The Gift That Keeps On Giving – Photo Added

December 27, 2010

One year I found an all Cardigan calendar — loved it.  I got one of the Irish CWC calendars, but the writing was way too small.  Then the Irish CWC Society sent me a complimentary calendar (when I whined about the small type).  The photos on both calendars were great, but the second one had no hole for hanging it on the wall.   Then I ordered a Western Reserve Calendar — it was nice.

BUT TODAY FedEx brought me an all-Cardigan, all-Chase calendar.  Cheryl takes great photos.  Chase is a ham.  Susan is a super referee.  Together they built me a 13-month calendar of Chase — at Dollywood, at the entrance to the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center, herding, just looking like his funny, sweet self, riding a tractor.  I couldn’t help myself — I cried over it.  All the herding trials are marked with little sheep, and there is Cardi clipart celebrating the major holidays.  Important birthdays, including those of his children are on the calendar.  This is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.  I’m trying to figure out how to take photos of it to post on the blog.  The best part is that every day, I will look up and Chase will be sitting, standing, or running by me, grinning his great Cardigan grin with that evil twinkle in his eye.  Even a couple thousand miles away, he is my baddog.

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Thank you so very much.  I love it.


  1. Jean from NM says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise. Can’t wait to see that baddog calendar! 🙂

  2. DeAnn says:

    Wow, what a thoughtful gift. The very best kind! Ones from the heart. Enjoy it, can’t wait to see some of the photo’s.

  3. Tony says:

    What a great gift

  4. Holly says:

    What a wonderful gift!! That is definitely something to be treasured. How sweet of Cheryl & Susan!

  5. Builder Mama says:

    What a wonderful gift – I got teary eyed just reading about it, especially after seeing those pictures of Chase in the snow.

  6. Laura M. says:

    What an awesome gift. I can’t wait to see pictures.