Buster’s Christmas Letter book

For our First Noel Letters Countdown Day 5, on this Sunday – we are looking at Buster’s Christmas Letter book.

The Buster’s Christmas Letter book I ordered arrived on Thursday.
Getting to read the book in real life instead of just looking at it online is so much prettier. I’m so glad I have my own hardback copy!

In looking through the book I skipped ahead. Towards the end of it is the Christmas newsletter sent out by their dog Buster for 2006.  It was included in their Christmas cards that year.

“Feelings are more important than things.”

That is a recurring theme in the book Buster’s Christmas Letter: Lessons from a Dog’s Tale of Survival.  It is by Robert Lee Wilson and was published in November 2007.
Here is an interview promotion with the Author.

Christmas Eve at the Rainbow Bridge

Last year almost to the day, in my blog post we covered the excellent book  “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Garth Stein).  At the time we had lost our beloved family dog, Cuddy, the month before so there were extra tears while reading the book.  While we make the time to get our Christmas cards off into the mail we have memories of Christmas past and the promises of Christmas present and future ahead.   If you find yourself looking for a special sentiment to include for a friend and/or family member who has lost a pet this year, here is a link to a wonderful story I blogged about before about Christmas Eve at the Rainbow Bridge from August 11, 2015.

I’m including this reminder of Important Mailing deadlines as we are all scrambling to get everything out into the mail!
Tuesday – December 20th First-Class Mail Cards and Letters.
Dec. 21 – Priority Mail.
Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express.

Join me tomorrow as the countdown continues!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Buster’s Christmas Letter book Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Image above Buster’s Christmas Letter: Lessons from a Dog’s Tale of Survival by Robert Lee Wilson

YouTube November 2007. Lee Wilson ’76 Discusses ‘Buster’s Christmas Letter’ on Chicago TV.  DePauw University Video – Ken Owen  Published on Jun 24, 2016.

AnchoredScraps.com blog posts by Helen Rittersporn: Upcoming Postal Service December Mailing Dates December 02, 2016; “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Garth Stein)  December 20, 2015; and Remembering our pets knows no season (hanky alert), August 11, 2015.

Addendum: This post updated 8-10-2018 with an affiliate link.




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