But Norman post where I have a new picture video I put together for his Final Flight.
If you haven’t already stopped over and talked to Nichole from That Girl’s Stuff there is still time to get a personalized necklace for $15.00 shipping and tax included. Just mention Sand Spring Chesapeakes.
If you read Monday’s post you saw that it was Norman’s Birthday. When I got home from work Tuesday night there were 2 packages for me, I was super excited to open these packages. First package I opened was from Barnes And Nobel, It was the 21st Edition of the AKC Complete Dog Book. Now why would you think I would be excited to open up the AKC Complete Dog Book? It’s just a book on the breed standards and history of purebred dogs. Wrong….it’s not just a book, it’s a very special book that a bazillion people will see and when they open it up and read about The Chesapeake Bay Retriever they will see the most gorgeous puppy picture holding a bumper that happens to be non other than my precious girl Glory. Pretty exciting!!!!
I’ve known for 2 years that Glory’s picture was going to be in the book but I couldn’t say anything until it was published. It was hard not to shout it to the world.
On to the second package. I opened up the envelope and this is what I saw.
I have to tell you these pictures don’t do the jewelry justice. The actual pieces are so stunning, the colors are so bright and clear, they are so beautiful! Sue at Talking dogs hand makes jewelry For Love of A Dog – Art Jewelry and Gifts.
Sue has a monthly giveaway, during one of her giveaways she asked what items people wanted to see go on sale. I of course said I wanted the Rainbow Bridge jewelry to go on sale. So low and behold it did and I bought me a bracelet. I was asked what name I wanted on the bone and of course I chose Norman. Sue included a little something from Norman in the box, it was angle earrings. That wasn’t a little something it was a big something! Sue said she picked the dark color to match Norman’s fur and I told her it was perfect as the topaz is Norman and mine birthstone. Getting this wonderful package in the middle of his Birthday and Death Day was a sign from Norman that he is looking down on me.
Back in the middle of October I was notified by Carrie over at All Things Dog Blog that I won a giveaway I entered I was super excited to get this email as I so wanted to win the Kurgo Pet First Aid Kit as I knew it would be great for when I take the dogs hunting.
I will write a small review on this later.
Carrie also sent along a bandanna and Glory was more than happy to model it for you. Thank you Carrie for the giveaway and the bandanna they both are awesome.
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