Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday - A Day for Thanking and Thinking

Thursday is a great day for thanking and thinking. We are all thankful for different reasons. Phantom is thankful that he is doing so well almost eight months after his nasty surgery. Thunder is thankful that he gets yummy treats and bowlfuls of good food. Ciara is thankful she found a home with so many great toys and two big brothers. Mom and Dad are thankful that our human brother and his wife Anni and son Jaden were far enough away from the earthquake in Taiwan yesterday to be OK. They are there visiting Anni's family for her brother's wedding. And we are all thankful for our wonderful readers and the many comments you leave for all of our posts. Your loyalty never ceases to amaze us.

Today we wanted to do something a little different. During the past year we kept receiving comments from "Alex93andme". Some of you may recognize the name because you get comments from them too. We wondered who they were because we could never find a blog for them, and there was no email address attached to their name. Finally this week we noticed that they had opened a gmail account. Mom helped us contact them so we could find out more about "Debbie and Hollydog". We were so excited to meet them.
Here are some great pics of Holly that her Mom shared with us.

Meet Holly.

Holly's father was a Cocker Spaniel and her mother was a rescued dog that the vet said looked like a mix of Shepherd/Retriever/Border Collie/Husky and "who knows what else", according to Debbie.

Holly was the only blonde out of 11 puppies!!!

Looks like she loves mountain climbing.

Debbie said that Holly looked a lot like a Cocker when she was a puppy, but as she got older, she started looking more like a Golden. You can certainly see THAT in this photo.

What a great pose!!!

Flying ears!!!

And did you wonder how Holly came to be a part of Debbie's life?

Debbie shared with us that she had lost a Cocker Spaniel, "Alex, the love of my life". Shortly after, Debbie had some health issues, and some people told her while she was recovering that she really should get a puppy. And as it so happened, these people just happened to know a couple who had a dog with a litter of puppies. Debbie said, "I kept almost yelling 'I don't want a puppy' everytime I went...they kept at me until I said 'fine, I'll go look and that's it.' Well, you can imagine how that played out!! Walk into a basement with eleven 5 week old puppies of all colors and my heart melted."
And you can just tell that Holly is very glad that Debbie came to visit.
Debbie and Holly do not have a blog, but they do hope to have one some day. Since they are so wonderful about visiting us so often, and many of your blogs too, that we thought it would be nice to feature them here today. And just to make it extra special, we want to share an award with them. Dennis the Vizsla gave this beautiful award to all his readers.

Holly and Debbie, please accept this award from us for being so nice.
We can't wait for you to have a blog too.

And now for the thinking part.

Ciara is thinking this is a pretty good spot
to hide in to get away from those boys.

And check this out - Mom is thinking Ciara is a very good thinker and fast learner.

Ciara thinks it is time to practice puppyoga.

Phantom thinks he has the best seat in the house.

He also thinks it is OK to be a day late with his studmuffin pose:)
(Notice he finally has fur on his chest again.)

C: What do you say, TD? Let's zoom!!!
TD: Forget it, kid - get lost!!!

Thinking, thinking, thinking . . .

Something's under here, I can smell it!

Ciara's thinking she is pretty cute:)

Woos, the OP Pack


Frankie Furter said...

Oh My Gosh!! Ciara has learned soooo much soooo quickly!!
Grrrreat post. I loved the way you tracked down the "hidden" furend. Very nice story there.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur THOSE great T&T's!

Mom and I had wondered aboue Debbie and Holly - thanks fur explaning and fur sharing those gorgeous pikhs of her!

As fur 'The Kid', I think she's already showing me up - now I'm sure I'll hear 'but Ciara khan do that why khan't woo'!

We are furry thankful your travellers were safe in Taiwan - now to get them home to KhaliLand!

BTW Phantom: nice studmuffin shot!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Jake of Florida said...

Whar a wonderful post. Finding your mystery furfriends. Showing us Ciara's cleverness (we're in love). Letting us know folks are safe in Taiwan (although you must have had a few awful moments). And just making us feel good all over about how things are coming together for you!!

