recipe to melt an aunt's heart
1 5-year-old boy (who is almost 6)
1 blue shirt with the sleeves rolled way up
1 half-sized monochromatic tie
1 adorable smile
1 blue puppy stuffed into pocket of blue shirt
Mix thoroughly and photograph to perfection.
If you happen to have one around, place the puppy in a dog kennel for extra flavor. (Is it too big? Maybe he'll grown into it.)
The is my nephew Jonathan. For his brother's birthday I made puppies for all of the boys. (You can see a picture of all the puppies in this post.) The other day I was talking to my sister on the phone when she told me that they play with their puppies all of the time. She said that she’d walked over to the dog’s kennel and found that Jonathan had put his puppy inside right next to one of those huge dog bones. Too funny! I’m so glad she took pictures for me.
Do you want to know something? I'm pretty sure that I've given those children dozens of toys over the years and to know that the ones I made by hand are the ones they really enjoy and love is so rewarding. It’s also one of the best reasons to make the gifts you give rather than buying something. Like I said, it’s a recipe to warm an aunt’s heart.
p.s. The girls weren't left out - they'd already received puppies at Christmas. In fact, it was after seeing his sister's puppies and all the different colored ones on my website that David (Jonathan's twin) asked for a light blue one and suggested colors for the other boys too. How could I resist?
Want a puppy for your nephew? There are still a few Puppies left in the shop.