Thank you for my Holiday Cards!

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota! I know those of you who are waiting for Santa to arrive are beside yourselves with excitement! Well, I am excited for you! I am living vicariously through all of you, wishing that fat jolly man in the red suit would visit MY house! Can’t wait to read your posts about Christmas! While I am waiting, Mom and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for the FURBULOUS e-cards and snail mail cards that I received! Mom and I are deeply touched THANK YOU!! Sit back and let me show them to you, Mom and I also listed the name of each blog listed (for the ecards) and we linked to you too, (just click on the name of the blog beneath each card to visit them) ! 
























See? these are pawtastic aren’t they? I told ya! Now we go on to the:


I am sorry these are hard to see!! And…so ok, Cody received a TON more cards than I did but it’s all good! Maybe if my Mom would help me blog more regularly (instead of every now and then like she has me do now),  people would realize that I am around BOL.  Oh well, what’s a Sheltie to do? I am grateful for all of my cards and I thank you so much!

Have a pawtastic Christmas Eve all!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota 

Licks and Love for my Holiday Cards!

Hi all! It’s Dakota! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a great one! If you celebrate Chanukah, you are STILL celebrating!

I would like to thank EVERY FURRY who sent me a holiday card via snail mail!! Mom and I feel bad because this year we couldn’t send them to everyone, so we just sent them to those that we received cards from. Hopefully next year, we can send to everyone and participate in the gift exchange too!

Your adorable and beautiful cards mean the world to us!! We are posting them here, sorry that this didn’t come out great.

Cody and I were practically tied in the number of cards we received via snail mail…both of us got around 30!! Mom and Dad? We won’t talk about them BOL!

Thank you so much dear furiends!!

We love our cards!

Barks and licks and love,


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!!


My Mom is a Grinch

Hi every woofie , it’s Dakota and while animals and people around the world are filled with joy, my sensitive Sheltie soul has been SHATTERED!


I’ll tell you why! For the past few weeks I have been watching my kitty brother receive holiday card after holiday card,  he has so many that I don’t have enough paws to count them all. EVERYWHERE I TURN THERE ARE CATS STARING ME IN THE FACE…..SO MANY THAT HE HAD TO MAKE A VIDEO TO FEATURE THEM, and his video doesn’t count the ones that came via snail mail!



Me? I have enough to count on LESS THAN TWO PAWS!!  Why? Because my thoughtless Mom added our address to my kitty brother’s card exchange list but COMPLETELY FORGOT to add mine to the WOOFIE LIST!! Don’t get me wrong! I am GRATEFUL for the woofies out there that thought of me in spite of my Mom’s inexcusable mistake…(I received cards from Easy, Sheltie Times, Dex at Fidose of Reality, Eva the Sheltie’s Mom, Ace,  and a woofie or two was sent to our family), but that is it. It’s NO ONE’S FAULT BUT MY MOM’S! You can see most of the cards for both Cody and I below, but there ARE some that didn’t make it into the collage.

Dakota holiday 2015

If you have a Mom that was a rude Grinch and  didn’t put YOUR name  on a holiday card list, please feel free to grab our card below……….Oh and you are WELCOME to photoshop it to cut my kitty brother and my Mom  OUT  of the photo!

Card created by Ann Adamus of Zoolatry. Click on the card to visit her blog...but let me warn features MOSTLY KITTIES!

Card created by Ann Adamus of Zoolatry. Click on the card to visit her blog…but let me warn you…it features MOSTLY KITTIES!


So, anyway, hoping you all have a more thoughtful Mom than I have, and I hope that Santa is EXTRA good to ALL of you! Thank you for visiting me when I know you have much better things to do!!!

Barks and licks and love,


Happy Christmas!!

christmas collage 2014 dakotas den edited

Michigan Humane Holiday Greeting Cards Help Make Homeless Animals’ Wishes Come True!

One-of-a-kind cards feature adorable animals adopted from MHS


Help make wishes come true for homeless animals by sending out Michigan Humane Society (MHS) holiday cards, available in one warm and fuzzy style.  Each box includes  FIFTEEN,  5”x7” cards and 16 envelopes and costs $12.95 plus tax. Order cards from the MHS Online Store at or by calling (800) 866-9189, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. MHS holiday cards also can be purchased at the three MHS adoption centers: 7401 Chrysler Drive in Detroit; 3600 W. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills; 900 N. Newburgh Road in Westland; and at Petco in Sterling Heights at 13701 Lakeside Circle.

For the past 2 years I have ordered cards from Michigan Humane to send my warm holiday wishes and now they have become part of my holiday routine! In fact, I am ordering some for myself right now!

Click on the photo to order!

Click on the photo to order!

The holiday card features three adorable animals – a puppy named Olive and kittens Teacup and Saucerwho found new, loving homes through MHS. The inside greeting is “May your home and heart be filled with peace and happiness this holiday season”. The MHS logo on the back of each card will show your compassion for homeless animals.


Kelli Taylor of Purple Tree Photography, generously donated her time and talent to capture the cover image. Want to go behind the scenes of the holiday card photo shoot?  Visit


In addition to ordering your MHS holiday cards, visit to check out the wide array of MHS apparel, MHS 2015 Pet Calendars and other gift items for people and pets. Your purchases will help MHS change animal lives this holiday season and beyond.


The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.