The sky was a clear clear blue today, and the wind was a bit chilly but delicious -- so it's a good day all around.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ehy dear dear dear friends!!!
We're back and we missed you tons!!!!!
How are you????
Seems you're having wonderful time all together....and....OMD.....Ciara is growing soooooooooo fast and she is more and more beautiful everyday!!!!!!!!
The video is GREAT and she's such a clever puppy!!!!!!!! much we would love to be there with you and give her and the boys tons of cuddles and hugs!!!!

And thanks for sharing with us the wonderfu l story of Holly!!!!
She looks sooooooooooooooooo beautiful.....and she is like us...a little.....adorable Golden girl!!!!!
Give her tons of sweet licks from us too!!!!!!

Take care dear friends!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!!!

Anya said...

Ciarra learned VERY fast :-)
Lovely girl !!
So sweet !!

Thanks for the info from Holly

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Alex93andme said...

Oh my!! I am in are so very kind to feature Holly! I am speechless...really. To see my baby girl on your blog just makes me feel so special. Thank you very much. I want a blog so much but I'm going to have to get a new computer first. I love reading everyone else's blogs. It always makes my day. I cannot say thank you enough times for what you have done!

Ciara is really progressing in her training isn't she? She's a doll and I still want to rub her tummy!
Phantom and Thunder are looking great as usual and seem to be loving their new little sister. Before you know it, she will be as big as they are!

Thanks for the award also! Not having a blog, I've never had an award before. You have certainly made me very happy and when Holly wakes up, I'll tell her about this and how she made your blog (and give her several extra treats)!!
Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mack said...

That Ciara is one smart little cookie! And Holly looks like she is a real sweetie!

Two Country Poodles said...

That Ciara is one smart pup! Plus she is excellent at Puppyoga.

That was so kind of you to post about Holly and Debbie. We too hope they have a blog soon...I bet they have an interesting life!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

Deborah said...

Ciara doesn't have to think she is cute,,,she IS cute! That was nice about Holly and Debbie, Holly is adorable! That is nice that they leave you a lot of nice comments!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh thank you so much for introducing us to Holly and Debbie. That Holly sure is sweet.
Ciara you sure are doing good at your tricks.. Maybe we should send Callie over to learn her down and "STAY" This is a big part of herding and she just can't wait to get those sheep so no stay...
Great pictures of all of you... Ciara you are so cute.... We love the get lost kid...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Thanks for telling us about Holly. She is very lovely!

As for Ciara, that video is SO impressive. She is such a clever girl.

Ginger Jasper said...

Holly is lovely and I hope she gets a blog.. Oh my cat what have I been missing with the special Ciara.. How absolutely gorgeous how beautiful.. I can see how quickly she is learning and I think she will soon have her siblings wrapped around her paw..
I am so glad your beans are safe. Thank god..

I missed you all. HUgs GJ xx

Kari in WeHo said...

Holly is very very pretty!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Holly sure looks like a happy little girlydog!! Thanks for doing some research and finding Debbie & Holly. We are all so pleased to meet them!!

Ciara just wants to have fun and play.The guys are acting like fuddy duddies!! She did real good with her sit and down tricks.
BabyRD and Hootie

Sagira said...

Holly and Debbie sounds very nice. When they get a blog you will have to let us know.

Wow, Ciara is such a smartie pants, look at her go. Keep up the good work mom! :)

BeadedTail said...

Wonderful feature on Holly and Debbie! It was very nice to see Holly's photos and learn more about them!

Ciara is a very smart little girl and of course adorable!

Phantom, you can do a studmuffin pose any day!


Tomushka said...

Loved Ciara, Phantom :*
Very amazing and sweet dogs :)
Many kisses from me :)

Santa and Minnie said...

Nice getting to know just a little bit about Holly and Debbie. Yes, hope to see their blog one day.

