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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The 2009 Year is coming to an end...Yorkie style

Well the 2009 year is coming to an end and what a year it has been...I hope you all survived it. Let's just hope that 2010 is a little better for the economy, for health care and for jobs and housing....and for everything else we need.
Our Christmas was very good to us, to our family and we hope it was good for you too. It comes and goes so fast. Now we have to take the tree down soon and move on to the next holiday. We ae playing a few songs that we found this year that makes think of the year we just had..we hope you enjoy the music and listen to the words.
We at "Waterside Yorkies" would like to thank you for following us this year...and oh what a year it has been. We did manage to have some fun in all the craziness of this year...but we wouldn't change a thing for with all that was bad...there was alot good too.
We did enjoy going to the beach some this year....and no those aren't my footprints even if some people think so...come on...I'm only a size 13, and that's not me either standing's a funny picture people...ahhh nevermind. Let's move on...Tinkerbell got her favorite toy this year...a cat...I mean a dog house...yeah...a dog house. She even lets Shiloh and Carly use it to get onto the couch. She loves to go hide in it when she is playing with the other's her safehouse.Shiloh spent most of the year being voted on at a bunch of websites...he did very well and is still going strong on the K-9 Cuisine - Premium Dog Food photo gallery and PeoplesPetPlace...both have links on the left if you would like to vote for him..we are very proud of him. And we hope you used the discount code that they gave us to let our followers and friends save 10% more on the savings your already getting from them...great site..please check them out.
And Carly had her puppies this year...she gave us 5 beautiful puppies, the "fab five", that we found great homes for. We really enjoyed the puppies and have gotten great photos and stories from the people who got them. Some are riding boats, some on motorcycles...a tough life for them isn't it. But Yorkies are suppose to be spoiled right?

And speaking of puppies...we have a even bigger addition to our family....Madelyn Audrey was born this summer. She is our first granddaughter and is the most beautiful babygirl I have ever seen. She is growing up fast and we hope she slows down alittle..her smile will melt your heart, it does mine.

She lives not that far from us so we get to see her often...and the Yorkies love it when she comes. Carly thinks she is one of her puppies still...whenever Maddy cries Caryl comes a running. Worried to death that something major is's a beautiful thing. And speaking of beautiful...isn't baby Maddy precious....we think so too.
And our grandson, Ryder, turned "1" this year...he has grown into a little man....walking, talking and turning into a toddler. It seems like only yesterday we were at the hospital waiting for his he's walking....time has gone by quickly for sure.
We have enjoyed watching him grow up this year...he's still his mom's "little goose", despite his independence he has gotten this past year. I still enjoy seeing his smile when we first see each makes my day. Handsome little man isn't he...oh yeah..he knows it too. He flirts whenever we go out to eat with his parents...unreal...only 1 year old and a player already.
So we have been blessed this year despite all the problems in the world. Oh we had a few major bumps in the road, but it's been a road that we enjoyed traveling on. Puppies, family and grandkids...all things that made us smile even when things were not so grand.
And when we think something is really bad, we just look at our grandkids and know that things will work out for us. And that we have a lot of love in our family.

Puppies and grandkids have been a big part of this year for us and we have enjoyed telling you about them. We hope you will come back next year and see what is ahead for all of us at "Waterside Yorkies".
We have grown alot ourselves this year...we started blogging so our friends and family could see what was going on in our lives. Then we added "Waterside Yorkies" to tell people about our Yorkies and share their lives with the world. Little did we know we would get a bunch of emails,touch people like we have and win awards. I am no great writer...only a man who loves his family, his dogs and his wife.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our Yorkies, and that we helped you understand what a dog can mean to someone. We hoped you read about our friend who lost her dog and how we tried to help her in a time of need. The post is titled "Do Dogs Go To Heaven? A Tribute To Trixie" and we still are getting emails..little did we know who we were touching by our blog.
But I didn't blog to win awards (but they are nice), to become a great writer (no chance there anyway) or become famous (like I need that). I did it to share my love of my animals with a world that needs a little happiness in it. I hope you come back next year and follow the Yorkies and my family in the journey that the Lord has planned for us.
You will be in our prayers as we hope we will be in yours. Please email us, post a comment on our blog, follow us on facebook or join our followers here. Link onto us won't you? We want to hear from you, to share life's journey ahead. And hear about your dogs too.
I am a blessed man with a great family, 2 beautiful grandkids, 3 crazy Yorkies and a beautiful, loving wife who loves me for who I am, I love her too.
So until next year we will enjoy the coming New Year's eve and hope and pray that 2010 will be the year that we all talk about in the future. Thanks again for reading about our Yorkies and their crazy lives and from all of us at "Waterside Yorkies" we wish you and yours a very "Happy New Year".

