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Border Collie | FEMALE | 4 YEARS OLD | Garret son, SD


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ Yesterday, was a quite day in our house, I woke up with an upset tummy, by dinner I felt much better. Happy Monday Vote 7,022 *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* ~*~thank you Supporting My DoTm RuN~*~ *****HAPPY NEVADA DAY ~*~OCTOBER~*~ FUN FACTS***** In 1859 Nevada was an area that was not well known among settlers. Following Henry Comstock’s Discovery of Gold in 1859, with his Comstock Lode producing over a billion dollars from Silver and Gold Mining, settlers flocked to Nevada. Within two years it became a territory. Nevada then became a State on OCTOBER 31, 1864. The first mention of a grand celebration of Nevada’s admission was in a Journalist’s Diary in 1873. After that the Pioneer Society held a Banquet on October 31, 1889. The State of Nevada officially recognized its Birthday when Governor Roswell Colcord signed a Bill in 1891 making October 31 a judicial holiday when no Court business would be transacted on that day. In 1933 the State Legislature passed a bill to designate October 31 as Nevada Day, a discretionary State Holiday. In 1948 October 31 fell on a Sunday for the first time since the Nevada Day parade was held (in 1938) so the day was held on the following Monday instead. The law on this holiday was amended in the following year so if October 31 fell on a Sunday then Nevada Day state holiday was held on the following Monday. In 1971, the law governing holidays was amended to designate Friday as the state holiday when October 31 falls on a Saturday. On November 3, 1998, Nevada voters advised the 1999 legislature that they wanted to celebrate Nevada Day on the last Friday of October beginning in 2000. The legislature eventually complied. Since then, Nevada Day has been celebrated on the last Friday of October. Nevada Day is October 31 but is to be observed on the last Friday in October. .^^~^^.SYMBOLS.^^~^^. Nevada’s symbols include: the Desert Bighorn Sheep (State Animal); the Mountain Blue Bird (State Bird); the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (State Fish); the Sagebrush (State Slower); the Ichthyosaur (State Fossil); The Black Fire Opal (State Precious Gem); and the Desert Tortoise (State Reptile). Nevada’s State Song is “Home Means Nevada”, the State Slogan is “Battle Born”, and the State Colors are Silver and Blue. The State Seal is the first symbol Nevada adopted (February 24, 1886). It is a Gold Seal embossed with the words “The Great Seal of the State of Nevada” around the outer edge. Within this is a composite picture showing the Mining, Agriculture, Industry, and Scenery of Nevada, under which is a scroll with the State Motto, “All for Our Country”. ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany ♥  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ Blessings of our Sunday ♥ Vote 7,018 ♥ Yesterday, a morning walk, our Sissy Gracie had her teeth cleaned, the Vet asked Mom who brushes our teeth, said our Nonnie. The Vet said Nonnie is doing a really great brushing technique, Gracie's teeth were in great condition, Vet pull a loose tooth in the front of her mouth *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* thank you Supporting My DoTm RuN *****HAPPY ALASKA DAY ~*~OCTOBER 18, 2014~*~ FUN FACTS***** What Part of Alaska was Occupied by Japan in World War II? As far as Japanese attacks on non-continental states during World War II are concerned, the attack on Pearl Harbor gets the press. But in 1942, Japan bombed and landed troops on the Aleutian Island chain, and subsequently occupied the Islands of Attu and Kiska. It was a battle both against people and against the elements, and thousands died. Because the area was so remote and the weather so bad, it took the United States almost a year to claim back the area.^**.~.**^. *********TRIVIA.^**.~.**^.WHAT EXACTLY IS ALASKA DAY********* On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward purchased Alaska from Russia for the price of $7 million or, roughly two cents an acre, because Alaska is made up of a lot of acres. At the time, the land was considered largely worthless, and the deal was ridiculed as what you've probably heard was called "Seward's Folly." The land formally transferred over on October 18th of the same year, and that day is now celebrated by trivia quizzes the world over.^**.~.**^. Nowadays, Alaska accounts for twenty-five percent of the country's oil production, most of its Salmon, Crab, Halibut and Herring, and apparently, even makes sure kids get letters from Santa Claus every year. Maybe it wasn't such a bad purchase after all.^**.~.**^. In 1952, a town in Alaska was named "The North Pole" in hopes of drawing a toy manufacturer to the area, apparently from people figuring that toy manufacturers prioritized town names above things like, you know, shipping costs. But the name seems to have worked out. While going to the actual North Pole is pretty challenging, tourists can make it to Alaska. People come each year to visit the place which has street lights decorated like Candy Canes, Police Cars colored Green and White (the Ambulances and Fire Trucks are Red), and a series of streets with names like Santa Claus Lane and Kris Kringle Drive.