Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Star is having her first REAL Christmas this year, with us. I remember a year ago we had Sandy, who got to have her first Christmas at my aunt's house and had a blast. It is nice to have a foster pup at this time of year, especially since, from what I hear, a lot of dogs have been coming in to the shelter. I hope a lot of them go home too.

Sadly, my parents did not feel up to driving down to MD for Christmas this year, so we are celebrating with my sister and aunt and with those who did make the trip from NY (my brother Barry and his girlfriend Elyse, and of course Uncle Johnny). 

Then right after Christmas Florian and I are bringing Fozzie and Lamar to see my parents in NYC, then up to Ithaca, NY to see this other bohemian East Coast establishment and visit a beloved former neighbor who moved there. We are not yet sure where Star is staying. Maybe at the dog daycare where I used to work, maybe with my sister and Genghis, and maybe she'll come with us! This Christmas is nothing if not spontaneous. 

We want to thank Pauley James for the great Zippy Paws toys, which we won in a giveaway! The Zippy Burrow- Sheep Pen has provided hours of amusement for Star. 

And though the hedgehog did not last long, I do believe it provided great satisfaction to Fozzie during its short time with him in its original incarnation.
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with love, fun and cuddles!

Santa, if you're listening, all I want is for every family everywhere in the world to have access to contraceptives and family planning services (and to choose to limit their family size); for everyone thinking of adding a dog or cat to their family to choose to adopt, rather than buy from a breeder; and for humans everywhere to realize the importance of limiting our production of greenhouse gases for the survival of our planet!

That's not too much to ask, is it?


  1. Sounds like you have lots of fun planned for the holiday! Yay!

    Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  2. Hi Y'all,

    Just stoppin' to say Merry and Blessed Christmas.

    It is so wonderful of y'all to be able to take in another foster for Christmas.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Merry Christmas to you all! and may all your Christmas wishes come true.

  4. We are glad to see that the pups enjoyed their toys. Annie would be so sad to hear of the hedgehogs demise. He is her favorite toy(she does the same thing after a few months). Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas & that your wishes come true♥♥

  5. Did you post about Blue being adopted? I just saw that! How wonderful!
    I was looking at my little brat Madden today and I was feeling very happy to have her with us for Christmas too. :)

  6. Not too much at all Kirsten! I'll second that. Have a great family day and a safe trip after. Hugs X

  7. Just stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

    Basset Momma, Freddie & Gloria

  8. Kirsten, your Christmas wishes are close to my heart, too. Fozzie and the poor hedgehog remind me of Margie trying to rip apart Pink Floyd's bed - stuffing everywhere; I need to sew (not my talent). Have a lovely day whatever you decide.

  9. Merry Christmas and safe travels!

  10. Congratulations on your give-away win! The stuffy is very cool and looks like lots of fun!

    Sounds like you have a very fun and busy holiday planned. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with much love, happiness, and good cheer! Safe and fun travels on your holiday adventure!


    FurAngel Suka and K

  11. Hi Kirsten, no that's not too much to ask for. You're a "good egg" and we like you.


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