Eventually your Mum and Dad listen to your heartfelt pleas and let you have a pet!
It’s a long story, but 18 months ago we lost our beloved dog, Jack. We adopted Jack when he was about 6 years old and we had a great 12 years with him by our side. However, the last few years were tough. He had kidney disease and needed a lot of love, care and attention which wasn’t a problem but eventually we were the only ones who could look after him and basically it was hard work and at times very difficult to cope with. Finally the vet told us that it was time as Jack’s condition deteriorated to the point that he would start to suffer and we made the heart wrenching decision to put him to sleep. At that point we said never again. Our hearts were broken and we were well aware of the commitment a pet involves.
Since then the children have wanted another pet but we have stood firm by our decision. My daughter, however, is mad on animals and just kept working on us! Over time our resolve weakened but we kept our change of heart to ourselves. On the morning of her birthday we let her open her presents. Then I handed her this card I’d made which on the inside instructed her to look outside the back door where a hutch stood!
Later in the morning and to much delight we went and choose these two cute little girls as additions to our family.
They are settling in well and are being showered with so much love.
Stamps – Waltzingmouse Stamps frame it
Inks – Versafine vintage sepia
Card – Stampin’ Up soft suede, old olive, barely banana, Papertrey Ink kraft, aqua mist
Dies – Papertrey Ink tag sale 3, Spellbinders scallops, circles
Papertrey Ink sunshine impression plate
Ribbon – Stampin’ Up