Happy Chanukah!!!

Chanukah begins at sunset on December 12, 2017

To learn more about Chanukah click here

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

 

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

Have a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Chanukah!!!!

Chanukah (yes…there ARE multiple spellings of the word) begins tonight at sundown….

What is Chanukah?

From Chabad.org:

Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev— celebrates the triumph of lightover darkness, of purity overadulteration, of spirituality over materiality.

 

 

Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil — latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, “a great miracle happened there”); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

Click here for the complete story of Chanukah, and here for a comprehensive “How To” guide for the observances and customs of Chanukah.

My ALL TIME FAVORITE Chanukah song is by Adam Sandler….enjoy his crazy humor!


To those who celebrate,

HAPPY CHANUKAH!

Enjoy your “Eight Crazy Nights”

Barks and licks and love, from our house to yours!

In Full Disclosure: We contacted Chabad.org and received permission to post part of their article.  We offer our heartfelt thanks!


Thankful Thursday: A Special Holiday Message from ChazzTheDog-A Guest Post

From Dakota’s Den: I read this post from my buddy Chazz  on his blog  ADOPTED MOM TO CHAZZ and it resonated with me. It made such an impression that I asked Chazz’s Mom if I may re-post this. She graciously gave me her permission.  This holiday season let’s celebrate and welcome our differences. Let’s learn from each others’ traditions. Let’s expand our frame of reference to include everyone. It should be a joyous time of year for us all.   I am proud to welcome ChazzTheDog to our blog today as our guest. Enjoy his post!

Barks and licks and love,  Dakota

  HOLIDAY GREETINGS

 from ChazzTheDog

Pawwaves to all my pals. I wanted to take this time, as the days get busier and go quickly to wish you all

Happy Holidays!

It is important at this time of the year to enjoy your family and furriends; to gather for food, music, and celebration – whatever your traditions. To remember with fond memories those who have left us in body; but always remain in our hearts in spirit. We never lose the love we have for them – never.

And let us remember that while we all belong to different families, we are all part of a bigger family. We  all share the important things. To have a furever home, to be loved and give love.

Let me tell you a short story: About two years ago when i first came to make this blog; I was asked to join a Dog & Kitteh Christmas Choir. I was very pawcited to be asked to join the group.  But I thought I had better tell them that i don’t celebrate Christmas, because I’m Jewish. Now that didn’t mean I didn’t know all the words to the Christmas Carols, because I do…and I wanted to be in da singing group.  They said that was okay, I could be in da group even though I celebrate Chanukah. We should respect everybody’s personal traditions cause that’s what they believe.

 Just because people (or dogs) were raised in different cultures doesn’t mean we can’t respect them when they are different then us…

So that’s my  message as we enter this Holiday Season. Shopping, cooking, baking,  wrapping presents, will keep us all very busy in these days leading up to the end of the year and through New Year’s 2013.  But it is also important to remember these things. Peace, Love, and Harmony. It’s mostly all we have to give to one another.

Happy Holidays,

ChazzTheDog