Image: LOTV...Swing Time
Background inked with Hero Arts Shadow Ink...Soft Sand edged with TH Distress Ink Pad...yes how did you guess Brushed Corduroy.
Ribbon: from stash
Sentiment: Hero Arts....Share Laughter
Paw Print Punch used as a stencil
And this image brought back wonderful memories of my childhood when my best friend was our beautiful black and white Springer Spaniel called Bustle.....and as you go through life you realise that animals are never critical...don't judge...they are always there for you.... to lick away the tears and give unconditional love.
Bustle was allowed to sleep in our room on the rug at the side of the bed....but one night when Dad popped his head round the door to check we were asleep....there were three heads peeking out....there she was in the middle of our big old double bed snuggled up between my sis and I.....under the blankets....head on pillow and snoring like a train. That was her supposedly banished from jumping on the bed....but what Dad didn't know....or perhaps he did.....that the minute he went to bed....the wise old girl was back under the covers all snuggly cosy once again.....only moving back to her rug when she heard him getting up in the morning. And remember folks...there was no central heating in those days....so she was a welcome hot water bottle during the wintry nights. Now in this day and age when everyone is obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness....I have probably caused quite a few folks to have palpitations....but I have reached this grand old age without any serious health issues....in fact it has been said I have the constitution of a horse....so a little dirt and contact with animals never did me any harm......and to let you into a little secret...my best friend still sleeps on the bottom of my bed.....yes it's The Budster I'm referring to....but I draw the line at him sleeping under the duvet......give him an inch and he would take a mile...I would probably end up kipping on the floor....in fact it's a bit of a race to get into bed and get your legs down before he flakes out.....otherwise it's a night of sleeping with your knees up at your chin and believe me....I have problems enough uncurling this old body in the morning at the best of times.
Catch up with you all later...don't know if it will be tomorrow....got up this morning with a crick in my neck....a tad painful when I try to turn my head....you could say I am a pain in the neck today and who am I to disagree.
Hugs Kath xxx