Sunday, January 1, 2012

Every Ending is a New Beginning...

As we put 2011 behind us, and reflect on all that happened last year - both joys and sorrows - we find that we are most grateful to have gotten to share and be shared with by our friends across the globe.


We're ready to leap into 2012!



We're looking forward


to sharing more in the year ahead!

~

We are also extremely grateful for the warmth of our welcome into the blogging community this year and we are especially grateful for the love and support we received throughout Gizmo's illness and passing in October.  We were awestruck, touched and truly comforted by the kindnesses we received from people we'd never met but who knew the pain through their own experience. 
Thank you so much.  

~
Rottie Kisses,

Bart, Ruby and Angel Gizmo


78 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We are thankful and grateful for those same things too--And your friendship!!


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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!*´¨)

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Tank said...

Happy New Year rottrover! I'm glad you joined the rest of us crazy dog bloggers:)

Minna Krebs said...

Here's to a wonderful new year in 2012, furrends!!!

scotsmad said...

We hope this is an excellent year for you. We're so happy we joined Blogville too and met you and all our other friends.

Look forward to another year of your adventures.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

JackDaddy said...

Looking forward to all your adventures in the upcoming year!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Wishing you a very happy New Year! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Berts Blog said...

ABsolutely love the photo of you guys jumping into 2012.

I wish I had that much energy today, but I am exhausted from yesterday.

I am sleeping in the new year.

So glad we are friends.

Bert

Frankie Furter said...

Blogville was greatly ENRICHED by your coming to reside here with US.
May 2012 bring all the magic and mystery that makes our lives worth living.

GOOSE said...

Love your jump into the new year. Can't wait to see what 2012 holds for ya all and to be able to share it. Happy New Year.
Blessings,
Goose

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Happy New Year!! We hope 2012 treats you well!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Finn said...

Love your leap into the new year! Hope 2012 is just grand for you all!

Chris said...

Happy New Year! Look at those Rotties run!

We are thankful to have found your blog when we needed it most......let's hope 2012 is better than 2011.

Tanya said...

happy new year...rottie love from ozzy and me!

KB said...

You all have hearts of gold. I'm so glad that you joined the blogging community this year. I love your pups' attitudes, leaping forward into 2012.

Happy New Year to you. May it bring you happiness and good health.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It was wonderful to share in so many of your fun times this year and to be there when times were sadder. We are all looking forward to this year being a year of joy.

Wishes to you for 2012 to be happy, healthy, peaceful, and love-filled.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

K9 Katastrophie said...

Yappy New Year!

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy new year, pupperoonies! I hope 2012 is wonderful for you.

Amber DaWeenie said...

We luv you guys and we'll all be a leapin' together into da new year! Hope it be a great one!

jen said...

Here's to great year ahead filled with lots of fun adventures!
Happy New Year!

Alfie said...

I always enjoy seeing your pix of you and your hikes :D

I hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you and your people! Thank you, Bart & Ruby for your friendship :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Here's to a Rokhkin' Rotti 2012!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom should have a Rotti Girl next Sunday ;-)

houndstooth said...

I hope that this year brings you more happiness than you can know and few if any sorrows! You guys deserve a wonderful new year ahead of you. I can't wait to see what it brings!

Bunny

Priscilla said...

Loving your title!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful and happy new year!

Jess and Glacier said...

Happy 2012. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We wish you guys a happy and healthy 2012!
We are blessed to have you as our friends.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Happy New Year Bart, Ruby and all in your family. It certainly was a year you will always remember, but hopefully with some great memories as well as the sad ones. We love your photos and our guess is that Gizmo and Oscar are probably doing the same thing at the Bridge. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Thuglets said...

Way to go kids!

Bart & Ruby wishing you and your family A Very Happy & Healthy 2012!

We look forward to lots more fabulous photos from you. we are so pleased to have met you.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Roo said...

What a happy sunny day for a romp into the future! :D

May you all have a very Happy New Year! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

2browndawgs said...

