It’s that TIME Again…

Daylight Saving time arrived for those in most of the U.S. at 2:00am Sunday, March 12th!

As long as I get to EAT earlier, then it’s ALL GOOD!

 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Happy Birthday Dakota!! Our “Perfect 10”

Oh, this is a rough one. A terribly rough one. Where have the years gone? It seems like yesterday that my precious Sheltie boy was 8 months old. Now, today, he turns 10. TEN…so hard to believe, even harder for me to process.

We would like to thank Pipo, Minko and Mr.Jack Freckles thoughtful Mama for this incredible card that she made for Dakota. Click on the photo to visit their blog

When thinking about what I was going to do to acknowledge Dakota’s momentous birthday on his blog,  I kept becoming more and more sad.

I don’t want to be sad and I don’t want to make any of YOU sad, so I am going to do my best to keep this post light-hearted!

10 Things I Love About Our Perfect 10

  • You are my favorite boy to eat popcorn with!
  • You greet me EVERY TIME I walk through the door as if I have been gone for a zillion years, even if I am only gone for one minute.
  • You are incredibly sensitive and intuitive.
  • You lick (kiss) my hand like there is no tomorrow…(just because)
  • You are silly, playful and love to “dance” with me.
  • You “guard” me when I work on the computer, I just have to look to my right or left and you are there.
  • You are the BEST laundry supervisor!
  • You have a smile that makes ME and all who encounter it, smile too.
  • Your eyes are the proverbial “windows” to your soul
  • You are mine, (OURS or Daddy will get upset), we could not have asked for a more loving, devoted, intelligent, clever, silly, hilarious and wonderful dog.

Dad, Cody and I love you to pieces. Thank you for all of the love and joy you have brought to our lives, I cherish you my special boy!!!! There is a nice, juicy home-made burger in your future!!

Love, “Mom”

 

 

 

 

 

Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy Christmas!!!!

Hi my furiends!!! It’s Dakota! Mom and I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

We also wanted to share cards with you that we received via email. (These cards feature dogs only, dogs that live with cats, and other animals.) If you want to see more cats they are on Cody’s blog today! If you sent us a card via email and we missed adding it here, please let us know!!

Mom and I are hoping that tomorrow we can post our snail mail cards!

Mom and I are deeply touched that we received so many lovely email cards! Thank you dear friends for visiting us, we know that everyone is so busy, but it means the world to us when you stop by and give us a “bark out.”

Have a beautiful Christmas and in case you didn’t receive our card via email you can snag it here!

And…because Mom absolutely ADORES Jimmy Fallon, enjoy!!

 

Sending Happy Chanukah and Warm Christmas Eve Wishes

May ALL of your holiday wishes come true!!!!! Ours did because we are blessed to know each and EVERY ONE of you!!!! We love you all !! Now…get to bed early for Santa!

 

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

we are thankful for our blessings,

Today, and every day,

we are thankful for YOU!

From our house to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Barks and licks and love!

BARK OUT YOUR VOTE!!!

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Here is an editorial cartoon my father did back in 1980 when he was the Editorial Cartoonist at The Plain Dealer  in Cleveland, Ohio, that IS STILL APPLICABLE today……no matter WHO you are voting for, make SURE you exercise your prerogative to Vote and if you don’t, don’t complain.

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