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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year Dogs On Thursday!

"Dogs are such agreeable friends,
they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
~George Eliot

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!


soulbrush said...

so glad you had a great holiday, we missed you. i am so sorry that you will have to pull back somewhat, but this is life....have so enjoyed meeting you paula. hope your saw my xmas post showing everyone the terrific parcel snuffles got from you and elise, and again thanks and woofs from snuffs.(she takes her squeaky father xmas with her wherever she goes.) hugs and good luck for your degree.
wordveri: pressi

Tobi said...

I'm so thrilled to be part of Dogs on Thursday and I hope to meet lots of new friends for me and for my girls. I hope everyone had a great holiday and Happy New Year!

Tobi, Blue and Clemmie

vegasangelbrat said...

Am glad to hear your Christmas & New Year went well. Elise looks so cute with her New Year hat :)
You know Best Wishes and Good Luck go to you and we know you can do it!! May 2009 be a great year!

Nichole said...

We're sorry to see you step down, but completely understand... it really is too much for one - even two - person! We hope to make you proud..

One Red Horse said...

Thank you to the new Dogs on Thursday team!

Dianne said...

Thanks for all you have done to get DOT up and running - it's a big job! Good luck in your studies.

Thanks Natalie, Nicole, Chan, Sue & Mary for carrying on with this great blog!

Tina. said...

Welcome back Paula and Elise and thank you for all the wonderful information that you provide. I am glad you will still be posting on DOT's because we would miss you otherwise! A big thanks to Natalie, Nichole, Chan, Sue and Mary for stepping in. We enjoy getting to know everyone who posts here!

Cathy said...

awhwwoooofff and yip! (Jetta speaks)

Pooch said...

Elise looks like a true party animal in her pic!! I know you'll do well in your studies and wish you all the best, Paula. Thanks for all the time, thought, and plain ol' work you have put into this site. How wonderful that the other ladies are willing to step up! Happy New Year, Everyone!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with school Paula. Elsie is so cute in her New Years garb :>)

Sonya said...

I am sorry to see you go, but very excited for your new adventures. I have been missing for awhile too, trying to get back slowly.

Vivian said...

Paula, you've done so much for Dogs on Thursday I don't know where to begin. It's safe to say that if there is no Paula there is no DOT. I look forward to Thursday every week so I can have an excuse to talk about my pups. Hope your school is going well, and looking forward to many more updates about Elise.

Dot O said...

Thank you for the welcome! I posted an older entry today only because I have to transfer recent pics of Freckles from my memory card. However, I can guarantee he doesn't look any different from the pics from several months ago and probably not even from a year ago!

Looking forward to being a part of DoT

dogyarnfun said...

Thanks for the links to the dog/cat knitted items. I'm trying to design a dog sweater for my manager's dog, and this will come in handy.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

I like your blog. Feel free to come by mine and leave a comment! Would you be interested in linking sites?


Atlântico Azul said...

My Dog «Kuka Girl» and I are new Dotters too!!!!!