Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Year's Eve Snow Watch and 2011 Wishes

One Sibe . . . . .

Searching . . . . .

Two Sibes searching . . . . .

Three Sibes searching . . . . .

And what are we searching for? You guessed it - where is our SNOW??? It IS December. Yesterday it was close to 70 degrees, and at 5:00 a.m. today we had a nasty thunderstorm. Then the temps dropped and the trees were all iced over. And we hear there were tornadoes in parts of Missouri. But absolutely NO snow. Maybe 2011 will bring us some snow.

On this last day of 2010, many of our blogger furiends have been reminiscing about the past year. We know that for many of you it has been a very tough year, and we are hoping things will only get better for you. We feel very blessed to have had a decent year. We have had our ups and downs, but we like to think about the pawsitives. The highlight of our year had to be the arrival of our newest pack member, Ciara. As much as we like to portray her as the furamily pest, she really is our little sweetheart. And we also had to undergo another scare with the evil "C" for Phantom. But he has once again pulled through a bad time, and we are all thrilled he is headed into 2011 with all of us. Thunder, the kid in the middle, just seems to sail through life with ease. In just a few months, TD will be five years old. It is hard to believe it is already that long, but every day with Thunder has been a true joy.

We are also very grateful for all the friends we have. We have shared the good times and the bad times with so many of you. We have gained some new friends and sadly lost quite a few, some have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and some are just gone . . . . . The hardest part of these losses for all of us is the not understanding why. Sometimes life just doesn't make a lot of sense. And so it is time to move forward and hope for 2011 to bring good health, happiness, friendship, and lots of fun to all.

Wishing you a wonderfully joyful New Year in 2011.

Loving woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and the Momster


George the Lad said...

Its been a pleasure getting to know you this year and look forward to following you into 2011
So a Happy New Year to all your family
George and Jan xxx

The Thundering Herd said...

We agre and wish you a Happy New Year. And hope you get your snow soon.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I cannot tells you how much I wish fur you to has snow. I gladly gibs you all of mine and we take your 70 degrees, k? Mebbe mom be in a better mood when she dussn't has to pick poo out of the snow with a little garden shovel then say noggty werds when it falls off afore she gets it in the bag and she has to dig it out all ofur again... Anywoo, wishing all of you a furry Happy New Year!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It is going to be a good year of us all in this new year that will be here in just hours now. It has been a pleasure getting to know and love you all!!
Happy happy healthy new year to you all!!!
Thanks for your visits and kind words.
Love you guys, Bambi & Fern

Cyber-sibes said...

And we wish a happy & healthy, prosperous New Year to woo too. Jack noted that both our packs gained a female member this year - Ciara is a doll, and we sure love and appreciate our newest gal, Miss Moo!

Happy New Year!

~Jack & Moo

houndstooth said...

We wish we could send you some of our snow, but it seems to have all been rained away today. We agree with all you've said and wish you a wonderful New Year!


3 doxies said...

Wells dat is just pitifull all these Sibes waitin' on their snow. I would make a complaint withs da snow dept fairy if I was ya'll.
I am portrayed as da family pest too so I knows how Ciara feels (even though I am usually da pest)
It has been a true blessing to meet ya'll and gets to knows each of you. Ya'll has gone through some tuff times dis year so I wish ya'll da best fur da new year and all of our furiends dat has had tuff times too.


Anya said...

Happy New Year!!
We wish you a joyful life
full of healthy, happiness and pleasure :)

Hugs Love Anya

Kareltje =^.^=

Betsie =(^.^)=

Jake of Florida said...

We're sorry about the snow -- or lack thereof!! If any dog should have snow, it's a Sibe, right? Although we have learned that terriers like snow too --- I know we enjoyed it last year when we were in St. Loulis with the folks.

It has indeed been an up and down year -- but I guess most are like that. We do hope Phantom will be OK -- and that Thunder and Ciara too and all their human munchkins and grownups will enjoy a Happy New Year.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Maggie Mae said...

Mom would gives you all of our snow if her could!
Happy New Year my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sue said...

Weird weather! It was 65 here yesterday and overnite we had super bad thunder storms. Morgan slept on my pillow with me. Today is still warm and breezy.

I don't make resolutions anymore, but I do resolve to get to OP to meet you guys in 2011.

