My Wish for 2010 Was

Thursday, December 30, 2010

for just one thing.....
I got some and for that I am grateful..... now I want more in 2011.


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I want this tree next Christmas

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


no watering, no needle drop, no dragging it out to the sidewalk for pickup.
easy. easy. easy.

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The Greatest Gift

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Luke 2:8-14 “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.


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Christmas Songs_In a New Old Fashioned Way

Monday, December 20, 2010

All performed using iPads and iPhones--

Wishing You a

MERRY CHRISTMAS!




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Holiday Giveaways

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Every year on December 1st, I see busy bloggers inundated with free gifts from manufacturers (My blog's not busy enough to qualify) and they're encouraged to do a giveaway for their blog readers.  It helps them "up" their follower numbers and readership- for a while anyway. To enter, you must jump through a hoop or two:  leave a comment, follow their blog, *like* them on facebook, tweet about them or complete a survey.
Every year I go on a hunt for Kindle Giveaways and always end up entering a few miscellaneous giveaways here and there. The Kindle isn't for me- I do audiobooks. It's a gift for someone...well, it will be if I ever win one.

I look for blogs giving away useful things with a minimum of entries. I don't bother with The Pioneer Woman's giveaways any more. One of her typical two day giveaways will be for a fabulous Nikon camera or a gorgeous purple Kitchen Aide Pro Mixer or a freakin' iPad. Her giveaways aren't manufacturer sponsored. Married to Marlboro Man,  a successful Oklahoma rancher, she's loaded and generous, but it's not uncommon to see THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND entries for a 2 day giveaway. If I wanted odds like that I'd play the lottery. Nope, give me a nice little blog with 100-200 entries and I'm happy. I'd love to win  a $100 gift card to Staples or Cracker Barrell or Amazon.com. I'm not choosy but I still chase that elusive free Kindle.

No Kindle yet but I have won a $14 book "A Field Guide To Burying Your Parents" (I'm sure it's a lovely book but I'm not ready to read it) and a $40 water filtering pitcher -the spout popped off last week leaving it totally useless but it worked great for a year.

 and now I just won this:  .

Hi Bev at Blue Collar Treats-
you just won the Premier toy giveaway on Bocci's Beefs -congrats! Please choose the size toys best fit and send me your snail mail address... Hope your pooch ( Gracie?)enjoys the toys!
Bocci and his Parental Unit

Bocci's giveaway was for not one- but four great dog toys. Grace loves chewable toys like I love chocolate so she'll be on cloud nine when the package arrives. One toy has a floating squeaker that relocates. Poor Grace will be ready for Betty Ford if she can't locate the squeaker every time she sinks her teeth into it. It's actually perfect for a heeler because they're happiest when they have a job to do.

The generous gift giver is Bocci, a self described "mutt from the pound" who muses daily about "life with humans (and other) animals". While not a huge fan of blogs "voiced" by animals, I like Boccie's blog. It's cute and informative about the evils of puppy mills and animal rights. AND I add happily it doesn't bastardize the english language into "dog speak". (Why do people think a dog, if capable of speech would say "frew" instead of "threw"? What would make them sound like they have speech impediments?)  It's just so irritating. For Pete's sake, if dog's could talk they'd sound like we do. Hmm... that's an idea for another blog. I digress, as usual. 

Bottom line: Thanks to Bocci et al for the cool goodies and now I need to go check Kindle giveaway sites.

It Can't Get Any Easier

Friday, December 10, 2010

If you have Dog Lovers on your list (and who doesn't?) we can make your choice of gifts quick and simple with a Gift Certificate.  Not sure if your best friend's best friend craves chicken or peanut butter? Take the guesswork out of it without bruising your budget. Choose the amount you want to spend-
 $10, $15 or $20- just let us know the amount & we'll do the rest.


One quick phone call to us before December 20th and your Gift Certificates will be in the mail to you the same day and your shipping charge will be a whole fifty cents, whether you need one or ten certificates. Your gift certificate will be good until December 31, 2011.

Call today so you can cross the Dog Lovers off your shopping list.



Come. Sit. Stay. Shop.

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL 12/4-12/11

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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       72 LITTLE BITS COOKIE  JARS ~ $10.95        
                                 
          72 LITTLE BITS BUCKET~ $10.95             
* 36 Chicken and 36 Peanut Buddier in each container *

SAVE $$
ORDER 2 OR MORE SAMPLER BUCKETS or
 SAMPLER JARS  
 only 9.95 EACH




Come.  Sit.  Stay.  Shop.
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A Beautiful Surprise

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Imagine you're sitting in the Food Court at the Mall and.....




Wow.
Fantastic.
Breathtaking.
Incredible.


The Flash Mob was organized and by Alphabet Photography. Wow.

Decorating Dogs

Friday, December 3, 2010



If you're passing through on the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, glad to see you!

Going WAY,WAY back

You have to be a real child of the 50's to remember Suzy Snowflake. The cartoon usually played on your local afternoon cartoon show - featuring Popeye & Mighty Mouse- starting in December. I was amazed to find that I still knew all the words.



What a blast from the past....Can't remember what I had for breakfast but I can still sing Suzy Snowflake. *sigh*