December 25

Love This – Christmas 2012

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Pile Comparison

A Christmas message from Freedom, Casper & Nikki:

Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful day celebrating Christmas and, as promised, are here to do the official Christmas card count. This is our second year participating in the Blogville Christmas Card Exchange. It is one of our favorite things to do! So how did it end up? The score…

Daddy and Mommy – 30

Freedom, Casper & Nikki – 51

Cards 2013 Overview

Thank you to all our Blogville friends who helped make sure…WE WIN!

Love and kisses…Freedom, Casper & Nikki

Stamps For Greyhounds

A message from Mommy:

Our friend, Sue (Polly’s mommy), of Graceful Greyhounds, collects used stamps for the Retired Greyhounds Trust in the United Kingdom. They are able to get money for them. If you find yourself with used stamps from your Christmas card piles (or anytime during the year), I would love to have them to send to Sue. You can mail them to me at:

Lori Lohmeyer, Granger Commons, 630 East University Drive, Granger, IN 46530

Sue's RAK Group

I’ll correspond with Sue several times this coming year because I belong to Sue’s Random Acts of Kindness eBay Group. Sue started this group to spread a little kindness.  Once a month, you send a card and, if you wish, a small gift to another member of the group.  Ideally, the gift and card should be homemade, but no problem if they aren’t.  The gift shouldn’t cost much…just a couple dollars (or pounds). You can do this anonymously or put your details in the card.  If you’d like to join, email Sue at songsongblue@live.co.uk and she’ll get you set-up.

Daily Inspiration

DI 359

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:8-14 (KJV)

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December 18

Love This – Winnie

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I’ve said it before and, sadly, I know I’ll say it many more times…along with the joy of making friends with the pups & kitties of Blogville comes the broken-heartedness when they leave us. Today is one of those days, as our sweet friend, Winnie, has gone to the Bridge.

Sweet Face Of Winnie

Winnie and her mom, the LOTH (Lady of the House) co-authored Winnie’s Dog Blog.

I could speak volumes about Winnie’s gentle spirit, her sense of humor, her love for her family, but I for one will always remember Winnie as the best hole digger in the entire world. Period.

Digging Winnie

Joanne Cooper Photography

You just have to appreciate a master at work, and when she was done…Winnie would often do a victory lap.

Winnie Victory Lap

I know Winnie is romping, running and excavating heaven. Run free and dig deep, my friend.

Winnie Quilt Square

If you would like to offer words of condolence to Winnie’s family, please visit Winnie’s blog.

Daily Inspiration

Winnie In The Garden

Winnie Pritchard

Left us too soon – December 18, 2012

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.

Thom Jones

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December 11

Love This – My Pillow

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My Pillow

My husband and I have slept on inexpensive pillows for years. When I saw this pillow, I was intrigued, but it was WAY more money than I have ever paid for a pillow.  I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I had to give it a try. I’ve only had it for two nights, so I may be premature, but I have to say…it may be the most comfortable pillow I’ve ever owned.

Daily Inspiration

DI 345

The day has eyes; the night has ears.

David Fergusson

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December 4

Love This – Tidy Cat Pure Nature

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I decided to try this litter because of a coupon and now it’s my new favorite. Tidy Cat Pure Nature is made of cedar, corn and pine, clumps nicely and is super light. Twinkie is not a real litter box digger, so I didn’t notice any more tracking outside of the litter box than with clay litter. If you’re looking for a natural litter, give this one a try.

Daily Inspiration

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

 Eleanor Roosevelt 

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November 27

Love this – Chewy.com & Blue Buffalo

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I was contacted by Chewy.com and ask if I would like to do a review of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Chicken Jerky. So, I asked the kids, “Hey kids, would we like to do a review of chicken jerky treats?”

Freedom:  YES!

Casper:  YES!

Nikki:  YES!

Me:  Don’t you want to know what’s in the treats, where the meat is  from and where it’s manufactured.

Freedom:  No, we don’t care!

Casper:  We want chicken treats!

Nikki:  TREATS!

Me:  Fortunately for you, I checked and Blue Buffalo Chicken Jerky treats are made from US chicken and manufactured in the US.

