Monday, December 27, 2010

Welcome Another New Year!

Cheers to a New Year, and another chance to get it right....~Oprah Winfrey

And another favorite quote:
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between New Years and Christmas......~unknown

A new year nudges me into considering all the blessings that make me feel grateful. Fortunately, through the kindness, concern and good will from my friends, the villagers in Spanish Village, I have found a good home where having food and love is not a worry for me...and I am most thankful.

Happy New Year to All of You and Yours!

Bella the dog in Spanish Village

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Warm Wishes for this Holiday Season

A little smile,
a word of cheer,
a bit of love from someone near,
a little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year!

Bella wishes each and everyone of you warmth, love, health and happiness for this Holiday Season. May all that is good smile upon you.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Nights, aka: Christmas on the Prado

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day....Steiner-Rice

The sun was setting and a golden glow descended on the village on this cold December Night's celebration. Many people began meandering through the village. As the dark fell upon us, the twinkling white lights generously strung throughout the village, gaily wrapped gift boxes whimsically hung from the trees, vendor's booths set up and down the main patio, and Santa's decorated gazebo added to the festivity's ambiance.

I got up from my slumber, did my Bella shake from head to tail...ahh, every hair is in place now, and proceeded to enjoy the night. One of my favorite things to do on such occasions is to see what I can find off the floor to eat...yummm, popcorn, bits of candy, hot dogs, tamales, and other foods....such delectable treats! How I love the Maddy's kettle popcorn! And, folks would stop and pet me...''oh how cute!'' ''she's darling'' and my favorite, ''honey, do we have anything to give to her to eat?''.....I can never get enough of the compliments, pets, and the treats!

And, I met 3 of my cousins from my maternal grandmother's cousin's (2nd removed) during the day....Tyler(boo-boo), Sammy and Edie(little girl)....they pose so well in front of the camera....meeting and welcoming other dogs in our village is a joy for me. December Nights in Spanish Village has something for everyone.