Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lost and Found and the late Queen Mother

Helen Tilston photo by Karin Altpeter

“You are as young as you feel. If you begin to feel the warmth of your soul, there will be a youthfulness in you that no one will be able to take away from you.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom 


Indian Rocks Beach Florida homes
I was feeling particularly energetic and decided to up my daily run on the beach from 3 to 5 miles.
Indian Rocks Beach Florida

Shore birds at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida



On my return, about 3 miles from home what should dart across my path in haste to the beach but a small poodle dog. (Indian Rocks Beach has a by-law which prohibits dogs from  the beach and imposes a fine of $140.)  She played in the waves as they lapped to shore and ran wildly. I called it and grabbed it and it nestled in my arms. I traced the steps of the dog to some beach-side homes.  I knocked on doors but to no avail nobody ever saw this dog before.  Weighing 16 lbs  I knew this would be a heavy load to carry home, so I asked somebody to drive me home.  After suspicious looks a drive home was secured. The dog had a collar and phone number and  the name Mitzi.  I fed her and she drank water.  My dog, Spice Girl welcomed her and seemed to feel Mitzi's distress.The phone number, a Chicago number, was, sadly, not in service.  We made several phone calls and finally as we were speaking to the Humane Society the owner of the dog was on the other line. We obtained the local phone number for the owners who were visiting from Chicago and both were sobbing and visibly distressed.  We returned Mitzi to their arms  and Spice Girl leaned out the window of the car and kissed Mitzi on the lips. It was the perfect ending.  I wonder how Mitzi would describe here five hour adventure.


Mitzi and Helen saying good-bye




Shortly afterward, the Post Woman knocked on my door and there was a parcel postmarked Royal Mail, from Penarth, U.K.
Yonks and enclosed within the most bautiful stamps including one of the late Queen Mother, who is wearing the same sapphire and diamond brooch she wore when I one time met her at St. James Palace
I shall frame it and it will join my photos of the Royal Family.  Thank you very much Dianne (Yonks).  Dianne writes beautifully and is one of my favourite blogs.
Fred Tilston, Helen Tilston and HRH The Queen Mother, wearing her sapphire and diamond brooch


Have you found anything valuable lately?

92 comments:

  1. What a good deed you did Helen....Mitzi now being back in the loving arms of her family. ...and to go back to your last post, an act of kindness.
    I met the Queen Mother when she opened the Great Hall in our school. I was about 16 at the time, so it was many years ago now !! I do still have a photograph of it.
    Have a lovely Sunday....I'm sure that it's warm where you are....it's very snowy here and freezing cold !! XXXX

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  2. That is a wonderful story. So glad the owner was found. I am so impressed that you ran 3 miles (much less 5).The beach is so beautiful!

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  3. Hello Jacqueline @ Home

    I have been thinking of you and the cold and snowy weather - glad you are cozy and warm. How exciting that the late Queen Mother opened the Great Hall at your school. She was a tremendous lady and such a presence. What a superb role model she was and such a hard worker, her daily schedule was excruciatingly hectic and yet she proceeded and brought love to so many.
    Thank you for visiting and wishing you a great week

    Helen xx

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  4. Hello Jen

    It felt so good to find the owner. As a dog owner I know how they must have worried. Street traffic being the biggest concern. I alternate between 3 and 5 miles but being on this beautiful each, the miles seem shorter.
    Have a joyful week

    Helen xx

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  5. Hello Helen
    How lucky that you found Mitzi and reunited her with her owners. They must have been so grateful to you.
    I would love to start my day with a 3 to 5 mile walk (no running with my stiff knees!) along Indian Rocks Beach. Such a beautiful place to live.
    How lovely to receive the stamps from Dianne, she is such a kind hearted soul. And what a great experience to meet the Queen Mother, she was a wonderful woman.
    Love, Abby xx

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  6. Hello Abby

    Yes indeed Indian Rocks Beach is a delightful place to live. Little Mitzi also approved. There is a busy road that parallels the beach and a dog owners nightmare should their pets escape.
    I say I run daily but it end up being about 5 times a week and something will interfere.
    Hope you are all warm and that Spotty is in a warm bed of straw.
    Helen xx

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  7. What a beautiful story Helen. I am glad you were able to trace Mitzi's family!

