Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Round Rock from Texas Kitties

My two new Texas kitty friends, Angel & Kirby sent me a really cool round rock. These two good looking cats live in Plano, Texas which is 1,630 miles from my house. There is a very long family history to this rock that was explained lovingly in the letter that came along with it.This is a naturally round rock. It has not been polished in any manner. If was found on the property that Angel & Kirby's mom's father (I'll refer to him as Grandpa now) grew up on in West Texas (actually the Western part of Central Texas in Eastland County - whew I'm confused!) There was a community there called Yellow Mound where Angel & Kirby's Grandpa lived as a boy. The family has been finding these round rocks for 80 years (I think that 560 dawg years!) Many of these round rocks are very smooth like the one Angel & Kirby sent to me. Others look like they are made of small pebbles stuck together. Angel & Kirby's mom thinks her dad would be very happy to know that one of these rocks is now in my table.
Angel & Kirby, I want to thank you so much for sending this unique and very personal rock for my table. Every time we look at this rock we will not only think of you and your mom but also your Grandpa. We will think about the earth in Yellow Mound which is brown but almost like yellow clay. Though we've never been there, we will imagine your Grandpa when he was a young boy and later on your mom when she was a young girl, each searching for these perfectly round rocks. We can almost see them filled with joy when they found one and maybe even playing a game of marbles with their collection. My mom's mom and dad have also left for the human rainbow bridge and would have been 90 and 93 this month if they were still here, close to the 85 Angel & Kirby's Grandpa would have been if he were here too. My mom knows how important these special memories are and we all thank them so much for sharing!

22 comments:

Joey said...

Hi Pedro! What a beautiful story that round rock has behind it. It's such a special rock for your coffee table. And that last picture is such a nice picture of some of my favorite friends.

See ya!
Joey

Angel said...

Thank you for the beautiful post. You told the story very well. It made tears come to Mom and Dad's eyes!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pedro!
The story of the rock that Angel and Kirby sent to you is awesome!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Checkers said...

wow pedro - you sure are getting a lot of terrific rocks

Suzuki said...

Hi Pedro!
You have been nominated ovfur at my blog to be interviewed by Bark Kent fur next weeks Five Fur Friday. Stop by and vote or check out your competition BOL
Best of luck!
Suzuki
xxx

Zeus said...

What a very special story for a very special rock! I'm sure that coffee table is going to need no coffee book whatsoever to get a conversation started with guests. :)

Zeus said...

And by the way, Pedro: You are so NOT allowed to be afraid of me! *HUGS*

The OP Pack said...

What a beautiful rock and how nice of them to share such a personal memory as well.

Maybe you should make a scrapbook of all these posts about the rocks to put on your table so visitors can see how it all came about.

Woos, the OP Pack

Shadow said...

touched our hearts too...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

This whole projekht keeps getting better and better!

Tank woo fur pawmitting us to be a part of it!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Rambo said...

That's a very special round rock you have cousin. You better take extra special care of it.
I love all your cool rocks and shell.
love,
Rambo
ps..I can still see my big rocks.

Pedro said...

Rambo,

No worries! That special rock is under glass and trust me, your rocks are there too! My mom got a special candle holder for the bigger rocks and shells that won't fit under the glass. One of yours is in that too.

Pedro

Chef said...

Pedro! I'm so excited to tell you - I found you three rocks today!

Finally the snow is gone and all the mud in the back yard has been washed away, so I went rock hunting for you today. I found three nice rocks that I hope you're going to like. We're taking them to the post office tomorrow to mail to you!!! And I'm going to post about it on my blog tonight.

You sure have a beautiful collection going there. And that round rock is very special (looks like something I'd like to eat, like a big kibble!) Heh. Really, it's just beautiful and your table is going to look fabulous. I can't wait to see it.

Bye for now!

xoxo
Chef

JB's Big World said...

Hey! I know Angel and Kirby! They are pretty close neighbors to us, and they are very nice. That is a really nice round rock for you collection, and a nice story to go along with it!
--JB

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Pedro,
Looks like your table is coming together very nicely! We love the stories behind all those rocks that you have received.. each of them tells a special tale. That table is going to be a conversation piece whenever you have guests over!!

Moco said...

You are very special to get such a treasured rock for your table. We are sure it has great karma.

GSD Adventures said...

Very touching story to go with another beautiful rock for your table!

We are having another contest you and Ziggy should come check out!

http://gsdadventures.com/contests/show-us-some-tongue/

Wags,
Pruett and Daphne

River said...

Great post! What a beautiful collection of rocks. My mom misses her grandparents so much, too--they filled her life with unconditional love--sort of like we do now!

love & wags,
River

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

How special!

Our mommy checked on the cholesterol for your mommy and its something like 5mg or 1% of the daily value.

Bijou said...

Hi Pedro,

Great rock story! It looks like a little ball and I love to play with balls.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Asta said...

Pedro
What a bootiful stowy and wock..this table will have so many memowies fwom all youw fwiends.it will be pwiceless
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Chester's Mom said...

What cool rocks you are receiving! Very, special ones just like you!!! That table is gonna be priceless when it is done. You and your Mom have created a one of a kind treasure.
Thanks for letting us dawgs be a part of it.

Woofs and priceless slobbers,
Chester

Pee. Ess. I cannot see the page where you mention my special rock. Boo hoo!! ;0=(

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