Friday, June 26, 2009

Kookies from Aunt Lydia

Mom has been a member of a Yahoo Airedale group ever since I was just a puppy. She is mostly a lurker but she really enjoys being a member because it is the nicest group of very caring Airedale people and she's learned so much from all of them and frankly, she can't imagine life without her group!
There is a very special lady on this group and we call her Aunt Lydia and she bakes kookies and she has contests and she bakes kookies and she raises money for rescue and she is a wonderful, wonderful person who gives and gives and gives!
Well, a few months ago, lots of people on this Airedale group decided that we wanted to do something very special for Aunt Lydia and to make a long story shorter, Ann Curran was contacted and it was decided that she was going to do a magnificent painting for Aunt Lydia!
A lot of Airedale people donated photos that Ann could paint from and add to this work of art for Aunt Lydia and the people all chipped in money towards the painting and this was a HUGE secret! Nobody could slip and tell Aunt Lydia and ruin the surprise!

It is a masterpiece! Take a look! Isn't it just fabulous beyond words?!
It is framed and it hangs in Aunt Lydia's house and she enjoys it every single day of her life!
And because Aunt Lydia is a very generous person she decided that she would bake kookies and her two Airekids, Alice and Dave, would select 4 names and those fortunate doggies would get kookies in the mail!
Well, guess what? Our names were drawn and our kookies arrived in the mail this past Wednesday!

This is the card that Alice and Dave sent us! Aren't they such handsome Airedales? We're not exactly sure of their ages but we know that Alice is close to my age and Dave is close to Mitch's age!
And these are the homemade turkey patties kookies! Mom said girls first and I was ready and waiting! I didn't need to be told twice!
These turkey patties are YUMMY!!!
But kookies weren't the only thing in the box! There were also very cool and very useful bookmarks in there too!
And also a beautiful purse pup pin that mom is absolutely in love with! The Airedale is copper and she's wearing a pearl necklace collar and she's draped over a silver purse! Is this too cute?! We apologize for the poor quality picture! The flashie beast gave us a very hard time with this cute pin!Thank you so very much, Aunt Lydia! We are totally blown away by your thoughtfulness and generosity and thank you Alice for drawing our names! We owe you one!
And please give your handsome brother big smoochie kisses from the both of us!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You two are very, very lucky to win such great prizes! Aunt Lydia must be a real sweetheart! Well, she HAS to be if she has Aire-kids!

Have a great weekend!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Jennifer said...

Arrooo rooooo rrooooooo! Maggie and Mitch that is fantastic! WOW! How generous and kind of Aunt Lydia and the picture is fantastic and the cookies and things......woo...

This is such a happy post to read about more kind and talented and generous hoomans!

Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pals,
Gabe, Paige and Willow

Martha Basset said...

Congratulations on winning - Aunt Lydia sounds like a very nice person!
We just loved the painting - we don't even know Aunt Lydia but we know she will just love it too!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Mango said...

She sounds like a very special human who loves dales for sure.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Kool Kookies - and they look yummy. Mom is loving the pin - she's wondering if they come in a Scottie variety!!

Please drop by our blog as we have a contest starting today.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Inky and Molly said...

It must be kookies' season. Well done on scoring those delish sounding treats and more. Aunt Lydia sounds like a special lady and Ann's work is just superb!

Noah the Airedale said...

Haaa well done on getting drawn for the kookies. D is a member of that group too but never gets a chance to pop in there anymore.
Enjoy pals and have a great weekend.
Noah Willow Tess Lucy


What a fabby gift for Aunt Lydia! That was really neat! I still don't think there is a day where you haven't received a special snack or present. I want to know your secret!

Gus said...

You guys are lucky to win that contest, and your mom is lucky she found the airedale group. Muzzer says it is nice just knowing there are other people out there living with the foibles of wires. I don't understand that myself. I am pawfect!


Brind'Amour said...

Pictures, cookies, winning! WOW! You are very lucky all around!


Hollie and Janie said...

Congrats on being picked to receive such a delicious prize!! That painting is so adorable!

Patience-please said...

Beautiful painting for a very deserving lady, and wonderful package for M & M & your M !!!

wags from the whippets

Brodie and Ailsa said...

OHHHHHH yummmmmmmm, just looking at your fave as your going to take that cookie makes my mouth slopper.

Nanette said...

Wow, sounds like Aunt Lydia is awesome!!! and you are awesome too for giving such a great gift!

Girasol said...

Cookies, great prize! how lucky both of you are.

Stardust said...

There's always so much fun and good cheer around this site. Lucky guys you are to be surrounded by so many wonderful people! Those kookies look really good!!

Fred said...

Very cool!

the 4 Bs said...

hi M&M, Aunt Lydia sounds like a wonderful person. we need an aunt like that! hee hee. that is a very cool painting that you and your friends commissioned for her. we're sure that she will treasure that forever.


William Tell said...

How very sweet of Aunt Lydia to send those kookies to you. We like the way Mitch was licking his lips when you got the first bite. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Clive said...

You two are very lucky - what a great prize to get!

lots of woofs

Thoughts said...

What a neat story of paying it forward. Here's to Aunt Lydia and to everyone who chipped in for her beautiful gift!

We love all the pics guys!

Woofs and wags,
Benson and Gibson

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful painting - and such a beautiful thing to do!!!
And cookies?!?! This post just gets better and better! :)

Lacy said...

w00fs, thats a pawsome painting..u pups iz sure lucky to win those cookies..

b safe,

Martine said...

yahoo groups are the best!!!!!

Sir Chance-Lot said...

That is just too cute...all of it! I think a tornado just touched down on my pool FLEW across the entire property!!!

Joe Stains said...

what a pawesome painting! BUT I must say I'd love to have some of the cookies please?? :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
The painting for Aunt Lydia is beautiful!
Congratulations on winning those yummy cookies!
Kisses and hugs

Bell and Kimberly said...




Tweedles -- that's me... said...

What cool stuff- those turkey cookies oh wow. Even mom says she could eat one!
And that little purse pin,
How adorable. You must have been so excited when the package came!
Lucky dogs!

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

Aunt Lydia sounds like our Happy Hearts Mrs Gerri!

Khongrats fur being pawed!


Faya said...

Aunt Lydia is a very nice and kind Lady. Those cookies look so good and the purse is fabulous !
Kisses, and have a nice week-end (with ice-cream ?....), Faya

Sally said...

This Aunt Lydia sounds pawsitively lovable. We loved the picture - and your fabulous gifts. We were really drooly over the cookies - we want some too! Maybe we could have have recipe and force D to make some for us.

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

parlance said...

That is indeed a fabulous painting!
And you are lucky dogs to get those kookies.

Sue said...

What a wonderful painting and gee that was a great gift box. Not only were there some nice things for your mom, but those really great looking treats, too. You are lucky dogs to have such generous friends.