I am deeply moved and grateful to so many of you who have emailed (well over 100 people) or posted a comment... sympathy and emotional support and encouragement following the death of my beloved Daddles, a rescued Westie.
Today I looked for her everywhere... by habit... from the door being pushed open with a little black nose when I was in the bathroom...to that soft breath against my neck as she snoozed on the back of the recliner as I worked. We called it her balcony. She kept her nose or a paw in my hair. This loss has hit especially hard.
For your generous heart expressed toward Gordon, the rest of the dogs and to me, I'd like to give you a special heart that I designed. Actually, I whipped this up many, many months before Clover came out with their little gadget to make heart yo-yo's.
Here is a free pattern to make as many sizes of heart yo-yo's as you want. Just increase or decrease the size on a photocopier!
I've heard from so many interesting people in the last year... because of this free pattern. My blog was almost brand new at that time, so there are many, many people who read this blog now who have not seen this free pattern.
When folks from France, Denmark and Germany started sharing this link on their discussion boards, I went back and wrote in blog text the directions I had previously written on the photos. The reason I did this was because people were translating the instructions with one of those online translators, and that did not include the text on photos.