Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

2009 has gone by so fast, I try to look back and think of all I have accomplished. It had been a trying and difficult year. 2008 and 2007 wasn't any better, I am thinking, three times is quite enough, so 2010 should be a good year!

I have had some heartbreaking losses, pet and human alike. I have made new friends, stayed in touch with old friends, surrounded myself with more positive people, and kept myself away from the negative ones.

I have made great friends here in blog land, and appreciate the kind comments you leave, the friendly emails, and the phone conversations. Many of you here have become extended family. I thank each one of you for such kindness, and putting up with some of my many rants.

I thought I would end the year with everyone in my household healthy and happy. Wishful thinking on my part. Hubby is sick with a bad head cold, so lots of resting for him this weekend.

Lacee is having some trouble with her throat. We knew this would happen as she grew, as the shoelace she was hung with had done some damage, so keeping a close eye on her eating and swallowing ability is a must right now, then we will determine what the next step will be.

Oscar is doing well. He is losing weight, not a good sign, but he is happy and content, and that is all I want. As long as he is happy and pain free, then so am I.

Bandit has injured his leg, and we are waiting for an appointment with his vet to determine if he has an ACL tear. He is on strict rest in his crate, and only potty breaks on leash. He must remain quiet and calm, which means we also need to keep all the dogs quiet and calm, not always an easy task.

I don't make New Year resolutions, I never have, as I feel they are too easy to break. I will leave you all with just a few words.

Don't compare your life to others, you have no idea what kind of journey they have or had to get where they are today, or how their journey continues.
Don't have negative thoughts. Invest your energy in the positive moments of every day.
Smile and laugh more. Remember, smiling and laughing is contagious, so pass it around. Try to make someone smile everyday.
Dream more while you are awake, and always believe those dreams are a possibility.
You are in charge of your own happiness, so Be Happy.

Best wishes to everyone and Happy New Year!
Always Dream and Always Believe.


Rae said...

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year. You make a difference in the lives of so many animals. I truly admire all that you do. I hope that this year provides you with many successes in that endeavor. May you find happiness in all that you do.

Jan said...

I like your New Years wishes. I too believe that happiness is a conscious decision and I do choose to be happy. I wish you the best in the new year. You have been a help to me in the past and I hope you consider me a friend.

elsie said...

happy new year, t.
hope everyone recovers quickly and completely. hard times will come to us in this life. we are to grow and learn from them. i know that you have. love ya lots, els.

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

We count meeting you as one of the blessings we have found in blogland. Hoping that this next year brings health and happiness to your home and to those you love.

Phyllis said...

Happy New Year, T!

Sam said...

Those are some beautiful words for your readers, thank you so much for sharing.

I wish you the best in the New Year - health and happiness for all of those that you love.

BeadedTail said...

We certainly hope 2010 is a better year for all of you. We're grateful for meeting you out here in blogland!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

Kas said...

Your words are wonderfully wise. I feel inspired when I read them. All the best for 2010. Its gonna be a great year.

tula said...

Big smoochies to you T & your family! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

belly rubs,

Jane said...

Best wishes to you for the New Year!


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

T, your New Years wishes are perfect! They are in my jopurnal now.

You do amazing things with and for the 4 leggeds in your life and I am so glad you take the time to share with us.

I hope all your days are merry and your New Year bright with love, happiness, good health and success in all your endeavors!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Just wanted to drop by on this first day of the year to tell you that it matters to us, too, right down to our toes!☺

Lucy said...

Your blog has been a wonderful addition to my life. Best wishes for the year(s) to come in all you desire.

Elin said...

Happy New Year!

las794 said...

Happy New Year! Here's looking forward to a good one. :)

Stacy L. said...

I love your parting words/advice. Very appropriate for me this year!

thank you

Betty said...

Hope your hubby gets better soon; and, that all your little furry friends are well. You do so much good for so many little ones; you deserve a fabulous 2010!

I love our chats and look forward to many more during this year!

Happy, happy to you!


Hi There!
So good to hear from you! Remember happiness is found in simple things. You being there to help everyone is more than they had before! Take care and thanks for the year of belly rubs.
happy new year!

jay said...

Gosh, it sounds as though you are going through difficult times. I hope things do improve for you all in 2010.

Last year was not a good one for me, either, and 2010 isn't starting out terribly well, with several important health issues to address. But let's look on the bright side and find positive things in life. Maybe this year will be great! One can only hope. ;)

Carolina said...

Dear, sweet T, I'm sending lots of positive vibes your way, wishing you and yours (however many legs they have) a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year.

Big hug!

Dana said...

You deserve a wonderful 2010. I hope this year is full of blessings!!!

Anya said...

Happy New Year
or in Dutch we say
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar :-)

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Jan Mader said...

Happy New Years to you too. I hope this year will be a good one for your entire family. I've enjoyed your blog so much....

Daniela said...

Awesome sentiment..Have a Happy NEw Year.

DayPhoto said...

Oh! Thank you so much! Best of 2010 to you, Dear Friend!