Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 20/12/2015

♥ Christmas is in my heart … ♥


 

Rescue Dog

Do Good Feel Good …

 

This is our New Family Member,Ares the Great …

He was abandoned,sorrowful,homeless,scared,helpless … he wanted a family,a mum,a dad,siblings and LOVE …  Only one stare was more than enough,and now,Ares is living happily with us …

 

New Family Member

New Family Member

 

Our little Westie,Heracles,was a bit reserved at first,but now Ares is his best friend.

 

Heracles the Brave one ...

Heracles the Brave one …

 

A Big Family now and so Happy Together …

 

Happy Family

Happy Dog Family

 

Even the little Rescue kitten,Fiji Suva,cheerfully received our new family member,Ares the Great.

 

Fiji Suva,the little Rescue Kitten

Fiji Suva,the little Rescue Kitten

 

Fiji Suva,Pandora,Erato and Merope make another Happy Family.

 

Happy Cat Family

Happy Cat Family

Pandora is the oldest and the most pampered …

 

Pandora our Sweet Lady

Pandora our Sweet Lady

 

And,we made Christmas sweet to Celebrate Christmas and our New Family Member,Ares.We always keep tradition and we make Greek Christmas Sweets with Love,Cinnamon and Honey,you know,the Mediterranean way …

 

Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

 

Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

 

Do Good Feel Good – Save a Life & Christmas will be in You Hearts …

 

♥ Rescue Dog,Ares ♥

♥ Rescue Dog,Ares ♥

 

He is a real Gentleman …

 

♥ Ares,Hermes,Heracles,Willy,Pandora,Fiji Suva,Erato,Merope & I send You All our Deepest Love ♥

 

♥ Next week,we will put up a Christmas post to Wish You A Merry Christmas ♥

 

 

 

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  1. I’m a few months late to this, but this just made me feel good. Well done.

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    • Never late to express our love especially when it has to do with rescue animals.So many thanks Draco my friend 🙂 Ares send you his unconditional love ❤

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  2. What a lovely, happy family! Although I prefer cats myself I think dogs have a more difficult time being homeless as they are so devoted to people. When I go to the animal shelter, as sad as it is to see the cats waiting for a home, I can’t even look at the dogs as that makes me cry. I am so happy for Ares.

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    • Thank you for calling in,Roslyn my friend!I know your sensitives that’s why I wanted you to come and see Ares,the dog and the little kitten,Fiji Suva.When we found the little kitten,it was half-dead and we did everything possible to help him survive.Now,he is happily running around the garden with the rest of our fur-kids.You are absolutely right,dogs are in a more advantageous position although the little kittens show weaker and more vulnerable to injuries.Btw,I have so much missed your wonderful posts with the huge architectural and art photos.My inbox is messy right now,I’m trying to sort it out and pay some proper visits to my favourite blogs.Most WP friends leave very short comments,I wonder if they really read the content of the post,but that’s how they survive … lol.See you again at your place 🙂

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      • No worries Doda… there are other things in life to take care of besides blogging!

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  3. These are such beautiful photos of your fur family Doda. Once again WordPress is conspiring against me. Your posts don’t appear in my reader any more. Do you know if this is happening to anyone else? All my best wishes to you. xx

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    • Hi my good friend Su!That was very kind of you to contact “us” and leave your nice words for the fur families.I think I had the same problem some months ago,but I refollowed some friends and it works properly now.Sorry for being a “silent” visitor,but I have more that 600 emails to sort out.When I came back from my holidays,my inbox was about to explode 😦 Now,I do my best,but I cannot manage to balance the situation.I do ten for example and another 20 arrive.Have a wonderful day 🙂 xxx

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  4. Wolfie hugs to your wonderful furry family canine and feline 😊 Special hug for the beautiful Ares!

