Raindrops on Noses and Whiskers on Pooches...

Posted by Pia

Once again I bring you my annual version of a classic tune... maestro...

1 of 41
Raindrops on...

1 Raindrops on...

...on roses...
(or in this case...Rosie! Photo of Julie as she adopted Rosie)

2 ...on roses... (or in this case...Rosie! Photo of Julie as she adopted Rosie)

and whiskers...

3 and whiskers...

...on kittens

4 ...on kittens

Bright copper kettles...

5 Bright copper kettles...

and warm woolen...
(Bobby- Halifax, Fl.)

6 and warm woolen... (Bobby- Halifax, Fl.)


7 ...mittens

Brown paper...

8 Brown paper...


9 ...packages...

...tied up with string

10 ...tied up with string

These are a few of my favorite things!

11 These are a few of my favorite things!

Creme colored...
(Ibn and ChutYa painted by Delia)

12 Creme colored... (Ibn and ChutYa painted by Delia)


13 ...ponies

and crisp apple strudel...

14 and crisp apple strudel...


15 Door...


16 ...bells

...and sleigh...

17 ...and sleigh...

(Francesca models Martha's handmade jingle-bell collar)

18 ...bells (Francesca models Martha's handmade jingle-bell collar)

and shnitzel...

19 and shnitzel...

...with noodles

20 ...with noodles

Wild geese...

21 Wild geese...

...that fly with the moon...
(Texas from Tallahassee, Florida)

22 ...that fly with the moon... (Texas from Tallahassee, Florida)

...on their wings

23 ...on their wings

These are a few of my favorite things

24 These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white...

25 Girls in white...


26 ...dresses...

...with blue satin sashes

27 ...with blue satin sashes

Snowflakes that stay...

(Madigan - Addison, IL)

28 Snowflakes that stay... (Madigan - Addison, IL)

...on my nose 
(Nose impression pendant by Brent & Jess)

29 ...on my nose (Nose impression pendant by Brent & Jess)

...and eyelashes.
(Owen by hetherandike)

30 ...and eyelashes. (Owen by hetherandike)

Silver white winters...

31 Silver white winters...

...that melt into spring

32 ...that melt into spring

These are a few of my favorite things...

33 These are a few of my favorite things...

When the dog bites...
(Photo by Paul Morse)

34 When the dog bites... (Photo by Paul Morse)

When the bee...
(Oliver and Stella)

35 When the bee... (Oliver and Stella)


36 ...stings

When I'm feeling sad...
(Atomic Betty by Amanda Bradshaw)

37 When I'm feeling sad... (Atomic Betty by Amanda Bradshaw)

I simply remember...

38 I simply remember...

...my favorite things...(and beings...)

39 ...my favorite things...(and beings...)

and then I don't feel....
(Riot and rescued dane Daisy)

40 and then I don't feel.... (Riot and rescued dane Daisy)

....so bad!

41 ....so bad!

Happy holidays to you and yours.

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Horse painting and other animal art by Delia (Photo 12)

Martha's jingle bell dog collar (Photo 18)

Dog-nose pendant and other special gifts by Brent and Jess (Photo 29)

The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar makes a GREAT gift! (Photo37)

Comments (12)

  • Good morning Dr. Pia,
    What a wonderful post you have today. And it is a very good post for all of us as we had such a scare with Cora-Belle. We were all very sad and now she is back home from the hospital and we are all hoping and praying for her to get better. We hope that Lucinda and James keep us up to date on her progress until she is well enough to do it herself. Karen says that this is the only blog she knows of where so many truly care so deeply about each other. We are like a family here on The Daily Wag and when one of us is hurting, we are all hurting. When one is happy about something that happened to them, we are all thrilled for them. When one of us is bad, well, we laugh at that one, but we do try to encourage her to be good once in a while. But, the point is, whether sick, good or bad, we all stick together. We should be called the Glue Squad cause we all stick together no matter what.
    Love to all,

  • Good Morning Dr. Pia

    Cute blog this morning and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

    Hey Maddox does that line about when she is bad have anything to do with me? I'm on my best behavior this week Santa comes in 10 days then look out I have 365 days to be myself - thank God!!! This being good thing is for the birds.

    Cora Belle you made my day!!!! I'm so happy you are still on this side of the grass you had me freaking out there for a while.

