Monday, November 17, 2014

In Case You Were Wondering ...

Toward the beginning of October, I wrote two posts in which I asked my readers for their help. Many of you replied with helpful information.  Here is the followup.

Best Choice for My Birthday Present

On October 7th, I wrote a post called Please Help Me Pick Out My Birthday Present!  I was really stuck trying to decide which computer would be best for me, and my readers supplied a lot of good advice.Taking it all under consideration, I made one more trip to Best Buy. One of their tech guys was really helpful, and he made a point that tipped the scales.  He suggested that anyone spending a lot of time looking at a computer screen will develop much less eye strain using the Retina Display model of the MacBook Pro Retina. That made a lot of sense to me.

I am now the proud owner of a MacBook Pro Retina, 13 inch computer. Many thanks to everyone who gave input to this decision. So far, I really like it!!

Finding Another Purple Toy

On October 8th  I wrote The Purple Toy, a post about needing to replace my dog's favorite toy.  We were unable to find one anywhere, and I wondered if a reader might recognize the brand. A number of people thought it was a Kong toy, but while it is similar to a Kong, it is not identical.  

Then, one day I got a comment on my post from Padraig C. (in Great Britain!)  He told me to “Search Amazon for: PetSafe Busy Buddy Chuckle Dog.”
 Sure enough ... it was the right toy! 

I am really grateful to him for helping me find it - and to everyone who commented. I ordered one right away.

Here are some photos of when we stuffed it with a bit of kibble and gave it to our dog.

Just a short while after we received the dog toy in the mail, I got this text from my daughter at college:

I hadn't told her yet that we had already found one!

It is probably a toss-up as to who is happier with their new possession - me or our dog! 

What is the best gift you ever received?

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  1. I love both gifts.
    One of the best I have ever received was an experience. A trip to our local zoo and the opportunity to pat the cheetahs, have honey licked from my hand by a bear, toss prawns to the otters, feed the lions...
    So many experiences and years later, so many smiles.

    1. I am so jealous ... and happy for you that you had such a wonderful opportunity!

  2. I remember most the gifts I received when I was a an adult we didn't bother much with gifts.

    1. Yes - I think there is nothing quite like getting gifts as a child.. Still though - I am pretty pleased with this laptop!

  3. So excited for your new laptop, and I your dog looks so happy to have a new toy! My favorite gift ever was a Donny Osmond album when I was in 4th grade - I still remember how excited I was to see it on Christmas morning.

    1. Donny Osmond! I remember my sister being really happy one Christmas morning as well!


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