It's a story that couldn't have happened without DWB, and for that, I am very grateful.
So you know me, Petey, a little Cairn terrier living in New York City.
Just a few months ago, I met the Dughallmor Beagles. We stumbled upon their blog when we were visiting Marvin, the Hollow Hound. We were excited that they lived in Scotland. I'm a wee Scots doggie and my Granny was born there. In fact, my Mommy is the first generation on her mother's side NOT to be born in Scotland.
Then I discovered that Rosie and her family lived near the town where Granny was born! And not far from where both of Granny's parents grew up, way up in the Highlands of Scotland.
Now I'll introduce you to my Granny...I love my Granny! When I was just a little puppy, she sent me Lamby. It's still one of my favorite toys to snuggle with.
Here we are going for a walk on the beach down in South Carolina where she lives now.
Okay, now back we go to Scotland... Here is where my Granny was born, at the Priory Lodge of Pluscarden Abbey. It was built in the 13th Century. (It's even older than Granny!)
Yesterday afternoon, we got an email from Rosie's Mummy. Guess where she'd been that day? To Pluscarden! And she took these photos of the very house that Granny and her twin sister were born in. They were 2 months premature, so it's probably a good thing that they were born in a house that is shaped like a cross, with a cross in each corner.
Here is a photo of Granny's grandfather (Mommy's Great-father). He was the caretaker at the Abbey when Granny was born there. His name is Henry Lawrence. The little girl in the photo is Granny's Mum (Mommy's Grandmother). This photo was taken around 1901!
Here is another view of the little house. Isn't it charming? Now...listen to this. When Rosie's Mummy got home, she was telling her husband about taking photos of the house, and maybe the next time, she could ask the owner if they'd mind moving their car and the bin.
And Rosie's Daddy said there was a very nice lady living there - he's installed the security system you can see to the left of the door!!! Can you believe this? Rosie's Daddy was in the very house where my Granny was born. That's just mind-boggling!
Mommy downloaded the photos that Rosie's Mum emailed on the Walgreen's site. She was able to have prints made of the Pluscarden photos that Granny picked up at her nearby Walgreens. Just think. Those photos were taken that day, and later that afternoon, thousands of miles away, my Granny was looking at printed copies. Granny was overwhelmed. She's only been back to the wee house once and that was almost 40 years ago. She was so excited, she's going to frame the photos that Rosie's Mum took. She went to bed last night with them on her nightstand so she could have one more look before she fell asleep.
And it's all because two little doggies met across the blogs. Unbelievable!