Thursday, December 31, 2015

So Long 2015 - Don't Let the Door Hit Ya On the Way Out

I know I'm not the only one who's happy to see 2015 come to an end.   

In short, 2015 sucked.  There is simply no better way to say it.

I was forced to write my first tearful, heart wrenching goodbye at the end of January...

Hey Ma, what am I supposed to do with this blue thing full of water? ~ Lola Lola loved car rides

And my second tearful, heart wrenching goodbye just over nine short weeks later...

My handsome, happy Zeus the Moose, July 2009 I miss my big guy and that smile so very much Zeus always stole my Brookstone NAP pillow

It is not something I want to do again anytime soon, but with aging furbabies, one never knows.
  Lola and Zeus both loved car rides

After all, I never expected my baby girl would get such an aggressive, fast moving cancer like osteosarcoma... completely out of the blue.  If nothing else, Lola's ordeal has taught me to live in the moment and to not put off doing even the littlest of things.  I had so many regrets of things I had planned to do with her, but never got around to it.  Because of that, Miss Penny has probably experienced more in her 10 short months than most dogs do in 10 years! 
It's a Girl - Lapdog Creations

Speaking of my spunky little furball... Penny's arrival was indeed one of the brightest moments of 2015.  Her adoption was a bit of a confusing mess, and we weren't even sure we were going to get her.  I'm so thankful everything worked out... and yes, I truly believe Lola and Zeus both had something to do with that (never mind the fact that Penny's original name from the rescue was "Karma."). 

Rescued Doberman Puppy 9 weeks old Rescued Doberman puppy at the vet for a check up

Penny not only brought the smiles back to her humans' faces, but she brought happiness back to Teutul and Sophie as well.  My two seniors are playing so much more these days, thanks to a pesky little sister who won't take "no" for an answer. 

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations Sisterly love is the best Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

The senior hounds don't seem to mind...

12 year old rescued coonhound mix 9 year old rescued hound mix
The Hooey Hounds of Lapdog Creations

Here's to health and happiness in 2016... may it be a much better year for everyone! 

PS - I swore I wasn't going to do one of those "year in review" posts...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Enrichment 101

Happy last Wednesday of 2015! Time to get wordless.

The Lapdogs received a couple of enrichment toys from Santa this Christmas. Penny and Tut are learning to use them, while Sophie is learning to catch the random treats that fly out when they're not looking...

Doberman puppy enrichment game Toys R Us Petsmart Fetch 'n Play - Lapdog Creations Senior dogs love enrichment games too - Lapdog Creations

Doberman Puppy enrichment with Toys R Us and Petsmart Fetch 'n Play game - Lapdog Creations

Senior hound mix Sophie - Lapdog Creations Senior hound mix Teutul - Lapdog Creations

 Senior hound mix Sophie adopt don't shop - Lapdog Creations

Doberman puppy mix Penny adopt don't shop - Lapdog Creations

Christmas gifts for dog lovers - Lapdog Creations

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

End of Year #Craftsy Supplies SALE - up to 75% off!


Didn't get the superwash wool and DPN's you wished for this Christmas?

Knitting Supplies Sale Craftsy #ad - LapdogCreations

Santa left a little cash that's burning a hole right through your quilting bag?

Quilting Supplies Sale Craftsy #ad - LapdogCreations

The boss just gave you an unexpected New Year's bonus and hopes you'll repay her with a tasty, homemade birthday cake next month?

Baking Supplies Sale Craftsy #ad - LapdogCreations

Or maybe you just like a good 'ole fashioned SALE?

No matter what your circumstances are, it's time to stock up during Craftsy's end-of-year clearance sale on supplies!

Save up to 75% off all craft supplies now through December 31st! 

Act now to take advantage of some truly amazing deals on fabric, yarn, baking supplies, paper arts supplies and more!  But hurry, just like the dessert buffet, the popular stuff goes fast... grab the best deals now before they run out. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

It's a Wrap on Christmas

Did everyone have a Merry Christmas? We hope you all had a festive holiday and were able to slow down long enough to enjoy time spent with loved ones.

The Lapdogs on Christmas Morning with Christmas 2015 tree - Lapdog Creations

It was a wonderful Christmas in the Lapdog household.

