Friendship is one of the awesome side effects of blogging.
You make new friends. And, at least in my case, you also reconnect with old ones.
This card arrived in the mail not long ago. The precious puppy looks a lot like I suspect Charlie Machete did as a baby.
Inside the card was a loving note from my Nebraska friend Shawn. We showed our dogs in 4-H together as kids and performed in community plays together as adolescents. But we fell out of touch over the years, pretty much until she started following this blog.
Shawn still has dogs – a mastiff named Boo and a one-eyed springer spaniel named Dulcie, a certified therapy dog whose story I recently highlighted in a post. Shawn also was one of the people who so kindly sponsored Charlie Machete and me in the Strutt with Your Mutt 5K.
The cute card came from the whole pack.
As the note indicates, they also sent something else – something Charlie Machete couldn’t wait to get into.
Just as Shawn predicted, the Peanut Butter Flavor Natural Dog Treats from Trader Joe’s were a big hit with our pack.
The peanut buttery aroma was too much for them to handle, really. It made them all excited, wiggly and hard to photograph.
These cookies come in various fun shapes like squirrels and cars the size of Scooby’s head. I had to break them up into bite-sized pieces for the elderpin.
We have a tendency to be too generous with the treats at our house, so this box didn’t last as long as it should have.
But it’s so hard to ignore those pleading puppy dog eyes.
Big thanks to Shawn for treating our pack to some baked peanut buttery goodness!
Although I don’t shop at Trader Joe’s very often, I would definitely consider picking these up again.
Other than including wheat, which we think Luke is slightly allergic to, there wasn’t anything scary on the ingredients list, and the dogs, obviously, found the cookies to be delightful.