^**.~.**^. In addition, a store there called Santa Claus house has sent, according to their website, almost 2 million letters to kids and adults around the world from people who wanted a letter with that North Pole postmark affixed. The local Post Office there will also send out the letters you mail them with that same postmark. *********TRIVIA.^**.~.**^.SARAH.~.PALIN.^**.~.**^.********** A 2002 Washington Post Article said 820 Moose (or is it Meese? We're really not sure) were killed by cars each year in the State. In the 2008 Presidential election, Sarah Palin took heat for saying Moose stew and Moose burgers were some of her favorite foods, but in Alaska, Moose is what's for dinner? While most States' road kill consists of smaller animals, in Alaska, people run into Moose, Caribou and Bears. You might think that makes for a big problem, but really it's not a problem at all. Local law says that road kill is the property of the State and when you hit an animal, you have to call a State Trooper, who will come, clean up the meat and send it off to charities who will distribute it to the poor ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ an Autumn Morning enjoying ♥ Snuggles Saturday, Vote 7,014 ♥ *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* thank you Supporting My DoTm RuN *************FUN*^^*FACTS*^^*ABOUT*^^*HALLOWEEN************ {^^* *~* *^^*}Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years {^^* *~* *^^*} Ireland is typically believed to be the Birthplace of Halloween {^^* *~* *^^*} In many Countries, such as France and Australia, Halloween is seen as an unwanted and overly commercial American influence {^^* *~* *^^*} Both Salem, Massachusetts and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween Capitals of the World {^^* *~* *^^*} Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128) {^^* *~* *^^*} The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators {^^* *~* *^^*} Teng Chieh or the Lantern Festival is one Halloween festival in China. Lanterns shaped like dragons and other animals are hung around houses and streets to help guide the spirits back to their earthly homes. To honor their deceased loved ones, family members leave food and water by the portraits of their ancestors {^^* *~* *^^*} Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong are known as Yue Lan or the “Festival of the Hungry Ghosts” during which fires are lit and food and gifts are offered to placate potentially angry ghosts who might be looking for revenge {^^* *~* *^^*} ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ Morning, Happy TGIF, Vote 7,009 ♥ Staying home all day yesterday, we thought YAY, we can play and nap. Until, I saw Nonnie carrying Tiffany (A BATH ?? why Today ???) and guess who was NEXT >>>ME<<<. all because (we couldn't leave the house) workmen were black topping our street. Today, YAY, we'll get long naps, Nonnie's attending an October Fest Luncheon with music, games and prizes (including a dress up contest). *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* thank you Supporting My DoTm Run ********OCTOBER**^**FUN**^**FACTS********* "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." October's the month When the smallest breeze Gives us a shower Of autumn leaves. Bonfires and pumpkins, Leaves sailing down - October is red And golden and brown********** Autumn leaves float quietly down And form a carpet on the ground. But when those leaves are stepped upon, Listen for the crackling sound************ ♥ Shin Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ Staying close to Home today ~black topping our street~ ♥ Happy Thursday, Vote 7,004 ♥ *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* thank you Supporting My DoTm Run ********HALLOWEEN**^** HOLIDAY**^** TRIVIA********* •Orange and Black are Halloween colors because Orange is associated with the Fall Harvest and Black is associated with darkness and death******* •Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away Spirits and Ghosts on the Samhain holiday******* •Pumpkins also come in White, Blue and Green. Great for unique monster carvings******* •Halloween was brought to North America by Immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes******* •Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped Penny Candy in America******* •The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human******* •Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States****** •Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1******* •Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first****** •Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees****** •Black Cats were once believed to be Witch's familiars who protected their powers*** ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles, Misha ~Little Bear~


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Piper From Polly & Piper : ) Voted & visited :) Nice weather here for outside : )


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!

