Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...

Did you all have a good weekend? I spent mine helping LS around the house. I went under the couch to scratch, I mean, scrub the floor, furiously. Then I moved on to under the coffee table. Oh boy, she sure missed all the important spots.

When I jumped onto the sofa and attempted to remove all the lint and make it smell as nice as possible, by the only way we dogs know how to, she shrieked "Not on my new covers!!!"

If she's going to be so picky at the way I clean...I might as well take a snooze on the chair.

A while later, she stopped by my chair and said "Gee Happy, you could've make yourself a little bit more useful around here, couldn't you?"

It's true humans get more cranky at this time of the year, isn't it?

On another note, we would like to thank everyone for the lovely cards! We've put them in an album on the left side of our blog.

We're almost done with all our cards. We've sent out to all on the DWB list, except for a few which we did not have the email address. Some of our emails bounced back though. Perhaps there's a possibility they ended up in some of your junk mail. So if you did not receive from us, here's one for you.

Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday


I'm thankful for a breather yesterday. Although a short one, it's really refreshing. At times that's all we need, isn't it?

Remember the cat and the kittens? They reappeared again at a nearby exit staircase. In a box this time. I'm not really a cat person but I must admit I was glad and relieved to see them. They have been at the back of my mind ever since they disappeared. I'm thankful to know they are fine.

The mother cat has been getting lots of cat food from neighbouring office mates. It's a funny sight to see bowls and containers of food and water at the entrance of some offices. But at the same time, it's certainly a warm sight, knowing that there are people who care. I'm thankful for that.

The kittens are growing really fast.

Aren't they adorable?


I'm thankful for thoughtful friends who have been sending us lovely cards. A big thank you! LS and I know how busy everyone can be, particularly in this holidays season. But knowing that everyone took the time and effort to share and spread the joy and cheer of this season is so heartwarming. This is a lot to be thankful for, isn't it?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time!

Thankful Thursday is hosted at Grace Alone.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You are not alone...

Recently I saw some of our friends sharing their kodak moments with all the flashes going off in their faces. All for the holiday seasons album. Here's mine. Misery loves company hehe....

Here's me trying to be co-operative...Ok, not really.

Here's me getting bored. I've lost count after 2 paws of clicks and flashes

Oh well, might as well snooze...zZZ...

Who says it's only the humans having it hard during the holiday seasons? Ours isn't exactly jingling all the way either. Don't you think so?


Here's a belated (again) thank you for these lovely awards.

Thank you, Mango!

We would like to pass it on to Chow Chow, Denise & Huskee & Hershey.

Thank you, Denise!

We would like to pass this on to Honey, Khyra & Ruby

Thank you, Chow Chow!

We would like to pass this on to Mango, Paco & Milo, & Tuffy.

We're participating in Dogs on Thursday. Do visit DoT for more participants.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thankful Time

LS :

This week I'm thankful for this story sent by a friend who thinks of me, knowing that I enjoy reading about dogs. I'm thankful for thoughtful friends.

After reading this story, I'm thankful for puppy size :-) Ok, my dog is not a puppy anymore. But she'll always be a puppy in my heart...

This is a terrific story. You will know what this little girl is talking about at the end.


"Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.

"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.

"Puppy size!" replied the mother.

"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."

''I know... we have seen most of them," the mum said in frustration...

Just then Danielle came walking into the office.

"Well, did you find one?" asked her mum.

"No, not this time," Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"

The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.

"You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a supply," the volunteer said.

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.

Over the next few days both Mum and Dad had long conversations with her. They both felt she was being too particular.

"It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

"We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size, either," Mom added.

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs.

Tired of the routine, mum sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.

Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one.

One by one she said, "Sorry, but you're not the one." It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup. The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

"Mum, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" She screamed with joy. "It's the right puppy size!"

"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mum said.

"No not size... The sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.

"Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"

The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mum didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a little of both.

"Mum, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said.

Then, holding the puppy up close to her face, she said, "Mum, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.

They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear.

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'

Hope your life is filled with Sighs!!!


I'm thankful that I can sigh! I'm also thankful that LS can always tell all my different sighs.

When I sigh in contentment, she'll cuddle me a bit longer.

When I sigh in boredom, she'll pay me a bit more attention. Of course, this sigh doesn't work all the time.

When I keep sighing after dinner, she'll know I want my dessert.

What do you sigh for?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Tag and Awards

A while back we were tagged by TiNKer Belle to do this. Sorry it took us so long to do it. *cough cough*

We're to comment about the last ten persons who leave a note on our blog. If you’re mentioned below, consider yourself tagged. We know this is a busy season, so if you're not free to work on it, consider yourself excused ;-)

I don't really have a good memory and LS says hers is like a sieve. Yup, everything just sieve through...hee...So we would like to apologise if we didn't recall some facts correctly.

We met most of them through serendipity hee ;-) Then there's DWB, a wonderful and warm community.

Here goes:

1. Thor - a handsome golden retriever who lives in Brazil. He loves girls as much as he loves the beach, the park and lots of fun.

2. Chef - a handsome boxer and a very talented one too. Chef has a passion for dog shows. Yup, our regular celebrity here. He has won some cool ribbons.

