Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday's Mania and Merriment

Hard as it may be to believe from this photo, Ciara is afraid of the Christmas tree. Mom had to put superglue on her bottom to get her to "stay" for the pic:) BOL (AND bribe her with a piece of salmon skin.)

We have received so many wonderful cards from so many of you - thank you all so much. We are trying to figure out the best way to display them. They are all so very nice. And the wishes and sentiments that come with them are just beautiful.

As many of you have noted, this is an incredibly busy time for all of us. We don't really want to go so far as to say we are taking a blogging break, but we think the time has come for us to slow down the pace a bit. We are doing our best to keep reading and commenting as much as we can, but the Momster said we are really struggling to "get it all done". So we are going to try to visit as often as we can and put up a short post here and there. In the meantime, we send you all good wishes during this busy time.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! We sent out your Holiday card this morning + added something yummy. Hope it's not smashed when you get it. We have 2 more post n off for a long Holiday break. Your tree is lovely. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Barbara said...

Our cards are going out today!! Enjoy the holidays!

Lacy said...

w00fs, yes it is a busy time of the year..hope u all has a safe fun howliday..will miss u..

b safe,

3 doxies said...

Oh I just loves da foto!!!! Waaaaaay betters than what mum accomplished...hehehe!

No worries bouts da break...we totally understand how hectic da holidays can be.


Frankie Furter said...

Your tree is sooooo pretty.
We all have to kind of scale back a bit during the holidays. I was gone fur over a week during our annual ThanksDeerMas family celebration time. We will miss you something fierce though.
Sorry Ciara is scared of the tree. She'll get over that when Santa Paws puts all those goodies under there though. I'm just sayin.

Gus said...

Hey guys...we know exactly what you mean! We seem to be chronic, so we'll certainly forgive you for holiday "busy."

That is a great photo. Tell us what you use to remove the superglue please?


Hound Girl said...

Great Photo, you are so lucky they are all so well behaved!! I sure could have used some suepr glue for Fred when we were trying ours

Jake of Florida said...

We're just picturing Ciara sitting there -- and sitting -- and sitting!!!

We think your Momster should do whatever she needs to to have a lovely, blessed, stress-free time planning for Christmas -- so please tell her not to worry about anything else!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Ms. ~K said...

The superglue worked and you captured a great shot!

We'll miss you, but certainly understand the need to let some things "go" this time of year...

Please post when you can!
~K and The Pups

Elyse said...

The dogs look great in this picture in front of the tree! It's hard to believe that Ciara was scared of the tree...I would have never guessed. I understand about taking it a little slower. I think we all do.

Elyse and Riley

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

between the glue and the salmon, the picture came out great!

Catch up when you can!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful picture!!! The tree is absolutely wonderful!! I laughed at the super glue of Ciara though!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Cyber-sibes said...

Beawootiful ic of woo pups & that gorgeously decorated tree! But, SUPERGLUE??? REALLY???

So, how much superglue does it take to glue down all that butt fluff? Ha-roo roo!

enjoy your time together, we'll be here clear till christmas, then take a bit of a break while our boy is visiting.

jack & moo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Don't feel bad, Ciara. If we had a tree, Sam would undoubtedly be afraid of it.

We understand about being busy.

soggibottom said...

Take a breath and go walkies....
see you when you come back :-) x x x

soggibottom said...

Three cookies needed for being so good staying there :-) x x x

Remington said...

Beautiful photo! AND we completely understand! It is so hard to keep up with everything! Enjoy this holiday season -- Blogland will always be here waiting to see you!

mayziegal said...

Yep, yep! We suuuure understand. We're having problems keeping up with everything, too! Just visit when and if you can. You'll still be our furend!

I think that is one of the prettiest Christmas pictures ever! Tell Ciara not to be skeered cuz with Christmas trees comes PRESSIES!

Wiggles & Wags,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful Christmas picture.. You all take it easy we understand perfectly in this busy time. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

jen said...

