Thursday, November 25, 2010

Yappy Thanksgiving!

This year is flying by, but we have lots to celebrate this Thanksgiving.  In April, we added Zoe, a 9-month old whippet, to our fur-family.  Roxie turned 11 this year, and Xander is 9, so the timing seemed right to inject a little youth into the pack.  Zoe has definitely done her job, and then some!  Here's a photo I took of her in the back seat of my car on the long way home after we picked her up.


It's hard to believe she's only been here for 8 months now.  She fits in so well that it feels like she's always been a part of the family.  Not to say that a 9-month old puppy didn't come without it's troubles, but she has come a long way in the behavior department.  If I had to describe Zoe in one word, I would probably choose "fun."  She loves to run, play with her toys, and chase, or be chased, by Roxie and Xander.  Xander has run more this year than he did the last 3 years all together.  It's great to see them have fun together!  I thought that Roxie and Xander had forgotten how to play, but Zoe has definitely shown them how it's done again.



Now, if only Zoe could do something about all those gray hairs Roxie has accumulated over the years!!  I'm seriously tempted to use some black shoe polish on her face.  :)


We started the Dogs Rock blog in September of this year, and are so thankful for the friends that have followed our adventures here, and for the new friends we've already made.  We even had the honor of winning a giveaway from Elyse and Riley, our friends at Adventures of a Cattle Dog.  It's a festive Santa Bandana for Zoe!!  Here she is modeling her ultra serious look.


And here she is just thinking about Thanksgiving dinner.  Thank you Elyse and Riley!  We had fun participating in and winning the Santa Bandana!!  (Those squirrels that Zoe likes to stalk in our yard will find that little jingle bell very interesting.)


Happy Thanksgiving from our pack to yours!!


As a last reminder, the Holiday Giveaway Hop for Pets ends tonight, Thursday, Nov. 25th at 11:59 p.m.  If you haven't entered the Dogs Rock giveaway for tasty Paw Paw's Wholesome Homemade Dog Treats, it's not too late.

19 comments:

  1. That last photo is just precious. You have a beautiful furfamily. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a beautiful family you have! Little Zoe is such a sweetie and she spices up Roxie and Xander's life too!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all too!

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  3. Sharon Eugley said...

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours!!! I can't get over the fur difference in Roxie - it looks like she was the color of Ki-lee!!! Either way its distinguished and shows wisdom!!
    Greyt blog today and greyt photo of all of you!
    Love from Ki-lee, Kara-mel, Sonny and I...

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Enjoy all da turkey you can eat! Happy nomin! You is all so cutes!

    Da Critters

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  5. What a great post! Happy Thanksgiving! Tell Roxie I have gray hairs, too!

    Your pal, Pip

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  6. What a striking bandanna--it looks so good on Zoe! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for today's great post!

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  8. Happy Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Love, Rider, Lilly, and Jack <3 <3 <3

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  9. Yay! I love that first shot, it makes me laugh. Someone is either not loving the car or just very sleepy.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  10. How nice to see the entire family together. I hope you have a wonderful turkey day!!

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  11. Wonderful post......loved all the pics but the last one is totally pawsome!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

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  12. What great pictures! I love the action shot of Zoe! Zoe looks stunning in the bandana. I especially like the last picture of you and all the dogs. Happy Thanksgiving from me and Riley!

    Elyse and Riley

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  13. Zoe will probably give Roxie a few more gray hairs! Adorable! Thanks for stopping by today, I'm your new follower!

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  14. I'd say that a "fun" dog rocks!!!!! Enjoy your first Thanksgiving, Zoe!

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you Kristen and the guys. I think that a young dog does bring vigor to the pack, to fellow dogs and humans alike. I hope you all continue to have lots or fun to share with us.

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  16. Beautiful photos - especially the last family portrait with you! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

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  17. Wonderful photos! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm your newest follower. :)

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  18. She catches with her front feet, just like Tsar. Good job.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

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