3. The Zoo Crew - a lovely family of danes and dachshunds. Kai, Willow, Echo, Lucy & Halo are an epitome of harmony. There's always something fun and interesting going on in their home.

4. Ruby - is a lovely mini dachshund and a genuine ruby. She's such a sweet girl, so you'll definitely like her the moment you meet her.

5. Raising Addie - Addie is a border collie/great pyrenees. She's training to be a therapy dog so that she can bring joy into the lives of everyone. She has a heart of gold! She sure does bring us lots of joy too whenever we visit her blog. She has a cute and fun sister, Zoe.

6. Bobby - we met Bobby through Ben the Rotti. Bobby always say that he's grumpy but we don't find him grumpy at all. He's really a sweet darling. His humans have kind hearts. Bless them for always rescuing and rehoming dogs.

7. Nancie - we met through Thankful Thursday. We are thankful for that ;-) Nancie is a strong person and she's definitely more than a conqueror! Her posts are always very encouraging and informative. She writes really well and she's very talented too. We love her photography and she has a knack for making beautiful homemade crafts and gifts. We love her bookmarks.

8. Rambo - is a tough and feisty chihuahua alright! He was once lost in a wood for 9 days and far away from home. He survived through it and came home unscathed. A true Rambo!

9. Denise - we met through Thankful Thursday. We are thankful for that ;-) Denise is truly a heaven sent angel. She has such a thankful heart and such an encouragement to all. We always think of her as one sweet, cute and lovable teddy bear. LOL! Sorry, that's probably due to all the cute teddy bears in your blog ;-)

10. Maggie & Mitch - a pair of airedales that simply love life! And life love them back too! They are one of our first friends when we started blogging. Maggie is such a sweet sister to Mitch, who always make us laugh with his antics. They have wonderful parents who happen to be very talented too. Their mom is really good in sewing, stitching and baking while their dad is very skilled at carpentry! There's always something interesting going on in their house.

Ok, now it's your turn to be tagged! Happy posting!

We received these lovely awards from our lovely friends. Sorry it took us a while to post it.

Thank you, Mona!

Thank you, Chris!

Thank you, Chow Chow & Ruby!

Thank you, Ruby!

Lemonade Award

This time around, we remember the rules hehe...

This award is passed to bloggers for showing great Attitude and/or Gratitude.

The rules of this award:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

We would like to pass this award to Denise, Honey, Khyra, Lorenza, Maggie & Mitch, Mona & Mommy, Mr. T-Bone Beasley, Nancie, Rocky & Thor.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday


I've missed a few thankful posts so far. But I'm thankful for the time to do one this week.

Recently on a wet and gloomy early morning, I saw a rainbow from my kitchen window. It wasn't a perfectly arched rainbow, just a fragment that disappeared into the dark rain clouds. But it'll do. It's enough to lift up my spirits. Amidst the current gloominess. I'm thankful for the rainbow.

I took this picture minutes later. The sky brightened somewhat. The rainbow was still there.

Life has not been exactly normal around here lately. Or perhaps I'm the one not being normal. That's a thought. LOL.

This sight couldn't have appeared at a better time. It's such a great reminder and comfort to me. Life can be dark and gloomy at times, but not for always. Just like the dark and gloomy clouds, they always clear and make way for the blue skies.

The rainbow? Although not always a complete and perfect arch, but always a spectrum of vibrant colours. That should be us, isn't it? It's not easy but I'm still learning.


I'm thankful for an unexpected visitor. The doggie. I know...I know... I've been grumbling about him and haven't exactly been on my best behaviour when he was around.

Truth be told, I liked having him around. When the doggie was hanging around outside our door, I kept sniffing under the door. At times I sniffed so hard that LS said I snorted like a pig. Hee...

Although he's gone to live in his new home, I still run to the door to sniff...I guess I miss him.

LS said we should be thankful and humbled by this doggie's visit. LS said although she understands how tough a rescuer's work is, she didn't truly feel it till she experienced it. She said it was a humbling experience. Something to be thankful for.

Hope everyone is having a thankful time. What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Now I Can Sleep Easy...

Hi everybody! Sorry we haven't been going around visiting lately. Will try to do so soon. LS has been really busy...What else is new, huh?

Just a quick update. The minpin has been adopted by a neighbour's friend. I think I'm more relieved than LS...

On Saturday, LS brought the doggie into our house without my permission. I wasn't so pleased about it. I got mad when the doggie peed on the floor and on my crate. So I retaliated by peeing next to his spot.

LS got mad at me but not at the dog, can you believe it? So I sulked for the rest of the day. LS must have felt bad after that because she went out and bought me some cake. Oh well...the cake was yummy though.

Yesterday LS went to work and found the cat and kittens gone. Neighbouring office people said they still see the mother cat going around but don't know where she hid the kittens. They said it would be somewhere safe so not to worry. For now, the cat won't go hungry as LS said she saw neighbouring offices putting bowls of food and water outside their doors too.

It was the same at our place. We saw some kind neighbours putting out containers of food and water for the doggie for the past few days.

Well, now that the doggie has been adopted and the cat has a safer place for her kittens, I guess I should be relieved.

I can sleep easier now...