Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy 2009! Hello 2010!

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Happy New Year!

It has been quite a year. Mostly it's been amazing- every year has its ups and downs of course- but on the whole I am entirely thankful for all the sparkly wonderfulness and the many chances I have had to learn a little bit more about myself, my family*, and the complex and glittering people (and critters!) around me.

I've been carving out this little corner of the blog-verse for a little over 6 months now and I just want to say thank you THANK YOU for joining me and sharing your thoughts, experiences and general hilarity with all of us! I think you're WICKED. Every morning I look forward to getting up and checking my inbox to see all the fabulous nuggets you guys have shared!

So, a year in review from Fido & Wino (okay, it's only been 6 months, you know what I mean... saying "6 months in review"... not as catchy...):

1. I wrote A Letter to the Asshole Who Abandoned My Dog because I was so PISSED with the asshat who abandoned my dog, Kayloo, at a dump when she was 3 or 4 weeks old. What kind of toolbox pulls that kind of crap?! And there I go again...

2. We had the chance to enjoy a wonderful summer by the water, crashing out in complete exhaustion and sometimes just smelling the daisies;

3. My dogs wrecked some stuff including a cushion... and some shoes...

5. But every now and then the dogs were almost perfect in every way;

6. ... before coming to their senses and wrecking more of my crap... like another cushion (II);

7. When the Toronto Humane Society story on animal cruelty came out I think we all felt a deep sense of sadness and a certain sense of betrayal. It just shouldn't happen;

9. And before we knew it was Thanksgiving! I wrote this one about my first experience with red wine...

10. ...before I rambled on about not getting kids dogs for Christmas (I ramble sometimes!).

In May I said good bye to a dear friend of mine. I was thinking about her when I wrote this and she is the reason I started here in the first place. She was sunshine and sass and I will continue to learn from her through my thoughts and my dreams.

From my family to yours, HAPPY FREAKING NEW YEAR, give your pups and pets a kiss for me and I'll see you in 2010!

* In my world my immediate "family" is defined by John, Mickey, Kayloo & me. We are a family of 4. If you think that is weird... well okay, I don't actually think you think that is weird...

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  1. I like the "Letter to the Asshole who Abandoned my Dog"; unfortunately, there are way too many people who don't understand humane treatment of animals. We work in inner-city high schools and hear about students abandoning their dogs in the park all the time (is the park any better than the dump?). But the good part is at least they have a better life with you now.

  2. Thanks for writing, Shauna! @JunoPuppy and I wish you a happy 2010 :D.

  3. I love your letter to the Asshole! So well said. It boggles my mind that someone could hold an innocent puppy (full of grunts, squeaks, and puppy breath) in their hands and then dump it!! I'm a firm believer in Karma (I have to be or I'd go nuts!) and somewhere, sometime, they'll get theirs!!!

  4. Happy New Year Shauna!! I really appreciate and admire your positive take on 2009...choose the life is amazing option right? So keep being awesome; there that's your new years resolution, you're welcome. :)
    love, Sarah

  5. Happy new year for you all. We luv to stop in here every day. Woof

  6. love the letter to the asshole! who does that?! a girlfriend of mine recently found a kitten that had been tossed into a dumpster!! WTF?! she kept it & named him oscar.

  7. @laura- Karma is right!

    You guys are right- it amazes and saddens me that people can treat a living, breathing being like it is nothing. That post really struck a nerve- a painful topic, but great to connect with so many people on something as important as this.

    @Bloggie Stylish- "Oscar" love it :)

    Happy New Year, once again!

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