Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
"...and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God bless us, Every One!'"~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
I know it is early, but since this is probably my final post of 2020, I decided to wish you all a Merry Christmas anyway!
Speaking of Christmas carols, at our office, like so many others, we are having our Christmas party via Zoom. My staff who have done the organizing have great plans which include COVID-related lyrics set to well-known Christmas music. I did a short one and a long one:
First, to the tune of "Joy To The World:"
I have to say
I'm tired of wearing a mask
I need a hug that's not just virtual
I want a normal life! I want a normal life!
I want, I want a normal life!
Second, to the tune of "I'll Be Home for Christmas:"
Thursday, November 26, 2020
"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. ~Tecumseh
Lynn and I have had our Thanksgiving feast and the clean up is done. It is always odd to be just the two of us for this holiday, so I cannot claim we were alone because of COVID 19. The kids live away - one too far and the other two far enough that they prefer to come for Christmas instead. (They missed a tasty meal, if I do say so myself!)
The puppies are 7 weeks old today, but we've not yet gotten around to taking their pictures today. They have grown a lot! A bunch of cuties for sure!
The 3 Girls
in order by our names for them:
Dora, Daisy, and Emmy
The 2 Boys
in order by our names for them:
Maxim and Vinny
I'm sure their new owners will soon have different names for them. We name them so we can easily identify which one we are talking about.
Some Photos from Others
Sally sent a video of Ginger playing in the sand along the beach. I could not get it to play on the blog, but here is a photo she sent of Ginger.
Here is Aspen with one of her new owners.
Below is are photos of Gus, who lately has been helping his mom, Judy, take care of a sick friend's puppy. He wants her to be comfortable in her new environment.
Paul sent some pictures of Joey, the first showing Joey in an unusual sleeping position. The second is of Joey pouting after hearing his owners discussing another dog.
Finally, here is Shadow, who stayed by his owner's side as she recovered from a fall. He kept a watchful eye on her and was very concerned. Here is a photo of him checking up on her to reassure himself that she was doing well.
One thing I had intended to post last time but forgot about is this information:
That's it for today! Thanks for taking time to visit the blog. If you own a Joyslyn's Lhasa, get in touch and send pictures. You know I love getting them and hearing how the dogs are doing.
Until next time, remember:
Saturday, November 7, 2020
I was hoping to finish Millie before the end of 2020 but it looks like we will have to wait until 2021. I am very proud of her October accomplishments. In three weekends of shows, she garnered 13 points - including both majors, 6 Best of Breeds, a Regular Group 4, an Owner Handled Group 1, an Owner Handled Reserve Best In Show, and an Owner Handled Group 2. We have a show coming up next weekend but are entered on only one day and there is just one point available. Even if she wins, we'll be short 1 point since 15 points are needed for a championship.
Links to Some Articles You Might Be Interested In Reading
Ted wrote, "I wanted to share some photos of our new security system. Lucky normally sets up his barrier of toys prior to going down for the night. Very comical. Not too sure what he is protecting us from but he has a system.
Kathleen sent an update about he Beau. "Beau and I took a cold walk this am. He went to the groomer yesterday and we can finally see his eyes which makes him even more adorable. Here are some photos to show how he has grown and how he looks with eyes. He is growing up and continues to be the sweetest little thing. He is potty trained, walks well on his leash and loves everyone he meets. Everyone thins he is adorable and I love everything about him. I know his sisters are much beloved in their new homes, but I believe that I have the best of the five!!"
I sure hope I did not miss anyone's note or photo. Mea culpa if I did! Just send me a gentle reminder!