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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas With Our Family

Here's a bit of our life during the Xmas Season, with some of our traditions.

Our Christmas tree is simple at our home. We started a tradition in 1999 with this small table tree and each year we place another bow with the newest dogs that are with us. Over the years we've received some sheltie decorations so they also go on this tree. There are two shelties at the top, one with wings. I'm slowly running out of room where the lights don't show thru as well.

Our Shelamo Sheltie Xmas tree
At my sister's here's their boy Hudson's water bowl

Christmas Eve, it's been a long tradition where we spend the evening at my mom's. This year my sister made a yummy seafood chowder ... loads of lobster and scallops .. YUM.
Christmas day we all get together at my sister's - open presents, stockings and enjoy a turkey dinner. This yr we think the butcher mixed up the lb # of the turkey .. instead of a 23lb one, we had a 32 lb one! if nothing more a lot more skin for us to fight over this yr - that's a family tradition too ... the piranha's come out at this time of yr :)

Hudson helping mom with her gifts
Mike got his FAV hockey team Ottawa Senators summer jacket.
Connor always plays Santa - the old blinking hat failed last year so I went searching for a new one. They weren't easy to find ... it was at Dollarama that I got this one, go figure.
Alexander got his FAV NFL Chicago Bear's #54 shirt and cap! Happy kid he was.
We usually take a dog or two over. Here's Wilf (my mother's husband) spending some time with Pumpkin while he waits for dinner to be put together. Dinner usually consists of the standard turkey & gravy, fried up sweet potatoes (YUM), my broccoli/cauliflower casserole & mashed potatoes. Dessert now has become a large variety of cookies my sister gathers thru cookie exchanges & fund raisers, with coffee/tea, along with two types of Christmas pudding. Mom has one style she's made for as long as I can remember, and then there's a 2nd topping that brother-in-law Al's mom always made (from NFLD). That seems enough by the time we're all done feasting.
Xmas time now isn't complete unless the 2 boys are playing in a hockey tournament which was on Tuesday. Mike, Mom & I were able to get to Connor's final game where they won the tournament 6-2. Connor is #14. Alexander who plays goalie, was playing at a different location, unfortunately we didn't get to see his games. I hear they didn't win the finals.

New Years is just around the bend ... it's hard to believe that it will almost be 11 years that we all feared our computers would die, phone lines would go, we'd loose electricity, anything with a computer chip that was dated would go ... and what, nothing happened that 'stopped' the world! we've continued on as if nothing happened.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas & The Best For The New Year

A simple request ... may you all have a very Merry Christmas, a safe and happy holiday and 2011 be one of your best.

The Gang here @ Shelamo wishing Sheltie Claus was good last nite to all your furry companions.

pictured is our BPIS Am/Cdn Ch Shelamo's Prospector in 2000 @ the dog show in Winnipeg, just 10 months of age


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Where has Seventeen Years Gone?

Time seems to be slipping away ... to fast. Today my oldest nephew turns SEVENTEEN!

Me (Maureen) and Alexander

Alexander has always been a good puppy socializer

Last year's Birthday dinner ... he now towers over me ... and got his permit driver's license
(Mike, Alexander & Al)
he's into sports now ... playing goalie for his hockey team
plus plays football for two teams

Today he goes for his final driver's license!!!
Hope he's successful as today we have terrible windy, snow covered, slippery roads.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Season's Greetings

All of us here, the furkids included, wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and the Best in the New Year.

May SheltiePaws be good to all of you.

Thanks to Penny Woodruff for creating this winter image of our lovely RBIS Ch Shelamo Sugar Shack and her son Shelamo Jumping Jelly Bean, to be featured on The Sheltie Strutt Holiday Edition. We're proud to be part of this Canadian fund raising effort for our Sheltie National in 2011.

Hoping your furkids have fun in our upcoming Winter Wonderland.

Chinook's 2 girls playing with chewies in the 1st fluffy snow fall in early December.And when it's too cold, a fun romp in the kitchen with their tunnel wears them out, at least that's the hope :)


Friday, December 3, 2010

Shelties Can Do!!

Too Cute .. just had to share

Skate Boarding Sheltie ... Yep, NOT kidding. And Twig does it with glowing wheels at nite.

and on this one Twig takes it in side practicing turns & retrieving ... and not the mouth kind of retrieving either ...

And this one ... dogs getting ready for xmas

Enjoy .. what fun stuff has your dog done today?



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