Christmas tree 2015 - Lapdog Creations dog bone pillows from LL Bean - Lapdog Creations

Teutul was so fixated on the stockings while I was trying to get a group shot that his sisters gave up.

The Lapdogs on Christmas Morning with Christmas 2015 tree - Lapdog Creations The Lapdogs on Christmas Morning with Christmas 2015 tree - Lapdog Creations

The Lapdogs on Christmas Morning with Christmas 2015 tree - Lapdog Creations

Having a puppy to experience all the excitement for the very first time sure helped to take my mind off it being the first Christmas without Zeus and Lola.

Doberman Puppy First Christmas Tree - Lapdog Creations Doberman Puppy and LL Bean dog bone pillows - Lapdog Creations

Doberman Puppy First Christmas Tree - Lapdog Creations Doberman Puppy First Christmas Tree - Lapdog Creations

Before Christmas arrived, we added two more special ornaments to the tree.  The Zeus and Lola one is a really nice heavy pewter ornament from Shutterfly. It was a little pricey, but well worth it.  The frame with Penny's Santa picture was a gift from a dear friend that just so happened to work perfectly for the photo (don't you love it when that happens?).

Shutterfly Ornament Christmas 2015 - Lapdog Creations Puppy First Christmas Photo with Santa ornament - Lapdog Creations

Penny's excitement was quite contagious. She had her senior siblings romping and wrestling all weekend!  Most of the stocking and present unwrapping pics are on my other camera still, but here are a couple.  ***I apologize for most of the pics in this post being low light quality, but I think they still capture the moments nicely***

Senior coonhound mix Christmas 2015 - Lapdog Creations

3 happy dogs on Christmas after opening gifts 2015 - Lapdog Creations

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Lapdogs were happy to have some down time at home with their humans over the weekend.  There was a lot of couch cuddling in between playtime. This was my lap yesterday morning (love the panoramic feature on my phone).  Can you spot Tut's "little" head in the middle?

Doberman puppy and senior hound siblings after Christmas cuddling - Lapdog Creations

Now it's back to reality for at least one of the humans... and boy was getting up and out the door to work rough this morning! I'd rather be like Tut... sleeping on a LL Bean personalized dog bone pillow.  sigh...

senior coonhound mix with his LL Bean personalized dog bone pillow - LapdogCreations

Here's to 2016!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Black & White Sunday: Go Pats - Penny is Game Ready!

Happy Christmas weekend Sunday!  Are you playing with all of your new toys today?  Reading new books?  Knitting with new yarn?  Maybe (and this is for those of you who were really good this year) watching football on a new TV?

No matter what you're doing, Penny hopes you're rooting for her Patriots this afternoon!

Doberman Puppy Wearing New England Patriots Hat - Lapdog Creations

Does this hat make my head look big?

Doberman Puppy Wearing New England Patriots Hat - Lapdog Creations

Go PATS.... beat those j-e-t-s!

Doberman Puppy Wearing New England Patriots Hat - Lapdog Creations

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry, Merry Christmas!

From the Lapdog Household to Yours...
Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve and Thankful Thursday, so we'll keep today's post short and sweet.  We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

I'm forever thankful for these three hams... 

3 dogs in Christmas antlers - Lapdog Creations

Senior Coonhound Mix in Elf Antlers - Lapdog Creations Senior Hound Mix in Reindeer Antlers - Lapdog Creations

Doberman Puppy Ready for her first Christmas - Lapdog Creations

2 Senior Dogs Christmas 2015 - Lapdog Creations

Doberman Mix Puppy in Angel Antlers for Christmas - Lapdog Creations 9 month old Doberman mix puppy  - Lapdog Creations

Doberman mix puppy, Senior Coonhound Mix, Senior Hound Mix #adoptdontshop - Lapdog Creations

While we celebrate the joy of Penny's First Christmas, it is a little bittersweet, as it is the first one without Lola and Zeus. 2015 was extremely rough and I miss them both terribly. I believe they worked hard in sending Penny to us and I am forever thankful to my Baby Girl and Happy Old Man.
Merry Christmas Lola & Zeus...
I love and miss you babies.
Missing My Babies at Christmas Dog Angels - Lapdog Creations
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