Thursday, January 18, 2018

Special Friends

The current challenge at Impression Obsession is "I Adore You".

Since I don't have any Impression Obsession heart dies or stamps yet, I went through all my IO stamps and dies and came up with the combination of boy and his dog.  I used the IO Bored Silhouette cling stamp and the IO Puppy Set.

I got my very first dog when I was 25 yrs old.  I had always been afraid of dogs so I decided to become a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  I knew I'd be given a 6 wk. old puppy, and what better way to get over my fear of dogs than with a tiny puppy.

Even though my puppy was tiny, his teeth were very sharp.  It took a while to let him chew on my hand before I was no longer afraid of being bitten.   He was an Old English Black Lab who did not make the program (hip dysplasia) and was released to me for the rest of his life.  I couldn't have been happier; I had become so attached to him.  Having a dog opened a whole new world to me, not only the bond between us, but getting to know new people through my dog.

Needless to say, dogs became a huge part of my life.  I have since rescued a Golden Retriever mix as a companion for my first dog, met my husband through our love of dogs, and have rescued two abused dogs (mother and a pup) who are now 12 and 13 years old.

I used the following Impression Obsession products:

Bored Silhouette D13552 cling stamp
Special Friends D6970 cling stamp
Sunburst Cover-a-Card background stamp
Puppy Set die142

I'm also entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. Beautiful card and I loved your dog story. I'm glad you got to keep him!

  2. Oh Ann, I just loved reading today's post! Your card is so sweet but your story touched my heart. What a wonderful way to overcome your fear. I can't think of anything more rewarding than the love of a pet. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Great card, what a cute image you have used
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x