Happy Chanukah!!!

Chanukah begins at sunset on December 12, 2017

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One of my Mom’s favorite parts of Chanukah, (that she probably won’t make this year), are LATKES!!! (Potato pancakes) Enjoy the fun video below with the latke recipe!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

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!

 

Chanukah Song Part 4 by Adam Sandler: Happy Chanukah!

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PART FOUR!!


 

The BEST New Holiday Tradition For 2014!

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Hi every kitty and woofie! It’s Dakota!!

I am so excited to see all of you!

Many of you know that I am a Sheltie that is of the Jewish persuasion, so instead of having a Christmas tree and all, I celebrate Chanukah. (The Festival of Lights).  We light our Menorah every night for eight nights, and if you are lucky you get presents all eight nights!

dakota holiday tradition post menorah on table

 

I know that  my kitty brother, Cody, and I don’t get presents all eight nights because Mom says we have too many toys, so I wasn’t quite as excited about Chanukah as I should have been.  Then, I sat myself down and said, “Chanukah and Christmas aren’t just about toys, they are holidays that are about giving to OTHERS too!” Well, as soon as I changed my thoughts, the most exciting thing happened! I am ECSTATIC to tell you about something that happened at my den the first night of Chanukah, that if I have anything to bark about it, it will be CERTAIN to happen EVERY year!

It all started when I was just sitting around being the perfect gentleman:

dakota holiday tradition post the perfect gentleman

you see, I KNOW when I think pawsitive and strike the gentleman pose, good things will happen! Sure enough, it worked!

My super Sheltie ears perked up at the sound of the UPS man leaving a package at our door! I was so excited I could barely contain myself. As it turned out, the package was for Cody, NOT for me. His Secret Paws partner had sent him a package!!

There was a beautiful card too! We were thrilled to learn that Cody’s Secret Paws partners were  Melissa and Truffles over at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows! 

dakota holiday tradition post card from melissa

Cody  had all sorts of gifts that were wrapped with his name on them! As Cody pawed through his presents, he told me that Melissa and Truffles had sent presents to ME TOO!! Woofies! I couldn’t believe my EYES!

dakota holiday tradition post wrapped packages from melissa

PRESENTS!! FOR ME!!!

Mom said that before I could open anything I had to put my yarmulke on and join Mom, Dad and Cody over by the Menorah and say the Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessing

dakota holiday tradition post dakota with menorah

Once that was done I could have my presents!

dakota holiday tradition post sniffing package from melissa

Mom was impressed that I didn’t try to rip the festive gift wrap off my presents. I was so happy that I received something, that I wanted to savor the different scents. I had a feeling there was something super good inside!

The first present I opened contained a DUCK!

dakota holiday tradition post duck

Pretty cool isn’t it? 

Then the surprise of all surprises appeared!

See for yourself!

 I was so happy I could NOT stop SMILING!!

Melissa and Truffles must have known that there is NOTHING that makes me smile MORE than having my SOUP BONES, my reputation as a respected  Ambassadog for Nutrish is well-known around these parts, but I digress… Melissa knew that these bones would bring a HUGE SMILE to my face and sure enough, she was right!

dakota holiday tradition post smiling next to soup bone bag

I immediately struck my gentleman pose, Mom wasn’t giving me my Soup Bones fast enough, so I made sure I didn’t break my stare, “Come on Mom! Give me my Soup Bones! PLEAAASE!! “

dakota holiday tradition post next to soup bones on chair

Did she open them right away?

Noooo! She had the nerve to take a photo of them!

dakota holiday tradition post soup bones on table

I sat in shock, what was with this woman? Then, when I thought I couldn’t take the suspense any longer, they were mine, ALL MINE!!

I could smell the delicious aroma!!!

I could smell the delicious aroma!!!

dakota holiday tradition post sniffing soup bone bag

The delicious scent teased my ample Sheltie nose!

dakota holiday tradition post licking soup bone before taking out of bag

I just HAD to have a LICK!

I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

I HAD TO HAVE THEM!!

THE HECK WITH BEING A GENTLEMAN!

I MOVED IN FOR THE KILL!

dakota holiday tradition post dakota grabbing soup bone super good

dakota holiday tradition post grabbing soup bone out of bag

Well, there you have it! I think that EVERY year moving forward, that I am gonna hang with Cody and his feline pals and make sure that he takes part in the Secret Paws event!

Gotta hand it to those kitties and their humans, they sure lived up to the hype of being rather intelligent! They knew just how to make this Sheltie’s holiday a special one!

Thanks to Melissa and Truffles for giving me the BEST CHANUKAH EVER!

If you celebrate Chanukah make your pawrents get you one Soup Bone for every night, if you celebrate Christmas ask them to put them in your stocking! I am certain that once you do, they will become a tradition at YOUR house too!!!!

Now, if you will excuse me, I have some important business to take care of:

dakota holiday tradition post eating soup bone

 

THEY ARE MINE!! ALL MINE!!!!!!!!

“See ya, when I see ya!!”

Barks and licks and Soup Bone Love,

Dakota

Have A Happy Chanukah 2014!

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: Due to JibJab being in the process of removing embedded codes from their videos, hence, taking away the option of posting their videos on our blogs, (we learned this AFTER we PAID to download a video), Dakota and I will be posting  OUR CHANUKAH 2014 POST  ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18th (lucky for us, Chanukah is “EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS”) where we will also reveal what Cody’s  Secret Paws 2014 sent to him, and the surprises that Cody’s Secret Paws sent to Dakota too!!! 

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 Happy Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota and Caren

Unexpected Gifts Are The BEST! Thankful Thursday

Hi and happy New Year every one!

Hope you rang wagged it in, in style!! Wishing every one a pawsome and healthy 2014!

Before I lock the vault on 2013 I have something super special to share with you today and Monday too!

While going about my daily doggy tasks a week or so ago, there was a knock at the door. It was my good buddy nemesis, MR.MAIL PERSON!! He had a special package just for me!

I wasn’t expecting anything so I couldn’t imagine who it could be from, or what it could be. I opened the box and received the surprise of my life!

pepper pomeranian toy wrapped

It seems that Santa conspired with one of my favorite doggy friends, Pepper Pomeranian, from the blog Pepper’s Paws  and they sent me a super cool gift for CHANUKAH!!  I was spinning with delight!

Look at what I got!

pepper pomeranian toy

 It was a plush Chanukah dog toy from last season’s PetSmart Multipet Plush Chanukah line!

I couldn’t wait to put the bitey on it!

pepper pomeranian toy dakota putting bitey onDon’t I look FIERCE!!!!???

Mom tried to get a good video of me playing with it, but once I realized that once again my privacy was being violated by being  filmed, I wanted no part of it!

THANK YOU PEPPER for this most THOUGHTFUL and DEEPLY APPRECIATED GIFT! You helped to make my holiday extra special! I will think of you every time I play with it!

pepper pomeranian toy and dakota laying

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota