12/31/2014

Happy New Year 2015!

Wishing all my readers a wonderful New Year of love, good health, abundance and happiness.



Amidst all the chaos and unrest in this country and this world, I often look for a true joy I can focus on. Right now that is the love I have for my dog. For almost 12 years he has been our constant companion, playmate and loving pet. Rudy has changed our lives and enriched it in ways I can't even describe.

As many of you know, his health began to fail a year ago and his prognosis was as bad as it could get. I fear that his time on earth is drawing to an end. But for now I can look at him, talk to him and touch him. We've been spoiling the heck out of him. Why not? He's been such a good dog.

My love for him is my retreat.
Dolls are ought but mirrors.
My dog is my soul.

 I hope you have a joy and a love in your life.

12 comments:

  1. Happy nre year Terri - lots of hugs, especially for Rudy.

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    1. Thank you, dear Stratos! Same back to you.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, I'm glad you were able to give him a loving home and no doubt fabulous life for so many years. We are going through something similar with our cat, and just trying to appreciate and enjoy the little time we have left. HUGS!

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    1. Wishing you the best possible New Year!
      Thank you.
      Terri

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  3. Any source of joy in life is a good thing. Viva Rudy!

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  4. Happy New Year, Terri. I'm so sorry to hear about Rudi. I've never commented on your blog before, but I've been reading for years. I just wanted to tell you that anyone who loves dogs as you do is an awesome person in my book. As with doll collecting, life is not about quantity, but quality - all the love you're giving him will ensure that his remaining time will be quality time.

    PS. It's funny, because when I first started doll collecting and reading your blog, I was very naive and thought you were a bit too negative and snarky - especially when it came to Integrity Toys - but now that I've got a bit more experience under my belt, I find myself in 100% agreement with you about basically everything! Bring on the snark, sister. ;)

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    1. Thank you for your feedback, Anna. I appreciate it!
      Happy New Year.
      Terri

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  5. Happy New Year Terri. I'm happy I had the opportunity to meet Rudi at the Pittsburgh convention. Our pets are little angels in our lives. I hope you enjoy all the precious moments you have with him.

    hugs
    Alejandro

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    1. That was such a long time ago! Thank you.
      Terri

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  6. As much as I enjoy my dolls, our dogs (two and three) add joy and love to our lives. Curling up on the sofa to read (preferably a doll magazine/blog or a good mystery) with a dog on my lap -- often with my husband on the sofa opposite with the other dog -- is so heartwarming. There is nothing like the simple pleasures in life.

    May you have many lovely times to come with Rudy, and I look forward to many postings from you this year.

    By the way, which doll is in the picture? She is lovely, as is her wig and outfit.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Troy. The doll in the photo is Modsdoll Aurum. She's a new release. Her outfit is from a Ficon doll called Ga-in.
      Terri

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