Friday, November 18, 2016

Dear Abby - Happy Thanksgiving

Dear friends,

I hear that next week is Thanksgiving!  That means yummy food and the National Dog Show.  It also is a nice reminder to be thankful for good things in our lives.

Readers, I am thankful for YOU.  I have loved the wonderful stories and photos you have shared of your fur-kids in Rescue Spotlights and Pet Meet and Greet posts here.  I enjoy every single comment that you leave, especially the ones about your pets.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for loving animals and for supporting rescue!

Today I will just share a few vintage Thanksgiving images with you.  Above, you will see a girl eating turkey while her dachshund watches.  (He has a bone to chew on.)  It is a cover illustration of Calling All Girls magazine from the early 1960's.

Below you will find a vintage postcard showing two black and tan dachshunds meeting some turkeys.  I wonder how that went?!


This vintage Thanksgiving greeting card features two little puppies playing on a great big pumpkin.  That looks like fun!


This is another vintage greeting card (1940's).  It shows a little terrier dog actually riding on a turkey!



Thank you again for stopping by!  What are you thankful for this year?  If you have pets, do they get special treats on Thanksgiving?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Love,

Abby xoxoxo


Book Review and Giveaway - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Ace Collins

Book Synopsis
Make this upcoming Christmas holiday a Christ-filled season of joy and wonder with the help of Ace Collins' new devotional, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. From December to New Year’s Eve, reawaken the Christmas season with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behind popular Christmas traditions, carols and movies. Enjoy a wealth of fun activities to help make the most of the season, including heartwarming holiday recipes and homemade gift ideas. Download a free sampler of the book by clicking here

My Review
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a lovely devotional, perfect for the Christmas season.  There are 31 short devotionals, one for each day of December.  

I love the format of this book.  Each day includes a scripture, a short inspirational reading, the lyrics to a Christmas song or hymn - along with interesting background about the song, and a simple recipe or craft activity.   

I really like the variety that the daily readings offer.  I have long been interested in the history behind hymns and classic Christmas songs, so I found this feature in the book particularly fascinating.

The writing is inspiring, and perfect for the Christmas season - a time of love and warmth.  I highly recommend this beautifully written devotional book.  I look forward to enjoying it this Christmas season, and in future years as well.  

Giveaway
Join Ace's Christmas festivities by entering to win the Magic of Christmas Prize Pack. Create new traditions this holiday season with your family and friends with the goodies included in the giveaway.


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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 21. The winner will be announced November 22 on the Litfuse blog.


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I received a copy of this book from Litfuse.