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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“Yappy” Halloween!!

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Nope!! Those devil horns were NOT added with an app, they are REALLY on my head!! Be safe out there all!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

Happy “Gotcha Day” Dakota!!

Oh my!!!!! With my being sick since last Thursday, I NEARLY FORGOT that today is Dakota’s NINTH GOTCHA DAY! I was sitting here doing work, I looked to my side and saw my boy who “guards” me while I work. Because I don’t have time to come up with something new, I went through some old posts and found this one that I have edited with some different photos, some of the text originally appeared in 2013.

HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DAKOTA!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

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TODAY IS DAKOTA’S 9TH GOTCHA DAY!!!

Dakota was the answer to my childhood dream

of having my own Sheltie

When I was 5, I met a Sheltie

that lived across the street who was named “Dandy”

that was it, I was hooked.

I used to only play with the kids that lived in that house

because of their Sheltie!!

At the time, I was obsessed with Lassie

and in my 5-year old mind

 the Sheltie that  I had fallen in love with,

was a mini “Lassie”

I later learned that Shelties

aren’t related to Collies at all

but are their own marvelous breed!

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THE SHELTIE!!!!!

HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY

TO OUR PRECIOUS DAKOTA!!

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DADDY, CODY AND I LOVE YOU

“ALWAYS AND ALWAYS”

LOVE, “MOM”

This video was not made by me

but it features one of my favorite Phil Collins songs

and celebrates one of the most wonderful,

sensitive, silly, loving and crazy breeds

It’s #WorldSmileDay !!

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From the World Smile Day website:

“As is well-known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.”

“As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace.  Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.  The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.  Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we.  He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.”

“After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory.  The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day® each year.”

“Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”!