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« on: June 17, 2017, 09:10:24 AM »

It was Billy's birthday on Thursday.  My baby boy is 25!
He and Harvey are very close and have a really special bond and as this is most likely the last of his birthdays that he can share with his dog, I decided a special gift was in order.

In my head a framed dog footprint seemed like a perfect gift - after all, so many things in this house have been printed with muddy paws over the years - and relatively easy to achieve.  Yeah, right!   Shocked

I did a trial run and discovered the paw in question was too hairy.  Cue some trimming.
I tried standing him on a painted lid but he refused to put his paw down, so I resorted to painting his tickly paw.
Harvey was not quite as engaged in the arts and crafts activity as I had hoped.  He is not the most cooperative dog at the best of times, but I got a couple of prints onto pretty paper and then wiped his paw clean with a baby wipe.  He seemed clean but still there were paw prints all over the kitchen floor.  I gave him a footbath and still more footprints so I took him outside.  I wiped the floor and normality was restored though I suspect there are some paint specks lurking, I'm just choosing not to look!   Wink

I'm quite pleased with the result and Billy loved it, though I don't think I'll be rushing to repeat the exercise.


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"What has Harvey done that's naughty today?"  . . .  Milly, aged four.    :O)

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 09:44:18 AM »

That is a beautiful present and I love the idea behind it! What a wonderful gift Smiley happy birthday billy! If you're anything like me you'll have to take a second (or 5) to remember how old you actually are now  he he

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 10:03:49 AM »

That is so lovely and so very touching, Beautiful boy Harvey  love4 well done on being the perfect model  he he

Happy Birthday to Billy too  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 10:38:45 AM »

That's lovely!


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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 10:51:10 AM »

What a wonderful gift!  Very clever too. Good boy Harv.

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 11:19:05 AM »

Oh how wonderful, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 04:18:24 PM »

Aww Becky that's a lovely gift & will certainly be treasured  love4

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 03:35:28 PM »

What a great idea Becky, I'm sure Billy loved it Smiley

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