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Merry Christmas from Dot and Lia

Posted on: December 20, 2022

It’s Christmas!!! You can sure tell around here. Mom is busy decorating, baking, buying gifts, sending out cards and singing Christmas songs. Dad has gone mad with his outdoor lights. Mom says that you can see our yard from space. In fact, Mom is so busy she asked us to write the Christmas blog post. She gave us some pictures to include and said, get to work. Lia isn’t much help as she just runs around and knocks things over so it is mostly me, Dot, who is writing this. It’s tough being the big sister.

Some of Dad’s outside lights. He does a great job.

Mom’s inside job. She even hung up our stockings. I hope there’ll be lots of treats in them on Christmas morning. As long as Lia behaves and doesn’t get us into trouble.

We were surprised to see the esplanade at our favourite beach decorated this year.

Mom wanted Dad to take our picture but we wanted to run and play. Isn’t that what beaches are for?

Look how beautiful it is at night. We aren’t allowed to run around on the beach at night.

The mall is very pretty with all the decorations.

Even a Santa playing the piano

And a cow. We barked at it but it wouldn’t move.

And a huge tree!

When mom was visiting Prince Edward Island, without us, she saw Christmas trees made of lobster traps and buoys.

Photo by Jamie MacKay of Murray Harbour, PEI

Then a friend sent her this picture with the tree all lit up and reflected in the water. The friend explained that there are a number of them in and around the Atlantic provinces, they are pretty but also significant to ocean communities as the buoys commemorate fishermen lost at sea. That’s very nice, don’t you think.

We have to go now, Mom is doing more baking and we need to do a taste-test! Wishing all Mom’s readers a very Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad as we say here in Spain! Be good and we hope you get lots of treats and love for Christmas!

PS Mom said to be sure and buy books for Christmas gifts because a book is a gift you can open over and over.

81 Responses to "Merry Christmas from Dot and Lia"

Why I think that is the best card I got this year! And the very best wishes to you and yours!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Awe, thanks! Wishing you all the best for Christmas. xo

Woofs and wags from Nitro!
Merry christmas from me Carol Anne ❤

Merry Christmas back at you!! Have a good one. xo

Nice job with your blog post, Dot! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. Merry Christmas to you, your little sister, and your mom and dad!!

Glad you liked it, Liz. We all have to help out at Christmas, especially if we want treats. Have a wonderful Christmas!

I didn’t decorate this year, Darlene, so I appreciate you sharing your festive spirit!

Glad to help. In the 45 years of our marriage, I only didn’t decorate once. And I really missed it!

Absolutely wonderful! Merry Christmas! X

Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

I love hearing from Dot. Merry Christmas to you and your furry friends

Thank you, Judith. Have a fabulous Christmas!

Happy Christmas, Darlene x

Merry Christmas to you as well, Esther!

Merry Christmas, Darlene, to you and those who mean the most to you!

Thanks for the holiday update fur babies. Looks like it will be a wonderful Christmas. Sending wishes to Mom and Dad for a beautiful Christmas and a new year filled with lots of opportunities to smile in 2023.

Thanks, Bernadette. I’ve passed on the best wishes to Mom and Dad. xo

Happy Christmas, Darlene. I saw a very similar tree made of lobster traps and buoys at Wells-next-the-sea last weekend.

That is so cool. It is obviously a coastal thing. I had never seen them before so was quite intrigued. Happy Christmas to you and your family as well.

I hadn’t seen any before either. Something different!

Merry Christmas and a Meowy Catmouse from Crystal.

Merry Christmas to you and Crystal!!

Great post and pictures Dot and Lia! Merry Christmas xo

Thanks! Glad you like it, I know you are an animal lover. Merry Christmas from all of us. xo

I am! My kitties, Chester, Coco, Luna, and Zuzu, join in with their wishes. Xo

Merry Christmas, Dot and Lia. Thank you for the tour. Lucy and Twiggy

Merry Christmas Lucy and Twiggy. You are our heroes!

Aww you guys are the best.

Dot, you did a great job with that post. I particularly liked your photo with the beach decorations.

Thank you very much, Mrs Mehrling. We would love to run in your woods! Dad had trouble getting us to stay still long enough to get a picture.

You might enjoy the horses in the pasture next door. There is a very well-behaved dog that runs in the neighborhood, and she loves to play with the horses. Sometimes she plays too long, and one of the horses tries to kick her. She always avoids that hoof.

Mom says that horses can be dangerous for little dogs like us who don’t know anything about horses. She should know because she lived on a ranch when she was a girl. Your neighbour’s dog sounds very smart. We love to chase squirrels and rabbits in the park.

I wonder what you would have done about the skunk that was digging in our yard during the night.

