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Friday, April 30, 2010

Photo Finish Friday

Tail wags, dear readers! It's me, Stormy - here with Photo Finish Friday! We thought today was the perfect day to show you the gorgeous cross we received this week from our sweet friends Star and Riley. Their mom made it - she made it! - and it is just one of the most beautiful things ever.

Mom said we have to be very gentle with it and treat it reverently, but said that yes, before she finds the perfect place to display it, we could see it. Here is a collage of me checking it out:

Me, Stormy, admiring the cross Riley and Star's mom made

Isn't it stunning?!!? I was VERY interested in it (I wonder if Star and Riley helped her with all that intricate beadwork?), as you can tell. Then I read the card their mom made, too, and it has a hymn on it that sings, "
God will take care of you!" The whole thing was just so very touching and all of us just totally treasure the cross and card - but most of all what they represent.

I paused to give thanks ...

DSCN4995 Stormy
Mom says my expression here says it all

...then let Dave take a turn seeing it. Since he's Mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind and spends a lot of time in the Studio, he has a great appreciation for the time and talent it took Star and Riley's mom to create this!

DSCN4998 Dave
"Stormy, when you're done, may I see it, please?"

He really is a well-mannered pup, isn't he? I think it's part of that whole "Texas gentleman" thing. Here's a collage of him admiring the cross:

Dave admiring our Gift

I'm not sure, but I think he might have said a prayer or two over it!

Thank you again, Riley and Star's mom! It is so beautiful! Mom and we love it!

Tail wags,


  1. That is beautiful! Riley and Star's mommy is very creative!

  2. That is quite simply beautiful. The expression on Dave's face does say it all!
    Riley and Star's mum is very talented indeed.
    You will have to find a very special place for it in your home.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx (whose internet is working fine right now!)

  3. Hi AO4!
    That is a wonderful gift you received! How nice of your mom to let you admire it before putting it in a nice safe place!
    :) Tibby

  4. Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!! What pawsome talent their mom has!


  5. What a beautiful gift!! Riley and Star's mom sure is creative!! We can tell how much Dave loved it and I know Stormy loved it also. I bet the redheads will also love it too!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  6. Stormy is looking good, very spiritual and Dave is just to cool for school.

    Remy and Flash

  7. How beautiful! What a nice gift! Great colages of you and Dave looking over this incredible art.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  8. I saw that gorgeous cross on Riley's and Star's GABE post and thought it was just magnificent! What a talented woman their mama is! Love the photos of you guys admiring the beautiful piece - stunning collages and photos! Thanks for sharing so much!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo

  9. We're newbies to your bloggie. Found ya'll and mum was so enamoured with you fotos.
    That is a very much beautimous cross...saw it on Star and Riley's blog too. They mom sure did puts in alotta work. And the card her sent was very much sweet too.
    I thinks I might needs to go find some religion afters this post...maybe I won't get in trubles so much then.

  10. Wow! That is just gorgeous and so very nice of Star and Riley! Their mom sure is super talented!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Hi Dave,

    Mommy says thank you for being so kind and complimentary. She is sooo glad you like it.

    It's nice to know that other dogs pray too.

    Luv you and your mommy,
    Riley and Star.

  12. Hi, Stormmy!
    The cross is so beautiful!
    I know you will have it in a special spot!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. Stormy, your new cross your furiends made is so beautiful! We can tell you were very interested in it and you treated it so nicely. Dave was really cute inspecting it too while he was holding your mom down.

  14. Oh Stormy your cross is beautiful. We love the sparkles
    Benny & Lily

  15. Wow! That is beautiful.


    PS. Is your mom wearing those leg toning shoes? Does she think they work?

  16. Oh that is lovely!


  17. That's a beawootiful Cross! How furry creative of Riley & Star's mom! We love the pic of woo two admiring the cross, too. Congratulations on winning that beawootiful prize!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  18. You look like you are being really carefull :-)

    The verification word for this comment was 'preach' !!!!


  19. Hi Dave & Stormy,

    That is a very pretty gift from GABE. It is very timely that we see your post after having come across some furry friends going through struggles now and being reminded to constantly believe the power of prayers.

    Dave's photo does say it all.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

  20. That is very beautiful!


  21. That is beautiful...

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  23. w00fs, that is bute ti ful...mama tooked a piksur of one her and daddy gotted for christmas one year...she will post it soon..

    b safe,

  24. What a beautiful cross Stormy! We just love the look on Dave's face!


  25. It is soooo gorgeous! Riley and Star's mom did such a beautiful job! :)