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What happens when you ask and ask and ask for something?

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15 July 2011

What happens when you ask and ask and ask for something?

Eventually your Mum and Dad listen to your heartfelt pleas and let you have a pet!

It's a long story, but 18 months ago we lost our beloved dog, Jack. We adopted Jack when he was about 6 years old and we had a great 12 years with him by our side. However, the last few years were tough. He had kidney disease and needed a lot of love, care and attention which wasn't a problem but eventually we were the only ones who could look after him and basically it was hard work and at times very difficult to cope with. Finally the vet told us that it was time as Jack's condition deteriorated to the point that he would start to suffer and we made the heart wrenching decision to put him to sleep. At that point we said never again. Our hearts were broken and we were well aware of the commitment a pet involves.

Since then the children have wanted another pet but we have stood firm by our decision. My daughter, however, is mad on animals and just kept working on us! Over time our resolve weakened but we kept our change of heart to ourselves. On the morning of her birthday we let her open her presents. Then I handed her this card I'd made which on the inside instructed her to look outside the back door where a hutch stood!

 Later in the morning and to much delight we went and choose these two cute little girls as additions to our family.

They are settling in well and are being showered with so much love.



Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps frame it
Inks - Versafine vintage sepia
Card - Stampin' Up soft suede, old olive, barely banana, Papertrey Ink kraft, aqua mist
Dies - Papertrey Ink tag sale 3, Spellbinders scallops, circles
Papertrey Ink sunshine impression plate
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Divine twine


At 15 July 2011 at 07:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sweet!!! I bet she was just thrilled! LOVE your card. I had a guinea pig growing up and I just loved her :-)

At 15 July 2011 at 13:45 , Blogger Cassie said...

Debby, that is just fantastic! I'm sorry to hear about Jack, but what a sweet new way to open your hearts. . .with a hamster! I'm sure your daughter was thrilled, and your card just makes me giggle :D

At 15 July 2011 at 19:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great birthday surprise for your daughter! The guinea pigs you picked are too cute and so is the card you made :).

At 15 July 2011 at 21:20 , Blogger Mad for Paper said...

Love your card, it is too cute. Your daughter must have been ecstatic.

At 16 July 2011 at 06:31 , Blogger Lisa Lara said...

What a special surprise. Love your card.

At 17 July 2011 at 14:40 , Blogger Emily Leiphart said...

Squee! What an adorable card and fabulous way to welcome a new pet. I love those sweet little guinea pigs!

At 17 July 2011 at 15:29 , Blogger Aimes said...

Oh My Word! That card is just sooooooooo adorable with the guinea pig on - makes me smile from ear to ear :) I bet your daughter was the same!
It's such a tough decision with pets - but it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all (I know that usually applies to people, but I think it's fitting with pets too!)

At 17 July 2011 at 16:38 , Blogger KayBeScraps said...

omg.. your card is awesome.. and your two guinea pigs sooo cute..
I have 4 guinea pigs, too..

I wish you all the best..

Hugs, Katrin

At 17 July 2011 at 22:49 , Blogger Unknown said...

This guinea pig is super cute...I just want to squeeze it! nicely done! :)

At 21 July 2011 at 03:54 , Blogger Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

LOVE that card! And what a great mom you are. :)

At 21 July 2011 at 09:10 , Blogger Nikki said...

Oh Debby they are adorable! You'd better check my pockets next time I'm round just incase one has jumped in there by mistake ;)


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