It’s great to hear your perspective on Christmas, Dot! You and Lia certainly have been busy making the rounds and seeing the sights and lights. It was fun to see the Christmas tree made of buoys. You know, when your mom did that traveling without you, she missed you both terribly! She even blogged about it a few weeks ago, how she met lots of other dogs but couldn’t wait to get home to her two favorites! Anyway, I hope you and Lia find your stockings filled with all your favorite treats and toys this year! Our dog and kitty will be enjoying theirs as well. Merry Christmas and remember, DON’T drink the water from that bowl under the tree! 🙂

That was so nice of you to say. You know we missed her too. But she always comes back to give us snacks, walk us and cuddle us. Merry Christmas to everyone in your house, even the cat! xo

Darlene, Dot & Lia – thank you for a wonderful celebration of this festive season. I enjoyed tagging along on your travel adventures this past year and I look forward to heading into more adventures with you in 2023. Merry Christmas and all the very best coming from my side of the world to yours. Hugs and more hugs.

Thanks, Rebecca! We heard there was snow on your island. It must be pretty but also dangerous so take care. Merry Christmas from all of us at Casa Foster in Spain.

Thanks Dot for sharing these awesome pictures of your Christmas!! Make sure your Mom and Dad have a great Holiday Season! Feliz Navidad!!!!

Thanks, Kirt. Glad you liked our newsletter. Enjoy Christmas with your family too. xo

Thank you for a very uplifting post. Wishing you all a very happy holiday!

You’re welcome. Enjoy your Christmas. We heard about all the snow. Stay safe and warm. xo

Merry Christmas, Dot and Lia… I hope you get lots of treats… Wishing your humans a fabulous​ Chrismas too… I hope they​ give you some of the​ turkey 🎅🎅🎅🏝️

Merry Christmas to everyone in your house! Mom always makes sure we get some turkey. We love it!!

I’m sure you do what a kind mum you have 🙂

Merry Christmas to Dot and Lia and her amazing humans! Enjoy those treats!

Thanks, Debra! Merry Christmas to you and your little humans. Have fun.

Merry Christmas to Dot and Lia and to you and your family, Darlene!

Thanks, Christa! We all appreciate the good wishes. Have a wonderful Christmas yourself.

Best of holidays to you and your family, Darlene.

Thanks, Pete. All the best to you and your family as well.

Loved that. Glorious pictures, Darlene.

Thanks, Karen. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Happy Christmas, Dot and Lia. And please pass on my wishes to Darlene too. Have a good one!

Mom says Thanks, Norah. We all wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fun holiday.

What a cute Christmas blog post. I hope Dot is getting some extra treats in her stocking for helping out! I love all the indoor and outdoor holiday decor. It looks so festive.

Dot will be well rewarded. Glad you enjoyed the decorations. A feel-good time of the year!

Hello Dot and Lia! You two are SO cute.:-) Merry Christmas to you and your human mom!

Thanks, Priscilla! You have a wonderful Christmas too.

Beautiful pictures. The Christmas tree made out of lobster traps is extra special.
Happy Holidays!

I was very impressed with it and happy to see a picture of it all lit up. Wishing you a joyful Christmas as well.

Merry Christmas, Darlene and family. Love your decorations and your furry family enjoying the beach. Yes, a book is a gift you can open over and over again. Books are my favorite gifts.

Thanks so much. We wish you a wonderful Christmas as well. Books have always been my favourite gift too.

What a fun post. Loved the ornament on the beach and the lobster trap tree! You took us around the world.! Merry Christmas!

So pleased you enjoyed the post. Have a fun-filled holiday season with time to read some great books. xo

Great family photos! 🎄 Wishing you all A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy & Healthy New Year! xo

Thank you so much, Bette. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2023!

My goodness, pups, your pictures are gorgeous! Vivian and I love them. Your home looks quite cozy too. Merry Christmas to you and your peeps! 🎄

Thank you so much. We hope Vivian gets lots of goodies from Santa.

So cute! Wishing you all a great Christmas!

Thanks, Audrey. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too!

Hi Darlene, what a fun post and such amazing decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Thanks, Robbie. It was fun to put together. Enjoy your Christmas as well. xo

Yappy Christmas to you.
Lots of licks, Lilie and Logan

Licks back. Have a fun Christmas Lilie and Logan!

Dot and Lia, Merry Christmas to you and to your mom and dad. It looks like everyone is in the spirit. Keep taking good care of them!

Thanks, Ms Jennie. Mom says you are a great teacher and all the children are lucky to have you for a teacher. We hope you had a great Christmas!!

Awww…❤️ Give those girls a big pat for me.

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