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Black and White Santa Selfie Sunday

I had to take my selfie with this silly hat
and those are the only cookies you have, Mama??
You know Mama, Wyatt's Mama made them HOMEMADE cookies to wear their silly hats, hint, hint!

We are joining Nola and Sugar for Black and White Sunday this week!!

We are also joining The Cat on My Head this week for Selfie Sunday


December Birthdays!

Before we get to the Birthday Calendar Dory wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to her Best Guy:

December is a popular month around here Mr Bailey, Mama, Daddy AND Dory ALL have birthdays this month!!

Look at all the Blogville December Babies!!
 Handsome Mr. Bailey at the Idaho Pug Ranch on  December 2nd
Co-Anchor of the BFTB NetWoof News Bentley on December 3rd
Emily on December 4th
Brom over at Weighty Matters celebrates on December 6th
On December 10th we remember Angel Ciara
Cyndi over at the Funny Farm has a Birthday on the 21st
Christmas  over at Paw Province is celebrating on Christmas Day
and, last but not least, 
Dory here at Dory's Backyard turns 13 on the 26th!!

With 2017 around the corner now is the pawfect time to get your name added to the Birthday Calendar! Email your birthday to:
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com
to have our assistant add it to next year's Birthdays!

Come Fly with Us to Heceta Head!

 We are so very proud to host Sammy as he flies around visiting all over Blogville, and the world, today!!

 We thought and thought about where we could meet Sammy and finally decided to show him the Heceta Head Lighthouse, about 4 hours north of us near Florence, Oregon!!

 The Heceta Head Lighthouse is named after Don Bruno de Heceta from San Blas, Mexico. He discovered the land way back in 1775, back when Mama was a little girl...right Mama??

 We took a little walk on a path up to the lighthouse where we learned a bit more about the lighthouse and how kitties seem to have a better sense of direction than us woofies.

 The Lighthouse, along with the keepers quarters and a barn, were completed in 1893. In 1913 they installed indoor plumbing and they didn't have electricity until 1934!!

 Heceta Head Lighthouse has had its ups and downs. Landslides, disrepair and being in a very remote area have made it challenging to keep it maintained. It has been home to the Coast Guard and troops even stayed there during World War II!

 Luckily, it was declared a Historic Landmark in 1978 and in 2011 it was totally restored! Now there is even a Bed and Breakfast place on the same property!! 
You can read more about Heceta Head Lighthouse HERE.

 Thanks so much for stopping by Sammy, we love you lots and hope you are enjoying your Balloon ride!!

Hop aboard the Come Fly with Me Blog Hop!!



Taking Care of Our Own and 25 Days of Holiday Fun

Badge by Ann @ Zoolantry
Before we start with the 25 Days of Holiday Fun, have you read about how you can help Easy's Family?? Mayorz Murphy and Stanley have posted the following on how we can help Easy's family take care of any outstanding Vet bills:

Blogville Takes Care Of Its Own!

By now you have all heard of our friend Easy's passing.  As you can imagine, his family is devastated beyond words.  All of Blogville shares in their mourning.  Easy was well known and much loved by so many! Many of us wish there was "something" we could do.  Well there is something you can do.

Easy's insurance did not cover any of the costs to the ER dogtur who provided the service and ultimately operated on Easy.  So we want to take the financial loss part away from his family and reimburse them for his medical care.  It was bad enough to lose their beloved best friend!

 To Donate Money For Easy’s Medical Expenses:

PayPal – The fastest way is PayPal.  Because of the differing currencies we encourage you to use this method.  The money will go into an account (monitored by Idaho Pugs) and then transferred to Easy’s Family.  When you donate the money select the option “Sending Money To A Friend”.  Make sure you select that option! To use PayPal you need your own account (sets up quickly and easily).  Go to PayPal and send the money to pugranch2[AT]msn[DOT]com

We are trying to avoid setting up a GOFUNDME page because they take a larger part of the donation for their fee (5%+) and we want as much money as possible to go towards Easy’s medical expenses.  

There will also be an auction announced soon by Mollie & Alfie One Wing.

Thank you for making "LOVE" a verb!!



We thought about cancelling today's 25 Days of Holiday Fun, but knew Angel Easy would be with us in spirit and want to continue having fun in Blogville. 

