It’s story time…
Last January (2011), I was still the buyer for a local bookstore, and went to a gift trade show with my mama to scout out some spring goodies. We came across a booth called DandyLion Press, where a woman was selling her lovely letterpress cards. She had many beautiful, strange and funny pictures of rabbits, and I chose my favorites to get in for the bookshop. There was so much stimulation at the show that within a few weeks, I completely forgot about ordering the cards.
For my birthday in Feb, James had said he would get me a bunny (joy!) so I made haste to the local petshop where I had seen dwarf bunnies before. There were none. I asked the store owner, and she was very reluctant to take my number. It took me months of continually calling her to ‘prove’ that I really wanted a rabbit. When she finally consented, she wouldn’t even let me choose the bunny! She went to the rabbit breeders house and gave me the choices of ‘boy or girl’ and ‘white or spots.’ I chose girl with spots, and rushed straight to the petshop after work to find my sweet girl waiting for me. A few weeks later, the cards from Dandylion arrived at work. I was completely shocked to see that I had unknowingly ordered a card that looked exactly like Emily!
James found a frame at the flea market for 50 cents, so it now sits proudly on our wall. When people visit us, they always think that the picture is actually of Emily. Nope, total coincidence.