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    • They have just read your warm and friendly comment,they all gladly received your “powerful” Wolfie hugs and I cannot stop them from happily barking and wagging their tails.So kind and sweet of you to come by and leave your footprints … But,we are a bit depressed as our inbox is uncontrolable 😦 We still pay the price for our holidays,we don’t know where we stand …. 😦 Anyhow,we all send you our love and best wishes 🙂 xxx

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      • Don’t worry you’re not alone with the inbox issues! Mine diverts 90 % of my mails straight to the deleted folder unread and regularly changes it’s name to “chocolate folder”!! I have no idea why but it’s definitely out of control and has a mind all of its own that likes to cook up mischief whenever it can lol 😀 Good to know tails are wagging and barking prevails! I will add my cosmic howls to their chorus lol 😊

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        • First of all sorry for our spelling mistakes;Ares made the editing and proofreading and it’s settled.He is now proudly wagging his tail and he goes on telling his own tales …
          What a nice feeling to know you are not the only one,in this planet,suffering the “inbox syndrome”.I gladly start playing catching up,but the play never ends and spoils all the enjoyment.My great pleasure is when I empty the “deleted folder” with the “read” ones though.I like the way your inbox works,but I cannot adopt it.It sounds masochistic,I know … lol.You cosmic howls gave a very special character to their chorus,they made our day 🙂

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  5. What a shame I missed this wonderful post at Christmas!
    Do good, feel good, you’re right, dear Doda. Ares has now joined your happy family of dogs and cats, which makes you happy too. These photos capture their charm so well they make me feel all warm and fuzzy. All our dogs were rescue dogs too. I can see you had a wonderful Christmas with plenty of delicious Greek delicacies. Best wishes for 2016 ❤ Hugs xxx

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    • I am so very glad you met our new family member,our beloved Ares!Your son’s dog,Pax,is wonderful too and I really enjoyed your post and his photo where he was begging for a walk.Every time I help or adopt a rescue dog,my heart floods with happiness.Thank you for all your heartfelt wishes,dear Irina!May 2016 be a happy year for all of us and especially for those who suffer.Hugs back to you 🙂 xxx

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  6. It’s been lovely catching up with your news, happy families, wishing all of you the best for 2016 😊

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    • Oh,sweet friend Charlotte!What a delight to read your heartwarming wishes!Thanks kindly ❤ All Best Wishes for 2016 & a Brilliant career too 🙂
      PS:I am far behind,sorry I only left some Likes on your recent posts.I started playing catching up again,my inbox is ready to explode … 😦

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  7. cuties!

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    • So many thanks dear Joshi!See you soon at your place 🙂

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  8. Who could not take in charming dog with those eyes! He is wonderful! And I am sure he could not have ended up in a happier, better suiting family. I am so happy to learn about all your pets – they are all absolutely adorable. What a big heart you have. All the best!
    Inger

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    • Oh,dear friend Inger,you deeply touched me with your kindest words and your gentle sentiments!Seemingly,you are not only a great traveller but also a great animal-lover too!Aris lives like a Prince now,and he shows his gratitude to us all the time.His look is so happy and different,he found a family,parents and siblings 🙂 All the best to you too,my lovely friend ❤ xxx

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  9. Oh Doda..
    How beautiful is Ares, what a BIG heart you have with your extended family of beautiful four-legged friends.. Such sweet-hearts all of them.. I wonder you find time to visit and write and leave me all of your beautiful messages, For I know how demanding of time our four-legged friends are..

    Ares I am sure is so happy to be part of your new home and family and I am so pleased everyone welcomed him to your lovely home..

    Wishing you a wonderful HAPPY CHRISTMAS time… I was busy baking too yesterday 🙂 and I send you dear Doda so much love your way..
    Enjoy my friend..
    Love Sue xxx ❤

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    • Ohhhhhh,what a brilliant card and a heartwarming comment,my dearest Sue!I have been brought up with cats and dogs,and I have done the same for my children too.We cannot imagine our life without those sweet faces around us.Now,Ares is so happy with us and even his stare has changed,he hasn’t that sorrowful look any more and is more confident.I am sure you know that even animals suffer from depression and anxiety.So many thanks for visiting “US”,they are all happily wagging their tails and send you many happy woofs,they receive your positive aura … I wish you also have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year filled with Love,Happiness & Peace 🙂 ❤ xxx
      PS:I treasure your red cheerful card,it radiates happiness & light ❤
      PPSS :I'll come by to see what you have baked …

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      • You have such a Heart full of compassion dear Doda.. Oh what a joyous family circle you create.. Thank you for always making me feel like I am part of your family 🙂 Love and Blessings Enjoy your Christmas time xxx ❤

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        • I feel the same warmth with you,you let me enter the spiritual paths of your beautiful soul,your beautiful gardens and your neat home 🙂 •*´¨`*•.¸✩✩.•*´¨`*•. So much love to you dear Sue 🙂 •*´¨`*•.¸✩✩.•*´¨`*•.