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Chirstmas to All

Shiloh just wanted to say "Merry Christmas" to everyone and he hopes you all come back and visit after the holidays. And from all of us at "Waterside Yorkies", Merry Christmas to all of you and may you have a very great New Year.
We appreciate all the emails we have received this year and look forward to hearing from more people next year. Please come back and visit and if you like us enough, join us as a follower so you can pop back whenever you want to.
We will post some Christmas pictures as soon as we get them ready. Thanks again...the herd at Waterside Yorkies.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis The Season to Feed Your Yorkies

Tis the season to be a Yorkie...Fa-lalala-la-la-la-la-laa..oh forget's feed the starving Yorkies of ours.
Happy Holidays to all and to all a good that won't work either...."alright come and get it"...perfect..gets them everytime.
First up is Fruitables Pumpkin and Apple dog treats...yummo...ok..I can't use that one either. Now I knew that the Yorkies liked the Pumpkin and Bananna treats we gave them awhile back, but didn''t know if they would eat ones with apples also. These are some of the treats we got from K-9 Cuisine - Premium Dog Food and have been blogging about the dogs reaction to the different treats and foods we got.
.But as soon as we got the package out they came a running..they even started to do tricks. If the treats aren't good enough by being all natural and healthy for the dogs....they automatically teach your dog tricks by some kind of internal was that we had made them do tricks with the other treats and our dogs have learned to associate treats and tricks...can't wait til next Halloween...totally will confuse them...trick or treat....get it..sorry...had to go there.
Carly loved them so much she decided to guard the package...or is she just going to hog it all for herself when no ones looking.
They said in the advertising that great things would happen when you treat your pet with Fruitables...who knew that they didn't lie. The only problem is that they recognize the package, so could they change it from time to time, so we could have a little less staring at the bag up on the gets crazy....they love the hints of cinnamon, vanilla and fruit...this is reorder waiting to happen.
Next on the treat list was Liver Biscotti...big flavor in small bites. We have Yorkies so we got the small bites...a wise decision. There must be a million little bites in this bag...we have been feeding them to the dogs and it never goes down.
These little bites of heaven are great for teaching the Yorkies more tricks and with ingredients of 100 % beef liver, they are trully wholesome goodness in a small bite.
Now we know not every dog will love these treats or all of the food, but with Yorkies we can honestly say they must be one of the most finicky dogs around. And our Carly could be the leader of the pickiest eaters around. So far, we haven't found one that they didn't eat. Now she wasn't too happy with the duck we gave her....but she ate it...slowly...but she did eat it along with the others. But she's been raised on lamb and rice all her would be like putting lobster in front of that's not a good example...I'd bite your fingers before you let go...anyway...she's picky, but she has found a lot of great treats and food since we started this series of blogs.
So remember to go check out K-9 Cuisine - Premium Dog Food
and see what you can try with your know they deserve a treat or two. And remember to use my discount code for 10% off your order. And if you order over $50, the shipping is free. I just checked and they are still shipping for Christmas orders..normal delivery in 2-3 hurry your order over the weekend and you might make your dogs super happy on Christmas day morning.
We haven't been back to a box store for dog food since we found this site. Hey we're still spending money, we're doing our part to help the economy...we're just saving a little more on the way.
We hope everyone has a great Christmas and we hope you'll come back and visit. Link onto our blog and come back soon. And if you have any questions just email us and we'll email you back or blog about it. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all from the Yorkies at "Waterside Yorkies" and their owners.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Do Dogs Go To Heaven? A Tribute to "Trixie"

