Friday, December 13, 2013

First Christmas for Cali

 Don't you just love those ears?  As you all know I adopted Cali 9 months ago and this will be her 1st Christmas with us.  We had a photo shoot of her sporting her new Santa dress.  She posed so  beautifully for my daughter staying perfectly still until she finished taking some photos.  I think she was a model before she was adopted!!.
I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments and support you have given me throughout the year...You all mean so much to me.!!   I've been so busy for the Holiday season so I will post again in January!!    I will be visiting my Aunt soon for her 104th birthday!!  Imagine!!Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!

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60 comments:

  1. Oh Hilda, Cali looks adorable in her Christmas outfit!! I think I even see a bit of a smile on her face.
    Your aunt is AMAZING!!! Give her a hug from me. That is so wonderful!
    It has been so good getting to know you a bit through blogging. I wish you a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year with your family!
    With love
    Kathryn XX

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  2. How adorable she looks! I love the expression on her face. I hope you have a really nice visit with your aunt. Thank you so much for all the kind comments you have left on my blog throughout the year. Merry Christmas!!

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  3. OMG! That photo is like a professional Christmas Magazine cover. Absolutely fabulous. Cali is irresistible.
    I have loved your friendship thru the blogging world and
    thank you.
    I wish you the happiest of family times this holiday season and may the New Year bring good health, love and, hey - how about prosperity too!

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  4. Ooh! Cali is adorable and I love her Christmas scene. So beautiful! Merry Christmas, Hilda! Your package is heading out in the mail today!

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  5. Cali is absolutely adorable! A wonderful Christmas and New Year to you, Hilda!

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  6. Love the holiday photo of Cali!

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  7. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  8. I can see that Cali is very good at posing. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

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  9. Wishing you some wonderful Christmas Holidays, Cali really knows how to set the mood :-)) xx

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  10. I can tell from looking... that is one very sweet-natured dog!

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  11. What a gorgeous soul! So sweet! and wo about oru Aunt..enjoy! Wishing you a fantastic holiday season and many blessings in the New Year!
    Victoria

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  12. Felices fiestas Hilda, Cali esta adorable. Te deseo lo mejor para ti y los tuyos. Mucho amor y cariño desde Barcelona.
    Un fuerte abrazo

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  13. Cali is irresistible, Hilda--lovely setting for her photo shoot. And wow, your paintings are simply amazing! It has been a treat to browse recent postings and to see your work. I am delighted to have found your blog (via your comment and big win on Sherry's blog) and will come back in the New Year to see what you are creating. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  14. Cali is a natural model and adorable in her Christmas outfit! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014!

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  15. What a poser .. a fabulous photo which cries out to be drawn/painted methinks :-)
    Have a wonderful Christmas and wish your Aunt a wonderful 104th birthday. What an achievement!

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  16. Cali es un modelo paciente. Feliz Navidad

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  17. Cali is the star of this Christmas card; she exudes warmth. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Hilda. Wish you aunt a Happy Birthday for me.

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  18. Aww, the expression on her face... so precious!

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  19. I love those ears too! She is so cute.
    Marry Christmas to you and your family!

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  20. Hola Hilda: Simpática foto con este dulce perrito y mil gracias por tus buenos deseos en estas fiestas, retribuyéndo a ti y familia. Un abrazo

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  21. She must have very good hearing. lol Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy your visit to your aunt. I think one of my goals for the new year is to meet you some day when I come back in that direction.

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  22. What a great picture, she looks too cute, too lovable, you are lucky to have her, Hilda have a great festive time!

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  23. Dank je voor de mooie foto jij ook hele fijne dagen hugs Danielle

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  24. Dear Hilda,so cute and so well done!!!

    I wish you and yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! All the best, in life and in art!!! Baci ed abbracci,Rita.

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  25. Cali is adorable..... Dear Hilda, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year. A big hug. Tito.

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  26. Happy Christmas to you Hilda!
    We also have a 10 month old puppy as you know, so it will be our first Christmas with him too! I don't think I could get him to pose like this though ;0)
    I have posted my latest bear which I would love you to read - he has a special story :0)

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  27. What a cute pup. Lucky you! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  28. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Hilda! It's been a pleasure visiting your blog through the year and admiring your paintings. Hope the New Year has plenty to offer you and say Hi to your sweet dog. Big hugs

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  29. Happy Holidays Hilda! Can't wait for your January post!
    I love your work! Always happy to see your art and thrilled when you visit my little blog! Take care.
    See you in January!
    Michael

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  30. Feliz navidad amiga, te deseo lo mejor.Besitosss.

