Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Story of the Mysterious Shell Collector

Once upon a time .......on a beach not so far away a shell collector would wander leisurely along the tide line looking for shells. By the shell collectors side were two devilishly handsome doggies who everyone ALWAYS stopped and admired. Every day they would walk along and if King Neptune was feeling generous he would throw some shells up on the beach for the shell collector to find. The shell collector would then take the shells home - they were washed and scrubbed and made as clean as possible and then in the evening the shell collector would sit in a rocking chair with the two devilishly handsome doggies close by and begin to make magic on the shells. With a special pen in the shell collectors hand - intricate patterns would appear on the shells and something most people would step on or ignore suddenly became a thing of beauty. When the shell collector had finished the shells they were given a coat of varnish to make them all shiny and inside of the shell a little message would be written "A gift from the sea - becomes a gift for you".  Then each morning as the shell collector and those two devilishly handsome doggies made their way down the beach - a little painted shell would be left on each of the boardwalks railings as a surprise for someone. No-one ever saw the shell collector or the two devilishly handsome doggies do this and they were happy with this. See - the shell collector and the devilishly handsome dogs knew that the people who used this beach were all military families and the shell collector just wanted to let them know someone was thinking about them. Of coarse we have NO idea who the mysterious shell collector is or those two devilishly handsome dogs - but we do know we have seen many people smiling when they find those shells :)

25 comments:

  1. Oh, is that ever an awesome thing that certain shell collector and the devilishly handsome dogs are doing!!! We just LOVE that - and I'll bet the people who find the special painted shells do, too!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  2. The blue one is beautiful! (well they all are beautiful but Lady loves blue almost as much as she loves us, so it is her fav!)

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  3. Oh my pug, I bet the people who are lucky enough to find these magical shells smile the rest of the day. Our mom wishes she could find one of those, and feel their magic. What a wonderful special gift that shell collector is giving.........a smile. stella rose

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  4. What a great gift you are giving. Thank you for sharing your gifts of caring.
    Bentley

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  5. Oh my Dog! Love your shell patterns. I did that on pebbles I picked up on our beach and then put them in the garden.
    Lynne x

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  6. that is a beautiful story! the shell collector certainly is a very special person indeed. and the devilishly handsome dogs are, well they are devilishly handsome. i can well imagine the joy it must bring to the people that stumble upon these wonderful gifts.
    xoxo, bailey unleashed

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  7. The blue one is my favorite. Now, I counted like 87 million times some doggies were referred to as devilishly handsome......BOL.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  8. Oh my goodness. Those shells are beautiful. The shell collector with those two handsome doggies did a pawsome job.

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  9. That's a wonderful surprise. Bet everyone's wondering who the shell fairy is.

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  10. You are the mysterious beautiful shell collector
    Lily & Edward

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  11. That is soooo special!!!! You are pawesome! DakotasDen

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  12. I'm sure there are plenty who appreciate this effort.

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  13. Hari OM
    O M D... that is capital 'ell' Love at full tilt!!! If you ever catch up with that shell collector and the pair of devils....er... devilishly handsome pair... do give them paws up from me!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  14. That is a very cool thing for the shell collector to do and we are sure they make many people happy!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. There is a church on my way to work that has a sign reading "commit random acts of love." I think the shell collector and her handsome doggies are doing just that. Very sweet.

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  16. Oh my but I want to walk on your beach and find a beautifully decorated shell.

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  17. Devilishly Handsome doggies sure do have a pawsome Moms!!! Um, I mean, SHELL COLLECTOR! I bets they take home their treasure and smile every time they looks at it. The SHELL COLLECTOR is very sweet spreading joy...we needs more of her in the worlds...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥
    pees: I thinks those devilishly handsome doggies should gets some margaritas for snoopervising so well!

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  18. Oh what a wonderful thing to do. Well done that person and those devilishly handsome dogs.

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  19. What a beautiful thing for you to do♥

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  20. The shell collector and the two devilishly handsome doggies had a super idea...I would like to see and to hear what the first one says who discovers that cute gift... I bet it brings a smile on the face of that happy finder :o)

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  21. What a wonderful thing the shell collector and those two handsome doggies are doing. We bet it really warms the recipients hearts when they discover these treasures.

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  22. That's very sweet. If you ever run into the shell collector or those devilishly handsome doggies I hope you let them know how kind that is! :)

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