A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year !!!

We had a wonderful Christmas celebration with our family, and we hope yours was great too.


Here we are with our beautiful sisters


Our lovely Mum and our sister


Our Dad and our sister


Mom and Dad made the thirteen desserts, which is a Tradition from Provence in France - read more about it here and get the recipe for delicious calissons here


For the new year, like most dogs, we don't like the noise of fireworks, but Dad found a way to enjoy a beautiful light show in silence. Do you know how he did it ? He took photos of the beautiful decorated houses while moving his camera and zooming to get these special effects :



We have not written many blog posts lately or visited our friends' blogs and there are two reasons for this :
The first one is that our brother was bullied at school because he was in our blog; Some school children made fun of him and picked on him when they found him in our blog by searching for his name. This made us sad because this is a blog about happiness and we didn't want anyone to be hurt because of that. So we will not put his name or photo any more in the blog.
The second reason is that our Mom and Dad were very busy promoting their book "Dear France, sweet country of our childhood". They also have a blog www.dearfrance.net - they have done some book signings and our Mom made some beautiful cards and bookmarks that you can see (and buy) on their blog. Here is a sample :







Best wishes of joy, health and happiness to all our friends for the new year !

14 comments:

bichonpawz said...

You know....we were kind of wondering why you were not posting as often! We are so sorry to hear about what happened with your blog. It's awful...the lengths some people will go to! We will go and check out your Mom's site and book. Love all of the new pics of you and your parents and sisters! Those light pics are very cool!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

K9 Katastrophie said...

Sometimes kids can be so cruel. We are so sorry to hear about that. We will be praying for y'all. Glad you had a great Christmas!!

Licks,
Ruthie

Mr. Pip said...

Happy New Year! I am so sad to hear your brother was picked on!

Your pal, Pip

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Happy New Year to you all.

We're so sad to know about what happened to your brother. We hope he's feeling better now.

Saludos desde Panamá... Peggy and her mom Mhathy

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's so awful what happened to your brother. Shame on mean hoomans!
Happy New Year to all of you. We hope you have a happy and healthy 2012!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

so good to see you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

So sorry to hear that your brother was bullied because of the blog, that is awful. Those kids were probably just jealous. That is terrible though!

I am on my way to check out your new blog...congrats!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee New Year!
Benny & Lily

Holly Loves Art said...

Awwwww... what fun it is to come visit here! Such adorable pictures as always. Thank you for sharing and always putting a smile on my face. Looking forward to many more visits in 2012.
Hugs,
Holly & Phoebe

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy New Year to the lovely family.
My mom will visit your pawrents' website. I once was in your book and I loved every page of it.
I admire your daddy's talent in photography and your mommy's skill in art craft. I'm so proud of being friend to you, elegant and artistic people.
Please tell your brother we love him more even he will not be in your blog.
Cheers.

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá amiguinhos...
Que lindo voces, a família e a bela festa.
FELIZ ANO NOVO amigos queridos.
VIVA 2012!!! PAZ, SAÚDE, AMOR e muuiiitaaa ALEGRIA a todos nós.
Fiquem com o Papai do Cèu.
Amei conhecer voces dois e quero continuar nossa amizade por muitos outros anos.
Espero voces sempre em meu blog.
Fiquem com o Papai do Cèu.
Aus da amiga do Brasil...

KIPPY
VIVA 2012!! ANO NOVO! OBA....

Christine said...

Happy New Year! Hope all your wishes come true in 2012!

ocmist said...

This is such sad news to hear! Your blog is such a beautiful, loving, sweet place to visit and to have some bullies with sad, pitiful hurtful hearts use it is just awful! It was good to see all your sweet faces again. We aren't on our blog very often either as Grammy and Grandma OC are always fighting health issues now-a-days. We keep our blogging friends in our prayers and thoughts even if we aren't on or don't get to visit very often. God Bless your New Year with health, happiness and love! Grammy and the Country Corgis

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I WAS WONDERING WHY NOT MANY POSTS - THAT EXPLAINS IT!

WE DO SEND OUR BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ... AND MAY THIS BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET.

IS THERE ANY WAY TO START ANOTHER BLOG SITE SO THAT FAMILY IS NOT IN IT - KIDS CAN BE NASTY SOMETIMES ...

ALL THE BEST, KATIE
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

And a Happy 2012 to you!

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