Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Two Surprises!

I have two surprises to share in this post.

The first was I was fortunate to be one of the recipients of a small painting by Judy of De Draad Aquarellen.

This is it:

Isn't it gorgeous?

If you haven't seen Judy's wonderful watercolours, you will be in for a rare treat if you go to view her blog HERE 

You won't regret it - I love her style, its so beautiful.
Thank you Judy, for my gift. It will be framed, hung and treasured forever. 


and the second surprise?
I was searching to find what would make a garden interesting to a dog, to stimulate them. I found there should be paths for them to patrol, and different levels in the garden, including a spot they could sun themselves and view their domain!
So we made a surprise build for Missy :)

What's this for, daddy?

Its for viewing my domain?

And for sunning myself?

I like it, I do!

I hope your days are also filled with lovely surprises.

20 comments:

  1. You're right, Judy's paintings are beautiful. I'm a lucky recipient too and will be doing a blog post of the one I received. As for your Missy, she looks a proper prima donna on her pedestal...lucky girly.

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  2. I keep looking at mine, Ann. I am seeing little field mice peering at me, inviting me into the garden to smell the lavender :)

    Missy is indeed the prima donna, the First Lady.. well, she is in this house. :) We adore her and try to make her life as full as it can be :) xx

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  3. Such a beautiful gift you received pat. And Missy certainly looks as if she loves her sunspot.
    We always leave the outside back door open which is a sun trap and Corey lays there till he's too hot, comes in for a cooling off then off out to repeat it. Funny little dog!
    Love and Hugs
    June xx

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  4. Hi, Pat,
    Happy for you and Missy!! You're so beloved on net.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Hi Pat. What a beautiful painting from Judy! One to treasure.
    We have a tiered (and tired) garden laid mainly to stones, and a wooden seat and rockery at the very top ... so Louie already has a few places where he can survey his kingdom - and like Missie he often does!

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  6. Judy has such a soft touch, lucky you! and lucky Missy too lol

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  7. that is a beautiful painting
    Lucky Missy getting the back yard customized just for her. I think Duke and I need to work on our back yard this summer.

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  8. I was also lucky enough to get one of Judy's cards :0) Aren't they gorgeous!
    And Missy has her own little domain! How lovely! :0)

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  9. Your posts are always full of nice surprises, Pat.
    I do love Judy's work. Lucky you to have one of her paintings.

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  10. Hi Pat. I love Judy's paintings, too. And Missy looks very happy with her domain. What a lucky pup to have been adopted by you!

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  11. I follow Judy's blog. You must be really happy with the gift. And Missy looks super cute. :)
    Thank you for your wishes. I am feeling better now.

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  12. A proper throne for a proper Lady!

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  13. Thanks, everyone!
    I am thrilled with the gift.
    Not only is Judy a wonderful painter, she's a very kind person too xx

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  14. Lovely pictures of Missy, she is a lucky girl! And I am happy you like the card. All those kind comments make me blush.
    How is your experience with Red Bubble so far?

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  15. Wow, two lucky girls in one post .... you for having received a gorgeous painting from Judy, and Missy for getting her very own sun patio. ;-)

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  16. lllllove those puppy pictures!

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  17. Thanks all xx

    Judy, you deserve those compliments!
    RedBubble, its ok, I haven't been swamped with people wanting to buy, but I am just using it as a place to direct people to, should they wish to buy. I haven't gone mad with joining groups on there, because of the time factor involved in another set of forums.... time is limited on the computer, or nothing else gets done! xx

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  18. Two great surprices here ! Nice to see that you too received a beautiful card.
    For sure, Missy has adopted its new domain!

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  19. I missed this while in the midst of the surgery. Oh if she isn't the little actress, I love that face, her shaggy look, I've always been partial to shagginess !!!
    You know Angie was like that .. BJ

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  20. OH, she loves her little spot, doesn't she? She's such a doll. Happy May for Missy!

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