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  10. Excellent post and so cute photos. I love all them. Christmas is in Your heart really.

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    • Thank you my friend for your kind words!Btw,your snow-clad sceneries were fascinating!I bet you will have a White Christmas.Sending you Love & Peace 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  11. oh this is so heartwarming- those beautiful creatures so humbly trusting! God bless you a hundred times over. I am sitting here sipping some egg nog and eating Kourabiethes and Loukoumi ( from Niko) dear Doda!! Gia mas!!! Kala Kristougenna!!

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    • Oh,my sweet friend Cybele,you are more Greek than me,my friend,as I am having a cup of tea and some delicious scones lol .Gia mas!!! Kala Kristougenna!! & don’t forget to light those wonderful candles ❤

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  12. Aw, I love them all. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Aren’t they adorable?They are all very happy,and offer their unconditional love generously.Thank you my friend for calling in,I’ll soon pay a vsit to your place to enjoy your new work 🙂

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      • Yes they are all so beautiful. I have two kittens of my own. See you soon.

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        • Oh have you?Then you are not a Lonely Author.Coming… my friend.Shall I see the little kittens too ?

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          • No not too Lonely. Yes, one day I will post something about them. They constantly sit on my keyboard. lol

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  13. Such a sweet Christmas post, dear Doda. You have a big heart ❤ and Ares is lucky to have found you. All your pets are beautiful and so nice that they all get along so well.
    Those sweets look dangerously good…
    Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs 🙂 ❤

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    • And,such a big Christmas present for us.We all loved him from the very beginning,he is so quiet and grateful.He needed love more than food,he kisses our hands to show us his graditude.Only our Lab,Hermes,was a bit hostile,now they get along well.We cannot live without pets,they are part of our life.We have brought up our children with pets,they adore and protect them too.As for the sweets,they are all made with bio ingredients,they are good for you!Have a Joyous Christmas,dear friend Aditix 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  14. Oh bless you!! Luck,lucky Ares to have found such a loving caring home and with so many friends!!!  Do good, feel good indeed! With all our love, from Prinses Charley too, xo Johanna

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    • Oh,so many thanks for your nice words,dear Johanna.Ares is such a gorgeous and polite furry-kid by nature.We wonder how they dared to abandon him so mercilessly.Seemingly,he was born for our family because he gets the care and love he deserves.Love to you and to Lady Charley,the great Princess 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  15. How wonderful! This was a real “feel good” post, Doda. I’m smiling and feeling all warm inside 🙂 Love you furry family and Aries the Great is a lovely addition. He’s very handsome too…beautiful, thoughtful eyes. Our Bumble is a rescue too, we just celebrated his 15th birthday 🙂 Merry Christmas to you all! Much love, Tiny XX

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    • I am delighted that Ares’ eyes warmed your heart and flooded your soul with gentle feelings,dear Tiny.You have a very “Big Heart”,it has plenty of space for every flying beauty and every furry-kid.Glad to here you have a rescue dog too,(s)he got old near you,and has received so much love and care.Already 15 years old.It will be painful when the time arrives … But now,Christmas is upon us,let’s celebrate Love and Peace!Thank you so much for loving Ares ❤ Have a wonderful Christmas week 🙂 xxx

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  16. Oh…what a lovely post and what a lovely person you are. Merry, merry Christmas to you and all your darlings there. Love, cinnamon and honey to you and the very best for next year xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Thank you so very much for your kind words and your heartfelt wishes my sweetest Scottish friend !My dog family is sleeping now and I am a night owl playing catching up.When they get up in the morning I’ll pass on all of them your wishes and your kindness.I have just read your wonderful post ” Have yourself a merry Viking Christmas.I loved it,you and the dudes,your great assistants have done excellent work !Merry Christmas toYou & Yours and all the best of best for the New oncoming Year 🙂 xoxoxox ❤ xoxoxox

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  17. Beautiful boy. Love all the family animal pics.

