Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!


It is 45 degrees and a bit damp in Cincinnati this Christmas. A big difference from last year's blizzard! We celebrated breakfast with friends, including Mexican eggs for us and bones for the dogs. Time for a short nap before the evening's festivities begin. I hope your Christmas was safe and wonderful! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Have you ever seen a deerhound at full throttle? Get out of the way! They can't stop!
Alex and the boys at the park this morning. It was just right for dogs running!

Saturday, December 03, 2005



I found this blog, by Tracy in Ontario. Obviously, a Belgian fan. I wish I knew how she did the banner on top with her dog's face. Ahh, a mystery to be figured out on some snowy day this winter perhaps.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, With no thought of the dog filling their head. And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Knew he was cold, but didn't care about that. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Figuring the dog was free and into the trash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the luster of midday to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But Santa Claus - his eyes full of tears. He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick, Last years Christmas present, now thin and sick. More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name. And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain; "Now, DASHER! Now, DANCER! Now, PRANCER and VIXEN! On, COMET! On CUPID! On, DONNER and BLITZEN! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Let's find this dog a home where he'll be loved by all" I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year, For Santa Claus had made one thing quite clear, The gift of a dog is not just for the season, We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons. In our haste to think of giving the kids a gift There was one important thing that we missed. A dog should be family, and cared for the same You don't give a gift, then put it on a chain. And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight, "You weren't given a gift! You were given a life!"
Happy Holidays to all of you!