Those are fabulous pictures! Love, love action shots. :)

Happy New Year to you!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Happy New Year to you all. Gail and I adore your blog, and look forward to sharing in your adventures in 2012.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Marion said...

I love coming here...seeing those photos of the distinctive rottie bum so reminds me of watching Nate as he bounded ahead of me, when he was alive. It is comforting, in some way. Thank you so much.

Happy New Year to you all. I look forward to seeing more photos as the year moves along...xx

Sam and Pippen said...

Here's to a fantastic new year for you! We are glad that you've join our ranks in Blogville!

Sam and Pippen

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

We is so happy to has made furrends with all of you and looking forward to seeing all of your new adventures of the new year!

Wyatt said...

Happy New Year! We think it's going to be a good one :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

You guys certainly made a huge splash in the blogosphere! We are flattered to know you guys!!! It's nice to have such "interesting" furiends!

And... we were truly blessed to have known, loved and kissed Giz. He was a most special boy to both Mabel and me!

Happy New Year!

(PS... going to ANOTHER doc!)

sophie...^5 said...

Happy New Year Lisa...we only want for you to feel at peace. Your doggys are special and your love is so all encompassing!

Jim said...

Lisa, the pleasure is all ours! Great to 'meet' you this year and look forward to 2012!!!

Winnie said...

We're proud to have shared a little of your year with you - the good and the bad.

Love and licks, Winnie

Suka said...

Happy New Year! May 2012 bring you much happiness, yummy treats, laughter, health, new toys, and lots of fun adventures!

We are furry happy to have met you this year and look forward to following you in 2012.

Suka (and K)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Well said. We are looking forward to 2012. Happee New Year
Benny & Lily

georgia little pea said...

Happy New Year to you too Bart and Ruby! I'm glad to have met you this [oops...LAST!] year and look forward to having some good chats :) x

Madi and Mom said...

Happy New Year Bart and Ruby...what a heartfelt post...Blogville is such a loving and caring cybercity.

We love seeing your Rottie faces but I do declare your tushes are absolutely adorable....
Hugs from your BFFF,
Madi and Mom

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Happy New Year Bart and Ruby! WE love your pictures!

Jen said...

Happy New Year to all of you at Rottrover!! :)

Jen and the mostly black dog crew

The Lady said...

Can't wait to read about all that happens in the new year!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Happy New Year, Ruby & Bart!

I can't wait to share more of your lives in the year ahead! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Berts Blog said...

Hey you guys, thanks for the direct to Wilf. We didn't know he was dealing with that particular problem.

It isn't mentioned much in is blogs so we missed the fact.

Thanks for being our freind.
Bert

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a heartfelt review of 2011 and a positive hope for the new year! Thank you for adding your voices, adventures, and experiences (both the joyful and the painful) with all of us...your participation enriched our community...and the White Dog Army hopes, provided a caring sanctuary during your bad times.

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Big New Year Wet Nose Smooches you guys! Hope the year is filled with joy and fun and running around on sunny beaches.

FiveSibesMom said...

And we are thankful to know you, too! May 2012 be a wonderful year for all.

RYKER said...

Happy New Year to all! It has been a tough year for our family and we are looking forward to a fresh new start. We look forward to sharing more blogging adventures and fun. Thanks for being our blooging friends!

Hiking Hounds said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have a great year!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Hi guys I awarded you the Liebster award on my blog!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo know another Rotti that is looking furward to her new beginning as she begins her life in PAWSylvania as of late Sunday January 8th!

Happy 2012 Rotti Pals!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello rotties its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo ar starting owt the noo yeer with a grate attitood!!! i am shoor yoo wil hav a wunderful yeer!!! ok bye

Wild Dingo said...