Now I am jealous!
What a wonderful photo:)

We have always used tinsel on our tree, I may reconsider next year as it is winding up everywhere but on the tree! Like Leroy ans Sherman's tails:)

Mr Koda MD said...

Happy Nearly Christmas! Don't worry, you deserve a break now and then

The Heartbeats said...

Now THAT is a Christmas picture! Why did ya'll co operate? Now Momma will know it can be done!


Kari in WeHo said...

Ciara looks very unhappy!


Clive said...

That is a fabulous Christmas photo - you all look so good in front of your Christmas tree (which is really gorgerous!)

We know all about being busy - we keep making lists but it doesn't seem to be helping.

take care
Clive and Murray

houndstooth said...

That picture is fantastic! Wow! It looks like a professional photographer took it.

Ciara, be careful! Years ago, when just Treat and Hawk lived here, one night while Mom and Dad were out, Hawk's toy got too close to the tree. He reached in to get it, got caught on the lights, and took the whole thing down! The next year, the tree trunk got soft in the stand and that one fell over on him twice! He never met a Christmas tree that he didn't give the stink eye to. So be careful around that thing!

We sure understand about the holidays being busy! Mom and Dad have to go to FIVE family Christmases. Mom calls this "the season of poverty!"


Mr. Pip said...

We totally understand and are slowing down a bit around our house, too. Enjoy your holidays!

Your pal, Pip

P.S: I am sorry to hear Phantom is having tummy troubles!

doyle and mollie said...

your tree is AMAZING our momma is too scared to put up one this year cos she know mollie will create chaos... she said we have a small one... totally understand the need for a break we loves you all the same! xxx

Sagira said...

Aww..poor Ciara is afraid of the tree?

We understand that you are busy now. Have fun with the Holiday season. We will miss your post though.

kissa-bull said...

ouw mommish ish just squeeking at how you guys are so good at taking pictures. she could'nt catch more than one of ush sitting by the tree at the same time even if she paid ush wiff the nommies. bol!!!
you guys are not only gowgeous but obidient too.

sugary pibble kisses
the pittie pack

Yoda & Brutus said...

Such a wonderful picture of the three of you in front of the Christmas tree!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Enjoy the hustle bustle of the holidays. Spend lots of time with family and friends. Sit in the glow of the Christmas tree and just sigh in contentment. We will be waiting during the doldrums of January and February to reconnect and hear all of your stories and adventures. Know we are thinking of you and wishing you all the most wonderful snowy season.

AFSS said...

The picture is lovely. Us cats don't do sit stay and certainly now with Fenris next to us, so there is no way the Mom can get a picture of all of us under the tree. U make it look so easy.

Love your header.

Maggie Mae said...

Your tree is beootifuls and da picture is great too! Dis time of year it's hard fur everybody to keeps up wif all da bloggies so no worries! :)

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

The Thundering Herd said...

We don't blame you Ciara. Those trees have been known to fall down and trap totally innocent Siberians that were not running and playing tag under the tree, despite the fact that a certain Natasha was found sitting in the middle of said fallen tree when she was a puppy. A picture of innocence.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

And there be a prawblem with being skeered of Chrissmuss trees? Trees belong OUTSIDE not INSIDE! Hope that supah gloo comes off you behind, Ciara. But it do be a bootiful pikshure of you three, pawfect fur a Chrissmuss cars.

BeadedTail said...

That is a gorgeous Christmas photo! Santa will certainly visit you three!

We understand being busy and needing a break. Our mommy has been too busy to even get Christmas cards or even a tree yet *gasp*! She better get our presents though!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Nice Christmas picture!
Wow your tree is pawsome!
Any treats underneath it?


Sapphire said...

Beautiful tree! haha, Ciara, the salmon skin better be worth it!
have a wonderful Christmas :)

Tessa the Maltese said...

I LOVE trees Ciara! But you are correct, they do not belong in the house all covered with lights and shiny balls that pups cannot play with!

We sure will miss you all but totally understand about the break, the Holidays are stressful and busy for everyone!

