Puppy Love

 

I didn’t get this posted for Valentine’s Day because I was out of town, but it’s too fun not to share. Every year I send out Valentine’s postcards to friends and family with an illustration done by one of my children. This year, my new daughter-in-law did the honors. I was hesitant to ask at first, but she seemed excited to be included in this family tradition. After years of asking my sons to remember to marry someone who would like me, I feel very blessed that (so far) they have listened! The dog in the illustration is my six-year-old puppy Inigo.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Merrijane: After years of asking my sons to remember to marry someone who would like me…

    My mother’s injunction was to marry a smart woman.

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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  3. Merrijane Inactive
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I love that!

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  4. Merrijane Inactive
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    My mother’s injunction was to marry a smart woman.

    But a smart woman might not like me!

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Love your post! Did she do the poem and the sketch too?  Your idea is really sweet!

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  6. Arahant Member
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    Merrijane (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    My mother’s injunction was to marry a smart woman.

    But a smart woman might not like me!

    My mother was more concerned about having intelligent grandchildren.

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  7. Merrijane Inactive
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    My mother was more concerned about having intelligent grandchildren.

    A worthy concern. My desire revolved around the perhaps outdated belief that sons don’t visit very often after they leave home, but they go will go wherever their wives go. My daughter-in-law likes to visit me, so he comes with her.

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  8. Merrijane Inactive
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Love your post! Did she do the poem and the sketch too? Your idea is really sweet!

    I did the poem, she did the sketch. Joint effort!

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    My mother’s advice was to marry a nice man with potential. I did well.

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  10. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Merrijane (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    My mother was more concerned about having intelligent grandchildren.

    A worthy concern. My desire revolved around the perhaps outdated belief that sons don’t visit very often after they leave home, but they go will go wherever their wives go. My daughter-in-law likes to visit me, so he comes with her.

    Our daughter-in-law encourages us to visit often (it is easier for us retired folk to travel than for them to). On our visit last weekend, daughter-in-law and Mrs. Tabby were planning a “girls weekend” while our son is deployed beginning in March, so yes daughter-in-law and we get along. We certainly see our son more since he married than we did when he was single. 

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  11. Merrijane Inactive
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    We certainly see our son more since he married than we did when he was single.

    I noticed the same thing with my son.

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  12. KentForrester Moderator
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    Marvelous sketch, Merrijane.  Whoever drew it has real talent. Professional level talent. 

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  13. Merrijane Inactive
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    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Marvelous sketch, Merrijane. Whoever drew it has real talent. Professional level talent.

    I think so too! I’ll pass on your compliment to her. 

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  14. TBA Coolidge
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    Merrijane (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    My mother’s injunction was to marry a smart woman.

    But a smart woman might not like me!

    Nonsense. 

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  15. Bryan McAllister Inactive
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    Merrijane (View Comment):
    My desire revolved around the perhaps outdated belief that sons don’t visit very often after they leave home, but they go will go wherever their wives go.

    I don’t think it’s outdated.  That’s a smart strategy.  I’m remiss to report that in my house, my wife is a far more engaged ‘ambassador’ to my mother than I am.  So, I guess I married well – but I am to be admonished for slacking.  Regardless, I see similar patterns in my peers and in their children – the boys tend to fall off the radar, without good coaxing.  

    Nice poem, and illustration!  Thank you for sharing.

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