    Oh it must have been so exciting to meet the queen mother. You both look beautiful on the photo!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  8. Hello Madelief

    It was great to find the owners of Mitzi. One always hopes the pet is just lost. Mitzi was overweight and may have had some health issues too.
    It was very exciting meeting the Queen Mother. She was so gracious and elegant and talkative too.
    Hope you are staying warm and wishing you a great week

    Helen xx

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  9. Helen, I think that you know what a dog lover I am and that this post nearly brought me to tears. Because it really could have easily gone another way without your intervention, your insistence to find a solution. How incredible. Good karma for you and well deserved!

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  10. I am so glad that you found her owner, I bet they were so worried. Love your photos.
    xoxo

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  11. How kind of you to go to so much effort to reunite the dog with her owners. I can't imagine their despair and then their great relief when they discovered she was found. I'm also amazed that you met the Queen Mother - and have the picture to prove it. (Not that I doubted you.) WOW!

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  12. Hmm:I just left a comment and don't want to duplicate. I think the sign in to google shuttled me off. Forgive the repeat, if it is one. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. We just posted the NYIGF, so come see what we found. It is a truly great deed to save a wet and sandy dog.
    Best,
    Liz

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  13. What a great story!

    And very cool you got to meet with Queen Mother....cheers!

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  14. What a wonder-ful day you have had Helen! This day will take a little musing on, but only good things will come of it...I am sure!

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  15. Such treasured memories!!!! My best wishes!!! Cathy

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  16. How wonderfully fortunate for Mitzi you were on the beach at the same time. I can only imagine the relief of the owner. Thank you for going the extra mile to trace down the owner. Hugs! Bonnie

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  17. Lost in Provence

    Hello Heather

    Yes, I know how much you love Ben your dog and as a dog owner I know how heartbroken we would be to lose one. I had determined I was not going to surrender Mitzi to the Humane Society and we agreed to keep her till the owner was found. They had feared the worst, as Mitzi was unfamiliar with their rental accommodation and they lived near a busy road.

    All is well that ends well and I have to say I was starting to bond with Mitzi as she was so affectionate.
    Have a great week

    Helen xx

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  18. Hello Michelle

    Thank you for commenting. Yes, I live in a beautiful place and one of the nicest beaches in the world. It felt so good to find the owners of Mitzi
    Wishing you a great week

    Helen xx

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  19. Grammy Goodwill

    As dog owners we just love animals and to help a lost one is the least we can do. It is a reminder to all that when travelling to make a dog tag with the phone number of their holiday home. This would have helped greatly.
    It was a joy to meet the Queen Mother (for me on 3 occasions).Cameras are not allowed in Buckingham Palace or St. James Palace so the images are taken by the Palace photographer.
    Wishing you a great week.

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  20. Dovecote Decor

    Hello Liz

    Thank you for visiting and I shall visit you shortly.

    It did indeed feel good to rescue a wet, salty and sandy dog. She was a little charm and most affectionate.

    Have a great week.

    Helen xxx

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  21. LR@Magnifient and Egregious

    Thank you for your comment and yes it was indeed an adventurous day.
    Meeting the Queen Mother was a highlight and most memorable.

    Wishing you a delightful week

    Helenxx

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  22. Hello Jacqueline

    It was indeed a day of adventure and joyful too. I remember you were part of a dog rescue operation just reently. In such circumstances we must do what we can. Mitzi was so affectionate and hugged and loved being carried.
    Wishing you a week full of joy and adventure
    Helen xx

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  23. GrandMa K

    Hello Cathy

    It was indeed a treasured day and one I shall remember in fondness.
    Have a joyful week

    Helen xx

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  24. Hello Bonnie

    It was a shock to see Mitzi cross my path. As no dogs are allowed she looked all the more obvious. What was amazing is how many walked by engrossed in their world and oblivious to it all. When I reached the owner by phone, he was totally choked up with tears and unable to talk from sobbing.
    It felt good to help Mitzi
    Helen xx

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  25. I love stories with happy endings - especially where animals are concerned,so well done on your perseverence in finding the owner. You are so lucky to have met the queen mother. I have always been fascinated with her and loved how she was portrayed in "The King's Speech". Have a lovely week. x Sharon

