Hello again and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More. This week the theme is an easy one - Anything Goes. Absolutely no excuse not to play along!
My card for this challenge is inspired by my wee doggie: Peanut. She is a Dachshund-Podengo mix. Here in Portugal, backyard breeders carry out such "experiments" under the misguided notion that 2 hounds with excellent hunting skills will produce a super-hunter of small tunnelling animals, namely rabbits and hares.
Unfortunately, Peanut did not make the grade. She turned out to be a hopeless hunter: afraid of rabbits, guns, people, falling leaves, large birds, small insects and everything in between. She was dismissed from employment before her first birthday and was found on a nearby beach, pregnant and malnourished, when a good Samaritan handed her over to a local shelter.
That's where we found her! As soon as the adoption papers were signed we raced home with our new pup, convinced that she will be OK. Now let me tell you that rehabilitating an abandoned pet is a challenging journey, a labour of love, a test of patience and a counsellor of compassion. It can take 2 days or 2 years or 12 ... you never know. But it is a rewarding and enriching experience. That same terrified pup now rides at the back of a motorbike in a pink helmet!
And yet, unbeknownst to her, little Peanut has seen me through the deaths of 2 of our dogs. She has given me strength in my moments of weakness. She has made me laugh. And she continues to work her magic everyday. Without a doubt she has been, and still is, good for my heart.
My card features stamps by MFT: You Have My Heart. It's perfect for animal lovers.
I coloured the image with Copics. The clouds are diecuts using Spring Showers Lawn Cuts by Lawn Fawn.
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So now it's your turn to link up your project for the Anything Goes challenge. Let your imagination run wild and be creative.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this challenge.
Peanut, chillin' at home with Richard Parker and Charlie. Look who's top dog now!