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