Happy Howls for the New Year

Posted January 3, 2014 by cookieofkatonah
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AAAAAAA-WOOOOOOO to YOU!  WELCOME 2014!

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With seven inches of snowfall on day 3 – I’m loving this New Year already!   Frost on my face and sunshine on my shoulders, a built-for-snow dog like me couldn’t be happier.  Here’s another reason to howl: the good people at WordPress just shared with us our 2013 Report on our blog’s progress…in 2013 we had over 3,000 views and visitors from 36 countries!  That makes me a proud pup! Thank you, Dear Reader, for being a special part of all this blogging fun!  I look forward to continuing to share my big adventures with you.

Wishing YOU plenty of fun and sun in 2014!  Warm wishes and woofs, Cookie

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Merry Christmas from Cookie

Posted December 26, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France


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Merry Christmas from Cookie! 

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And her mini-me on the tree!

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However you spent it, we hope your holiday was a real treat.

Warm & fuzzies, Cookie & Co.

The Night Shift

Posted December 13, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
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Season’s Greetings from chilly Katonah!  Meet our night watch dog, Cookie.  Here she is at her regular post – a large rock in the back yard she loves to hang out by…

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It used to be that Cookie didn’t like to be alone outside – Aussies are devoted to their people and often choose to be by their side whenever possible.  And at night – forget it!  We’d need to accompany her outside into the yard for her “last call” or she just wouldn’t go out. But now that Cookie is almost 2, and it’s wintertime, her favorite season with her double-coat of fur, we’re seeing a lot more independence in our girl.  Case in point, the ongoing “night watch” in our back yard.  Now, when the sun goes down, Cookie begs to go out – and will happily stay outside for hours.  Sometimes she’s nice and quiet, and sometimes, barking at the moon…sorry neighbors!    In any case, it’s a nice development for her.  Could it be she’s keeping an eye out for Santa?  Better be good, Cookie!  And stay warm loyal readers!  Diana

A Christmas Visit

Posted December 6, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
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Cookie Here!  ‘Tis the season for family visits.  I was so happy that my canine cousin Annie stopped by the other day.  She is oodles of golden-doodle fun!

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Hanging out with Annie is the best.  Especially when we’re by the Christmas tree!

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We were so happy we double-hugged Diana.    

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Wishing you many warm-and-fuzzy moments this holiday season!  Woofs, Cookie

 

Thankful For a Community That Loves and Helps Dogs Like Me

Posted November 27, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
Categories: A Puppy's Perspective, Helping Paws, Holiday & Festive Occassions

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Cookie here!  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I’m so excited!  Lots of visitors equals lots of attention…not to mention lots of treats!

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Even though it’s a holiday, I’ll still need my walks.  One of the many things I’m grateful for is living in a town where the people on the street are so kind to me and all the other dogs here.  From our Letter Carrier who often stops his truck to pass me a bone, to the many folks who stop me for a “pat and chat,” and to the shops on Katonah Avenue who leave out bowls of fresh water for the passing pups, I really do feel the love!

Did you know that the Hudson Valley Pet Pantry is helping individuals and families who need help feeding their pets due to job loss or financial hardship?  Since 2010 they have been helping people facing hard times keep their pets by providing food supplies for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other domestic animals.  Currently they are helping keep 653 animals at home and out of shelters by providing free pet food to 257 families and individuals.   

So here’s to Susan Katz, Founder & President, Kathy Ferri, Director of Pantry Operations, and all the other good people at the Hudson Valley Pet Pantry.  I am thankful for great people like you!

If you’d like to learn more about how you can help the pantry this holiday season, their contact information is below.

Happy Thanksgiving to You & Yours, furry and otherwise!

Woofs, Cookie

Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1296
White Plains, NY  10602
E-mail: hvpetfoodpantry@aol.com
(914) 907-3433 (Administration & Donations)
 
 

 

Help World Vets Help Pets in the Philippines

Posted November 15, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
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Hi Friends, this information comes from the good people at BlogPaws.  World Vets is organizing help for pet relief in the Philippines.  Please take a look and help if you can!   Visit World Vets at worldvets.org or on Twitter – @Worldvets    Woofs & Thanks, Cookie

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Ode to Cookie

Posted November 14, 2013 by cookieofkatonah
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A Poem in Celebration of a Very Lovable Beast

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Skull of Steel, tongue of Velvet

Sandpaper paws, razor-sharp claws

And soft silky ears that hear everything.

A wet spotted nose strikes a playful pose

under eyes of blue, near a heart very true.

Spots, patches,colorful splashes 

On wild-and-wooly haunches

Those floppy ears will be perky for years…and then some.

Loves belly rubs, but has an aversion to bath tubs. 

Wherever we go and whatever we do,

Cookie would like to come along, too.

Study buddy, companion, comforter and friend,

You’re one of a kind, Cookie, and that’s…

The End!