I just had to share this photograph with you. This is Kaitlyn as she visited the Bear Caves in Allegany State Park. As you see, she took A New Job for Dilly with her! I can only imagine how thrilled Dilly was to check out the caves with Kaitlyn. I'm sure Dilly appreciated Kaitlyn holding him close, as those caves can be a little scary, even for a rat as brave as Dilly.
I am SO blessed -- I have the greatest friends! I saw this picture when I got home from Yellowstone last week and I was so tickled that my friend had posted it on Dilly's fanpage on Facebook. Stuff like this makes writing children's books worthwhile. Thank you, Tricia -- this picture of Dilly & Kaitlyn totally made my day! Please give her a big hug for me!
It's kind of funny because, as we were driving to Yellowstone last week Nathan said, "Sometime we should print up a Dilly and bring him with us, like we did with Flat Stanley." By the time he said it, we were already on the road and it was too late. It was ironic Nathan said that because at the same time Tricia and her family were taking Dilly on a trip of their own.
I would love to see more photographs of your kids with Dilly. Kelly Polark posted on one her blog recently when she gave the book to her son for his birthday. It would be cool to not only see Dilly with kids who enjoy his story, but also photos like Kaitlyn's where Dilly is out and about with them. So, if you like, please send me photos of your kids (or you!) with Dilly. Let me know if it would be okay to post them online, here on my blog and maybe Facebook. I'd love to see the places Dilly has been, as well as his little fans!