I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

The Chinese may believe it's the year of the Tiger but Stumpy disagrees! It's always the Year of the Dog at our house!

Found on craigslist

On New Year's Eve , I wish...

For every dog searching trash cans for breakfast, a full bowl with his name printed in bright letters.

For every dog who slept fitfully last night, chained in a frozen yard, a soft, warm bed with a person snoring gently nearby.

For every shelter dog, spending the New Year morning in a soiled run, a forever home, filled with sounds and smells of family.

For every "Christmas" puppy given this year, a tolerant, caring owner who won't abandon you as you grow into a real dog.

For every ailing pet, enough money for your owner to pay the bills to make you well.

For every lost dog, a clear, safe road, and well marked path, to lead you home.

For every old and tired friend, a warm fire, and a soft bed, to ease your aches and pains.


For every Heart Dog at the Bridge, a moment when you know that you are remembered today, missed again, and loved forever.

To all our blogger friends, 4 legged and 2, thanks for sharing your life with us. We're looking forward to sharing some more throughout 2010.

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NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We wish many grrrrrreat things fur woo too!

Paws khrossed those wishes khan khome true!

Happy 2010!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sam said...

What a beautiful passage that you found. I wish the same..

Have a wonderful night and a great New Year. See you in 2010!

T said...

Happy new Year to you and Stumpy. I hope all good things, health and happiness and good fortune for the two of you.

Love this writing. My wishes too, oh my, made me shed some tears.

An English Shepherd said...

A Very Happy New Year to you all.

Wizz :-)

tula monstah said...

That was a great post- HAPPY NEW YEARS TO you too Stumpy! Wishing you lots of belly rubs & treaties for 2010!


Dream Valley Ranch said...

Happy New Years Cyndi & Stumpy!! We will definitely buy one of those calendars...what FUN!! We know a super model!!! :)
Sue & The Yahoos & The Flowers, too

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy New Year Stumpy and Cyndi.. Thanks for being wonderful friends.. We love the wish list.....

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I so wish that those wishes come true.. Hugs GJ xx

Unknown said...

I agree with you.. it' always the year of the dog! And with you leading the way, that list will come true! Thanks for a great blogging year and moreso your wonderful friendship. And that ecard..

Anonymous said...

Those are great New Year's wishes. We would wish that they will come true for as many doggies as possible.

We are pleased to have met you in 2009 and look forward to getting to know you and your mom better in 2010.

Ruger & Neve (and hugs from Annie)

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful new year wishes. I should have included more than just dogs in my wishes for the New Year and I do! I wish the world to be a better more respectful and peaceful world for everyone and everything.

It's been a wonderful experience blogging with you all this year. I am so grateful for the wonderful photography, shared stories laughs and others of a like mind with whom to share the grief of loss.

To have so many from all over the globe, and all walks of life work together to help a rescue is truly amazing.

Here's to more sharing and a better world for all of creation!

With gratitude and respect, Cyndi and Stumpy