Monday, June 16, 2008

The Story of Purdy

Who is purdy you ponder? Well alot of you may not know this but I have 4 very interesting pets. Purdy is one of our dogs and she is a beautiful dalmatian whom is featured in a 6x6 scrapbook swap i did this month. But the story of how Purdy came to be our dog is not as simple as we bought her when she was a puppy or someone gave her to us, It's alot more complicated than that.

My Uncle's exwife and his daughter (my cousin) like to collect animals and a few years ago my aunty picked Purdy up from the pound after she had been taken from a house where the owner had passed away. My aunty then as she does got sick of the novelty of a dalmatian wore off and she passed Purdy onto her daughter, my cousin. She had her for about a year or so but there was issues with her connecting and fitting in with there rather large family of animals and small backyard. She then made a move onto my Uncles partners place which was rather perfect for her as they live on acrage and she could run around all she liked.

They had her for about 1 1/2 years when they got a new puppy. Purdy is very jealous and loves to be the centre of attention and that didn't mesh very well with her. It was also bad because my Uncle's partner and her daughters ignored Purdy and paid attention to the new puppy. My uncle's partner was then going on holidays for 2 weeks and didn't think the girls would feed Purdy whilst she was away so we said we would look after her for the 2 weeks. We didn't know how she would go with our little maltese x poodle but thought it was only two weeks.
Well... That was 3 years ago!!! Needless to say she meshed very well with our other dog and our cat and very well with our family. When she was picked up to go home she basically refused to leave even when being picked up by my father so we said we'd keep her a little longer until we sorted something out and she ended up staying and becoming a permanent resident of the Fender household.

Anyway enough waffling on about our dog. Here are is the photo I used of her for a 6x6 page swap I did just recently.

I couldn't decide what photo to use as I knew some people would get offended if I used photo's of them and gave them to complete strangers so my mum said I could use Purdy if I got her permission so I asked her to wag her tail to say yes I could use her photo. She wagged her tail so I took that as a yes (Even though I think she thought I was going to pat her) and I made this cute 6x6 page swap to swap with other Inklings.

Stamp Set: Priceless, Big Deal Alphabet, Short & Sweet, Seeing Spots, Snow Flurries
CardStock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Taken with Teal
Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black/White Gingham Ribbon
Techniques: Kissing
As a special side thing I am also giving away a small gift to demonstrators or customers who post a comment at the bottom of this post guessing the location that the photo of the 6x6 page was taken (As I usually take them in my house, that's a clue). The most accurate and/or silly/out there guess I recieve before 30th June will win something little from me.
Happy Guessing!
Dani :)


Kim Esmaili said...

Hi Dani
Your blog is looking great and my customers are LOVING the cards (hope you have more coming). As for your photo of Purdy it was taken "on the pavers".
Have a good day.

Alana Galagher said...

I'm so glad that Purdy allowed you to use her photo - hope I get one in the swap :)