**T. J.** # 269248 Vote # 228920 Misha Little Bear For October DOTM !!! Hi Bella its good to be able to post again, thank you so much for your help my friend, have a nice Tuesday, pawing a vote for you.....xoxo


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Morning Bella ***Our Wednesday Vote 6,998***~~*♥*~~ Audrina Star Happy 7thh Birthday ~~*♥* ~*~Sissy, Frankly, were suspicious. You couldn't pawsibly be a Year Older~*~ Happy 7th Birthday, Happy Birthday too You!! Today's the day to Celebrate the Birth of Our Family's Star. It's another chance to spoil You, how Special as you are. We so treasure our Sister-Hood: Gold, Diamonds, Platinum all these Jewels don't mean a thing, Your presence glows everywhere, cause we're so in Love with You ~~*♥*~~ Sloppy Snuggles Kisses, Time to PaWty ~~*♥*~~ Misha ~Little Bear~ Tiffany `Lil Sissy Angel Taylonnie` Gracie Macy and MIA ~~*♥*~~ ***************NATIVE AMERICAN SAYING************* God Made the Earth, the Sky and the Water, the Moon and the Sun. God made Man and Bird and Beast. But, God didn't make the Dog. He already had one. • **************HISTORY OF THE SHIH TZU************* The Shih Tzu's origins are ancient, and steeped in mystery and controversy. A recent study revealed that the Shih Tzu is one of the 14 oldest dog breeds, and dog bones found in China have proven that dogs were present there as early as 8,000 B.C.****** Some believe the breed was developed by Tibetan Monks and given as gifts to Chinese royalty. It is also speculated that the Shih Tzu was developed in China by crossing other breeds with the Lhasa Apso or Pekingnese. Regardless of where the breed was developed — Tibet or China — it's clear that the Shih Tzu was a Treasured Companion from the earliest times. Paintings, art, and writings from the China's Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) portray small dogs similar to the Shih Tzu. References to the dogs appear again from 990 to 994 A.D. in documents, a few paintings, and carvings.****** In the 13th century, Marco Polo reported that the Mongolian Emperor Kubla Khan kept small "Lion" dogs with trained hunting lions — not as prey, but to keep the lions calm. Some believe these dogs were the Shih Tzu. ****** During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Chinese royal families kept Shih Tzu-type dogs, and the "Little Lion Dogs" or "chrysanthemum-faced" dogs were mentioned in several documents from that period. They were reportedly small, intelligent, docile dogs that strongly resembled Lions. ****** There isn't much mention of the dogs in documents from the 1700s to the early 1900s, but many pieces of art from that period depict small, shaggy, happy dogs. ****** In 1861, the Shih Tzu became popular in the Imperial Court after a royal concubine became the Empress of China. One of Empress T'zu Hsi's first royal edicts was that anyone caught torturing palace dogs would be put to death. Empress T'zu Hsi had a great love for animals and carried out extensive breeding programs under the direct care of palace eunuchs. ****** During Empress T'zu Hsi's reign, the Dalai Lama gave her a pair of magnificent Shih Tzus, reportedly the source of the imperial palace's little Lion dogs. It's said that the Shih Tzus had their own palace and were trained to sit up and wave their front paws when the Empress visited.****** After her death in 1908, many royal families competed to produce dogs of the finest coats and colors. Because of the competition, breeding practices were kept secret. Poor-quality dogs were sold in the marketplace, and good-quality dogs were often smuggled out of the palaces and given as gifts to foreign visitors or Chinese Noblemen.****** In 1928, the first Shih Tzus, a male and female pair, were brought to England from Peking by Lady Brownrigg, the wife of the quartermaster general of the north China command. In 1933, a Mrs. Hutchins brought a Shih Tzu from China to Ireland; this dog was eventually bred to Lady Brownrigg's. These three dogs formed the foundation of Lady Brownrigg's kennel.****** Maureen Murdock and Philip Price, her nephew, were the first to import and breed Shih Tzus in the United States. There were three Shih Tzu clubs by 1960: the American Shih Tzu Association in Florida, the Texas Shih Tzu Society, and the Shih Tzu Club of America. In 1963, the Shih Tzu Club of America and the Texas Shih Tzu Society merged to form the American Shih Tzu Club. In 1969, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club as a member of the Toy Group. •*******TRIVIA *** SHIH TZU FACTS********* •There is no such breed as an "Imperial" or "Teacup" Shih Tzu. These are simply marketing terms used by unscrupulous breeders use to indicate a very small or large Shih Tzu.