Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas to all...

Even though mom didn't put up a tree this year, she has a nice picture of the one she put up last year.

Today is also a special day for me. One year ago today I was found by mom and dad in that corn field practically starving to death. Luckily these 2 wonderful people scooped me up, and took me into their home. Which is now mine!

So, in recognition of my 1 year anniversary at my wonderful house, and my birthday (this is the day mom decided to count since neither of us knows for sure when I was really born) I would like to share the following wish (which mom got off one of her husky groups):

On Christmas morning, 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 Christmas morning in a soiled run, a forever home, filled with sounds and smells of family.

For every "Christmas" puppy given today, 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.... and....

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

Author unknown


(the very happy Christmas Malamute)


The Army of Four said...

Dear Holly: It's your Holl-iversary! WOW! That makes today even MORE special! We're so glad your Mom and Dad found you and gave you a furever home. That's the BESTEST present!
Lots of luv to you and a very merry Christmas!
PS: Your poem made mom get those salty things all down her cheeks...

Dachsies Rule said...

That was beautiful. It made our mom get teary eyed too. We wish all dogs and kitties could have what we have. Even when we are in jail, there is water, a bed and it is in the house. We aren't sure who loves the other more ... us or Mom. We just know there is lots of love.

Merry Christmas,

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Joe Stains said...

what a great poem!! we are very glad you found a wonderful family and MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!

Fu Fu said...

Merry xmas to you Holly. :)

~ fufu

Charlie The Big Dog said...

Merry Christmas Holly!

I hope you get lots of chewy toys, treats and hugs, and have heaps of fun!

Luv your ol pal Chucksie Bux

Cubby said...

MErry Christmas! I love the pretty bow on the top of the tree!

Holly said...

Thanks everydog!! You guys and gals are great!!


Kelsey and Smokey said...

Mom read your blog and said NO MORE MAKING HER CRY. :>)

Happy Holl-iday Holly! You're loved more than you know by many more than you know.

wally said...


sniff sniff. your people sure did get a wonderful gift a year ago, huh? it's also wonderful you got the home you deserved--so live it up!


ps. i have a soft spot for malamutes. my mawma's first favorite dog was a malamute named uke she met in south dakota 25 years ago when she was just little! uke started her lifelong love of dogs so i'm grateful to malamutes.

IndyPindy said...

That is a beautiful poem! And congratulations on your one year anniversary with your family! Have a wonderful New Year!