There's NOTHIN' cuter than rottie behinds. in fact we saw a rottie walking/roamin the streets in Crete. all dogs whether stray or owned by a family (they had collars) were off leash, roaming and generally nice with everyone--people and dogs. it was a weird experience to see that given the freakishly lawsuit driven America...

anyway, thanks for the link to daily coyote! i used to follow her blog a while back. then my computer kinda broke (before i used GR) and i got another and i forgot about following her! but i knew she wrote cook books but i didn't know about the gluten free one. i really need to buy more and do more recipes. so thanks!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Y'all are wonderful friends. Miss Gizmo's visits. My Human knows how it hurts. She and Papa still hurt over pawed ones I never had a chance to meet.

Wishing y'all a wonderful 2012.

Capture the moment!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Anny said...

Happy New Year to you all and hope the new year brings with it.. all the good things for a most wonderful year for all of you there.

woofs n licks,
Dommy and Piper

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy New Year! We are back from our longggg Holiday break. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Finally did the blog move to WprdPress...Visit my new (WP) blog: www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com
In order to follow my blog, subscribe to my blog feed (details on my blog) and add my url to your blog reader. Lots of Golden Thanks

Remington said...

Happy New Year! Awesome pics!

oliverandruby said...

Happy Noo Yeer!
Love from Oliver, Ruby and Rose
x

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Your blog is just amazing. Mum loves a rotty! A belated Happy New Year, we can't wait to read all of this years posts.

Slobbers

xxx

Bigdogzola said...

Feelings are mutual..Thank you for taking the time to share your Rottie life and thank you for your comments on our blog too. Bart and Ruby..hope your year will be full of fun adventures and yummy treats. Best wishes from France. Zola xx

All4UrPet said...

I hope that your 2012 is absolutely amazing! It's great to reflect on everything that happened in the past year, and use that reflection to guide you into 2012. I'm truly sorry about your loss, but I'm sure you know that Gizmo is with you all always, and will be two steps ahead of you sniffing out trouble from doggy heaven and keeping you all safe. Have an amazing year!


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animal lover, quilt lover said...

I feel the same way!!!! The Blogville community are the nicest people!!!! I too lost a dog and it was so nice to get all the condolences!!!!!!!!!!!! It helps!!
I have missed you too!!! I would love your phone ## so I can call you when something happens. Email me with it OK???
xx, Fern

ForPetsSake said...

So beautifully stated! And while I find myself being pulled in a hundred different directions and away from Blogville, I know that this is a positive, open-hearted community. Even when I'm away for long stretches, I feel at home here. So glad to have found you - Cheers to another year of your lovely Rotties!

ra husky said...

May the new year bring you all peace and prosperity,

RA, Isis & Nanuk.

Declan said...

Hi Guys. Just trying to catch up with everyone again. A very belated all the beat for 2012. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Deccy x

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

A belated Happy New Year from us too:) I think 2011 wasn't the best year for many of us. Here's hoping 2012 makes up for it:)

SissySees said...

Thanks for visiting our blog! You guys look like a lot of fun.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You know my computer died and I was without for 18 days!!! Now I have a new to me one that is so very different!!! I'll be getting to know this one for a year!!! 2012!!!
XX, Zoie & Fern

houndstooth said...

Pssst! Bart and Ruby, I sent Mom to puppy class tonight with a mission. There will be a picture of Nixie on the blog tomorrow!

Bunny

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Hey guys! How've you been? Hope you're all doing well in the new year. Nice leap over there ;)

Pepsi

Bailey Be Good! said...

May 2012 hold only good things for you! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

The Life of Riley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know that your friend Bert was having trouble visiting me. I'll go and visit his blog now.

Wishing you all the best for 2012,
Riley

georgia little pea said...

dear Bart and Ruby,

you are having a very long holiday! i hope you're somewhere exciting because it would be awful to be on holiday and sit at home watching telly. i know because that's what we do.

please have a great week and thanks for being such a regular visitor to our [antisocial SLASH shy] little home :) x

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi my friends
I was poking around in your blog and all of a sudden I saw I did not leave a comment--- sooooo
I will tell you now....
I hope your new year is awsome
love
tweedles