Monday, September 14, 2009

That Time of Year

 
Scary Movie Night, Saturday


It's that time again. Once a year, I give myself permission to drop out for a bit - to leave pressures behind, catch up on neglected responsibilities, and enjoy the simple pleasures. This is that week.

Winter is rushing to replace fall as the days shorten noticeably from one week to the next. The dogs are fired up. Nigel may love his seventy degree days, but the Labs live to surf powder and make snow angels. As we walk, they now pause frequently to catch the scents of fall. Their wheels are spinning, as are mine.

This new blogging season (summer does not count - at least not for us) promises to be extraordinary. There are mountains of projects to tackle, some huge surprises in store, and as always, so much to share. You may notice a few small changes as we prepare for the coming months. One change to note - our giveaways will increase in frequency but will now take place on our Facebook page. It's our way of saying thanks to all - not just those who have signed up for Blogger accounts.

The next week will feature limited posts if any. Our Facebook page will remain active, and has become a great place to share general dog information. Please join us there if you have not yet done so. I'm actually considering a wordless week, but maybe that idea should be saved for the depths of winter - something tells me Sola and Truffles may have a sledding trip planned.  :)

Heartfelt thanks to all who have made this year so enjoyable. While I may call this week a break, behind the scenes there is so much happening that I don't know where to start.

It just keeps getting better.

Send your dogs our love. We'll be barking again in a few days...


33 comments:

  1. it's about time the "jones'" of the dog blog world slowed down. phew. i had a hard time keeping up. Oh wait, you "do" have a grey on your team. doh! a well-deserved break i'm sure!

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  2. Good time to take it easy before the long dark days of winter!
    xxx

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  3. look at you getting so touchy feely. i'm so moved that i may imitate fudge pants.

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  4. Everyone deserves a break every now & then.

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  5. winter ... it ALMOST makes me glad to be stuck in dirtville...

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  6. wait!!! does that mean I have to join Facebook to get my Nigel/Truffles/Sola fix????

    ARGH!!! I Have been fighting Facebook for years!

    DT's here i come....

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  7. We will miss you this week! We hope it's a good one for you.

    Ozzie

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  8. Poor Sola. Hope she slept well after that ;-) Gosh, you know how to do a build-up. Can't wait for your return. I don't want to join Facebook. I really really don't... Please don't make me. Please?

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  9. Ok you totally deserve the break for keeping us entertained and making us laugh! We love your blog and will always come back for more... better still now that we have you on FB!

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  10. Oh, you know we'll be here waiting to hear the hysteria!

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  11. Enjoy your break.
    Ruby & Penny

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  12. Enjoy the calm, ah!

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  13. Much deserved rest away from the norm, or should I that the bloggin' world will return to norm while you are takin' your break?

    Whatever it is, make sure you find a toboggan-I am so there for that sledding party with Sola and Truffles.

    Chester ;0=)

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  14. Enjoy your time off! Hug the babies and we'll be here when you get back. One of these days I'll get a facebook account lol.

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  15. Sounds like a plan. I have been feeling the need for a brief hiatus myself!

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  16. Im officially following you on facebook now! But my name is Anna on there...not PoochesForPeace!

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  17. Thanks Anna! I'll find you... :)

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  18. Oh, it sounds like you've got some wonderful surprises in store for us!!! Looking forward to it! ~Janine

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  19. hummmm, you're allowed to break things??? I get in big trouble for that stuff. Will Mr. Stick be coming back? My mom misses him. She is not really right in the head. Speaking of her, she DID get your email. She said to tell you that that is all pawfectly OK.
    Hope you get a chance to see my Sept. 15th. post. I have some rrrreally squirrrrlly pics..
    PeeS, Don't break too much stuff.

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  20. WOW...looking forward to the new season!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  21. Have a nice break!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  22. I went from hearing khristmas kharoles to Kharly Simon...

    Great job!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  23. We'll miss you tons this week!

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  24. You are allowed to break things???? I get in big trouble when I do that break stuff. Take it far away so "THEY" don't see the evidence. Otherwise you'll get grounded. Remember, the only crime is...getting caught. Blame it all on someone else.
    Mom is hoping that this will mean a return of Mr. Stick. She is kind of sick and twisted. PeeS She did get your email about book reviews. She said to tell you that is all fine. PeePeeS Check out my blog post for Sept. 15th. if you get a chance. It is really
    "squirrrrrllly". hehehe

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  25. Have a lovely week with your family and enjoy your well-deserved "time off"! We'll miss you, but will be looking forward to all the new fun stuff you have planned for our reading pleasure and entertainment. :)

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  26. Waiting with baited breath (urp - that's actually disgusting to ponder), but will check in for the fun going on at FB!
    xo Sammie

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  27. Enjoy your break - it is always nice to recharge. We don't do Facebook either so we will miss that part of things for sure:(

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

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  28. We have to wait a week to see what the surprises are? That's just evil!

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  29. Suprises are usually good. Enjoy your break.

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  30. My dog Trudis has a Facebook account, I dont. I'l miss Nigel B. It makes me sad that you will spend more time in Facebook ( pout)

    - The Secretary

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  31. I can empathize with the "wheels spinning"... I have so many thoughts, so many ideas, and on my first day back home, I don't know where to start!!! I love fall, my fav season, probably most everyone's fav season I'm sure. Ringo sure has more energy when we go outside; he loves running circles around me and the girls. I'm looking forward to this new season of blogging - can't wait to see what Nigel, Sola and Truffles have in store for all of us. And we'll be watching on Facebook too. :) :)

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