****** •Shih Tzus are difficult to housebreak. Be consistent, and do not allow a puppy to roam the house unsupervised until completely trained. Crate training is helpful. ****** •The flat shape of the Shih Tzu's face makes them susceptible to heat stroke, because the air going into the lungs isn't cooled as efficiently as it is among longer-nosed breeds. He should be kept indoors in air-conditioning rooms during hot weather. ****** •Be prepared to brush and comb the Shih Tzu coat every day. It mats easily. ****** •While Shih Tzus are trustworthy with children, they're not the best choice for families with toddlers or very young children because their small size puts them at risk for unintentional injury. ****** •The Shih Tzu tends to wheeze and snore, and can be prone to dental problems. ****** •While all dogs eat their own or other animals' feces (coprophagia), the Shih Tzu seems especially prone to this behavior. The best way to handle the problem is never let it become a habit. Watch your Shih Tzu closely and clean up poop right away. ****** •To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs for genetic health conditions and good temperaments. ***** ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany &hearts;  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ~We Love You~ ♥ Happy Tuesday Vote 6,997 ~*~ Dog Fancy Magazine Photo Contest ```Congratulations Ember & Pippin``` ~~Winning 2nd Place~~ (Dog Channel & Horse Channel)`` We are Proud of You, Excited for Mom ~*~ *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* ************* ~*~PUMPKINS~*~ When you see me in the fields, My Orange glowing in the Sun, It's time to say goodbye to Summer and hello to Autumn fun *************UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING PUMPKIN FACTS************** Pumpkins are everywhere you turn this time of year, and it is pretty hard to escape the orange orbs. Pumpkins are actually pretty amazing when you learn about them~~~~~~ ** The word “pumpkin” come from the Greek “pepon” meaning large melon~~~~~~ ** I know, you’re thinking “Melon? Wha…?” but it’s true! Pumpkins are related to melons. They both belong to the Cucurbitacae family, as do both cantaloupe and cucumbers. Sounds weird, but when you think about it, canteloupes and pumpkins are pretty similar~~~~~~ ** It’s a fruit. I know, that’s also crazy, but it’s also true~~~~~~ ** Pumpkins first originated in Central America~~~~~~ ** Farmers grow 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year. Yes, billion~~~~~~ ** There are over 30 kinds of pumpkins~~~~~~ ** For each cup of pure pumpkin, there are 30 calories and 197% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A~~~~~~ ** Pumpkins are 90% water, which may help explain that low calorie count~~~~~~ ** Pumpkins have approximately 500 seeds each. Those seeds are a good source of protein~~~~~~ ** Pumpkin flowers are edible. If you’d ever eaten them~~~~~~ ** The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed more than 1 ton, 2,009 pounds to be precise, and was grown in Rhode Island in 2012. That’s a lot of pumpkin~~~~~~ ** It’s pretty seasonal, with 80 percent of the pumpkin supply available in the Month of October~~~~~~ ** A large portion of the crop comes from the Midwest~~~~~~ ** Illinois produces most of the processed pumpkins in the United States. Ohio and Pennsylvania also produce a lot of pumpkins, as does California~~~~~~ ** Morton, Illinois, home to the Libby pumpkin plant, proclaimed itself the pumpkin capital. The town’s website explains that the designation comes from being the home to Nestle Food Company’s pumpkin processing plant where over 85 percent of the world’s pumpkin is canned each Fall~~ ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*&hearts;*~ Our Sweet Baby Girl `LiL Sissy `†`ANGEL TAYLONNIE`†` {10/10/08~9/5/11} ~*&hearts;*~ ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ ~Monday Vote 6,994~ Nonnies' special day is over .... Nonnie, enjoyed Serendipity 3's and Container Park on Saturday. Sunday Morning, Audrina was crying at our bedroom door, wake-up !! Nonnne !! need Kisses, Birthday Cake, Presents are waiting. After an evening Birthday Dinner at Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli. *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* *************QUICK *** FACTS************* Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the American continent in 1492 ************COLUMBUS DAY************* Officially, the people of the USA are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of their country with church services and other activities. In some towns and cities, special church services, parades and large events are held. Most celebrations are concentrated around the Italian-American community. The celebrations in New York and San Francisco are particularly noteworthy. In Hawaii Columbus Day is also known as Landing Day or Discoverer's Day. Not all parts of the United States celebrate Columbus Day. It is not a public holiday in some states such as California, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii. Moreover, Native Americans’ Day is celebrated in South Dakota, while Indigenous People’s Day is celebrated in Berkeley, California *************ABOUT COLUMBUS DAY************* Christopher Columbus is often portrayed as the first European to sail to the Americas. He is sometimes portrayed as the discoverer of the New World. However, this is controversial on many counts. There is evidence that the first Europeans to sail across the Atlantic were Viking explorers from Scandinavia. In addition, the land was already populated by indigenous peoples, who had 'discovered' the Americas thousands of years before. Columbus Day originated as a celebration of Italian-American heritage and was first held in San Francisco in 1869. The first state-wide celebration was held in Colorado in 1907. In 1937, Columbus Day become a holiday across the United States. