A surprise package on a Sunday afternoon with a birthday present for Catie’s 7th and Riley’s upcoming 6th.

Bewildered but overwhelming gratitude. And some tears.

I have no words. They all seem pathetically inept.

The pictures will have to suffice.

Thank you, Cometdog (and the lock of hair was too precious). Thank you, Ge’Lena. And thank you Granny Kay.

That’s all I’ve got right now. Catie, Riley and I have some dancin’ to do to Mariah Carey’s poppin’ rendition of Auld Lang Syne. I’m trying to choreograph a conga line with them around the Christmas tree.


PS Whatever hand Rocket may have had in this – thanks to him too.

Author: CatiesMom

Mom of SEVEN-year old Catie and five-year old Riley, Golden Retrievers.


  1. Just absolutely gorgeous!! Love the pictures. Everyone looks so happy to be surrounded by such hand crafted love. So incredibly thoughtful and beautiful too.
    P.S. You have to take a video of the conga line around the tree – please??

  2. Unless Riley will come over to the dark side, then I did nothing.

    BUT if he will, then …You are welcome it was my idea!

    monkeybutt (Rocket)

  3. great pictures!!! i think ‘granny kay’ is really ‘mrs. santa claus’ in disguise…she makes the best puppy quilts!!!

    charon & gayle

  4. How kind of Comet, Ge’Lena, Granny Kay and maybe even Monkeybutt Rocket! You guys are really something special. The pictures are great. I love the one of Mom, Riley and Catie in front of the “pretty in a sparkly, starry, flash-bulb-in-your-eye kind of way” Christmas tree.

    A great post with a beautiful message……….

    Fortis and Brett

  5. Awwww Shucks!

    The pictures were worth the blankets! I get to see my good friends having a swell time with their new blankets!

    I sure wish I was there with you Catie and Riley to join in on the conga line! We had a great time the last time we did one!

    Look! Even your mom looks like she actually isn’t thinking about the weather!

    I still don’t have a damn quilt from Granny Kay! I’ll feel horrible if monkeybutt gets one and I don’t!

    Riley, my little locket of hair was for you (but you already knew that, didn’t you?) !

    Hugs and smooches back at ya’!

  6. Woo Hoo! Pretty quilts on a pretty girl – and a very handsome boy, too. That is just pawesome!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *