Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Saga of Sassy


The reason for this title is because I just have to tell you a story (I'll keep it short) about Sassy - our cat - who just happens to look very similar to the cat in this card.

First of all, a little background. I have two children (both married). My daughter has two little girls - Lily (who is 10) and Sadie (who will be 4 in a couple of weeks). When Lily was 3 years old and visiting, my daughter told her she could get a kitty - as long as she left it with Mimi (me) and Pa when they left since she's allergic to them!!!! You just GOTTA LOVE your children sometime!!!! Anyway, while they were visiting we went to the shelter and picked out the cutest little solid gray kitty you've ever seen. She played with it (probably a little too rough), named it Sassy, and then went back home to Lubbock leaving it here! Two days later, it promptly died!!! Well, every time Lily would call she would ask how Sassy was doing. I just didn't have the heart to tell her the truth and of course, my dear daughter was not going to tell her either.....so I just kept saying Sassy was good and getting bigger every day. Ugh! About 3 months later they all decided to come for a visit again - and I had to find another gray kitty QUICK! Believe it or not I actually found one that was similar. To this day, Lily still thinks this is the original Sassy - but it's actually Sassy number 2.

The main reason for this little story was to take your mind off how bad (I think) this card is!!! I just could not come up with anything I was happy with. The image from Designed2Delight is just so cute - but my mind was not kicking in on what to do with it at all!!! Here it is anyway. It's also for the Double Delight challenge - to use some summer type colors.

Anyway, I hope my story of Sassy made you forget about what the card looked like!

Thanks for stopping by.................

Lynn

13 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Lynn your card is just fine and perfect for girlie kitty cat. Love the little butterflies and how you colored the kitty to look like Sassy#2 or #1.

Rach said...

LOL! I guess we all have cards we're not pleased with. My mom posted one of her "uglies" today as well. ;o)

That said, I think this is a sweet little card. Some little girl will LOVE it! That is one cute "sassy" kitty. :o)

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, what a good grandma you are! Too funny of a story but I do disagree, the card is just fine!

Kathy said...

Your story is too funny. Your are a good grandma! Love this card, one of my favorites this month. Don't know why you don't like it. The pink and grey look great together.

Gardner's Basket said...

I don't know what you are talking about, that card is precious! I love the story of Sassy, and aren't you the best grandma for getting Sassy 2.

Carrie said...

I don't think the card is bad. I like the little butterfly you added to match the image

Marilyn S said...

So where is the bad card you were talking about? It's certainly not this one. I love the image, your colouring, the paper... it's so cheery & a 'feel good' card. Plus, the story about Sassy is priceless & I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lynn McAuley said...

This is a delightful card, Lynn!! Sassy looks so sweet with her butterfly friends!!

Kathy Winter said...

Awsome card, I like the dp and how sweet and girly it looks. Thanks for playing with us at Double Delight:)

Sherrie Conner said...

AAawww! Such a sweet story!
LOVE your card! The bright pink ribbon and bow, and the butterflies are PERFECT!
Thanks so much for being a part of the Designed2Delight Artist Challenge! :)

Crafty Creations said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself! Card is just great!

I had to do the 'replacement' pet, but with my neighbor's fish!!! "Bluey 2" is alive and well and she doesn't know about what happened to "Bluey 1"
DOH!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I'm not sure why you don't like this card. I think it's super cute - not only the image, but the pink butterfly trail and the big bow.

How sad that the first kitty died so suddenly, but what a good grandma you are for finding a replacement and keeping one just so your granddaughter could have a pet - at least from afar. Someday when she's older, you should tell her what you did. She would probably appreciate the fact that you went through that much trouble for her.

Tami said...

Ah I had missed out on this challenge but that kitty sure is cute:)