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. The date on which Columbus arrived in the Americas is also celebrated as the Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) in Latin America and some Latino communities in the USA. However, it is a controversial holiday in some countries and has been re-named in others. Columbus Day celebrations are controversial because the settlement of Europeans in the Americas led to the deaths of a very large proportion of the native people. It has been argued that this was a direct result of Columbus' actions. It is clear that the arrival of the European settlers led to the demise of a large proportion of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. It has also been argued that Columbus should not be honored for discovering North America, as he only went as far as some islands in the Caribbean and never got as far as mainland America******** ~♥~ Shih Tzu Snuggles ~♥~ Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany &hearts;  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ~♥~ Bella ~♥~ Sunday Blessings, ``Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort our loved ones, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, in confidence of your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen`` ~ ♥ Vote 6,990 ♥ *^*^*^*^*October 12th *^*^*^*^* Nonnie, Happy 66th Birthday too You *^*^*^*^* Happy Birthday Nonnie *^*^*^*^*Happy Birthday too You*^*^*^*^* You feed us when were hungry, You keep water in our dish, You let us sleep on anything, Or in anyplace we wish ***** You let us lick your hands, or even lick your face, Despite the fact we've licked ourselves, in every private place ***** You taught us how to come when called, You taught us how to sit, You always let us go outside, Even when we take a xxxx ***** We've been with you through oh, so much, Through laughter and through tears, we hope you live to be a hundred, That's 700 in doggy years *^*^*^*^* Snuggles & Love Misha ~Little Bear~ Tiffany ~China Doll~ Audrina Star, Gracie Macy ****thank you supporting my DoTm RuN**** ** **Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos ************FAMOUS OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS************ • Some famous October birthdays include Zach Galifinakis, Julie Andrews (10/1); Kate Winslet (10/5); Matt Damon (10/8); Mario Lopez (10/10); Hugh Jackman (10/12); Angela Lansbury (10/16); John Krasinski (10/20); Katy Perry (10/25); Hillary Clinton (10/26); Bill Gates and Julia Roberts (10/28) ***********TRIVIA************ President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday, October 1st. Present Carter was the only U.S. President to graduate from United States Naval Academy. Carter attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946, graduating in the top ten percent of his class. In the Navy he became a submariner, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rising to the rank of lieutenant. Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 ~♥~ Shih Tzu Snuggles~♥~ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*&hearts;*~ Our Sweet Baby Girl `LiL Sissy `†`ANGEL TAYLONNIE`†` {10/10/08~9/5/11} ~*&hearts;*~ ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ ~Saturday Vote 6,698~ Our family beginning Nonnie's Birthday one day early, Ice Cream at Serendipity 3's, located near Caesars Palace's front fountains. Later in the evening, our family will visit Container Park created by Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh, 6 miles from The Strip (where most tourists stay) it's the complete opposite of The Strip. A small-scale, walkable, neighborhood, occupies 30 reconstructed shipping containers and 41 modular metal cubes, including shops and restaurants'. A giant metal Praying Mantis greets you at the front gate, flames shoot out of its antenna, Hsieh got it from the Burning Man festival, one area dominated by a stage for live events. Happy soon-to-be Birthday Nonnie ****thank you supporting my DoTm RuN**** ** **Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos *********TRIPLE CROWN WINNER ** 1973********** Triple Crown winner appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week in 1973 ***** Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred Racehorse that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years. He set race records in all three events in the series – the Kentucky Derby (1:59 2/5), the Preakness Stakes (1:53), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24) – records that still stand today. He is considered to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of all time. In 1999, ESPN ranked Secretariat the 35th-best athlete of the 20th century, the highest-ranking racehorse on the list. **********TRIVIA**1973********* ```SPIRO AGNEW`` ********** During his fifth year as Vice President, in 1973, Spiro Agnew was under investigation by the United States Attorney's office in Baltimore, Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery and conspiracy. In October, he was formally charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States. On October 10, 1973, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President. Agnew is the only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges ♥ Shih Tzu snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany &hearts;  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ Wednesday Vote 6,977 ♥ Was a fun day for Nonnie, at Bingo she won ~and a Birthday Celebration for Ladies Born in October .. Marion's 10/9, Nonnie's 10/12, Becky's 10/21 and Connie's 10/22 ... Two Birthday Cakes, Ice Cream, Lemon Cookies and Strawberry Coffee Cake, this afternoon were going on a walk ****thank you supporting my DoTm RuN**** **Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos** ********OCTOBER 8th IN HISTORY******** ~^~^~^~Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this Day in History~^~^~^~ 1. 