October 9, 2009

Born to...

Relax and recharge, without a worry in the world.
Make friends,
And become a faithful companion.
That's our Daisy!   She's three years young now and still has the energy and enthusiasm of a puppy.
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  1. Oh Janie... I love that last picture of Daisy... How old is she now? I know you have told me--but I don't remember. What a gorgeous dog!!! And she is blessed to have YOU all as parents. What a life SHE has.


  2. How sweet and cute is that?! My favorite is the dog with the horse.

  3. Thanks for these adorable pictures of young Daisy. They're priceless.

  4. Janie, what a wonderful look back on a wonderful companion. She is beautiful. I like your new header photo.

  5. Janie, when you said you didn't know it was our Thanksgiving weekend I realized I didn't know why our Thanksgiving was at a different time from yours....so we both get to learn something today!!
    "In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Unlike the American tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. The harvest season falls earlier in Canada compared to the United States due to the simple fact that Canada is further north.

    The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did not succeed but he did establish a settlement in Northern America. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This is considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay.

    At the same time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly shared their food with their Indian neighbours.

    After the Seven Year's War ended in 1763, the citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving.

    During the American Revolution, Americans who remained loyal to England moved to Canada where they brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. There are many similarities between the two Thanksgivings such as the cornucopia and the pumpkin pie.

    Eventually in 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national holiday. Over the years many dates were used for Thanksgiving, the most popular was the 3rd Monday in October. After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11th occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.

    Finally, on January 31st, 1957, Parliament proclaimed...

    "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed ... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

  6. ahhh! Daisy is adorable :)

  7. Way too cute - love the big stick.... the horse picture too..

    Love it!

  8. No wonder Daisy grew up to be such a beauty, she was adorable as a pup. Every time I see her I think of my Carson. You all make a wonderful family.

  9. Beautiful dog. She won't care if you haven't combed your hair or got all dressed up....truly a best friend.

  10. What a cute dog Daisy is. I like the way you've presented her in your post!

  11. oh Daisey is so cute....love all her baby photos.....

  12. Oh how cute! You just want to hug her!

  13. Nothing like starting the day with puppy pictures.

  14. What sweet, sweet shots of Daisy!
    These are adorable.

    Carletta’s Captures.

  15. Happy 3 Daisy!!! She photographs SO well!!!

  16. I forgot how tiny she was when I first met her. What an adorable little girl. I still like the pic of her with Boss the best.

  17. How cute, she reminds me of my Sunshine when she was just a puppy. they are awesome dogs.

  18. Awww! She is adorable! Thanks for letting us see what she used to look like several years ago.

  19. Adorable ;--)
    What fun to see puppy photos of Daisy! Glad you shared.
    Hugs and blessings,

  20. oh Janie, she is adorable, soooo cute!
    Happy camera critters and a great week sweet friend
    purrs and love
    mommy Léia and Luna ( We love Luna )

  21. What a dear little squiddgle. ;)

  22. Oh my gosh - this is such a precious and adorable post! I'm on cute overload now!!!

  23. She is so cute! :)
    Her pic with the horse is amazing!

    Very sweet post :)

  24. What a candid shot of your darling Daisy!

    She is all that you said.

  25. How sweet! Thanks for sharing pictures of Daisy as a puppy.



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