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.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cinnabar, Panama and Moomba

Yesterday, the family went to see their dear friend Linda, the mom of Cinnabar; we couldn't come because Cinnabar has been unwell and although she is better, it would have been too much excitment if we had been there as well. So we stayed home, watched TV and ate dog biscuits, so we can't complain.

Her favourite spot is the kitchen, she loves eating and eats almost everything (except lettuce), unlike us who are rather fussy eaters - we think carnivores like us are not suited to eat fruits and vegetables !

Look at her, she is really gorgeous !

She has a beautiful collar :

How sweet it is to be patted, there are never enough hands for patting...

Cinnabar is also the name of a perfume...

and a beautiful red mineral (Mercury Sulfide)

Our family had a wonderful day with Linda, Cinnabar, Linda's parents and friends Jenny and Bianca, they were really spoiled - we hope one day we will meet Cinnabar in person too !

Our lovely friend Peggy sent us some beautiful necklaces

What do you mean, they're not for me, they're for Mom ?

OK then, I'll have this beautiful cap

She also sent us some beautiful post cards :
This is the Panama canal :

Inside a beautiful church :

And a decorated cart wheel from Costa Rica :

Thank you so much Peggy and Mom !
If you don't know Peggy, go and say hello to her at her blog.

Today is Labour day in Victoria, and the day of the parade of the Moomba festival.
The official translation of the Aboriginal word Moomba is "let's get together and have fun", however it was later found that the word "Moom" means buttocks and "Ba" means on, but it was too late to change the name !

It is also the 30th anniversary of Dad's participation in the Moomba parade, dressed as a "bella ragazza" which means beautiful girl in Italian; well we can see the girl but we're not sure about beautiful, what do you think ?

The next year, Dad wanted to participate in the Moomba waterskiing championships

But he didn't get in, we wonder why...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people going through such a terrible time, and in particular for Nana, Uyanga and their Mom who live in Sendai, one of the worst affected towns. Unfortunately we don't have any news, all we know is that their Mom is on vacation but sshe doesn't have access to the Internet.

Our Mom would like to thank everyone for their wishes and kind words for her birthday, she was really touched.
She will be happy to share her love and help anyone who contacts her.

Dogs do not waste time brooding over the past or anxiously awaiting the future, they are always in the present

Take care my friends and have a great week !


Two French Bulldogs said...

aahh what a nice visit you had with your friends. We are glad your friend is feeling better
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

We are also glad Cinnabar is better and we will pray for your friends in Japan. You received some beautiful gifts in the mail! Take care! Hugs from Chloe and Ladybug

Scooter said...

It is always great to visit friends. Yes, Cinnabar looks very nice and I al glad that she is feeling better.

Jazzi and Addy

houndstooth said...

Cinnabar is lovely! What a beautiful collar she has, too. I'm glad she's feeling better.

Your dad must be a pretty funny guy! I am not sure he's going to be able to count on dressing as a lady as a disguise if he needs one!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Cinnabar is so beautiful!! Have a wonderful week! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hi Friends, we're so happy that your have received and enjoyed the presents we sent.

We want to share with you a little piece of history about the the Golden altar that you can see in the post card. The Golden Altar, made of carved mahogany and covered with gold, was saved from the violence of the pirate's Morgan in Old Panama in 1671. It was moved in 1677 to its present site, the Church of San José in Panama City.

I'm like Cinnabar, I like the carrots, apples and lettuce. Those are the only human foods that mom give me.

About our friends in Japan, we are worried about them too, and we hope they are fine and know soon news about them.

Enjoy your Labor Day.

Saludos Peggy and Mhathy

Molly the Airedale said...

The necklaces are just beautiful and they look very pretty on you, Bella!
Cinnabar is a cutie and her collar is so pretty!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Cinnabar is such a cutie! It looks like she was really loving having all those people petting her at once. We like her daisy collar!

GRAÇA said...

It's good to have visitors and beautiful as you.
Ronrons Girlfriend

Anonymous said...

Ohh it looks like you had such a nice visit with your friends. And we sure are glad your friend is feeling better! Always love looking at you pictures!

woo woos, Tessa

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

She is such a cutie, thanks fur sharing all about her!


Michelle said...

Looks like the dog really enjoyed you guys' visit. So cute!

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