December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!







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It is freezing here.  Has been for a month.  We are stuck inside.  Only 3 more months of this weather to go.

Happy New Year!

Love Ruby & Penny

14 comments:

Two French Bulldogs December 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM  

Happy New Year
Lily

Amber DaWeenie December 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM  

Yikes...that sounds COLD! Wish I could package up some of our Florida heat and sunshine and send it to you!

Stay Warm!

Unknown December 31, 2013 at 12:08 PM  

Stay warm all. Here it has been mild so we have been lucky.
Happy New Year to you all.
Have a terrific Tuesday and the best of nights tonight.
Best wishes Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie December 31, 2013 at 12:08 PM  

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU !

Bundle up and get ready I am coming to pick you up... and we can CUDDLE as we ring in the New Year...

LOVE YOU!!
FRANK
X♥X♥X♥X♥X♥

Scooter December 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

Hey Ladies Furter!
Wow, that's really cold! Brrrrr Luckily it's toasty here in the banquet hall and I'll be glad to visit with you at the bash.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Party Animal

Molly the Airedale December 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM  

brrrrrrrrrrrrr - stay warm, girls!
Happy New Year!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Bella Roxy & Macdui December 31, 2013 at 2:34 PM  

We think you are worse than freezing...if possible. We're heading for nearly 100°F today. So we're off in awhile for our FIRST river visit in the New Year.

Cuddle up girls and stay warm.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Lovable Lily December 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM  

Happy New Year to you too! It's so pawsome to see you again :)

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

The Daily Pip December 31, 2013 at 3:15 PM  

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!!

Ruby & Angel Pip

Kari in Alaska December 31, 2013 at 3:52 PM  

Happy New Years!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ December 31, 2013 at 7:33 PM  

And all that cold air keeps coming here. We haven't had this cold a December in a long time. We pups love it but the humans not so much. Stay warm.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2014.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Sherry December 31, 2013 at 7:40 PM  

Oh my, I can't imagine that kind of cold. You have a warm, cozy, indoor New Year!
Sherry and Miro

JD and Max January 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM  

Yappy New Year to 2 pretty gals! We hope that 2014 is a great year for you!

Schnauzer snuggles from your old pals, JD and Max!

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