Sunday, December 21, 2008

Soulful Sunday

I thought Sundays would be great for something 'Soulful', so from now on, Sundays will be "Soulful Sundays" where I talk about something meaningful.
I put my tree up the first week of December, but I've been trying almost everyday to get Arwen to prick up her ears in front of it for a good photo....this is the best I've been able to do. She always does her 'I'm so innocent and cute look' with her ears back, but if you don't know her, you'd think she was about to attack you, as with her ears back she looks a little scary. Rest assured, this is her friendly look, and she even brought her friend the crab into the photo with her! I decided to do the tree in a burgundy and gold theme, and even managed to find some gold and burgundy ribbon to make bows out of. I really miss Gandalf, who passed away this past November, and putting up the tree reminded me of his absence. I am now able to put the tree up without him trying to climb it, I can put ornaments in the lower half of the tree without knowing that I'll hear a little tinkle-bounce-bounce-bounce in the middle of the night as he would take off the ornaments (even the tied on ones) and chase them around the house, and there is a conspicuous grey patch on the non-washable tree skirt where he would lie and survey us from the depths of the bottom of the tree. All this has really reminded me as to what really matters to me for Christmas - family, friends and paws. I am so grateful to have my husband and dog here for me at home during this season, and I can't wait to see the rest of my family on Christmas day.
I hope you all have a safe, happy and thankful Christmas and New Year!
P.S. Even more items have been added to the SALE 50PERCENT OFF Section of my Etsy store so don't forget to check it out!


  1. Such a beautiful tree and great picture of Arwen! It's so hard to get them to "pose" for pictures isn't it? But as soon as you put the camera away they do what you wanted! I also know what it's like to miss a furbaby that is no longer with us. Their spirit is still with us though.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Please give Arwen a good scratch behind her ears for me and tell her what a good girl she is, yes I'm sure you've already done that a hundred times or more but this ones from me ;o) She looks delightful with her crab in front of the tree.
    My mum still has a plastic bell that she hangs on her tree each year that was one of the decorations that we'd hang on the lower branches to amuse our cat Smokey who came from England to Canada with us in '73. Gandalf will always be with you Meg and hope your little grey patch never fades!

  3. Thank you both for your great comments, Merry Christmas!



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