Monday, May 12, 2008

Show and Tell

Well, this is my very first show and tell Monday! I am so excited to be a part of the MMP boutiques. As yet I have not completed my websites, so I am not so sure that I will be showing THAT off as my show and tell! The blog itself is a work in progress, being new as it is.

Since this was Mother's day weekend, I spent the majority of the time with my brood. Now, this isn't just any's a very integrated family: Me, dh, ds, my mom, and our four dogs. Yes...16 paws...that's what keeps me cleaning this house. Actually there are 20 paws, if you count the rabbit.

Anyway, let me share my best buddy with you. His name is Max and he came to me as a stray when I owned the shop. His owners had been releasing him, hoping that he would not come home. How sad! He is the most gentle, well behaved guy you would ever want to meet. He's an old guy...we think maybe 10 years old.This past winter he suddenly took ill with bloat, generally a fatal condition. We prayed really hard and not only did he make it through the surgery, but he also does not have a fatal metabolic disorder that he had tested positive for at the time. He is completely healed from the surgery now. And though he still struggles with the aches and pains of arthritis on occasion, he is a HUGE blessing to me. He sticks to me like glue and has become my very best pal. I keep thanking God for bringing him to me and for bringing him back to health. Oh, how i wish you could all meet him. I know you would be blessed by such a gentle soul as he. But at least I can share his story with you and hope somehow that you are touched and blessed this day.


Susan said...

YEA, MAX!!! Go, Max!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carolyn!

Congratulations on your first Show and Tell! No need to be jealous when you already have a lovely blog. I love Max! what a cutie pie. And I'm sure that all those other cute doggies you own are just as adorable. I look foward to next Monday to see what else you cook up for Show and Tell. I am sure it will be great!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Noelle Garrett Designs said...


Max is a sweetheart! How special that he found you. I have a big soft spot for animals. You blog by the way is just lovely!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn ~
WOOHOO on your blog !!!
Max is a doll !! I love dogs !!!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your blog! Nice job! I am happy to hear Max is ok.... He sure is handsome. Give him some kisses from me... Hope you have a nice evening!
Shabby Pink Hugs,

Patricia said...

Your blog look great! Max looks even better. He is so cute, got great eyes. I'm such a sucker for dogs, many of the dogs in my life have been strays. They are just so grateful, I think, that they make the best pets!


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Max is adorable! His eyes captured my heart... Thanks for sharing him with us!

Christine said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh no! Your poor baby had bloat?
Get a raised food and water dish for him. That helps prevent it. I am SUCH a dog person.

Your blog is lovely and I'm sure your website will be grand as well.


sita said...

Thanks for sharing your mothers day with us, sounds like you had alot of paws around! YOur dog is adorable, hope your having a wonderful evening.

Beloved Creations said...

Those older dogs sure can steel your heart. He is a sweetie pie!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for sharing your best buddy's pic to us. He has kind eyes, and seems to have such a gentle soul!

Pei Li

gail said...

Hi Carolyn,, I just love Max. In addition to my MMP I have a petsitting business too. I love animals and stories like that are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Four footed people are usually so much better than 2 feet. Lol luv, gail

Sandra Evertson said...

That painted piece on your banner is Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Lisa said...


Max is very handsome indeed. What a blessing he found his way to your home. It was meant to be. I am so glad that he was able to make a full recovery. Thanks for sharing your special friend with us.


K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Hi Carolyn,

Congratulations on getting your blog up! It looks wonderful! I love your story about Max! What a sweetheart!

Lilli Blue said...

Your blog is going great. 16 paws and a rabbit! That is a bunch for ya!
Go Girl ! Lilli

Theresa said...

Woohoo Go Girl Go.... You are blogging right along. With the trusty Max at your side. Isn't God good, He cares about our special friends, too.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

kath said...

Max looks like such a great guy. It makes you wonder about people doesn't it. We adopted a dog from the humane society this spring and now I don't know what we did before we got our "Sam". good job. k

Susie said...

Carolyn, I so enjoyed your very first Show and Tell. Max is a sweetheart and you are so blessed to have him for sure.
Susie ~The Polka Dot Rose~

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

I absolutely ADORE your biz/blog name and tagline! =0] Thank you for being a rescuer kitty Ashley is a rescuee! I believe God brings just the thing we need just when we need it, and that's what makes Max the perfect fit for you. He's a dumplin'! xoxo

Debbie said...

Max is very handsome and so lucky to find a home with you! Good luck with your new blog....I'll be back soon to see what you have added. :)


Michelle M. May said...

Hey Carolyn,

Max is a precious baby! What a wonderful story. I'm so happy he was lead to you for care and love.


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