by pennifold 11d ago

Hi Cuties, I've been busy baby sitting - having the 5 grandchildren from Sunday till yesterday. It's school holidays here in Australia and last Thursday Dana and her husband Jason went to Melbourne for her birthday (which was 1st July). They bid for a weekend away at a friend of theirs benefit night. He had a motor cycle accident last year and is now a Quadriplegic. They paid thousands for it, but as Jason said, it was the least they could do as this young man, only in his early 40's will never have a 'normal' life.

They both had a wonderful time at the Melbourne Casino, dined at Nobu, a famous Japanese restaurant, also dined at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant and for one of her birthday gifts we gave Dana a 9 course Degustation Lobster luncheon and a River cruise down the Yarra. They won at the Poker machines and decided to buy a puppy! We can't believe it as Jason has been so against having an animal. Whereas on the other hand we've always had dogs and a cat!

They came home yesterday with a box in their arms with the puppy in it and asked the kids to sit down and shut their eyes. I was standing by watching and once the box was open, well it was pandemonium - it contained a beautiful little Moodle (a Maltese Terrier cross Poodle).
They have named him Scooby Dee instead of Scooby Do (as their last name starts with a D). I've got some pictures of him, he is only 8 weeks old and just loves being with the kids and the kids were just so overcome they all cried, me too!! Love Chris
1. Jason, Dana and Scooby
2. Jasana, Aqualina and Scooby
3. Jason, Ryke, Jasana and Aqualina with Scooby
4. Scooby relaxing on Dana's lap.


by designgirl 7d ago

Very cute puppy, lovely addition to a beautiful family. Hugs and Love Lynn

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pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

Thanks Lynn, I won't argue with you on that statement. Love Chris

by gramt 8d ago

What a cute addition to a darling family.

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pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

Thanks very much and a big Aussie welcome to you from me, love Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

by ksgram1 8d ago

Such a lovely group, and puppy love all around.

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pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

Yes, you are right love Chris

by sdrise 9d ago

What A cutie!! I am glad you had fun with the kids... Nice your daughter had a wonderful birthday and the family got a wonderful new addition! I am sure they will all spoil Scooby....

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pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

Thanks Suzanne, yes, she is one lucky young lady. Scooby is being spoiled rotten! Love Chris

by katydid 10d ago

Love it ! Full house!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Kay, yes, it certainly is now! Love Chris

by kanny 10d ago

Hi Chris, what great pics and a gorgeous little puppy that is sure to bring endless love and enjoyment. xx

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Hi Karen, yes, he is a real little cutie, can't wait to see him again tonight (Saturday) Love Chris

by jrob Moderator 10d ago

What a perfect ending to a perfect birthday. Your girl surely knows how to celebrate. The puppy is adorable and the children got the best present. Happy birthday Dana!

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pennifold by pennifold 9d ago

Thanks Jerrilyn, yes, she is a bit of a party animal. I am babysitting Ryke and Aqualina this evening and Scooby. Jasana is going to a sleepover. School resumes here next week after 2 weeks of holidays. Love Chris

by lbrow 11d ago

Glad they had such a good time and love, love little Scooby

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Thanks Miss Lillian, me too! Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 11d ago

Sorry but your cutest dog is stealing the show.

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

You are so right Angie, love Chris

by 02kar Moderator 11d ago

What an incredible weekend for them all. Kudos to them for helping a friend in need. And what a home coming! Dana really knows how to celebrate a birthday. Congrats to you all. And hope we get to see more of Scooby Dee. What an adorable puppy.

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

They are one very lucky couple and the kids are terrific, that little puppy is going to be so spoiled!!! Love Chris

by gerryvb 11d ago

wow, what a great surprise, and the puppy is a real cutie, adorable. They won at the poker machine, but this way everybody is a winner!!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Yes, Gerry, everyone's a winner! Love Chris

by cfidl 11d ago

Delightful! I am sure he will get plenty of love and attention. Cute puppy and children!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Thanks Chris, yes he is a cutie already. Love Chris

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by sewdeb edited 10d ago

Oh, Chris what wonderfully joyous pictures! Looks like everyone, including Scooby, is having the time of their lives!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Thanks Deb, yes, it was a complete surprise to them. Love Chris

by kathymourie 11d ago

What a cute puppy! The children look so happy!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Yes, they are very happy Kathy. Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 11d ago

What a sweet addition to the family. Very cute! Looks like he is getting lots of loving. Congratulations on the new grand dog!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

He is being spoilt rotten, love Chris

by dragonflyer 11d ago

What a wonderful surprise for the kids...and such an adorable little puppy...I see they already have his name tag too!

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

I couldn't believe it Kim, they must have got it yesterday. Love Chris