Have a Pawsome Howl-a-Dawy!

woo woos, Tessa

The Luke said...

What a wonderful holiday photo! And fanks... on a counta the Mom is usin it to give us lessons on how to pose!

[It hasn't worked yet]

We have our paws full round here, and I'm afraid the ole gal isn't up to sendin out cards this year... but our hearts are burstin wif emotions...

We wish you the Merriest Christmas! We love you! We count your kindnesses and support among our greatest treasures!

wif love from the Luke

Benny and Lily said...

We love your Christmas picture
Benny & Lily

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Wonder tree!! and woo's all look wootEfulls!!

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Those Elgin Pugs said...

we's meant to say wonderful tree!!!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bribed and/or glued, great pikh!

Thanks fur sharing it!

Paws khrossed all the stuffs get done and then some!


ForPetsSake said...

I'm sad to see that you'll be slowing down...but I understand why. Take it easy...
P.S.Your tree is beautiful!!

Wyatt said...

When Ciara figures out that all the pressies go under there, she won't be afraid anymore!!
Stanzie likes to sneak down to the tree for a little peek. She has seen enough holidays to know that it is all GOOD!!


MAXMOM IN SA said...

That is a really beautiful sight!...the three of them next to your tree.
Yes, I am sure we ALL understand about this time of the year and blogging...we love you!...just when you can/want to...we won't go away.
Sending lotsaluv to you all,

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Awsome photo! Take all the time you need.
We will always be here,,,,
enjoy your holidays,, enjoy life,
enjoy each other,

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Pepsi Bum said...

The tree looks awesome!
Taking a break once in a while is okay, no worries!


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d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

That is the most AMAZING photo my puppy pals!! It seriously looks like a professional shoot, you all look perfect!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Beautiful tree! And what a brave girl, to sit right there in the middle when she was so scared. She doesn't look scared at all; must be those courageous Sibe genes - which let her cousins look polar bears in the eye without blinking.

Jed & Abby

Mollys Momma said...

Such a beautiful photo and one I must save for my laptop wallpaper.
You all look so beautiful.
Hope you have a wnderful Christmas time and a Happy New Year. I know what you mean about struggling to keep up with it all and empathise.
with much love
Momma Tea, Richie n Ronnii
x x x x xx xx xxxxxx

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a beautiful picture - our Mom would never get that lucky!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Mack said...

That is a GREAT Christmas pic!

Amber DaWeenie said...

And a Very Merry Christmas from all of us in da Sunshine State to all of you in da OP.

Is you sures dat Ciara didn't freeze her butt outside and da Momster didn't just sit hers there frozen? Just askin'

Piappies World said...

Happy Holidays, Momster, Phantom, Thunder and Ciara!

That's a really wonderful photo of the 3 of you! We are also getting a lot of delays with our postings and Christmas preparations and we hope you would wait out for our Holiday Greetings. We have you in our list its just that piappies mom is so loaded with W-O-R-K that we got to be a bit more patient. Hope you guys understand.

Do enjoy the snowflakes for us as we don't get them in our side of the world.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Minna Krebs said...

That is just a wonderful foto! And I woulds never guess that Miss Ciara was hesitant to be in it!

OP Mom did good with da glue on her bottom


KB said...

A great photo of your trio!!! It is hard to believe that Ciara is afraid of the tree based on that photo!

We're having trouble keeping up with everything over here too so we understand.



Hey wow looks like mom's bribery worked! I'm sitting next to a tree right now.. she can send me my salmon skin at any time now.

As you know, we blog when we can and always behind with comments.. sigh.. a vicious cycle but it's suppose to be fun! don't worry

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

We give woos 4 paws up fur that picture! It is furry nice!
We cannot believe that Miss Ciara is afraid of the tree!
Dad is always yelling at us fur wagging our tails too close to the tree. Mom has to leave the bottom of the tree bare as our tails kept "sweeping" the ornaments off the tree or the ornaments get hooked on our tails.