Have a safe weekend.

Remington said...

Happy New Year! I am so blessed to have you as friends! Enjoy welcoming in the New Year with treats and hugs! See you next year!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy New Year to all of you too. Thanks for being such great friends..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Have a Happy New Year!! Hope you get some snow soon :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Thor said...

We wish the same. Happy 2011! We hope you get your snow soon!

♥ Sallie said...

Happy New Year!

Doris Sturm said...

Hello you handsome and beautiful pups! It's been quite warm here and I'm not ready for that either...I want some more cold weather for me and the boy! We're not through being winterized ;-)

Happy New Year to you and your hoomans :-)

With love,
Doris and Gizzy

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Khyra says she doesn't want my snow, so I'm send half to OP, Kansas and the other half to Wyatt in oregon. I better hurry! it's going fast!

Wishing you and yours many snowy days, love, laughter, good health and success in all your endeavors, throughout the New Year!
xox Stumpy and me

jen said...

All of our snow melted here:(!
Now there is only mud!!!

We wish you and your family the happiest of New Year's!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful post! We love the pictures very much!! We are blessed to have you and so many others as friends. We hope this next year brings lots of joyful events!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ohhh you were looking for snow, maybe it will come when the newest sibe comes???

Deborah said...

That was so nice. I hope you find your snow soon. We had warm weather today too but we still have snow!
Happy New Year my friends.

Homer said...

Hey Phantom, Thunder, Ciara and the Momster,

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!!!


BeadedTail said...

We hope you get some snow and that the ice stays away. We love how you three sit in the landscaped areas instead of the grass too.

We hope all of the OP Pack and your Momster and Dad have a happy and healthy New Year!

PeeS: We could tell that Ciara is a sweetheart!

Barbara said...

Happy Woo Year!!

Ms. ~K said...

We have certainly enjoyed visiting with you all this year.
Thanks for keeping us all on our toes, Ciara! :)
~K and The Pups

Anonymous said...

Well come on over to Oregon! We got our snow yesterday, Thursday. Of course, it would not be deep enough for you 3 big pups, it was only an inch or two! But more is on the way....

We look forward to another wonderful year with you all!

Happy New Year!!!

woo woos, Tessa

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hppy New Year to you all.
I just left a long comment, and it was EATEN UP and does not show.
I do not remember what all I said,, but the most important is to wish you a Happy New Year

Mrs. JP said...

happy new year to you all. you'll surely get your snow soon. keep up the vigilant watch

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Happy new years! I hope snow comes sooon!

Stella said...

Happy New Year to all the OP Gang, including Mom and Dad! This snow business is a little over rated this year. We got about 14 inches between yesterday and today, our driveway is packed and we are snowbound. We had to squeeze out our back door and shovel the porch off and when I let Stella in, she was covered with the stuff.

Do we care? Not a bit! We are going to enjoy some picture taking outback tomorrow and will put them up for you all to see.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Ali Z who watches it through the window!

Sagira said...

Maybe 2011 will bring you lots of snow. You know what they careful what you wish for. hehe.

Happy New Year! :)

Frankie Furter said...

Warm here yesterday and today too. Every bit of the snow is NOW GONE!!
I hope that every one of your dreams come true in 2011

Amber DaWeenie said...

Yappy New Years to you's too. 2010 has been a years of ups and downs so let's keep our paws crossed dat 2011 has a lot more ups and a lot less downs.

Love, Amber

PeeEss...Nice pictures guys...Sorry bout the lack of snow. We never see snow here in Florida. Supposed to go to 80 over da weekend. Sure don't feel like Christmas and New Years.

Anonymous said...

Happy 2011 OP Pack!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy 2011.

Guess you and Khyra are in the same weather zone - snowless.

Anonymous said...

Paws crossed that you gets some snow! We FINALLY got some here yesterday. I sure hope the snow fairy finds its way to your house soon.

I am very much glad that 2010 was good to you and I am sending you wishes that your 2011 will bring you health, joy and lots and lots of happiness!

Wiggles & Wags,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've notified all the snow shippers that OP KS is to get snow ahead of PA!

