Wednesday, July 13, 2011


we have to go
to the top of the hill
to get our mail,
but occasionally
the mail-man
comes to our house-
and when he does,
it's usually something special.

Last week,
Dad heard him outside
and went out and checked.
When he came back in,
he said,
"Do the Rocky Creek Scotties
know anyone in the UK?"

We just had to snicker --
the Rocky Creek Scotties
know dogs on most all continents!!
Dad is way behind the times.

We must say,
Dad was most impressed
that the Queen traveled all the way
across the Atlantic to visit us.

But our special furiends,
Sally and Paddy,
had sponsored a contest
when William and Catherine
got married
and we were one of the lucky winners.
And the ironic thing is
that about 15 minutes
after our package arrived,
we saw on the news that
William and Kate
had arrived in the US.

Mom is really enjoying
using her new mug
and dessert plate -
she thinks it's just perfect for breakfast.

Check out this great commemorative bag -
won't it be great for carrying home
some good treats!

But this is Mom's favorite -
A Peter Clark Scottee tea towel -
check out the pattern, it's maps
and our Dad is a Geography teacher
so that makes it doubly special.
Mom wants to have a tray made
with a glass insert
so she can put the towel under the glass.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Sally, Paddy and your Peeps.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, Ivy
their Peeps


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

coooooool stuff there! nothing like being spoiled and from over the pond makes it all more special.

doogs and fee

Bouncing Bertie said...

I have to tell you that Gail is a total map nerd, and has already tried to biggify the photo to see if it depicts real countries.....
Toodle pip!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is such a wonderful present!!! Wow!! We have never gotten anything from outside the US!!! That is simply the best!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Ms. ~K said...

How cool is that???
Cheerio and belly rubs,

houndstooth said...

What cool loot! You guys made out quite well. I think the glass tray idea is a great one!


Benny and Lily said...

Now mom is even more like royalty
Benny & Lily

Sue said...

What wonderful prizes, especially the map towel. I framed one that we bought at Colonial Williamsburg and it hangs in the kitchen.

YankeeQuilter said...

The map towel is very fun!

scotsmad said...

Wow! That was a royal win! The tray sounds like a great idea--especially as it's a scottie.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

All of the prizes from Sally and Paddy were so nice - we loved ours too. That tea towel is so special and how appropriate for the Rocky Creek Scotties:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Clive said...

What fantastic prizes you got from Sally and Paddy! That idea for the tray with a glass top is great!

take care
Clive and Murray

rottrover said...

Cool loot, Scotties!! We, too, love the tea towel. And so cool that your dad is a geography teacher. Love that!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Hoke said...

What a great prize!!! Amazingly beautiful!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What wonderful gifts! Sally and Paddy and brilliant shoppers!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Linda said...

Wow, you must have done real good! We also love the tea towel and think the tray idea sounds fabulous. Congratulations on your big win!

Linda, Abby & Arlo

Anonymous said...

That towel is so cute!


Wyatt said...

What a wonderful mail surprise! That towel/map is great!

Wyatt and Stanzie

TwoSpecialWires said...

From one special family to another. Just as it should be.

This made us wig our waggers and smile ear to ear.

Jake (who still loves Sally) and Fergi

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Whoa!!!!!!!! Way too cool my RC Ma!
Love, Becky and G-dog, AND their peeps

Sally said...

WWWWWOOOOEEEE!!! We are so glad you liked your pressie! We are so thankful for all our good friends and so happy you could share the love with us!

D found the tea towel and automatically thought of you! Now we know your Dad is a geography teacher it makes us smile even more! We think it would look great framed under glass.

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy (and a hug from D)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Lynn, what thoughtful and fun gifts to receive!!! But I have to ask, is there no end to the things we have in common? I don't know that I've told you that Carl was a geography major in college--HE LOVES LOVES LOVES maps and we both would have loved the one you received!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

really we just love the towel/map--never saw anything like that. i MUST find one with a wolfhound on it, being the splorin wolfies and all, what could be more fitting?? excellent loot!!!

Camille said...

Love that tea towel and what wonderful pressies! Dat Paddy and Sally share so good!


Buzzy & the Pip

Dory and the Mama said...

What beautiful Pressies from accross the pond!! We can't wait to see what your Mama does with the Scottie Map!!

Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Sweet William The Scot said...

WOW ~ you got wonderful pressies!
English Tea Time. I'll have my tea with milk and two lumps of sugar.
Sweet William The Scot

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