I am a librarian struggling with too many creative interests and a stack of books I will never finish. When my nose isn't in a book, I can be found writing, puttering in my craft room, or exploring nature through the lens of my camera.
Dear Friend, I’m thinking of you today and hope this piece of "Happy Mail" warms your heart and brings a smile to your face. I can only hope that it brings you as much joy to receive it as it did for me to make it!
Without a doubt, Otis was a once-in-a-lifetime dog. When he came into our lives, our older dog, Hondo, was beginning to slow down. My husband argued that getting a younger dog might be good for him-- help keep him active-- but I wasn’t completely on board. Hondo had always been a lone soul. Besides, getting a new dog was bound to be a lot of work. However, when my mother-in-law needed surgery 400 miles away, my husband made the trip to be with her. When he returned, he surprised me with a bright-eyed little border collie. He says there was an animal shelter not far from the hospital, and well, he had a little down time. Since it was my birthday, he reasoned that Otis was my special gift, and I didn’t have time to be upset, because I took one look at his golden brown eyes and fell in love immediately.