OK, it's supposed to be Wordless Wed., and I'm changing it to One Word Wed, but of course I can't limit myself to just one word... But the main word for today is Winner!
Without further ado, the winner of the big giveaway is (do you hear the drum roll??): Baba HooHoo!! (Isn't that the cutest login name?)
Here's how she won... I used Randomizer.org to generate a random winning number which was 23. (I like #23 since it's my birth date.) Baba Hoohoo had the 23rd comment slot, so she's our winner! And now a signed copy of the book, Smooches treats, The Honest Kitchen cookbook, and an adorable pink & brown bookmark hook all tucked up in a cheery pink tote bag will be winging their way to her!
Parts of the Cancer Journey Don't Suck
I don't know Baba HooHoo, but I feel like I do because I know her daughter, Jenna. I've never met Jenna IRL, but we have gotten to be friends after meeting last year on the Tripawds.com site. There are some really sucky things about losing your dog to bone cancer, but... I've met a lot of really nice folks and made some good friends from our journey with Abby, so that's definitely an upside.
If you've been reading the blog for a while you'll remember Jenna because my sis and I made a mini woolen version of her angel, Chili Dawg. That's right - Baba HooHoo is Chili Dawg's grandma.
|Angel Chili Dawg & Angel Abby
Jenna is a very lovely, sweet person, so I'm pretty sure her mom must be too. So, congratulations to Baba HooHoo!
Parts of the Cancer Journey Do Suck
To go back to the subject of the general suckiness of bone cancer for just a moment... today would have been Abby's 3rd birthday. I so wanted her to make it this far, but it wasn't meant to be. And, to her, it would have been a meaningless date anyway. (Well, not totally meaningless - the Flying Dutchman in celebration would have infused the day with a bit of meaty meaning.) But, really, every day was a celebration to Abby. She loved life! And I know she got pretty badly screwed on the longevity thing, but in terms of quality, she had a great life.
So cheers to Baba HooHoo (can you tell I like saying that? I've typed it like a dozen times...) and cheers to birthday girl, Angel Abby!
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