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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, December 19, 2008

Start a New Tradition

   Today, the girls and I took these...


and these...

to our local animal shelter.  It's one of our Christmas traditions and we always look forward to going.  How I wish we could give all the dogs and cats a nice home!   We got our cat, Snookie, at a shelter years ago and he is such a great pet.  We fell in love with a couple of little sweeties today, too.  I could've sworn I saw a few of the dogs smile as they ate their snacks.:)  If you get some free time, or just want to escape the holiday rush, think of stopping by your local animal shelter.  The animals are so starved for attention and would love to see you...

17 comments:

Elise said...

That is too sweet!! Oh, I watched The Family Stone tonight and thought it was very good, but could have done without the bad language. The funny thing is, they bleeped the s-word and the b-word, but let GD fly. What?!?!
Merry Christmas!!
Elise

Darlene said...

I have sent things to our shelter before but I have to send my hubby and Lexi in....it just breaks my heart to see all those animals. We already are getting a zoo so I certainly don't need to fall in LOVE at first sight.....sigh......

Tristan said...

such sweet ladies!! I think I just might do that!

Jes said...

oh, what a fantastic idea! i'll have to do this with my lil sweeties. :)
love your blog, too!
merry christmas!

Mother Hood said...

What a SWEET idea! It's hard to walk out of there empty handed! I always want to take a little fur ball home with me.

Beth said...

We were just at our local animal shelter the other day for a tour and to donate some goodies too.

Yarni Gras! said...

you know that is a great idea. We also take old collars and leashes, towels and bath mats...anything they can lay on instead of the concrete. BUT, we've never gone during the holidays.......so this sounds like the perfect time to start.

Amy said...

What a great idea....We got our first dog at an animal shelter! It would be hard to leave the cuties there!

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Lori,

What a wonderful tradition! All of our animals are from shelters or unwanted in some way. I find it so hard to visit shelters because it just breaks my heart. I want to bring them all home! Thank you for being brave and visiting the sweet creatures there and for instilling a love of animals in your girls!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

annie

The Dragovich 5 said...

What a good idea! The holidays are such a hectic time. Those down months such as January would also be a great time to go.

AwtemNymf said...

Awwww- Lori... we do the same thing for our Boxer rescue where we rescued our Boxers. We played "Santa Paws" last year and took the dogs with us too for a Road Trip. We go to BRLA (Boxer Rescue Los Angeles) and drop off 2 or 3 40 lbs. of dog food and big bags of treats and some chew toys to keep them company in their kennels. It's a No Kill non-profit organization and we help out as much as we can. The volunteers do a fab job giving of their time. I would bring them ALL home if I could. We're hoping we can make it out this soon, for this year. Just hoping that the highways don't close due to Snow. We're expecting another snow storm to hit Monday (Dec. 22nd) and we want to make it out there by Xmas Eve or sooner! *fingers crossed*
Hugs to you and your family for doing a nice Act of Kindness.... it does great for the soul!
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
That's such a kind thing to do. I would have to leave the treats at the gates because if I went inside I would have to bring them all home with me!
You are so thoughtful my friend.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Sherri said...

What a wonderful idea! My friends daughter is now fostering a mother dog and her nine pups!! Yes 9! I think I will pick up some food, biscuits or treats and give them to her! Thanks for the idea!

Jamie said...

That is sooo sweet of you all to share the love with the shelter animals! I'll bet they were smiling!

KKJD1 said...

What a great Tradition! I am a big animal lover so that makes me have a great big smile! Merry Christmas, Karen

Carrie said...

What a great idea!

Lola Enchanted said...

How nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Merry Christmas!!!~