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  31. oh what a little sweet dog....sitting so patiently for the photo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Hilda!

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  32. Hilda, what an adorable dog. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. And a very Happy Birthday to your aunt. How wonderful for her to have such a full life, I can only imagine all that she has witnessed in her 104 years. God Bless her and may she continue to enjoy life.
    All the best to you and yours,
    Your friend
    Joan

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  33. Cali is so cute, such. Sweet gentle face. Merry Christmas to you Hilda, I appreciate your support this year. Hugs

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  34. A blessed Christmas holiday to you, Hilda. Thank you for the gift of your blogging friendship, and all the encouragement you've provided me and many others. May 2014 be a wonderful year for you and your family!

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  35. Feliz Navidad y año nuevo querida Hilda. Tu perrito Cali es un amor. Besos

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  36. What a sweet little dog - and yes, I LOVE those ears (and her beautiful soft brown eyes). Will we be seeing some paintings of her - I hope so! Hilda, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you the very best in the New Year!

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  37. An absolute cutie! Have a wonderful Festive Season.

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  38. what a doll! hope your Holidays have been great Hilda. Happy New Year!

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  39. As you said, Cali MUST have been a model to pose like that!
    Congratulations and blessings to your Aunt!! Happy Birthday!

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  40. She is adorable! I hope your Christmas with your family was wonderful, Hilda, and thank you for sharing your lovely art with us and for the encouraging words you write on my site. I wish you and yours a happy and safe New Year and wonderful year of art in 2014!

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  41. What a sweet little dog, Hilda. How interesting that she knows to be still for the photos.

    Wishing you and yours blessings at Christmas and for 2014!

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  42. I hope your holiday season is wonderful, Hilda. Puppy is too cute!

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  43. A Very Happy and Successful New Year! Hilda! .... May The Art Force Be With You!

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  44. she is precious. Happy New year Hilda!

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  45. Bonjour ma chère Hilda,


    Je voudrais que dans ton coeur règne le bonheur... Je t'envoie tous mes souhaits de joie, de rire et de désirs... Que cette année soit très belle.

    Quelle adorable photo... Nos toutous sont tellement chers ! Je suis folle de mon jeune dalmatien, Icarus, qui pourtant de temps en temps me fait enrager !

    Nathan mon petit-fils a eu un petit frère, Hugo, ce 31 décembre au soir...

    Gros bisous à toi.

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  46. What a sweetie! Happy New Year, Hilda! Thanks for sharing your wonderful art!

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  47. Somehow that post slipped past me! What a sweetie she is! I LOVE dogs and she looks like she would get along well with our Golden Retriever Hurley. :)

    Happy New Year Hilda! Thanks for all your support and friendship last year. I am excited to see what you create this year to come! You are such an amazing artist!

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  48. ✿.•*´¨`*•.♥.•*. Bonne année, Hilda.*•.♥.•*´¨`*•.✿

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  49. Oh my goodness she does look like a princess. Love her, would love to see more poses from her. She looks like a sweetie.

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  50. Hi HIlda, Thanks for your thoughtful comments once again. I really look forward to reading your thoughts when I post on my blog. I hope you're weathering the winter well!

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  51. Have you painted her portrait yet? Love those ears she would make a wonderful subject to paint, have you any close ups of her face? I might have a go at painting her with your permission of course!
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  52. This would be fun to paint for your holiday card next year! what a great pix!

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  53. so adorable...she was definitely a model! Happy New Year!

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  54. Cuanto tiempo sin pasar, Hilda, llevo una temporada casi sin tiempo para nada. He visto los últimos trabajos... el retrato de una señora me encanta, está lleno de misterio.
    Los niños en la playa igualmente muy bueno.
    Qué bonito y simpático Cali, que disfrutéis muchos años. Un fuerte abrazo amiga

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  55. Tu eres muy amable, Olga! Gracias por tu visita ! Un abrazo!

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