Freedom:  Who cares!?!

Casper:  Email them back quickly and say, “yes” before they change their minds.

Nikki:  We want treats!

Blue Buffalo believes in not only treating our pets like family, but feeding them like family too. Blue products are as well known for what they DON’T contain as what they DO!

All of their great tasting, natural and holistic dog and cat food recipes start with real meat as the first ingredient. Their food contains plenty of wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit.

Unlike many other products on the market, you can literally see the vitamins in each serving. There’s also no artificial preservative, corn, wheat or soy. Blue treats are no exception.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Chicken Jerky is an all natural and grain-free treat. The ingredient list is as simple as chicken, dried cane molasses and salt. This yummy treat has a minimum of 50% crude protein.

Chewy.com is happy to offer the full line of Blue Buffalo including dog food, dog treats, cat food and cat treats delivered directly to your doorstep.

The treats arrived (quickly) and here’s the conclusion…

Freedom:  YUM!

Casper:  YUM! YUM!

Nikki:  YUM! YUM! YUM!

and maybe the best review…

Husband:  These look good, can I have one?

Art Every Day Month – Day 27

I’m participating in Art Every Day Month.  Every day during the month of November I’m going to start a painting. Most won’t be finished, but I’ll get something started…a lot or a little.

Daily Inspiration

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune.

Walt Whitman

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November 20

Love This – Perch Glass Charms

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Are these adorable or what?

Just apply the suction cup base to your glass…

…and you’ll always be able to identify which one is yours.

Art Every Day Month – Day 20

I’m participating in Art Every Day Month.  Every day during the month of November I’m going to start a painting. Most won’t be finished, but I’ll get something started…a lot or a little.

Daily Inspiration

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

Native American Proverb

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November 13

Love This – Wag N Swag FUN-raiser

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One of the things I love about reading blogs is learning about ways to help out people and pets.  Our friends over at Mayzie’s Dog Blog are hosting a fundraiser for the pets of Hurricane Sandy.

The FUN-raiser runs from November 12-17.  The proceeds will go to these 3 rescue shelters who have been working around the clock – sometimes without water or electricity – to help pets who have been through so much.

Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City

Posh Pets Rescue in New York City

Staten Island Hope Rescue

Here’s How it Works

Just click on this fundraising link and make a donation from now until this Saturday, November 17th.  You can pay with PayPal or a credit card.  That’s not all…when you make a donation you’ll be entered to win a super cool swag bag.  There’s one swag bag for kitties and one swag bag for doggies.

To learn more and see the prizes, click this link to read Mayzie’s post announcing the FUN-raiser and this link to read additional information and learn about even more prizes.

Art Every Day Month – Day 13

I’m participating in Art Every Day Month.  Every day during the month of November I’m going to start a painting. Most won’t be finished, but I’ll get something started…a lot or a little.

Daily Inspiration

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

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November 6

Love This – Voting

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My polling place

I’m thankful and humbled every time I get to vote.

Art Every Day Month – Day 6

I’m participating in Art Every Day Month.  Every day during the month of November I’m going to start a painting. Most won’t be finished, but I’ll get something started…a lot or a little.

Daily Inspiration

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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October 30

Love This – Tide Pods

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I don’t usually get excited about laundry, but I love these Tide Pods.  We purchased a bag when we went on our vacation to Dewey Beach, and I was hooked.  I’ve always liked Tide laundry detergent, but the real appeal of these for me is the design…they’re easy to use, neat & tidy and smell good.  I also love the super cool container.  Laundry just got a little bit better.

Daily Inspiration

 

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.

Yiddish Proverb

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October 23

Love This – Susan Boyle

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I love Susan Boyle’s voice, her music and her story.  Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who first came to the attention of the world when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.  As of today, the YouTube video of that audition has 107,000,000+ views.  Currently, Susan has 3 CDs and a new CD Standing Ovation (The Greatest Songs From The Stage) is being released on November 19, 2012.  I can’t wait!

On a funny note…When I first typed this out, I typed “Currently, Susan has 3 albums…”  Albums!

Daily Inspiration

 

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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