This car belongs to Bailey's, a local Jewelry store. Their slogan is "Every woman wants a Bailey's Box". Their store wrapping is exactly like this Honda Element. On September 11, 2008 they started an ad campaign for the 2008 Christmas season, which was quite successful. They hid 'Bailey's' boxes around Raleigh. Each package had a note on their letterhead that read: "Finders Keepers, yes this is for you just for you open it and we hope you enjoy it". My mom found the very first one in the city. It was on an outside table at one of her favorite lunch spots, Cafe Carolina, which is just a few stores away from Bailey's. Really.....long story short she took the package inside Cafe Carolina to ask the management if they knew anything about it. They did not but they were intrigued. Mom opened her package in the store. It contained a pearl bracelet. Mom was pleased she went to Bailey's to thank them. Cafe Carolina's PR people found out about it, called Bailey's to ask about who found it. Cafe Carolina wanted to do a human interest story on it. Bailey's contacted Mom to see if it was ok with her to have the newspaper call her for an interview. It was a win win story Mom got a bracelet and her story in the paper, Bailey's and Cafe Carolina had free publicity!!!! ***** The newspaper story was a big boost for Bailey's. As a thank you to Mom for agreeing to the interview, Bailey's gave mom the use of their Limo for an evening. Mom and Dad used the limo in January 2009 to go to the Angus Barn to celebrate Mom's 60th b-day and their 39th anniversary in February 2009. At the time of the ad campaign, Bailey's didn't have the car. Mom just starting seeing it parked near the store. She just had to take a picture.
Yesterday started out like an ordinary Saturday...we slept in, the peeps had a leisurely breakfast. I took my usual nap while the peeps were away doing Saturday errands. Shortly after they returned Mom & Dad decided to watch one of the National Park programs they have on dvr. I decided to do a little fountain watching. As you might remember from previous posts, I'm infactuated with my water fountain. I love watching the water run down the slide. We are all thoroughly enjoying our entertaiment of choice, when poof out goes the power for no apparent reason at 2 pm. No bad weather or anything. Mom waited a few minutes then call the power company. Of course it is all automated. The recording said a crew had been dispatched. No cause is yet known for the outage. After about a half an hour mom calls again,the recording says our power should be back on by 5 PM.
What MOM yells I have washing to do, blogs to write, tv programs to watch
MOM I SQUEAL....TELL THE NUMB SKULLS MY FOUNTAIN IS NOT WORKING!!!
Well there is nothing to do inside so Mom goes out with her camera to take some fall pictures. Lo and behold look what she sees across the street from us a Labordoodle puppy. To quote Jack, the puppy was on a 'string'. Mom walked over to the neighbors to ask if they had a new puppy. Yes we do he is 4 mos old we just brought him home in September. Mom asked his name.
Biscuit He is acutally about the color of a perfectly baked biscuit
Mom said he was very soft. She told Biscuit she hoped he would grow into his tongue becuase it was very long
Biscuit's forever home is with Evan and Julia and
their Mom and Dad. What a lucky puppy he is and mom is thrilled to know
that he is just across the street from us.
Shortly after meeting Biscuit, lo and behold there is another new face on the cul-de-sac. Martha and Bailey tell me when their human brother was a wee lad he called it it a 'cuddle sack'. That is about the cutest thing we've heard in a very long time!!! Thanks Martha and Bailey. You'll never in 1 million years guess this pretty girl's name....
Waffle Her Dad isn't exactly sure of her breed but he said the Vet guessed she was a mixture of possibly Golden retriever, St. Bernard, Boxer or Swiss Mountain. Waffle is not quite a year old. She and her dad are going to obedience classes. She is very well behaved.
We also have two older dogs on the cul-de-sac, Casey, a Border Collie and Charlie Brown a Basset Hound. Casey and Charlie Brown live next door to each other. They feed on each other's hyperactivity. Casey runs up and down the length of the fence trying her best to herd Charlie Brown. Much to Charlie Brown's peeps delight, this activity keeps CB trim and fit. Charlie Brown and Casey are both escape artists.
Mom was thrilled to meet the new puppies...I just want to taste them because they sound very delicious and you know how I am about food.