Dogs are our link to paradise, They do not know evil or jealousy or discontent. ~Milan Kundera
Happy Holidays Everyone!
*Sorry this us up late, we had some power outages from the ongoing ice storms.
I know there are lots of terrible snow and ice storms throughout the states this past week and many are still without power, I keep praying that everyone is safe and warm while enduring the ongoing messy and dangerous weather.*
Bark out a big welcome to Nicky and Jodi, our newest members!
Please go over and visit Natalie, Jackjack and Abigail this week and wish them all Congratulations as our Natalie is getting married in the 20th!
For those that are participating in the Dot Holiday Ornament Swap
Time is running out. Please get your boxes in the mail by December 20th.
If you are having troubles and are running late, please, please contact your swap pal and let her know so she does not worry or feel left out, or if you want you can email me and I will let her know.
We are also in the need of a swap angel if anyone wants to help please email me!
Next Dot Thursday is Christmas and the next Thursday after that is New Years (also my anniversary) and I am going to be out of town and will not be posting on these days.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and memory filled Holidays and see you in 2009!~
And now for a special treat that will last until we meet up here again on January 8th.
Today's Doggie Spotlight is on Sue's amazing dog pack of 11!
"We have eleven dogs.
The three oldest are rescues.
is a nine year old Chow/Doberman mix. He came to us when he was six weeks old and had been badly beaten. He still carries the scars, both physical and emotional. Monty doesn't trust strangers, especially men and he needs routine in his life.
a nine year old Shih-Tsu/ Lab mix joined us when she was eight weeks old. She and her litter mates had been neglected. She was and still is terribly shy. Morgan likes to go everywhere we go and knows we'll protect her .
a seven year old Husky/Lab/Chow mix was nine weeks old when we adopted him. He and his litter had been abandoned and we dealt with extreme separation anxiety. It took time and patience, but he can now be trusted when we leave the house and he's a wonderful companion.
a six year old Portuguese Water Dog came from a Portuguese lady who had given her pups excellent care. Samba has never known cruelty or neglect and it shows. She is my shadow and never wants me to be out of her sight.
After a failed attempt to breed Samba, we brought Fudge home.
He's a three year old PWD and after all his genetic screenings were completed, he and Samba produced nine gorgeous pups.
One pup died after a few hours, but the others were strong and healthy. We sold one male puppy to a man in Oklahoma and one female pup went to a home near here where we can all get together frequently. We kept the other six. They just celebrated their second birthday.
is the oldest. She is a bit ditzy, but very sweet and her favorite things are getting her belly rubbed and playing in water.
loves to play with his ball and will bring it back as long as you keep throwing it. He's a little lazy, so making him chase the ball is the best exercise.
loves to run and if someone will chase her it makes her happy. She will return the favor and chase someone else, too.
is our hunter- tracker. She leaves the others and goes off by herself to hunt for mice or lizards. Lately she's been digging holes in the yard to catch moles. She's very focused and it's hard to get her attention when she's hunting.
is the littlest and quite flashy with a lot of white in his coat. He loves everyone and loves to cuddle. He's popular wherever he goes and he knows it. He likes to play with his siblings, but would just as soon keep me company on the swing.
Norma Jean is the youngest.
We call her 'Norma Jean the Jumping Bean'. She has trouble keeping all four feet on the ground. She wants to be touching people at all times. There is never enough petting to suit NJ. She can't pass by water without getting in it. That includes the drinking bowl and the shower.
I have shown my Water Dogs in conformation, but now we're concentrating on Rally Obedience.
Fudge, has two of the three legs necessary to earn his title and I plan to get a couple of the pups into it next year.
At Christmas I fill the toy box and when we take the lid off on Christmas morning,
each dog gets to select his own toy. We've been doing this for several years and although it causes a lot of noise and clutter, everyone seems to enjoy it.
From our house to yours, Happy Holidays."