Did cha do any Cyber Monday shopping?

November 30th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Cyber Monday shoppers…

Did cha doing any cool shopping today? I was on Lego.com, Apple, Amazon, and a few other places. However, I did my mayja shopping in the House of Puddles boutique, right here in town. I am a firm believer of shopping locally and shop locally I did!

OK, here is the back story…….

Grandma, Grandpa, and I bought my sister Caryn a 14K gold charm bracelet back in 1993 for her birthday with 2 gold charms. One was a locket with the picture of Julian’s sonogram in it. Of course you know how she treasures that charm.

Anyway, every year for her birthday and Christmas we buy her a gold charm. We really try to make it mean something that is touching to her. So, guess what was sitting in front of my face for about a year?


Yes, I am not lying when I say, right in front of my face.


If I glance to the left this is what I see. A golden Teddy Bear charm donated by Annika Francis, lover of the HOP.

So, you may ask how is this particular golden Teddy Bear is touching to my sister? The symbolism is tri-fold.

Little gold Teddy honors the beloved first Teddy Bear of Julian. I took this picture on Thanksgiving to frame for his Mom with the charm.


Next treasure is Mr. Teddy himself, the family’s beloved horse. Teddy is on the left and Ab is on the right.


And our very own Romeo. We all call him our Teddy Bear Cub.

I am so glad that we purchased this item for the charm bracelet. I am so thrilled with it. Annika thank you so much for donating it. I know my sister will cherish it forever. I know howl much it meant to you so I am glad it will stay in the family.

Oh, and one more thing. I think Teddy’s rear is pretty cute! Everyone knows how much I love a good rear end shot!

teddy's area

More loving golden Teddy Bears later….Cat, Chaps, Emma, Enzo and Romeo


  1. kipandgus
    November 30th, 2009 | 8:01 pm

    What a great gift. Your sister will be beary happy!
    Kip, Gus and Charlie

  2. November 30th, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    Kip that is funny. Also, another connection…

    Charlie Bear! hehehe

  3. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    November 30th, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    She will always cherish that. What a great idea! So, how are you going to stop her from reading this blog?

  4. November 30th, 2009 | 9:55 pm

    Hehehe Cindy!

    She never reads my blog. Can you believe it? She is not an internet kind of gal. So, I am not worried. Cat.

    Hey Cindy, guess what? I was just down loading that song from the pink glove video. I just love it. It is so uplifting. Funny how that stuff works!


  5. kipandgus
    November 30th, 2009 | 10:42 pm

    Charlie Bear gives your gift two paws up.
    Kip and Kids

  6. lois
    December 1st, 2009 | 12:18 am

    as we speak i am doing my cyber shopping…but not actually cyber spending until tomorrow when the “eagle flies” (aka the gov’t check lands) …some people will be surprised this year with certain giftees….and it ain’t erven gonna be coal!

    (on a side note..my evil parents did that one year…gave us coal…the father from hell worked in a railroad yard and had access to coal so he thought it would be funny to leave lumps of coal under the tree….it wasn’t. parents..don’t do this to your kids unless you want to buy lots of therapy for them when they are older……)

    me…if i had to buy them giftees i would get them those lawn chairs with the web mesh straps…ya know the kind that pinch yer butt when you wear shorts…and i’d make sure that they were doomed to always have shorts on…in that “toasty, toasty, toasty” (to quote quiznos) place.

    so here i sit running up my debit card and down my budget…giftees yes, gas, electric, car insurance…nah, who needs them!

  7. Candy and Bailey
    December 1st, 2009 | 8:46 am

    As a teddy collector, this charm is beautiful and I know your sister will love it.

    “My name is Cat, and I’m a butt-a-holic!!!!”

  8. MaureenandSlinky
    December 1st, 2009 | 11:09 am

    What a perfect gift. There is so much thought and love behind it.

  9. December 1st, 2009 | 5:15 pm

    Oh, that is so sad about the coal Lois. Jerks. You should have had diamonds.

    I’ll chip in for the lawn chairs! hehe


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