    So I had a Vet visit yesterday which no one told me about until the collar was around my neck - I hate suprises :( You know when these humans say getting old is a bitch well it is. I'm 6 and now they think I might have an allergy or something. I've been scratching my eyes and they've become all red and swollen. The Doc put me on 3 medications to see if I get some relief if not I have to go back in 5 days for some tests. This is just great my eyes are big enough without being swollen. I wish I had one of those masks that people use for swollen eyes I need to look cute for my Christmas pictures I can't have puffy eyes it will look like I was out drinking all night!

    Gotta go now mom is going upstairs to wrap some gifts before work maybe I'll chew some of the tissue paper up I'm sure that will make me feel better ;)


  • Yes, my sweet little Zoe, the being bad was about you. But, you make us laugh. And you only chew up small things. It is not like you ate your house or anything big like that, yet. hehehehe
    Wait till Basil, Rebel, Dudley, Kirby and all the rest hear that Cora-Belle is better. They will be as happy as we are.
    Dr. Pia, I forgot to mention that I love the horse heads. That is a beautiful drawing.

  • Thanks Dr Pia...I really enjoyed your post. Christmas time is coming.........

    Dear Cora Belle - I did not check in late yesterday, but boy am I glad you're O.K. Passing out is just too scary! Hey, Maddox, "The Glue Squad" is a great idea!
    Ooh Zoe, your dear little eyes. Maybe a couple of cold cucumbers would help! You can eat them, too!
    I'll check in later & see what else is going on.
    Your Pal,

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. Nice post today. I guess one could say that we all are adopted in some way or another. I left my mother and father when I was only three months old. That was the last time I saw them. I have been living with my Mommy and Daddy for the past 10 years and enjoy every day with them. Mommy tells everyone that I don’t know that I’m a D O G. Cora Belle don’t scare us like that. So glad you are better. Hang in there; we’re all putting our paws together for you.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Bravo!

  • Mom said to tell you, "Bravo! Well done! Outstanding!" I enjoyed it, too!

  • Dear Dr. Pia,
    Thank You for your wonderful contributions here, you have a Big Heart for all those fur-critters that need help...it does not go unnoticed.

    What a coincidence, I woke up crying about my horses Ibn and ChutYa, I miss them so much and here you had my tribute painting displayed...Thank You! All the photos today made me smile :) :-)

    Have a Wonderful upcoming Hanukkah!
    and G-d Bless You!

    Your friend,
    delia & Kitty =^..^=

  • Hi Dr. Pia, Thank you so much for this delightful Christmas blog posting with the cutest photos and comments I've seen in a long time! The Daily Wag is the most wonderful place for all of our beautiful, charming, sweet animals to visit as much as possible and all of the followers care very deeply about each other! Maddox, DDR and I agree with your comments today and we feel that all of us are very special just like F,S,&GK are to us also-we love all of you! Thank God our Cora-Belle is finally doing better and our prayers are with her and all the rest of you delightful friends! Sweet Zoe, sure hope your eyes are feeling better-wonder what would cause that! Dear Cora-Belle, sure hope to hear from you again today! Thanks again Dr. Pia, and wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year! Hope everyone has a great day! Love to all from DDR and his Mom Jan!

  • Happy Holidays Dr. Piz,
    This was such a fun blog today. I was singing away, and also singing the Halleluih chorus for my friend Cora Belle. You have a lot more running in you, so you rest up. And my Zoe girl. When I heard you were going to the vet's I was worried. I hope your eyes get unswollen for your Santa photos. You are beautiful any way you are though--you know my heart belongs to you!! Everyone have a great day.
    Love & licks,

  • Great song Dr. Pia. What beautiful photos of adorable pals finding love and happiness.

    I'm so happy I checked back in last night because I found out our dear buddy Cora-Belle was doing much better at home recovering. You take it easy and rest up sweetie. Thank you Lucinda and James for letting us know that our favorite critter chaser is on the mends. :smile:

    Ahhh Zoe no not an itchy eyes. :sad: Well you know that your Mom and Dad will do everything to make sure you are feeling better. I hope the medication help out. By mask did you mean a pirate eye-patch? You're so silly, imagine mixing Halloween and Christmas together. :wink:

  • yo glue-squad..thanks for all the well wishes....Zoe..I know your little peepers will be fine for your Christmas photo..there has been stupid talk I should wear a sweater outside..hope that doesn't happen..Delia..great painting..I like horses, too...#30 that is what i look like..thanks Dr. Pia, great heart-warming post..fellow doggers I must take a snooze and then nip this sweater talk in the bud..later..cora-belle

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