Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mr. Duhgall, Miss Dinky, and the Red Key.....

Once upon a time, 
there were two very special, and very unique, dogs.
One, a sophisticated and dapper fellow of finest Scottish heritage, was named Mr. Duhgall.

The other, Miss Dinkham (a/k/a "Miss Dinky"), was an allegedly sweet, but somewhat brazen sort, from the Land Down Under.

Yikes....look at that face...hope she doesn't read my blog and take offense to my description.

 As fate would have it, Mr. Duhgall and Miss Dinky became circumstantial "cousins" of sorts, seeing as Miss Dinky's human mother is the sister-in-law of Mr. Duhgall's human mother, the inimitable and ever-so-sweet Becky from Sweet Cottage Dreams (see, even the name of her blog is sweet).

And as fate would also have it, Mr. Duhgall recently went to visit Miss Dinky, and so begins the rest of the story....

Is this photo not the funniest thing you've seen in a long, long, time?
Oh my heck!
Well, Becky shared the photo on her blog and invited readers to submit captions.
And if you know me at all by now, you know I couldn't resist.
  I was humbled and honored to learn that the Sweet Cottage Dream clan chose mine! (Trust me when I tell you, there were some truly clever ones.  If you'd like to read them, click HERE.) 

Oh....and the red key?

Well, that was Becky's amazing gift to me:

A beautiful necklace made by Becky's friend, Kim....A wonderful old red key on a ball chain, accented with the most delightful, diminutive, flower charms....And you all (should) know how I adore RED!  Absolutely and perfectly precious, Becky....I LOVE it!!  Look, too, how cleverly she wrapped it:

(Note:  With the exception of the photo immediately above, ALL of the above photos were shamelessly stolen from Becky's blog.  Obviously, I didn't have my own photos of Mr. Duhgall or Miss Dinky, and Becky's photos of the necklace were just too perfect to resist.  Please tell me you don't mind Becky!)

But that's not quite the end, yet.....Becky also sent me this wonderful crow:

Sigh.  Other than the dust on my lantern (how did that happen?!), it just doesn't get much better. ;o

Thank you, dear Becky....this was so much fun and I will cherish my reminders of the fun, and of your friendship and sweet kindness, each and every time I wear "the red key," or see my special crow.

The end.


Oh....and my caption???

"Never mind her, she still hasn't gotten over that house falling on her sister." 

But my back-up caption is.... "Something tells me I'm not in Kansas anymore."


G'day Mates! 


annie said...

just too cute!
love the necklace!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great, albeit stolen pics!
Very sweet necklace.
Happy Tuesday.
Hugs :)

Raymond Homestead said...

Lol, cute post! What a neat necklace!

Kim said...

Awesome caption. Love your key. Going now to read the other captions.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh thats so cute! beautiful key!!

Nancy said...

Thank you for the smiles. I love dogs. The necklace is so dang cool! You deserve something special.
You asked about water leak...our water line from meter is leaking again. We live one mile from town and we are fortunate to have city water which is very good water! Hugs my friend!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Love the caption! Love the photo! pricless, most wodnerful gift, bonus! Enjoy! OLM

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, I also love the caption, to funny. Real pretty necklace, love the red key. Blessings Francine.

marly said...

Great necklace. Congratulations! Laughed my butt off. Hard to believe she's only a year. Looks more like a 61 year old menopausal....

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Now that brought a chuckle! Love the red key necklace!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh...Iove that little red key! Lucky you! Great caption...scary dog!

Shirlee said...

Very clever entry you had there ... & the necklace is perfect! Love the crow as well : )

Raggedy Creations said...

You are one crazy crow. LOL. Congrats on your win.


Trace4J said...

Wonderful post.
Love your new treasures.
Have a great day


frontporchprims said...

Ha ha ha!!!! That picture is to die for. I love it. Look how that one is smiling. The other looks like Satan. Your caption is deserving of the beautiful red key. What a sweet thing she is to include the crow. I am happy for you Robin. -Steph-

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Robin ... Really enjoyed and Laffed Out Loud at those doggie photos. It just does not get any better, Mans Best Friend. Our Kody is truly The Leader of our Pack and we would not have it any other way.
Lucky you, the Red Key is priceless as is your Blog.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hello Girlfriend!
Wonderful caption ~ you always seem to know what to say!!!
Love the necklace and such a wonderful delightful crow!!!
Enjoy ~ You deserve it!
Prim Blessings

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robyn~ Too funny~ great idea for the caption~ fits perfectly~ congrats on the win~

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ms. Cranky Crow
Halloween is coming isn't it ?!!
The caption is too cute and the back up one is truly a back up one ;-)
I love the red key necklace .. it can open so many doors literally and imaginatively .. too long a list to go on about.
Very perky post for twinkling giggles!

Rhissanna said...

I love that picture and wow, yes, lols for the caption! That key is glorious. I'm with you on the colour red.

Vicky said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!! That caption is PERFECT!! Love the necklace, too, you lucky Crow!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, that's hilarious.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am having a ball reading the comments left...especially roared over the one left that said Dinky looks like Satan. OMG! And yes, Duhgall IS smiling! Kind of like a "hee hee heee! and using a Jack Nicholson sounding laugh to go with it. You with me? LOL! I love your post and your story! Robin, you have such a way of story telling! Just happy as a clam that you like the necklace and the crow.

much love,