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  26. This is a lovely story Helen and so glad Mitzi was reunited with her owners. My husband jokes that lost dogs gravitate towards me or I always spot them from the car..how can people not assist a distressed dog?
    Meeting the Queen Mother must have been a wonderful experience and one to be treasured.
    I thought of you today when I visited the Matisse exhibition in my city. I really had no idea he was so prolific, thousands of works during his lifetime. Anyway it got me to thinking Helen, once upon a time I enjoyed sketching and am now pondering rediscovering this pastime. I think I'm old and wise enough nowadays to forget about the quality of a piece and rather just go with the flow and enjoy the experience. Do you agree?
    xx

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  27. Hello Helen:
    Oh we are so relieved that your story of the lost dog had a happy ending. We can well imagine the distress that Mitzi's owners were feeling, knowing that their animal was lost, away from home in an unfamiliar environment. We are sure that there was much joy when all were safely united together again.

    But, dear Helen, a 5 mile run.....oh, that has us weak at the knees [literally] just thinking of it!!!

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  28. What amazing fortune, to be able to find Mitzi's owners.. I can just imagine how they felt.
    I lost my beautiful little Mitzi 4 years ago now. I often look at her photos, and dream that she is somewhere happy.. No Helen around for me..a wonderful gesture Helen.
    Indian Head beach looks beautiful.. wow, you ran 3 miles..thats fantastic..
    enjoyed as always your lovely blog..
    val

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  29. What a happy ending for little Mitzi, thank goodness you found her. Your weather looks stunning, ours is very snowy, wet and cold at the moment! Have a wonderful week.
    Jo xx

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  30. I love that quote and I bought the book. : )
    What a lucky dog..she knew who to pick, didn't she?
    I love your photo with Mitzi, she is such a good dog pal.

    You had a day of lovely surprises...the stamp is precious...she is incredible, I love her for many of her attributes.

    I have not bought anything precious (well, maybe a little artisanal ring : )

    Have a great week Helen...xxx

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  31. That's amazing, Helen! It will always be a good memory. I love the quote in the beginning of your post also! Hope your day is beautiful!!!!

    Kristin ♥

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  32. And by the way, your tea is ready :)

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  33. You were in the right place at the right time Helen...lucky Mitzi! You are amazing to do that running every day. I can't run my boobs are too big and my knees are knackered, but I do like to walk.
    No I can't say that I have found anything of interest of late, but I do quite fancy having a go with a metal detector. Have a great week, love Linda x

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  34. Roses & Rust

    Hello Sharon

    The Editor of our local newspaper devotes her free time to volunteering at Animal Rescue so she quickly provided me with the phone numbers of who to call, which saved time and helped in getting Mitzi home. The Queen Mother performed her duties with a smile on her face. She was extremely disciplined and took a genuine interest in people. I loved the King's Speech too
    Helen xx

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  35. Hello Helen, yes Lois lost her nan (my mum) when she was 4 too. I think it does get to her at times, but you have to focus on the positives don't you. Thankyou so much for your lovely kind words as always. Love LInda x

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  36. Hello Helen, yes Lois lost her nan (my mum) when she was 4 too. I think it does get to her at times, but you have to focus on the positives don't you. Thankyou so much for your lovely kind words as always. Love LInda x

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  37. Ree Roses and Crystal (Annie)

    How great to hear you antenna is tuned to lost dogs. Like you, my conscience would not allow me to walk on by. Thank you for thinking of me at the Matisse Exhibition. Yes, Henri was prolific. Please return to your sketching. It is so fulfilling. Yes you have it right, draw and paint only what you love. Wishing you a week of creativity.

    Helen xx

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  38. Jane and Lance Hattatt

    Mitzi was a little charmer and part of me feels she enjoyed the adventure and attention. Yes the owners were distraught and being away from home added to their distress.

    Had I found Trevor, your dog, well the story might have been a bit different. I would have been more demanding in negotiating his return. Weekly if not bi weekly visits would have been contracted. Dog Sitting and a window seat installed in your Brighton home and free membership to your library would do it.

    Wishing you a week of joy

    Helen xx

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  39. Val's Alentejo blogspot.com

    Dear Valerie

    Sorry to hear you lost your dog some years ago. That must have been most painful.

    My intention is to run daily but it works out about 5 x a week, I find some diversion to not go.