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    • Beautiful boy and so grateful and quiet.They are all so cute and lovable,they look like the wonderful portraits you have been painting.Love & Peace to you dear Gretchen 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  18. Very well done dear Doda! You have given shelter and love to a great being in Ares. He looks to be in large part genetically an Alsatian, though it is a mistake to define dogs by region of course – he is a noble wolf from antiquity at heart. Well done again – a great blessing for him, and for you also. H ❤

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    • Truly a great being,an innocent and grateful soul who needed love more than food.The Vet said he is a genuine German Shepherd,almost two years old and healthy.We did all the blood tests too.He was not microchipped though.Who knows who abandoned him and why.That’s the sad story with the stray dogs and cats,you will never know what they had experiened and what they had been through … Yes,dear Hariod,he is a noble wolf from antiquity at heart.I so much like this description.He is a real Gentleman,quiet and grateful.All the best to you,dear friend 🙂

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  19. What a lovley post, with such an appropriate title, Doda. Doing something good and kind never fails to make us feel good about ourselves. I don’t think I could have resisted those appealing eyes of Ares, either – and he fits in so well with your huge family of pets. I love the names you have given them all, and they all looks so happy to be sharing a home together, and with you, Every one of them has such a sweet face. Your Christmas sweets look delicious, and I hope you enjoy them over a wonderful Christmas weekend. ❤

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    • Right now that I am reading your comment,I want to cry again,I remember when I first saw those sweet and appealing eyes begging for love and help.Our Lab,Hermes,didn’t want him at first,he was a bit hostile to him,but the little ones loved him,they never showed any jealousy.Our cats never create any problems,they are brought up with dogs.The only problem is a canary we have and they are always flirting cunningly with it,but the cage is hanging high on the wall …
      Thank you for liking the Greek traditional sweets.They are good for you and made with bio ingredients.Have a brilliant Christmas week with less clouds and rain.Sending you Love,Peace & Sunshine 🙂 xxx

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      • I think your home must be very special, Doda … so many pets to love. Animals bring another dimension to a home and it’s wonderful to see them content, knowing they are cared for and loved.
        I love Greek food. The variety of seafood is excellent and the different desserts are tantalising. It’s nice to know that yours are made with such healthy ingredients.
        Today was lovely and sunny, just right for a nice long walk, away from shops and crowds. I wish you a wonderful Christmas, too. ❤

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        • Yes,dear Millie,those sweet and happy faces make us happy too.We give love and we take it back generously.It’s nice to hear you like Greek food.The Greek cuisine is good for you,we use plenty of olive oil and a big variety of fresh vegetables as well.The sweets are not bad,you have lovely sweets too.We use Greek honey and flour and fresh fruit which are all produced here in Greece.Your Christmas pudding is interesting and so are the creamy scones.I also love the unique taste of the Scottish shortbread cookies.It’s this delicious butter that makes them so very special.I know that the weather was nice there today,you had the chance to walk around a bit and gather some sunshine.
          White Christmas rather sounds like a dream … Anyhow,have a delightful Christmas ❤ xxx

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          • Shortbread is delicious, and lovely and buttery, and I make it a lot, but it probably isn’t as healthy as Greek desserts! Christmas puddings aren’t very healthy either (very fattening!) but they are usually only eaten in small portions.
            Yes, we’ve had some nice sunny weather, but also more rain. It’s Christmas Day now and we’ve had a wonderful family day. I hope your day was wonderful, too, Doda, with all your family, friends, and of course, your pets. ❤

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            • So many thanks for your rich comment and all the detail on recipes.I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed a lovely Christmas Day with yours,we had a wonderful Christmas day too,with our family,relatives and friends,but away from Athens.See you soon at your place,my lovely friend Millie 🙂 ❤ xxx

