If you follow my blog then you have probably read posts and seen pictures of our rescue dogs. At one time we had three rescue dogs, but two got sick and passed, and now we only have two -- Lily who we rescued in Dec. 2008 to celebrate the end of my cancer treatment and who we got as a playmate for my beloved Abby, who I adopted in March of that same year, but due to seizures, she passed away a couple years ago.
Lily, who is 14 years young :-)
We also have Milly, who we rescued last August, after no one else would. She was found in NYC with an electrical cord around her neck and as a result is afraid of people. Having dealt with this type of dog in the past -- our first rescue was Manny, and, he, too was afraid of people, on top of his severe skin allergies, we knew how to handle Milly and wanted to be able to give her a forever home, where she, like Lily and our previous two rescue dogs, could feel unconditional love and be in a safe and comforting environment.
Milly, who is 4 years old
Like many other pet owners, our dogs are more than just pets. They are family to us, and we think of them as our furry children. :-) So, when holidays and birthdays (we celebrate the day we rescued them as their actual birthdays are unknown), we go all out with pupcakes and gifts for them. And, with the holidays fast approaching, I had shopping lists for them that included new beds, squeaky toys, chewies and dog treats. Santa never forgets pets, especially in our house. And, there are always wrapped gifts under the tree for them to scratch and paw their way open, alongside side our girls.
You may recall a previous post I shared a couple days ago about how we have a holiday tradition of giving the girls a new ornament each Christmas to add to their collection we started when they were babies. Once they get older and move out on their own, they will take their box of ornaments and have memories of the different Christmas' based on the ornament they are looking at. This year, the girls will be helping us with their ornament. We will be using the pawprints ornament available at Canine Company for only $18.98, and capturing both Lily and Milly's pawprints, for the girls to enjoy this year and treasure for years to come.
Growing up we had a dog name Toby. He was the best dog ever, and one of the main reasons I am such a huge dog lover. I so wished I could have had a paw print ornament to remember Toby each time we put the Christmas tree up. It would have gone perfectly next to his picture frame ornament my parents gave me when I moved out and put up my first Christmas tree.
What I love most about the pawprints ornament, besides is cheap price, is that there is no mixing, no baking or mess involved in making this treasured keepsake. You simply push your dog's paw into the impression material included in the kit, cut it out with the ring-shaped cookie cutter, punch a hole in the top and string the red ribbon through, before you let air dry. It is easy as 1-2-3. My girls can't wait to this weekend when we will be making these custom pawprint ornaments with our rescue dogs -- I was waiting to receive a second kit so we could do one for each of the girls.
So, if you are a pet lover or have someone on your shopping list who is, why not pick up the pawprints ornament and create an ornament that will be treasured for years to come? Right now, you can save 15% off your order of this or any other item from Canine Company. Simply use coupon code "Blog 15" at checkout to enjoy these savings, off your entire order. :-)
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