    So happy you are back blogging

    Have a brilliant week

    Helen xx

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  40. Hesta Nesta

    I see you are getting snow. It is always beautiful when fresh.

    It felt so good to find Mitzi's owners but there is always the worry of what if should they not be found.

    Yes, Indian Rocks Beach is spectacular and there are bi-laws in place to keep it in the manner of the old seaside towns. We have excellent owner operated businesses and no chain restaurants here on this barrier island.
    Helenxx

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  41. Mrs. Little Jeans

    I hope you enjoy Anam Cara. John O'Donohue's writing is very special to me. We share the same birthplace.When he died suddenly a few years ago, at a young age
    the entire population of Ireland must have just stopped what they were doing, as Radio and TV spoke about him and reading of his work and interviews were re-run and people phoned in saying what he meant to them and how he touched their lives.

    It was easy to love Mitzi. She was so affectionate.

    I did have a wonderful day and my stamp of the Queen Mother just topped off the day. It will join my "royal wall".

    Hugs to the cats

    Helen xx

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  42. Kristen

    Thanks for stopping by.

    On reflection, it was a very special day.

    Happy you like the writing of John O'Donohue. He is quite prolific and I treasure his books.

    Wishing you a week full of splendor

    Helen xx

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  43. Kristen

    Thank you for the offer of tea. I'll be right there.

    Fun,

    Helen xx

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  44. Flowers on My Table

    Hello Linda

    As Winnie the Pooh said "it's a great day for an adventure" and it surely was in finding Mitzi and winning by beautiful stamps from Yonks.

    Walking is excellent Linda and something you can do your entire life and probably gentler on the knees too.

    I somehow cannot see you with a metal detector or if you were it would be custom painted and personalized.

    Helen xx

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  45. Flowers on My Table

    Hi Linda

    Give a hug to Lois for me.

    Helen xx

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  46. Beautiful and touching story. Lucky Mitzi! What an awesome photograph of you and the Queen Mother! It's such a treasure! Ahhh...a run on the beach sounds perfect!

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  47. Helen,
    Rescuing a dog is the best karma... And look how you were rewarded with a gift of a beautiful letter and stamp, all in all a great day!
    Cheers from Savannah,
    Lily

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  48. What an exciting true story. All´s well that ends well.
    You certainly did a day´s good deed!
    I have not found anything valuable ever. Several years ago though, I found a 20€ bill on the road walking our dog, stuck the bill in my pocket and thought, finder´s keeper looser´s weeper ; )

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  49. What an amazing story, and such a good deed that you did!
    Stacy

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  50. Dear Helen...

    I have not found anything valuable, lately. If I could find a bit of serenity, I would consider that precious and valuable and would guard it with my life!

    The little dog, Mitzie, looks very sweet! You look so good in the picture, both of you wearing white (which MUST be your favourite colour!) She was lucky to be found by kind lady such as you! Well done, Helen!

    HUGS

    ANNA

    xxx

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  51. Bless your heart Helen!
    I am so glad you were able to find the owner.

    Love these photographs, especially the gulls.

    Sending you wishes for a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  52. What an amazing day! I wish I lived close enough to the beach to walk on it every day! Tonight I am going to find a jar for a bag of old spools of thread that I got at the sale last weekend...that's a good find for me! ♥

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  53. What a wonderful story with such a happy ending. I cannot imagine how grateful the owner must have been. 5 miles? that's impressive!!

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  54. I love the quote at the beginning - so true and somehow reassuring too.
    How wonderful that you were able to locate Mitzi's owners and return her - being the owner of a small poodle I particularly empathasied with this as would any dog owner.

    Gill xx

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  55. I'm so glad that Mitzi found you, and that she is back with her family. How wonderful to meet the Queen Mother. My grandmother was especially fond of her, so I always looked at her with admiration, she seemed to exude kindness and good humor! A lovely post, and I'll be keeping my eyes open for valuable things today!

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  56. You are a hero Helen!
    Of course you would go the distance to rescue a sweet little lost doggie and keep him safe in your loving arms!
    Thank you for your recent comment on my painting, any opinion from you is like gold!
    I was showing my mom your blog and your paintings yesterday and she was smitten with your creations.
    We were wondering if you sell your work?
    Much love to sweet Helen!!!
    Terri

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  57. Oh Helen. I am so glad you won, I had no idea you were photographed with her wearing the same brooch. It was so meant to be.

    Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you have them, they went to a great home.
    Much love
    Di
    X

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  58. Helen-
    Thank you for sharing this sweet story. You were so king to find the doggie's parents. Love your picture. Such a keepsake,
    Have a nice week.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  59. Helen,
    How kind and thoughtful of you to find that little pooch's owners...and I'm so glad you had the satisfaction of being able to do so!!!
    You probably didn't run 5 miles that day, eh?

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  60. Nancy's Notes

    Hello Nancy

    Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog.
    Finding Mitzi was a highlight in my day. She is an adorable little dog and most affectionate.
    I love runnning on the beach and it lifts the spirits and there is always so much activity.
    Helenxx

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  61. Hello Lily

    Thank you for your good wishes. It was indeed and eventful and rewarding day. My stamps are beautiful and I will frame them and put with my collection of pictures with the Royal Family.

    It must be beautiful in Savannah?

    Helen xx

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  62. Metscan

    It was indeed a special day and it worked out so well in being able to find Mitzi's owners. Good for you to find 20 Euros. It was indeed a surprise to win the giveaway from Yonks. This being my second time to win a giveaway. It feels good and in particular when a prize I wanted.

    Have a great weekend.

    Helen xx

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  63. HRH The Duchess of State

    Indeed it was a special day and very rewarding.
    Wishing you a delightful weekend.

    Helen xx

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  64. Stacy Curran

    Hello Stacy

    I know had you been in my shoes you would have done likewise. Thanks for your kindness

    Helen xx

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  65. Hello Anna

    How observant you are noticing that my outfit and Mitzi's match. He Hee.
    Mitzi is plump and looks like she does not miss many meals and may not get much exercise either.

    Hope you have a great weekend Anna

    Helen xx

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  66. Lisa Gordon Photography

    Hello Lise

    Thanks for visiting and approving of my photos. I absolutely love where I live and the beach is always delightful
    Wishing you a weekend with lots to focus on

    Helen xx

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  67. Lavender Dreamer

    I know you love the beach from you posts. It always lifts the spirit just being by the shore. I hope you found the perfect jar from your spools.
    Wishing you a weekend of joy

    Helen xx

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  68. Design chic

    It felt so good to re-unite the owners with their dog.

    Needles to say, I did not do my 5 miles that day. It just feels so good to run on the beach and the time goes so quickly

    Have a great weekend

    Helen x

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  69. Gillyflower

    Hello Gill

    You would know how it feels loosing a dog as you own one. They are so vulnerable when lost.
    It was a great day and one I shall remember

    Have a delightful weekend Gill

    Helen xx

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  70. WOW HELEN!!!!!!! This is a life-time experience that is QUITE IMPRESSIVE!!!!! I do have a fun friend from my youth who lived in London and somehow wiggled her way in to have TEA WITH QUEEN ELIZABETH....how she managed that, I do NOT know!!!! Oh Helen, it is so nice to see you visit me. And like you, I am rather late in visiting my sweet blogger pals like you because TOO MUCH WORK and fatigue!!! But it is so sweet to see you and I thank you for your kindness! Have a lovely day! I hope your weather is good; we have had mild temps until TODAY, and I can hear fierce winds outside!

    TAKE COVER! Anita

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  71. So lovely to meet you. Your space here is magic and colorful :). Such a pleasure meeting you :). Kisses.

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  72. Dear Helen, You did exactly the right thing! I imagine that these people felt so very lucky and happy! The photos are gorgeous! Lucky you to have the sea so close! Enjoy your weekend! Christa

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  73. Hi!
    What a lovely blog and lovely paintings! I´m so happy to find your blog...
    Take care and have a nice weekend!
    Titti

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  74. Crowns Castle and Cottages
    My dear Anita

    In that windy weather, please hold on to your hat!
    Always lovely to hear from you as I know how precious your time is.
    Your friend who had tea with the Queen must have had an invitation. The invitations from the Master of the Household at the Palace are spectacular and I have mine framed.
    The weather is just perfect here at Indian Rocks Beach. We had a beautiful sunrise this morning.
    Looking forward to your next post.