Sam & June

Cooper and Lola said...

Great picture.. Poor Ciara...its ok..the tree wont bite..

Sue said...

Bentley used to bark at the Christmas tree when we turned the lights on. I think we kept it pretty dark that year.

It is getting hectic these days, and we certainly understand taking some time away from the computer. We'll email you if we need to get in touch and we'll be here doing dumb things when you get back after the holidays. Have a great Christmas and we hope 2011 is the very best year ever.
Sue and the dogs

Martha and Bailey said...

Such a beautiful pic! We are also scared of the xmas tree so we appreciate how hard that pic must have been.
The tree and the three of you looks wonderful.
We are also slowing down a bit as you say there is so much to do!
Even more difficult when you can't get out to do it......!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dad thought Callie looked a bit wide in that picture...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

sprinkles said...

I totally get what you mean about blogging. I'm always so far behind and it feels like I'll never catch up, especially if I miss a day.

Shiver tends to scare easily. I just have a mini Christmas tree but I'm sure if I have a big one, he'd be afraid of it. And Chico would just pee on it. lol

Your tree is beautiful, as are your three dogs.

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, my! What a gorgeous photo of you three beautiful dogs in front of that awesome Christmas tree...I LOVE that photo! It's perfect - like you :-)

Merry Christmas and lots of good snacks for you guys to enjoy!

Gizzy and his mommy, Doris

Sierra Rose said...

Superglue bottoms!? Hmmmm. Great photo! We don't have a tree (yet) so don't know how I will react! We're all feeling the busy, tough to keep up at the moment, but always nice when we get a chance to visit!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Life With Dogs said...

Good for you for taking a break! You will be missed, but I know where I find you if I need to. :)

Holly and Khady said...

Pawsome photo!! Might be better if the baby girl is afraid of the tree, so she won't be tearing it up!

We totally understand the "busy" factor!

Holly and Khady

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

With #1 at the other end of the world, we are behinder than most people... Panic stations!!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great picture of the three of you! Your Christmas tree is just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Raising Addie said...

Oh your tree is just beautiful!

Great job with the pups in the picture. We would have never known that Ciara was scared of it. :)

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ciara probably thinks the tree is some sort of alien life-form!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Your Christmas pic is PAWSOME!! Can we use it for our Christmas Furiends posts? Pleeeeeease???

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Congratulations on that beautiful Christmas picture!!!! Really really wonderful!!!
I have to cut back on my commenting too. I have to get this place cleaned up!!!
Merry Christmas Kathy and Pups!!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for the permission! No problem! We got it from your bloggie!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! Ciara - you silly girl! But it was sure worth that picture - it's gorgeous!!

My humans are awfully busy too, especially with preparing for our move, and Hsin-Yi said she is just struggling to get it all done as well! So we totally understand!

Honey the Great Dane

TwoSpecialWires said...

We LOVE this picture!!!! Super glue, or no!

We've been trying and trying to keep up with reading ... even if we don't leave comments. It's always a treat to come see the OP Pack ... you've gotta be some of the most handsome doggies in OP ... if not all of Kansas! If not all of the midwest. (OK. We're getting a little carried away! But you deserve it!)

We are watching Moma scurry around like crazy trying to get ready to leave for another road trip ... and we're pretty sure that we might get to go ... 'cause we see a pile of our stuff growing and growing! We hear them say we may be leaving very very soon. Moma'll email you .... she knows the details that we don't quite understand. But it has something to do with weather. And a cemetery. And a motel near the cemetery!


Your sorta absent pals,
jake and Fergi (hope you haven't forgotten us!)

Ruby's Raiser said...

Wait til she sees all the presents from Santa under the tree on Christmas morning, she'll get over her fear in no time! Take time to enjoy the season with your family and the pups, look forward to seeing more photos from you soon. :)

Full of Grace said...

I can't get Suka to sit still without his rawhide in general. As soon as my camera comes out he goes into moving mode :) LOVELY picture!!! :)

FiveSibesMom said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL photo!!!