Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Stockings Are Hung

Last weekend I went shopping, and one of my wishlist items was a stocking for Zoe, since this is her first Christmas with us.  We've had the same stockings for years, and Roxie and Xander have their own stockings too.  They aren't fancy.  Just your standard, traditional red and white stockings, with our names at the top.  My plan was to find a similar one for Zoe.  That plan abruptly changed as I turned down the holiday decorations aisle at Target.  If you've been following Dogs Rock, you're probably aware that I, and therefore all my dogs, have a love of all things animal print.  They have leopard print collars, coats, and of course my shoes, but it doesn't stop there . . . we love zebra print, giraffe, and so on.  As soon as I laid eyes on the leopard print stocking, I knew it was perfect for Zoe and her impeccable sense of style.

Zoe's stocking in no way matches any of our Christmas decor from years past, but suits her perfectly.  She has added a lot of fun to our household over the past 9 months, and deserves a funky stocking that's all her own.

Since we're on the topic of holiday decor, I thought I'd share some of our favorite ornaments.  I wouldn't say that I have a "theme" going, but I have gravitated toward snowmen decorations over the years.  

Newest one.  Added this year.
Who could resist this smiling face?

Last year's addition.
Last, but not least.

And yes, we do have dog ornaments too . . .

This one was purchased because it reminded me a little but of Xander.

In memory of Mike's Lhasa Apso, Dudley.  xo
Zoe is convinced this is her ornament, even though it's been here much longer than she has.  I think we'll use a marker to add an "s" on the end of "Dog."

Please join us on the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, and have a lovely weekend.  Thanks for visiting!!


  1. Your greyhounds are beautiful.

    And yes, Zoe's stocking rocks.

  2. Oh, I'm so jealous. I haven't had my sock yet and my mom seems she has forgotten all about it. How could she not remember my sock and Mika's sock? Your socks are so so pretty but I like Zoe's the most. It's really funky. Those ornaments are gorgeous!!! Your mom is so artistic and she has taste!!!

  3. It's so much fun visiting all the blogs that are celebrating Christmas. We love the Christmas season with snow, decorated Christmas trees, food, presents and so much more.

  4. Great shots! Love Zoe's stocking - it's just perfect! Nice ornaments too! I'm a collector of those so I love seeing everyone's! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Zoe's stocking is more than fabulous! :D

    And the ornaments just so happy cheery and fun!

    Thanks for sharin,

  6. We love Zoe's leopard print stocking!!!!!!!!!!

    Also really enjoyed your ornaments.

    We joined your blog hop.....this is the first one we've ever joined!!!!!!

    Have a most wonderful day.

  7. Your stockings look hung with care and your tree looks beautiful! I wish we were having a tree but Mom says we can't because Finn would probably tear it down. It's Mom's rule that Christmas decorations are a no-no when there are cats under two years old in the house. I guess we'll just have to smell Grandma & Grandpa's when we go there.

  8. Zoe rocked with her stocking!

    Loved your ornaments. We have some special doggy ones too.

  9. It must be new dog stocking day! lol We got Morgan's and had to show it off on the blog today, too!

    I love your snowmen ornaments! I have a whole tiny snowman tree on the kitchen table. That second to last one from last year is my favorite!

  10. Now that is one cool stocking!


  11. I love the ornaments! Also, we have the same snowman tin that you have up on the right side of your mantle. I LOVE Zoe's stocking! It seems to fit her personality.

    Elyse and Riley

  12. Beautiful! Sandy Paws is watching
    Benny & Lily

  13. I love all your snowman ornaments. That's the perfect theme. I am still working on building up a collection, all we really have so far are multi-coloured balls and a Snoopy ornament. Your gorgeous tree hopefully will inspire me a little more this year.

    Love the new stocking. It looks just perfect.

  14. OMG I love her stocking and who doesnt love target :) I think her stocking looks adorable hanging between the other ones! I keep picking ones up each year for Fred and hay but cant ever decide to stick with one long term. I love the dog ornaments.

  15. Wonderful idea to share your Holiday decorations with us all and of course we love the stockings! "No we are not crazy pet people" ;)

    -Carrie and Ben

  16. "WE" just love your dog ornaments



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