Ever since Molly, Gordon has bought me a Mother's Day present since I am absolutely a Fur Mom of Fur Children.
My choice was to start collecting these Sherratt and Simpson resin figurines of Westies. The Westie seems to be quite a popular dog for merchandising, and I have saved some photos of some porcelain Westie figurines I would like to have one day.
The first Mother's Day after we got Molly, this was the little figurine to commemorate my Mother's Day.
The package was slow, slow to arrive, after all, it had to swim the Atlantic. We always choose less expensive surface mail when I have an option. Anticipation is a major factor in the enjoyment of a gift isn't it?
When the thoughtful and efficient seller asked if we were happy with the purchase, Gordon had to tell him that the figurine had not yet arrived. Unknown to us, the seller immediately sent out another figurine. It arrived, and within a week, the missing figurine arrived as well.
I asked the seller what he wanted to do about the redundant figurine. It made no sense to pay to ship it back to the UK. That would be shipping to Mississippi and shipping back from MS that would be totally wasted money.
I suggested that if he could wait until the next month, I would pay for the second figurine and donate it to raise money for Westie Rescue.
This very gracious seller just donated it to be sold to raise money for Westie Rescue. I thought that was so very, very thoughtful and wise!
The figurine has been sent to Vickie Claflin now of Maryland Westie Rescue. She is the great lady who fostered Annie and Rebel and Mackie. She now has her own blog about some of the Westies she has helped rescue in the past.
She will be offering the figurine for sale at one of the fund raising events Maryland Westie Rescue attends. You may remember that Maryland Westie Rescue recently rescued 31 Westies from a puppy mill, and Vickie was right in the middle of it!
You think Sherratt and Simpson makes a figurine with five Westies in the composition? That is how many little white balls of fur we have at present, and there are so many more excuses between now and next Mother's Day to find gifts for Gordon to give me...He, He, He.
At the moment, I can't find the seller's ebay auction page. I'll have to come back and share it with you here. I've found the emails we exchanged.
Grrrr, it bugs me when I can't find something that I know is right under my nose!