I love the card that I came up with but, in retrospect, it probably won't work. We are big dog people. The kids barely remember our original fur-family. We had two Great Pyrenees - all white, gentle giants. Our male was 170 pounds. When he stood on his hind legs, he could put his paws on my 6'4" husband's shoulders and stare him in the eyes!! We have early pictures of my oldest son crawling on them as if they were jungle gyms and their thought bubbles clearly said "seriously??" They are bred to guard sheep - just sit on a hillside and survey their territory so they aren't particularly active - and, with my son as their only little lamb, they were quite protective.
|A very soft climbing toy!|
|Here's our girl at 7 mos. in her preferred |
environment - a mountainside!
|This is the smaller of the two (only 120 pounds) helping|
me study over 20 years ago!
|Then another puppy came along - he's only 3 months old here|
(and I'm only 30!)
|They loved the mountains!|
We lost both of them within a few weeks of each other a long time ago (the younger to cancer, then the oldest just quit), but we will never forget them. We did not replace them with another Pyrenees. At that point, we had human babies and we had realized that baby equipment and really big dogs simply didn't fit in cars - even in our big Suburban!
Anyway, the point of that whole story is that my husband is such a big dog person, that he always refers to little dogs as "hors d'oeuvres"! That's the attitude that my kids grew up with. So the cute little dog on this card would get nothing but snickers - sort of negating the whole concept of an "attaboy" card!!
Case in point - my husband walked by as I was typing this, he saw the original card and asked, "Is that a dog or a mouse?"
- Stamps:The Alley Way Stamps The Gang, Alphabet Soup
- Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Queen & Co Pet Hearts dsp
- Ink: Memento black and Copics
- Accessories: Stampin' Up heart embosslit, ribbon