Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Addition to the Seaside Stampin' Ink Family

First of all, let me wish all the "Moms" a Happy Mothers' Day! I hope that your day was filled with all the joy and happiness that you indeed deserve. I did not get to see my mom, but I did have a lengthy phone conversation with her. I hope that it brightened her busy day - I think it did.

This post has nothing to do with rubber stamps, scrap-booking or paper crafting and I do apologize to you for that.
I just thought that something different may be in order and you might like to hear about a happy ending...

We welcomed "Major" as the newest member of the Seaside Stampin' Ink family last Saturday. He is a 3 1/2 year-old retired racing greyhound who came all the way from Florida. He is a handsome and happy boy! I am delighted to have him and he joins 2 other dogs, 7 cats and 5 birds who also reside with us, but who really belong to Kathy & my daughter, Kelly. Tragically, we lost one of our family dogs and my personal buddy ("Rusty" - a lab mix) in March while we were attending the StampScrapArtTour Show in Philly/Oaks, PA. I did not think the loss would effect me as much as it did and I found myself in very unfamiliar territory...
So I began my research on the extensive greyhound rescue efforts all across the country as a way of dealing with the loss of dear "Rusty".
"Major" is the result of my research and my new very special companion. I saved his life and he may be saving mine. If you get a chance to meet him in person, you can't help but like him - he is just one of those kind of guys! An absolute sweetheart, he is!


  1. I had to smile when I read this post. I have two rescued greyhounds them...!!!
    Please keep us updated on Major. I would love to meet him. There are many greyhound events where greyhound owners and their pups get together for a reunion. Who knows, maybe we'll meet up.

  2. Congratulations on your addition. I'm glad Major chose you! Bless you for making room for one more. We also have 2 rescued greyhounds -- Chad and Shawna. At 85lbs and 54lbs respectively, they were a sizeable addition to our family but would be lonely without them.

  3. What a handsome and lucky boy. Thank you for adopting him, Joe, and I have a feeling you will have many fun adventures with The Major.