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.
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."