Glad to hear that your human brother and his wife and son are safe in Taiwan.

Ciara is growing fast and is learning fast too. What a pretty girl!

Alasandra said...

Ciara, I thinks you are TOTALLY CUTE. ~Fenris (Blushing)

Thanks for telling us about Debbie & Holly. Holly is certainly adorable and we hope she gets a blog soon so we can visit her. Phantom we are glad you have hair on your chest again. Artemisia is still waiting for hers to grow back. Thunder, we would love for you to come hunt snakes with Fenris but we thinks the Moms wouldn't like it. Mommy is very worried that Fenny is going to get hurt one day. She is such a wuss. Daddy lost his sunglasses and Fenris consideratly found them in a pile of leaves and tried to show them to Mommy but she just saw something black and started screaming SNAKE!!! SNAKE!!!!! Boy did she feel like an idiot when it turned out to be sunglasses. ~AFSS

Sierra Rose said...

Really nice feature! Sweet of you all to pass on the wonderful award.
And, the thinking thinking thinking photos.....Ciara, I'll go zoomies with ya!! Just let me know!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Bijou said...

Thanks for telling us all about your new furiend. I hope they start blogging soon. Me and mom are sad that DWB is not accepting new members anymore. We loved checking out the new blogs and greeting the doggies and their hoomans.

It looks like you three are getting a case of Spring Fever!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thanks for sharing Debbie and Molly's story and photos with us! We hope they start their own blog soon; they would be a very welcome addition to our community! Ciara is learning (and growing) so quickly...what a beautiful family you are!

Sonic said...

Holly is so pretty! They say that mixed-breed humans are often prettier, and I think it definitely applies to dogs too!

And I am so amazed at Ciara! When I was so tiny... wait... I'm still so tiny. When I was younger, I wasn't half as clever as she is! Not without snack-centives anyway.


Gus said...

OK...that puppy now knows two of my three tricks. Oh, if you don't count "heel" and "come." I best get moving? What do you think? Should I finally let her teach me to shake hands...she seems obsessed with that one, but paws.


Gus said...

OK...that puppy now knows two of my three tricks. Oh, if you don't count "heel" and "come." I best get moving? What do you think? Should I finally let her teach me to shake hands...she seems obsessed with that one, but paws.


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos ! before I get to the darling, cute Ciara part, I want to say Wooos to your Mom for giving a shout out to one beautiful pup and her Mom, Debbie and Holly. It was such a nice story to tell!

Now to that cute pup Ciara, absolutely adorable although Thunder and Phantom are pretty cute too!

-Kira The BeaWootiful

Stella said...

Ciara doesn't have to think she is cute . . .all of her readers are doing that for her, and this one is doing it double!

Happy for your Taiwan visitors to be safe and wish them a safe homecoming too.

What a nice story about Debbie and Holly. I am looking forward to their blog when they are able.
Holly reminds me of a long ago family dog!

Cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella and the Z girl

The Thundering Herd said...

Debbie and Hollydog - We are waiting for that blog to start!

Ciara - Woo are very smart, but woo do know that woo are a Siberian, Righ? What is this follow commands stuff?

Life With Dogs said...

I am thinking you are brilliant for getting to the bottom of that mystery! I have been dying to know who it was!

kissa-bull said...

ciara is pwetty smart cause she is definately most CUTE
and of course holly's mom fell in love wiff her
we just love her soulful eyes
she is a bewooty as well
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Lorenza said...

I had seen their comments but I did not know who they were! Thanks for sharing Holly and Debbie with us!
Ciara is soooooo smart!
Glad you all had a nice thinking and thankful day!
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My comment disappeared!
But I am back
I wanted to tell you I am thankful for all your thankfuls too, and that Phantom is doing so good!
Hair and all
And I think it was pawsome- your tribute to Holly and Debbie
l love you
i hope my message stays this time

Huskee and Hershey said...

Those are 2 wonderful things... Thinking and Thanking!!

