Moxie was the sweetest dog we've ever known and he was loved by everyone who visited our home. Even Cheryl's hubby, who is not known as a dog lover, would crawl under the table to pet and talk to Moxie.
Friends rallied around after Moxie left us and Cheryl, my ever-caring friend, found a darling tote with the likeness of a schnauzer who looked very much like Moxie.
I was surprised and delighted when she handed the bag to me. My Moxie on a tote! I am so please to have a way I can keep, and carry, his memory with me. Do you see the bright red hearts that hang from the handle? Cheryl crocheted and added them to show her love of Moxie (and mine). My heart was already filled with a mix of emotions when she said to look inside.
There was the shawl she'd just finished, French Cancan, in a beautiful Moxie gray. By this point I was in shock...surprised, pleased, with my heart ready to burst.
You may think I'm sappy, but so be it. Every time I wear the shawl, or carry the tote, I'll think of Moxie. I'll also think of the kindness of friends, the emails, the cards, and the FB posts that let me know friend cared. But, most of all, I'll think of my dear friend, Cheryl, who gave me this lovely gift of her time and creativity. I am so lucky to have had the sweetest little pal, my Moxie, in my life, and to have the best friends anyone could want.
Thank you, Cheryl.