Elise and I wish all of you a Happy 2009!
We had a very nice holiday vacation traveling and visiting family.
Elise was quite spoiled everywhere we went as you can tell this by the extra heft she gained between Christmas and New Years! We both have some extra walks to tuck into our daily routine and help burn the off all those delicious treats!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is settling back into the routines of daily life. (remember that is is winter and so take a tip from our canine friends and snuggle up to loved ones and take naps whenever you can.)
Please give a big warm and slobbery welcome to our newest members Tobi, Artist Unplugged, and Dot
Just a reminder: In the Dogs On Thursday Holiday Ornament Swap there were a couple forgotten packages.
Please, please for those that participated, make sure you have contacted your swap pal to make sure she has received her intended package and vice a versa.
Also, I am kindly calling all swap angels. If anyone one is interested in being a swap angel please contact me or Natalie.
With the wintry weather upon us (or buried some of you in snow) I found this great site for wintry things for your dog:
Love your Dog dot com
...and for you crafty ones here is a fun place to get free dog sweater and blanket patterns.
Knitted doggy stuff patterns.
Crochet doggy stuff patterns.
Sewing dog patterns.
I have some news to share and ask for your support as we make some Admin. changes here at Dogs on Thursday.
Many of you know that I recently went back to school full time to study Botany and Environmental Science and hopefully (please keep your fingers crossed) will complete my degree in a year or two.
Due to this, work, family and etc... I have been pretty overwhelmed and have been having trouble keeping up with this group and other bloggy stuff, so I am going to be stepping down and our Natalie (who by the way just got married so don't forget to check out her wedding pics and say congrats!)Nichole and Chan will be taking on this blog plus, Sue and Mary will be helping them.
I am going to still be on the DoT blogroll and will make DoT posts about Elise on my blog.
Please give lots of support to these wonderful ladies who are kind enough to keep Dogs on Thursday going.
I have had the most wonderful time in this group and have met so many lovely dog people!
I can't believe how much we have grown in a year and a half I hope it continues.
Thank you everyone for your beautiful friendship and kindness. Have a warm and cozy week!