1934 - Bruno Hauptmannn is indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby******** 2. 1945 - U.S. President Truman announces that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb******** 3. 1952 - At least 85 people are killed in the UK's worst peacetime rail crash, after three trains collide at Harrow and Wealdstone******** 4. 1956 - Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitches the first perfect game in the history of the World Series******* 5. 1970 - Actor Matt Damon is born******** 6. 1971 - Imagine is recorded by John Lennon******** 7. 1973 - Britain's first independent radio station, LBC (London Broadcasting Company), begins broadcasting on VHF and medium wave******** 8. 2001 - Liza Minnelli performs at the White House at a Columbus Day celebration******** 9. 2003 - Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before the end of his term of office******** 10. 2004 - Martha Stewart begins her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp******** 11. 2004 - The first-ever direct Presidential elections are held in Afghanistan******** ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*&hearts;*~ Our Sweet Baby Girl `LiL Sissy `†`ANGEL TAYLONNIE`†` {10/10/08~9/5/11} ~*&hearts;*~ ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ A cloudy day here, feels like San Francisco, CA weather ♥ where we like to be, then we could go to the Beach ♥ Tuesday, Snuggles Vote 6,973 ♥ ****thank you supporting my DoTm RuN**** **Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos** *****OCTOBER HOLIDAYS***** Yom Kippur ******** Columbus Day ******** Child Health Day ******** Halloween ******** National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th through October 15th) ******** Italian American Heritage Month ******** Polish American Heritage Month ******** National Breast Cancer Month ******** National Pizza Month ******** National Dessert Month ******** Country Music Month ******** National Book Fair Month ****** ~TRIVIA~ CATS DEBUTED ON BROADWAY ~~OCTOBER 7th~***** On October 7, 1982, Cats debuted on Broadway. It went on to become one of the most successful musicals of all time, as over the next couple decades, Broadway would discover what You Tube viewers would later prove beyond a shadow of a doubt: Humans really love watching cats do stuff. ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany &hearts;  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ enjoying our Autumn weather, have a wonderful Monday, Vote 6,969 ****thank you supporting my DoTm RuN**** *********Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September********** *^*Snuggles ```n``` Love, Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*^* ************OCTOBER FOLKLORE************ October folklore tell us that when Deer are in a Gray Coat in the month of October, expect a hard winter. It also says that if we have much rain in October, we will have much wind in December and if we have a warn October, we can expect a cold February. ******CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 1960-1967****** The CIA spent over $25 million in the 1960s retrofitting felines surgically in order to spy on foreign officials. Acoustic Kitty was a CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies, recording the links between the buildings in the area. A battery and a microphone were implanted into a cat and an antenna into its tail. This would allow the cats to innocuously record and transmit sound from their surroundings. The project was abandoned due to the difficulty of training the cat to behave as required. Acoustic Kitty was considered a failure and canceled in 1967****** ♥ Snuggles ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*&hearts;*~ Our Sweet Baby Girl `LiL Sissy `†`ANGEL TAYLONNIE`†` {10/10/08~9/5/11} ~*&hearts;*~ ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ *~Sunday Prayer from Our Pawrents ~Dear God, you have given us care over all living things; protect and bless the animals who give us companionship and delight, make us their true friends and worthy companion. Amen~* Sharing Sunday Snuggles VoTe 6,965 with Tiffany. ******Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen~ ****Fur Friends, Snuggles thank you DoTm Votes******* ~~~Sharing October~~~ 1. The Anglo-Saxons called October Winterfylleth (or Winterfilth as Tolkien's hobbits put it) meaning the 'fullness' (not dirtiness) of winter. 2. The Welsh for October is Hydref (originally Hyddfref), a word signifying the lowing of cattle. 3. In Catholic Europe in 1582, October had only 21 days. Changing from Julian to Gregorian calendar, the days from 5-14 October were omitted. 4. The Hunt For Red October is the only film with October in its title to win an Oscar. 5. The month of October is not mentioned at all in any of William Shakespeare's plays. 6. Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian named his first son Thursday October Christian, because he was born on a Thursday in October 1790. *****The month of October is not mentioned at all in any of William Shakespeare's plays***** 7. Years later it was realised he got it wrong: the boy should have been Friday October Christian. 8. According to a recent study in Italy, October is the best month for conceiving a boy baby. 9. “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” (Lucy Maud Montgomery; Anne of Green Gables) ****Sunday Blessings*****Snuggles Misha ~Little Bear~