We've seen the reports about the nasty storms in MO and AR - pretty bizarre fur the end of December -

Paws and fingers khrossed here fur 2011 to be better - to say 2010 was a challenge would SO be an understatement -

I'm khonstantly trying to whap Mom bakhk into realty - not sure if my whapping is working but I'll keep at it -

Khyra and Khompany

Huffle Mawson said...

My mum, dad and I all wish you and your whole family a happy new year and here's to 2011 being a really good year!

rottrover said...

Happy 2011 to all of woo! I'm so glad we met this year. I hope the new year brings you health and friendship!

-The Rottrovers

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

We wish all of you a very happy and joyful New Year. Wishing all of you good health too!!

Aunt of 14 said...

Happy Woo Years to you three and the Parents as well! :)

KB said...

Happy New Year to you too. I like that you're focusing on the pawsatives... We'll follow with you on that front!

Ciara has been a real gift to all of us this year, and Phantom's winning battle against the nasty C is a huge gift. Finally, I love the "no-drama" Thunder. We all need an easy guy like Thunder in our lives!

Most of all, the OP Pack is a gift to all of us! I am so happy to have found you. Happy New Year.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy new year my friends, I'll do my best snow dance for you that you get lots of the white stuff!

Mr. Pip said...

All our snow has melted and left behind dirty puddles. Yuck!!! I hope you get some snow soon!

Happy New Year!!

Your pal, Pip

TwoSpecialWires said...

Happy New Year, you beautiful OP Pack.

We hope it is a year filled with everything that makes it wonderful for you ....

Much fondness
Jake and Fergi and our people

Maggie and Mitch said...

We wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mochi and Bali said...

You pups always have such cute pictures! :)

Hope you get snow soon!

Happy New Year!!! :)

Mochi & Bali

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Happy New Year Dearest Friends.

Happiness and health in the coming year to you and your family!

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & the Mommy too!! we can at lest comment

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Happy New Year to all of woo!
Hope it is a safe, healthy and furry fun year fur woo!
Hope woo gits lots of snow dis comin' year!

Husky kisses,

Aksharaa said...

Oh Phantom, Ciara and Thunder,
We understand exactly what u mean...Our lil brother Shadow here gets referred to as the DeVIL BOY!But we wouldn't trade him for ANYTHING in the world. He has brought so much joy and warmth to our home...
We sometimes wish he would grow up faster but then again we don't want to let go of the puppy steps, puppy yelps and every adorable puppy trait of his.

We wish u and your entire family a very very HAPPY, safe, healthy and peaceful NEW YEAR.

Hope you Mom and Dad are better now. And hope your ears are getting better too.

And BeST of LUCK on finding the snow. Are u sure some puppy hasn't stolen it?

wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

pee ess: we are glad u liked the lil book we sent u. And that it made u laugh.

BRUTUS said...

Yeah, crazy weather, eh? It's just not right, I tell ya! Happy new year anyways!

Brutus & Carmen

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Thank you for a lovely post and lovely pictures. It has been wonderful getting to know you all and to be able to share our lives with you. I wish you all a wonderful, happy, healthy and fun-filled 2011.
We'll hope you'll get some snow soon - just to herald in the new year.
Sending lotsaluv

sprinkles said...

I've had a lot of ups and downs in 2010. Sometimes the downs seemed to overshadow the ups.

It snowed several times this past week but it either didn't stick or had melted by the end of the day. Can't say I was disappointed about it.

Happy New Year! May 2011 bring us all nothing but goodness!

Anonymous said...

We are proud to have met you and your pack. Thanks for sharing your times with us and we look forward to 2011

The Thuglets said...

What a lovely post.

we hope you get your snow soon. Sadly our has all gone now.

Lookin forward to lots of stories and fun in 2011.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Clive said...

Happy New Year!

We wish you all the very best for 2011, we have certainly enjoyed following you in 2010 and hope 2011is a good year for you all.

best wishes
Clive, Murray and family

Anonymous said...

We just wanted to wish you all
New Year!

woo woos, Tessa

euthymic said...

So sorry you guys didn't find snow, but maybe it is a nice change for your humans:) Happy 2011.

Kari in WeHo said...

I sure hope your snow comes soon


ForPetsSake said...

We wish the same for you and your pack! It has been a good year for us, too. We've dodged some bullets and met some wonderful people. Happy New Year!

Tucker said...

Happy New Year to you all!

woof - Tucker