One of our favorite Holiday Traditions in our annual 
Holiday Pawty AND Dory's Birthday Bash! 

 Mr. Bailey and I had our first dance in 2014 at my 11th Birthday...

...and we had one of our first big Blogville photos in 2014 too!!

Last year, we had a fun Twerk Mob led by Madi!

and Mr. Bailey and I spent a very romantic evening together!

This year, on December 26th, I am going to turn THIRTEEN and I will officially be a teenager! Mr. Bailey and I are hosting the Third Annual Blogville Gala and Birthday Bash!!

Email your pictures to my Assistant (aka Mama) at
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com
by December 20th and we'll see you  at the


Time Travel Tasty Tuesday

Here is a tasty post from 2014.. 
Once a year Mama breaks down and actually makes us some home made cookies!!

 I, Dory,  am making sure she has all the ingredients.... wheat flour, eggs, nonfat milk (powdered), salt and our favorite...PUMPKIN!!! Here is Arty to give you the recipe!!

 Arty Flay here to narrate the recipe for Pumpkin Dog Biscuits  (found on the interwebs)! 
First you get your Mama 
('cause she has thumbs and long legs)
and have her preheat the oven to 350 degrees

 Have her break 2 eggs into a mixing bowl

 Then add 1/2 cup of pumpkin and mix them up. After they are mixed together have her add 2 tablespoons of powdered nonfat milk, 2 1/2 cups of flour (Mama used wheat but all purpose is ok) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt....

Mama added 3 Tablespoons of water and mixed it with her hands until it all stuck together in a ball!
Don't worry if there is flour bits in the bottom of the only want to mix it until it is all together.

Have your Mama use a rolling pin and roll the dough until it is about a half inch thick and
 take your favorite cookie cutter (or the rim of a glass) and cut the shapes and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet
(Mama cheated and used parchment paper 'cause she is lazy about cleaning up).

Now it is the hardest part WAITING. You have to let them bake for 20 minutes and THEN have your Mama turn them over and bake them for 20 MORE minutes....
and THEN they have to COOL!!!

But boy is it worth the wait......


Jakey even did his famous "Beg" trick for his...

We hope you get some home baked cookies this Holiday Season!!


A Few Monday Minders!

With so much going on here in Blogville this time of year, we thought we would keep you updated on Mondays through the end of December!

 First up, don't forget about the 25 Days of Holiday fun hosted by Dory, Mr. Bailey, Hailey and her guy Easy! Read more about the 25 Days of Holiday Fun HERE.  There are still a couple of openings!! 
Just look at all those who have signed up so far:
December 1 - Dory
December 2 - Sammy Day!
December 3 - 15 and Meowing
December 4 - Sandra - Mad Snappeer
December 5 - Frankie and Ernie
December 6 - 
December 7 - 
December 8 - Hailey
December 9 - Marg - Marg's Animals
December 10 - Sugar
December 11 - Mara, Miss Oswin and Brom
December 12 - Mr. Bailey
December 13 - Casey
December 14 - Madi
December 15 - Lily and Edward
December 16 - Five Sibes
December 17 - Easy
December 18 - Sammy
December 19 - Christmas
December 20 - The Florida Furkids
December 21 - LeeAnn - Not Afraid of Color
December 22 - The Kitties Blue
December 23 - Jasper, Nellie and Itai
December 24 - Toby at Kitty Caperz
December 25 -  Aunty Yamini

If you signed up and DO NOT see your name, please let us know in the comments or email us at bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com and we will add your name!! If you are pre-posting and want to add your post early head on over to our Hippity Hops page and look for the 25 Days of Holiday Fun Blog Hop!

Have you heard about the special day Easy and Madi have planned for this Friday, December 2nd for Sammy?? Read more about this Special Day for Sammy at Madi's HERE or over at Easy's place HERE. Once you have your post ready make sure to join the Blog Hop HERE.

 Have you signed up for Blogville Law Enforcement Training yet??   Learn more about how YOU can join HERE!

Jakey submitted his application yesterday and will be doing his
Pawlice Academy Final Essay this Sunday, December 5th! Hopefully will be graduating the Pawlice Academy on the same day! 

We have set up a Blog Hop HERE for you to add YOUR Final Essay!

Now...we need to get busy decorating!!
We hope to see you at some of these fun events!!
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