Thanks for introducing Holly to us. She is a real cutie pie!!

Awww... I think our mom is falling hopelessly in love with Ciara. Show more of those adorable photos of her and our mom will be kissing her computer screen next!

Happy Weekend boys and girl!

Martha and Bailey said...

Our post isn't posting!!!!!
We liked meeting Holly - very sweet.
We are just adoring Ciara - she is very smart and cute.
We are glad she has two big brothers to teach her all about being siberians.
Martha & Bailey xxx
Both paws crossed that this posts........

Zoolatry said...

And we are thinking this is the lovliest post top-to-bottom, all the photos, the story of Holly and her photos... enjoyed it all.

The OP Pack said...
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Mango said...

That Holly sure has nice furs. Thanks for finding her.

Ciara is doing the puppy pushups. She is smart and pretty too. What a combination.


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, little Ciara - did we see you giving your brofurs a little raspberry in a couple of those photos? You silly, little girl☺

Thanks so much for filling us in on Alex93andme. Such lovely comments left on our bloggy and no one to thank until NOW. You guys have great snooters - you should be PAW-tectives!

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

We just found your blog!! Love it!! We are now followers and hope you will return the favor and follow us too!

Woo Woooo
Shiloh, Shelby, and their Mom!

achieve1dream said...

Ciara you are so smart!!! It took me furever to learn to lay down.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That Ciara IS pretty cute!! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun thinking and playing!

Have a pawsome weekend!
Woofs and Kisses!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Nice to meet your friends Holly and Debbie!
Ciara, you are such a smart little pupper!
TD & Phantom, as always, woo two are very handsome!

Sam & June

Rambo said...

Holly is a very cute dawg. It was nice of you to post about her and her Mom
and are beautiful.


Jacqueline said...

We saw your link at Zoolatry and wanted to stop by to say hello...All of your babies are beautiful and yes, Phantom is a big studmuffin!!...Ciara is too adorable for words!...Your friend, Holly is a gorgeous puppy as well...Hope you guys have a great weekend...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Holly and Khady said...

That was so nice of you to tell us all about Debbie and Holly! She is a cutie!

Phantom and TD both look totally pawsome! Ciara looks like the little puppy devil I'm sure she is!!

Holly and Khady Lynn

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you so much for sharing Holly with us. She looks like a cutie!

WOW...that Ciara is so very smart, sitting and laying down AND being so very cute. Girls so rule!


Twinkietinydog said...

I watched Ciara's video and came up with two conclusions: A. she's really smart. My Frankie had to take a 6 week class to learn to do all that. B. she's adored. Good girl, she's the best girl etc ... Thank you for sharing Holly's story. I enjoyed it.

JD and Max said...

Hi to all our husky pals - oh wow, this was a wonderful post, really wonderful! How wonderful to track down your good pals and what a lovely girl Holly is, we're so glad you posted photos of her, it was great getting to see her!

We are so impressed with Ciara - um, we think she already knows more than us - gulp! Like Khyra we're worried we're gonna hear 'well, Ciara can do this and she's only a few months old....' - uh-oh, best start practicing our best behaviour again!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks for featuring Debbie and Holly ... we've been wondering about them. They are always very kind and thoughtful on leaving comments on everyone's blog. We are so looking forward on their blog soon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello op pack its dennis the vizsla dog hay cool thank yoo for putting the spotlite on yore frends!!! and of korse shots of the boys and there adorabul noo sister ar always welkum!!! ok bye

Sam said...

We've been wondering about Debbie and Holly too! Thank you for sharing the pics!


Sue said...

Welcome to Debbie and Holly. Holly is lovely.

Ciara is doing so well with her training. What a smartie. Watch out TD!!

Mochi and Mommy said...

I hope Debbie and Holly have a blog soon! :)

Great pics of you pups! I love Ciara's tongue pics! Sooo cute! :)


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thanks for introducing us to Debbie and Holly!

Those pictures of Ciara in the tree are great! Definitely a keeper.