    Helen xx

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  75. Unikorna
    Hello and thank you for your visit and I welcome you as my new follower.
    Your kind words and support is much appreciated and I shall look forward to knowing your blog

    Helen xx

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  76. Emilie's Daughter

    Hello Christa

    Thank you for your kind words and I know you would have done exactly as I did and found the owner.
    Yes, I live in a spectacular place and being able to be at the beach daily is a privilege I love. Yesterday there was a young dolphin frolicking and playing very close to shore.
    Wishing you a great weekend

    Helen xx

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  77. HWIT Blogg
    Hello Titti

    A warm welcome, as my new follower. The feeling is mutual and I, too, look forward to knowing your world through your blog.
    Wishing you a joyful weekend
    Helen xx

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  78. I Dream Of

    Good Morning and yes it was a joy to find Mitzi and know her for about four hours. She left a footprint!
    The Queen Mother was a lady in every sense of the word. So gracious, so warm and with an incredible memory and sense of duty. I treasure my conversations with her.
    Wishing you a weekend of joy

    Helen xx

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  79. La Dolfina

    Hello Terri

    It takes a dog lover to recognize another. I know you would have done exactly the same had you been in my shoes.
    Thank you for your compliments on my paintings. I am very fortunate to have collectors of my work.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend Terri
    Helen xxx

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  80. Yonks

    Hello Di

    I am treasuring my stamps and thank you for mailing them to me. I know this costs a lot.

    I have met the late Queen Mother on three occasions, and two out of the three times, she wore that Sapphire and Diamond brooch. It is the most beautiful piece of jewellery I have seen and she wore it beautifully with her sparkling eyes and smile and genuine caring.

    So Dianne a you can see, these stamps mean very much to me. Many thanks

    Helen xx

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  81. Teresa at Splended Sass

    Hello Teresa and if I know you, you would have dropped what you were doing and helped Mitzi.

    I just love my giveaway and I feel so connected to it. I was so happy to win this giveaway from Yonks.

    Hope your weekend is spectacular.

    Helen xx

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  82. Becky

    Thank you for visiting. It did feel good to re-unite Mitzi with her owners.
    You are so right Becky in assuming I did not run 5 miles that day. More like just 2 miles. Then carrying her (all 16 lbs) must have burned some calories.
    Hope you have a great weekend

    Helen xx

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  83. What a touching story Here you see many dogs on the beach playing in the water. How nice of you to take care of this doggy and retrun it to its owner. How special that you met the queen. Wow

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  84. Have a wonderful and creative Sunday, Helen.
    Love xx

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  85. WOW, when I see that last photo, it is just AMAZING to think you met her! I always liked her, what a sweet smile and royal woman.

    Dear Helen, thank you for visiting and yes, I know I TAKE FOR GRANTED all the men that are out there that do GOOD and that it is so much easier to complain and judge. But to stop and thank them on a daily basis....well, that's living.

    ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! Anita

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  86. Hello Marja

    Many thanks for visiting and how nice it is that dogs are allowed on the beaches in NZ. Here the responsible dog owners are being punished because of the negligent ones. We are on a slim barrier island and the narrow road is very busy, so it is dangerous too for dogs to be free.
    I have been very spoiled and have met the Queen and most of the royal family on several occasions, at Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace.
    Have a wonderful week
    Helen xx

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  87. Hello Saskia

    A big thank you for stopping by and extending such good wishes.

    I return the kind wish to you and may your week be blessed.

    Helen xx

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  88. Helen,
    I do love the ocean. I love the sound, the smell, and the amazing colors of the sea. You capture it so beautifully in your paintings.
    We have a place on Sanibel, so I am lucky enough to know the Gulf Coast very well. I hope to get down there again soon.
    Thank you so much for continuing to come by my blog. I do appreciate it.

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  89. Oh bless you Helen for taking Mitzi!!!! Ove the holidays, I just happened to peek out the back of the house at just the right moment to see an unfamiliar little sausage dog running in the side yard...Lottie finally came to me and lo and behold, her owners were from South Carolona and had left her in the care of relatives in outr neighborhood, needless to say, she had escaped and all were in a tizzy, I hate to think of what would have happened to Mitzi or Lottie had they not been placed in our paths...I think 'someone' most definitely, was watching out for them!
    xo J~

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  90. So much adventure! Riveting reading, you ought to know! =]

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  91. that beach looks beautiful, and how special that you took the care to try so hard to reunite mitzi with her family x

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