Friday, February 3, 2012

Awesome Blog Friends

It just amazes me the friends that I and the hounds have met since we began blogging a few years ago.  We have to admit that we are getting the hang of this blogging and we try our best to post at least a couple of times a week.  We do our best to read all our friends blogs and comment, sometimes we just read and don't comment, then next thing you know we have a comment from that blog, then I feel terrible that I just read and didn't comment, because I just recently found out that blogger can track all your visitors.

We love all our blogging friends but one of our very first blog friends was The Cheesehounds from Louisiana.  They have been in the blogging world for a little while when we began following them.  At the time we began following them it was Droopy and Callie (The Cheesehounds).  Unfortunately Callie has gone to the bridge and is running with Tabby and Cleo having the time of their life and they have since added a few new hounds to the household along with fostering. 

Our friendship has grown over the last year, as Momma Cheesehound was a rock for me when we found out that Cleo had cancer and provided me so much comfort and support through it all.  We had many conversations on FB, email and even broke down and called and talked in person.  It is just so nice to have friends that really fully can understand what it means to own a fur-baby.

We have several different gift exchanges and send stuff back forth for the hounds.  This year we sent them a box of things for Christmas, we were late though.  BOL  Well our humans have such great minds and think a lot alike and the Cheesehounds sent us a gift as well, they were running late.  BOL  (See great minds think alike, always late)
Well a few weeks ago we got this big box delivered to our front door.  Mom seen who it was from and said Oh, you have pressies from The Cheesehounds, but we are really busy this weekend and we don’t’ have time to look into that box yet.  So it sat, and sat and sat, then last week she is like holy crap we forgot to open the box that The Cheesehounds sent us.  And boy did she feel bad once she got inside that box and seen what was in there.  We have told her she should never assume that just because it says The HoundDogs on the address doesn’t mean it is just for the Hounds, there might be something really cool in their for our peep.  So here are a few pictures of our pressies we got from The Cheesehounds.
The big box that was delivered.  It sorta looked like someone was trying to steal our goodies, thankfully everything was in there and nothing was broken

 The goodies in the box
 Yummy Yummy treats, oh yea
 Bella really likes to get mail
Amiee loves the new non-stuffies 

Winston went for the plastic green man.  He feels that he can totally desqueak these types of toys with no problems.  Not this one
Amiee loving her non-stuffie 

Oh, and this is the Ghost of Cleo again.  She was stopping by to see what The Cheesehounds had sent us.  This is really too weird, because these shots have been happening all the time since Cleo passed.  We don't ever remember seeing these in our pictures before Cleo's passing.

And with out further ado......

This is what they sent our Peep......


Is this not the most AWESOME present anyone could receive.  I just sat and hugged and cried when I opened up this present.  We are know searching for the best place in the house to display our Miss Cleo.

It is the most beautiful picture of Cleo that has been carved/itched into wood.  The Cheesehounds next door neighbor guy has a wood carving machine and their Momma asked him if he could to a carving of Cleo.  It is amazing and looks just like her and it is something I will treasure forever and ever.  From what Momma Cheesehound has told me her wonderful husband had one made for her of Callie and she thought I could really use one made of Cleo.  She said she thought we have the only two wood carvings the neighbor guys has ever done.

Just blew me away and can't believe I let this box sit for a week before I opened up.  That will teach me to think that everyone is just for the hounds.

I cannot wait until the day that I get to meet Momma Cheesehound in person, because I am going to hug her like their is no tomorrow.  It just amazes me the friends that I have developed and meet through blogging.  It is so awesome.

Thanks for the bottom of my heart

HoundDogMom and The HoundDogs


  1. That is so great....I can bet you were so excited, and what a way to remember Cleo! I know it sounds strange to people who don't know about blogs, but we have met so many people through our blog and have developed real life friendships.

  2. What a wonderful blog post.... I loved seeing all the pressies for the dogs, but when you showed that picture of Cleo carved in wood... OMC.. That is beautiful. Yes, it would make me cry too... what a precious thing for her to do.

    Thanks for sharing all of that.

    pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  3. I LOVE that pictures - sooooo thoughful!

  4. It is a wonderful group of friends that we have all found in blogville. You know that someone somewhere understands exactly what you are going thru be it good or bad.

    We just wanted to put in this thought. We are very glad to have you on our list of new friends too.

    Have a great day and enjoy your bounty.

    bert and my vickie

  5. Oh that's a beautiful portrait of Cleo!!! We agree about blog friends - it's amazing how close you can feel to folks you may never meet.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. This is such a heartfelt post. Those Cheesehounds are purrty nice pups with purrty nice peeps.

    Yep...Me keeps tellin' ya! Dat be Cleo!

  7. What a wonderful box of presents!! i think it's great that Cleo keeps showing up too! That wood carving picture of her is totally awesome!!

  8. What a great gift for the human! HOw beautiful is that?! And a wonderful assortment for the hounds too.

  9. How awesome! I too met an awesome person on facebook from australia( I live in wisconsin)and we have emailed daily for a year now..I think I will be planning a trip to australia in a few years...she is my best friend now and I treasure everything she sends me and we have new green bay packer fans with jerseys there,lol

  10. wow!! that's a lot of pawsome stuff! don't be too hard on youself with the whole blogging thing, and commenting back. sometimes you just don't have time. i try to make the time when i get asked a specific question, and when i have more time i try and respond back to everyones comments. we're all human and i think the people that leave comments understand this and don't take it personally if you don't answer- at least that's my opinion. :) have a great weekend!

  11. WoW!! That is so cool. I betcha she wont do that again bol When will our peeps learn?? Have fun with all your toys and treats.

    Jazzi and Addy

  12. That's a great picture. How very nice of your cheesy friends.

  13. Woof! Woof! PAWSOME Indeed! Love it! Cheesehounds are great bloggie friends. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar


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