Dog Day: Merry Merry Happy Happy

Merry Christmas to all of you who are celebrating today! I hope that Santa brought you something magical.

And to all DDD readers, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being such an integral part of Diet, Dessert and Dogs.  Your wonderful comments and emails, your suggestions, opinions, questions–and, of course, your continued support of this blog–are why I keep coming back to this space with enthusiasm and curiosity.  I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.

I wish you all a healthy, happy, love-filled holiday season spent with the people (and animals) who mean the most to you. In our house, that means these two get to chillax by the fireplace today and be spoiled by Mum and Dad.

The Girls at Christmas on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

“Mum, the chillaxing part sounds good, but having this blanket over our heads isn’t exactly relaxing. . .delicate dog ears, and all that. . . . though we do appreciate the fireplace.”

The Girls at Chirstmas on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

“Ah, yes, much better, Mum.  This will allow us to focus more on the ‘be spoiled by Mum and Dad’ part.  So where are our treats presents?”




  1. Merry Christmas dear Ricki! xoxo

  2. Merry Christmas, Ricki! The girls look so very innocent with the blanket over their heads. Chaser looks particularly nun-like. Is she auditioning for a remake of “The Nun’s Story”?

    I hope you guys are having a wonderful celebration! 🙂

  3. What a sweet picture of the girls!!! Happy Holidays to you too, Ricki. Thank you for DD!!! You’re such a treasure.

    I look forward to getting back into blogging on a regular schedule and participating in link parties in the New Year. Busy moving in our new home, decorating, organizing…making trips to the snow in between and enjoying my husband’s vacation. Busy, but all good.

    Wishing you well. Love and peace to you in the New Year.


    • Thanks so much, Amber, and hope your Christmas in your new home was a great one! Sounds like you have been mega busy. I’ll look forward to being in touch more in the new year! Hugs, Ricki xo

  4. Thank you for all your hard work and for all you share so freely, your blog really is such a bright spot for me and I appreciate all your efforts to be so generous all the time, I also want to say thank you to your dear sweet beautiful Doggies they brighten my day and lift my heart beyond words each time I am blessed to look at their beautiful rootbeer colored eyes. May this be your very best year ever!

    • Thank you so much, Kathy, such a sweet thing to say–and so much appreciated! You have no idea how happy it makes me to read that the blog and recipes are useful in your life. And, of course, The Girls are always happy to receive any kind of compliment (“Yes, thanks, Kathy! And we love the descriptor of “root beer”–we hear it’s quite tasty, too!“)

      Sending all good wishes back to you. This blog wouldn’t exist without wonderful readers like you–and that makes it so gratifying to me, too. Hope you have a fabulous 2013 as well! Hugs to you! 🙂

  5. Merry Christmas Ricki 🙂

  6. Very sweet! Merry Christmas/Happy Yule )

  7. Thank you for all of the inspirational recipes and the information you provide on health and nutrition as well as sharing the fun moments of your life with Elsie and Chaser. I subscribe by email and RSS both to be sure that I never miss a post 🙂 Best wishes for a wonderful year for you and your loved ones.

    • Thank you so much, Gretchen. And thank YOU for your support and wonderful recipes as well. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you an even better 2013! Hugs! 🙂

  8. I love the dogs and their personalities – Merry Christmas, Ricki!!

    • Thanks so much, Geanna. (And of course, I love them, too) 😀 .

      Hope you had a magical, happy Christmas, and a wonderful 2013 coming up! Thanks for all your support (and for being an amazing tester, too). 🙂 xo

  9. if only you had a little baby between the girls they could have passed for mary and joseph with that blanket over their head 🙂 – hope you had a great christmas

  10. Aw, how cute! Happy holidays to you my good friend! I look forward to seeing you in person in the new year (I know it will happen!) 🙂

  11. Happy Holidays, Ricky. The girls look adorable but guilty, though I’m sure they’ve done nothing wrong. 😀

    • I think that’s actually fear on Chaser’s face, to tell you the truth. . . she hates anything on her head! Happy Holidays to you, too. And have a great New Year’s! xo

  12. Nancy Nurse says

    They are so precious! Thanks for sharing such beautiful creatures (I mean, children) 🙂

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