Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Unexpectedly Gifted

MARCUS:  Hey, Jan, what's this?  Is this all for me?

SAM:  You lay a paw on anything there and you'll have to answer to Merci, Buddy and me!  

MARCUS:  But where did it come from?  Did Jan order it for us?

RUSTY::  No, Jan was surprised to find it on our porch when she came back from the meeting last Thursday.

MICAH:  It was funny.  You dogs are doing the 30 day I and Love and You Challenge and she wondered what could be in a box from them.

CYNDI:  When she opened it, she found dog goodies and socks.  Organic cotton socks.  15 pairs.

PERCY:  That's enough she could wear two pairs on her feet, a pair on her hands, a pair on her ears, and a single sock on her nose this winter to keep warm, and she would still have leftovers.

BUDDY:  Okay, I was with you right up until you hung one sock on her nose.  She'd need two socks, one for each nostril.

SAM:  They wouldn't stay on and her nose would freeze anyway.

BUDDY:  Not if she anchors them with a clothes pin. That's what she does with the new drapes.

MICAH:  To get back to the subject, Jan started to write an email to Miss Sydney at Chewy to ask if she knew anything about the box.

RUSTY:  She happened to look down at the box and noticed a slight problem.

CYNDI:  The box was sent to our address but the addressee was not Jan of Jan's Funny Farm.  It wasn't even close.

MERCI:  She emailed the sender instead.  As it turned out, no one was more surprised Jan had received an unexpectedly gifted box than the sender.  Jan was sad she would have to return all those socks.

SAM:  Socks?  What about all those dog goodies?

PERCY:  A clerical error giveth and the right thing to do taketh away.

MERCI:  That's easy for you to say since there wasn't anything in the box for you cats.

PERCY:  I and Love and You had partnered with the Wearpact sock company for a "Socks and Paws" contest. 

BUDDY:  The lady from the company was very nice. We get to keep the box.  Oh, and everything in it too.  When the winner receives a replacement box, we are sure she will enjoy it as much as we are enjoying this one.

MARCUS:  You mean this is all ours?  How generous!  So when does Jan intend to start passing out the treats?

NOTE:  Just for the record, this is a true story.  We are grateful for the unexpected gift.  It will in no way affect our 30 day I and Love and You challenge.  Both they and Chewy are expecting an honest review of the product we are testing. 


  1. wow - nice mystery box...glad they are replacing it for the winner and you get to keep this one

  2. OMD it is like a little Christmas Miracle... So kind and Generous of them to allow you to keep the thingys... and So HONEST of Jan to have let the company know about the mistake...and for them to say... you may have everythingy. SEE? THAT is what this season is all about...

  3. That's hitting the jackpot
    Lily & Edward

  4. Merry Christmas to you!! Unexpected gifts are the best.

  5. guys...thiz izza total lee awesum box oh goods !!! N joy ~~~~ ♥♥♥

  6. That was an unexpected mistake, and a great result.

  7. You know what guys Jans honesty and her big heart are the reason she was given this box..many others would say great and not even question it..see honesty pays and Santa rewards nice...not naughty :) loves Fozziemum xx

  8. Now that's a fun mistake. Nicest thing is they don't want to bother with returning it. In a way you won the Mistaken Package Contest.

  9. That was a really great mistake!! Just think of the fun Jan's going to have with those socks!!!

  10. Wow, what a terrific mistake for you! We're so glad you get to keep everything!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  11. Organic sox? That sounds like it might be healthy to eat!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. So very pawsome!!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Looks like Santa came early :)

  14. What a great and TRUE story! Jan's going to have some warm feet this winter. :)

    Sorry we've been scarce lately. We just haven't felt too much like visiting after Moosey passed away. Thank you for your kind comments on our memorial post. He was a very special boy, and we love and miss him so much. The outpouring of love and support by our friends has been such an encouragement during this difficult time.

  15. What a pawsome surprise. Enjoy!


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