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Tiffany &hearts;  Bandit ~*~ VOTE Daily Misha ~Little Bear~ 228920  and Angel Shadow 264075 ~OCTOBER DOTM~ Congratulations ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September~
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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September ♥ Bella ♥ First weekend of my DoTm Run, in the evenings we look for Harvest Moons, the best is waking up with our windows opened, snuggles Saturday Vote 6,960 *♥* today a relaxing day, watched Nonnie mop our family room floor. ***Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~Snuggles & Love Auntie Karen ~Sheba's Mom~ making my DOTM Photos*** ^*^*^*^*Fun Facts about October^*^*^*^*^* •It is the second Autumn month. •National Fire Prevention Week falls during the week of October 9 each year. It commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. •October in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to April in the Southern Hemisphere. •The leaves of trees often begin to change their colors during this month. •The World Series for Major League Baseball generally takes place during October. •The NBA, National Basketball League, and the NHL, National Hockey League, both begin their seasons in October. •There are many health observances that have October as their national month. These include Healthy Lungs, Breast Cancer, Lupus, Spina Bifida, Blindness, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). •The United Kingdom celebrates the 21st as Apple Day ♥ Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September *♥* Bella *♥* Friday, Snuggles Vote 6,957 *♥* Today, a visit to the Vet today, both me and Tiffany had our nails clipped, ears plucked, anal glands expressed, Mom asked Nonnie bring Audrina and Gracie to have there nails clipped including to remind them to clip our due claws. After we stopped at Buffalo Park walked to the playground, a Mom asked Nonnie, if her 2 little children could pet us, they were really excited (we were going to Floyd Lamb park, Nonnie decided not to, last visit we came home with foxtails in our paws. On the way home, Nonnie stopped at A&W Root Beer (lady over filled Nonnie's drink and spouted upwards ... in the car (lucky Nonnie had a towel, wiped up the soda immediately). Once, home both me and Tiffany had a bath, later treats, were waiting for dinner now *♥* Congratulations King T.J. ~Top Dawg~ September ~ snuggles love to Auntie Karen made my DoTm Photos ~Sheba's Mom~ *****. ~Especially Sharing~ October is generally known as the month of haunts, scares, ghouls, leaves changing color and falling from the trees, and the first frost of the year settling in. There’s more to the month than that, though. A lot more! Did you know October is National Chili Month? Really! It’s one of many things celebrated in the month of October besides Columbus Day and Halloween ******** October in Other Languages ******* •Chinese (Mandarin) - shíyuè •Danish - oktober •French - octobre •Italian - ottobre •Latin - October •Spanish - octubre ♥ Shih Tzu Snuggles, Misha ~LIttle Bear~


