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When faced with adversity or misfortune, people often tell each other “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Lemons of course representing bitterness while the thought of lemonade’s sweet refreshing taste makes you smile.

I feel embracing and celebrating Leo’s 5th birthday has somewhat given me a tall glass of sweet lemonade.

Thank you chewy.com for your generosity with such a doodletastic giveaway.

Thank you everyone for those kind words as you remembered our gentle giant and reminesed his life with us.

Thank you to all those who got excited with us and participated in this giveaway…





You’ve won $100.00 worth of merchandise compliments of chewy.com PLUS – Your very own “Wilson” which Leo adored..


And to my favorite big guy in the sky – “Happy Birthday Baby


Enjoy your weekend – it’s a long one so be safe out there.

  • Amanda
    May 22, 2015

    What a sweet tribute, and congrats to the winner! Chewy.com seems like a great company that I will be happy to order from in the future!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 22, 2015

      Thank you Amanda – Chewy.com is a wonderful company. I love ordering from them all the time. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for hanging out with the boys!

  • Emma
    May 22, 2015

    Lucky winner! That was a great tribute to Leo’s birthday! He will never be forgotten.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 22, 2015

      Thanks Emma, have a great weekend with Bailey, Katie and your Mom.

  • DZ Dogs
    May 22, 2015

    What a sweet quote. And a lovely way to remember your handsome boy by.

    I hope you have a doodletastic weekend! And forget about the lemonade, I always say make lemon-drop drinks instead! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 22, 2015

      DZ you’re my kind of dawg – Lemon-drops this weekend it shall be! Have a great weekend too!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    May 22, 2015

    Cathy & Chewy, I can’t thank you enough for this great giveaway. My gang loves balls so they will love the new Wilson ball (they don’t have one yet). They will make Leo proud and will show him lots of pictures. I didn’t know Leo but I can just feel the love you had for each other in your posts. He is smiling down on you. Have a great weekend.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 25, 2015

      You are so welcome JoAnn, can’t wait to see your crew enjoying their “loot” Please share a photo of them with their “Wilson” ball 🙂

  • Monika & Sam
    May 26, 2015

    Lovely giveaway and even lovelier tribute. Many congrats to Joann! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 28, 2015

      Thanks Monika – I do believe Leo would have been happy and I asked JoAnn to send a photo of Gambler and Glory with the “Wilson” ball.