I received a email today from someone I have never met, never talked to. Our only contact has been by emails and blogging. She read's mine and I read her's, connected by the net, both of us owning Yorkies. This is my tribute to "Trixie", pet and friend...
Well, this morning I opened up my email to find a sad one...don't like sad emails. It was from a friend, she told me she lost her dog of 10 years to illness. She was devastated, and asked me if I thought dogs go to heaven. Now talk about religious beliefs and animals, and you get looks like your totally insane. Some people believe animals don't go to Heaven, it's for humans who are seeking redemption, and since animals don't have sin, nor do they have souls, they aren't allowed in Heaven. I am a animal owner and lover, I I hope that my God does allow our animals to come to Heaven. I can't imagine Heaven without animals. My Lord allows animals, he does in my belief of the Bible. Not having anyone come back from death and tell me different, that's the way I will believe until I find out myself. I will make some mad, some won't even come back and read my blog, but that's fine. I will miss them, but I can't force them to live my beliefs as much as I won't live theirs, we all are different, yet the same at times.
I searched for a story I saw many years ago on "The Twilight Zone". It's written by Earl Hamner, and follows the storyline of a man and his dog. The man and the dog go raccoon hunting and they both fall into a lake and drown. The story goes something like this:

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they come to a gate in fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy, woody areas, just what a huntin' dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying 'No Trespassing' so they walked on.
They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him.
The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed, I'm sorry but he can't come with you." The old man asked "What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If he can't come in, then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life, I can't desert him now." The gatekeeper responded "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area, he'll promiss you anything, but, the dog can't go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road." The man and his dog went on.
They walked awhile and came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's some cold water under the tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable." "You sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs aren't allowed anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?" "No Sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final."
The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven." "You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?"
"That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"
Wow...been years since I saw that story on TV...feels good to read it again. They don't write storylines like that anymore...reality tv has replaced writers. I saw on the website a quote from Will Rogers...he said "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Funny man, a true legend lost in time.
I told my friend the story... forgot a few things..but all in all the same story...I told her that God wouldn't give us our animals in life to be taken away and never seen again. I believe that my Rosie, my first dog I had, will be waiting for me. To rub her ears, pet her back...brush her. But that's my belief, your entitled to yours. I hope I helped my friend, made her feel a little better. I know that thinking about that story helped me, it gave me a great memory and put a smile on my face and love in my heart. I love my animals, my wife and I have had Yorkies everyday of our marriage...they have seen our good days and our bad. But they have never judged us, yelled at us or abandoned us. And when we come home, they are waiting for us...hoping for a little love, a small price to pay for a lifetime of love back. So yes, I believe dogs go to Heaven...but I am lucky I have a little bit of Heaven already in my house, and 3 Yorkies to show me what it's going to be like. And "Trixie" will be waiting for my friend...wagging her tail, waiting to lick her face and give her the love back, she had received all those 10 years on Earth together.
Thank you for taking time and reading about my friend, her dog and my beliefs...I hope those of you who own animals will appreciate this entry on my blog...and those who don't...maybe it will touch your heart and make you want to help a animal, maybe one in a shelter near your house. I can only hope that this story made someone feel the need to go save a life and start a lifetime of love and affection...God works in many ways, and loves all of his creations...even dogs.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Playful Yorkies Want to Play Catch

Sporting his Pawpaw's favorite team, Ryder decided to play with the Yorkies the last time he came to visit. Now they don't mind a playful game every now and then, but with small children, comes a time element that Yorkies don't like. They would rather go, go, go and little kids throw it, wait a while and throw drive the Yorkies crazy.But Ryder was determined to give it a try...the ball is just right to fit his little hands. Now for the wind up...the wind up...come on Ryder the dogs are going crazy.
Very serious faces watch as Ryder gets just the right grip on the for the wind up...well guess he dosen't want to throw it right now.
Maybe the Yorkies will play with Nana and a piece of rawhid better. The Yorkies love to chase a ball, but when it comes down to it...they'll chase anything.

So when Ryder finally let the ball go...Shiloh raced to get it and ran off with it, thus ending the game.

So Jason Campbell has no competing threats from the Carolina's...maybe Ryder's more of a soccer player..maybe I will get a small soccer ball for them to play with...anyway the Yorkies still enjoyed seeing Ryder. So did we, and once his folks got done shopping they came and took him home. I will still try and get him to throw the ball with the exercise for both of them. Thanks for stopping by and remember to link on to come back.



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