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September *♥* Bella *♥* October is a fun month, the best Autumn, this morning was an early morning, all of us gals went on a walk *♥* Snuggles Thursday Vote 6,952 *♥* ~Sharing~ Symbols of October: • October's Birthstones are Pink Tourmaline and Opal. It's said that an Opal will crack if not worn by someone born in October. The Birth Flower is the Calendula • Zodiac signs: Libra and Scorpio *♥* Shih Tzu Snuggles Misha ~Little Bear~


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~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~  Nominated OCTOBER DOTM,  PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends   ***CONGRATULATIONS ****  ~*~ KING T.J.  ~*~  Winning DoTm September

~*~ Misha ~Little Bear~ ~*~ Nominated OCTOBER DOTM, PLZ VOTE Daily Fur Friends ***CONGRATULATIONS **** ~*~ KING T.J. ~*~ Winning DoTm September *♥* Bella *♥* Wednesday Vote 6,949 *♥* ConGraTuLaTionS, King T.J., Our Top Dawg ~September~ most of all snuggles kisses to Sheba's Sweet Mom, thank you Auntie Karen, making my DoTm Photos for my run in October, didn't know I was running until King T.J. saying, he was supporting me in October for DoTm ~I'll try my Best~ we'll see what happens. Through my DoTm Run my paws were busy yesterday, finding fun things to blog about: “October's Party October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” *♥* Lots of Shih Tzu Snuggles *♥* Misha ~Little Bear~


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!

**T. J.** # 269248 Vote # 228920 Misha Little Bear For October DOTM !!! Hi Bella, Tuesday vote for you, and thank you for your support on my DOTM run......xoxo


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!

**T. J.** # 269248 Vote # 228920 Misha Little Bear For October DOTM !!! Hi Bella, dropping by with a Monday vote for you, hugs....xoxo


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Holli ( IN LOVING MEMORY) Hello Bella, Thank you for remembering me today. Love and angel kisses, Angel Holli


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**T. J.** # 269248    Vote #  228920  Misha Little Bear For October DOTM   !!!
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