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              • Thank you for thet lovely, endearing comment, Doda. It means a lot to me. Unfortunately I shall be off my blog for a few weeks, as I want to concentrate on my writing for a few weeks. I’ll be back as soon as I can because, like you, I’ll miss talking to all my friends. 🙂

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                • Have a nice and creative time off,dear Millie!If I ever manage to visit your place while you are away,you’ll find my “prints” when you come back 🙂 xxx

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                  • Thank you for those encouraging words, Doda. I’ll be back quite soon, if my writing goes to plan, and I’ll try to catch up with your posts then. 😀

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                    • I hope everything goes to your expectations,my friend Millie.I would love to hear about your recent writing;hope to manage to read some of your recent posts before you come back.Take care 🙂

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  20. What a lovely family indeed, Doda! Love this post! Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    • Yes,a lovely family that gives unending unconditional love to us,dear friend Natalie.Christmas is love and they know it better than some human beings … Merry Christmas to You & Your family too 🙂 Love,Peace & Many Holy Hugs to you ❤ Doda xxx

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  21. It’s going to be happy times with a rescued dog. I’m happy with mine! Nice doggy crew!

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    • My heart is filled with happiness;yes,I remember about the rescued dog you adopted.We will never know where they came from,who abandoned them and the name they had before.It must be very traumatic for them,I don’t want to think of this,it breaks my heart,Maria.

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  22. So kind of you to adopt Ares and give him love he needed. Heracles and Ares reminded me of our Mackenzie and Evan, and Evan was a big dog like Ares. Then, Ares got real jealous of Mackenzie, he thought he would be our only kid forever. 🙂 Thank you for the heartwarming post and the sweets for Christmas. Send my love to Ares,Hermes,Heracles,Willy,Pandora,Fiji Suva, Erato, Merope, your family, and you (my dear friend). 🙂 ❤ xxx
    Heracles is so cute peeks from the curtain. Love it. I remember Hermes… ❤

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    • If you could see them happily wagging their tails and woofing after reading your warm and generous comment and for showing your real animal love!Mackenzie and Evan are in heaven with my Edward now.Thank you so very much for your kindness,your wishes and for your true friendship!Sending you much love,peace and happiness!Have a splendid Christmas week my wonderful friend Amy 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ xoxoxo

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      • Thank you for your heartwarming words. Your post, photos, and thoughts made a special Christmas for me. I’ll be thinking about on Christmas, my dearest friend. 💕💕
        Happy Holidays to you! ✨✨💖

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        • Why thank you Amy,my sweet friend!You are so very kind and sensitive and that shows in all your posts and your brilliant photos!*˚★*˚ Happy Holidays *˚★*˚ ~ Looking forward to walking with you again 🙂 ❤ *˚★*˚ xxx

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  23. Do Good Feel Good
    I even feel good just reading about it. 🙂 Beautiful pets!

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    • So many thanks for showing your animal love!My dog family happily sighs and sends you their unconditional love and many woofs 🙂 xxx

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  24. this is such a sweet post.

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    • Sweet post,sweet faces and lovable furry-kids.Thank you for having animal love 🙂

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  25. So many beautiful pets!

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    • Thank you dear Hien!We cannot live without pets,my children love them all,they are brought up with many pets around.Don’t you have any pets?

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      • We only have one dog!

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        • That’s great then,Hien.You know about their unconditional love and their loyalty 🙂

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          • Have you read “The Dog Master” by W. Bruce Cameron? It’s a very interesting book on how wolves first became domesticated.

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            • Thank you so much for mentioning it dear Hien.It’s on my buy list,as Amazon sent me some suggestions and it is included.It must be a really exciting book.Humans’ love has the power to tame and domesticate the wildest animals.Have you read it?Btw,have you seen the “Eight Below” movie?it’s a 2006 American adventure drama film based on Antarctica.I was crying for a week,I was so deeply wounded …

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              • I just read the book a few weeks ago, but have not seen Eight Below.

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                • Better for you,you will shed rivers of tears.Thanks for mentioning about this wonderful book,I will speed things up and buy it sooner.I trust on you 🙂

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  26. What beautiful, soulful eyes! Great family!

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    • it’s these eyes that broke my heart,dear Mary.A big hug to your 70 pound puppy 🙂 xxx

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