Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I know this sounds silly, but my husbands beloved Irish Wolfhound died this morning. The loss of a pet, I know doesn't compare with a loss of a parent or child, but he was with us for 7 years and he was my husbands first dog. The bond they shared was just like any little boy and his dog. Granted Owley was no Lassie, but he was priceless. He brought so many things to us. He watched his own kitten(s) being born. He was a gentle giant that watched over children. How he help someone up when they were down with a wag of a tail. How he used to play and prance. It was so unexpected that I am at a loss for words. My other Irish Wolfhound is now going through seperation anxiety and is constantly looking for his friend and mentor. Now I know why I have scrapbooks on each of my dogs, so the memories will always be alive. Thanks for letting me babble on about my dog.
Black Rose's Amhlaoibh will be missed but not forgotten. He is with my mother and protecting her from now on.
My thoughts are with you. I obviously have a great affection towards my own dog. Although I have only had him for a few months, he is our baby. Only being a puppy, he already knows when I am having a sad day and snuggles with me. He definitely challenges our relationship, but we love him so.
I have grown up with dogs and they show only true loyalty. I would suggest buying/borrowing the book "Marley & Me". It will make you and your husband cry, but also it will put a happy light on all the great memories of your pup.
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Dogs are as much a member of the family as any of your kids. I'm grateful beyond words for the pets my parents keep and the love and companionship they provide, especially for my Mom. We grieve with you -- such a sad loss!
Unconditional love..... When they look at you with those puppy eyes and lick you and the puppy breath, that's priceless. Enjoy your puppy and may you have many years with him. Yes, they do know when you are having a bad day and you can talk to them about anything and they still love you. Thank you for your thoughts, they are appreciated.
It certainly isn't "silly"!! I think I grieved for my Daisy as I would a child! She was killed by a car on Thanksgiving morning. I cannot go a single Thanksgiving without crying for her. I am tearing up as I write this.
Pets are part of our family...not just pets! I miss her every single day.
:tree:"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." ~Roy L. Smith:tree:
I think we, my big burly carpetfitter of an other half and myself, took it in turns to howl for about 3 weeks when our last dog was put to sleep aged 6. Don't EVER let anybody tell you "it's just a pet" Anyone who has animals knows they are never "just a pet". My heart goes out to you both - but bear in mind you gave your dog a wonderful life and he's waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge