Inside was a letter from Khyra explaining that it took her assistant a long time to get the package to me. Um, Khyra, it took my assistant a LONG time to help me write this post! She kept complaining about her broken tooth and something called a roots canal. Sounds like a bunch of lame excuses to me!
Finally the box is open! I see some delicious treats in there for me and Ziggy and Libby too!
Bully Sticks for me and Zig! Libby LOVES Temptations! She's been spoiled by so many dawgs and cats during this coffee table project that she's usually the first one to inspect the packages when they arrive. She's also the first one by the treat basket when my mom leaves for work! She figured out that mom gives us treats when she leaves and she wanted in on the action.
Khyra sent us a "furry" special letter that only Ziggy and I could read. In our letter she told the story of her rock hunting expedition. She and her mom jumped into the Xterra and headed to Samuel S. Lewis State Park. Samuel S. Lewis State Park was named to honor the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters from 1951-1954. Samuel S. Lewis donated 35 acres of his farm to the Commonwealth in 1954. Lewis convinced Walter Stine to sell his arboretum to the Commonwealth for a reasonable price. The Commonwealth then purchased an additional 35 acres of the adjacent Almoney Farm to complete the initial park tract. The park opened to the public on July 4, 1954. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources purchased an additional 14 acres of land in 1999. It looks like a great place to run around and explore and, of course, find rocks! Here is a movie of the day Khyra and her mom set out in search of rocks.
Khyra is definitely KHWEEN of the ROKHS!All the rocks and shells from Khyra fit neatly into the corner of the coffee table. Thank you so much Khyra (and your mom too of course!) for going to the park and finding such great rocks for the table!
Besides the Pennsylvania rocks, Khyra's mom added a couple of shells from her own collection - a little white spirally snail shell and a spotted clam shell. Can you imagine a snail walking around with that tall, skinny corkscrew shell house?
Here is one final picture of Khyra hunting for rocks. Can you see her fluffy tail??