Sunday, April 10, 2011

Love Your Pet Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the LOVE YOUR PET Blog Hop!!! 

I became inspired to do this hop after watching those commercials against cruelty to animals done by the ASPCA. Let me tell you about me and crying.... I cry with any little thing!! Right now the one that just kills me is the one where there is this lady remembering her dad through out the years...Oh my gosh!!! But as soon as I hear the music to the commercials put by the ASPCA I just start!!!! I don't even have to watch it!! 

So, I went and researched a little bit on these commercials and found out that April is their month against animal cruelty. I am not being paid by the ASPCA nor are they aware that I am doing this to raise awareness. What I do want to do is to let you know that you can do something to help fight against this horrible act. If you wish to donate to their foundation you can follow the appropriate links on their website. But, you can also help a lot without monetary donations! If you follow this LINK it will take to some pages that show you what you can do to fight against animal cruelty. Take a peek and see what things you can do in your community to help fight this cause!

The ASPCA asks everyone to GO ORANGE for animals!!! So with that in mind I asked a group of awesome crafters to create something about pets and to use the color orange!!!

We got Sasha (our chocolate lab) 4 years ago during Valentine's week as a surprise for my hubby. We actually had to tell him before because, well it was a pricey tag to hide! 

We had sworn that we would never ever ever ever have a dog inside the house! and when Sasha came.... it was a completely different story!! I have to show you some of my favorite pictures. I hope you don't get bored!!


Bedtime with my older boy!!
Love this picture!!!
Tell me if this is not LOVE!!!
She LOVES the pool!!!
Hubby laying on Sasha's bed!

I created a two-page layout about Sasha and Abby (my three year-old princess).









Materials Used:
Treasure Box Designs " Pampered Pooch" pattern
My Creative Time's ~3 Sets
DCWV Pet Stack
Core'Dinations carstock

And how about some candy??

I have a cute packet full of pet things! and of course many orange things!!!
Too many to list, so here is the pictures! There are other things to make any pet project just beautiful!!



I also have 4 yes!! FOUR patterns from TREASURE BOX DESIGNS 
who is sponsoring this hop!!!


If you can't wait to see if you won these cute patterns go visit
They have a 40% off sale going on right now!!!


I will have ONE winner for the TBD patterns and  
ONE winner for all the scrapping goodies!

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

*** Visit ALL blogs and leave a comment 
***Leave a comment here telling me what you remember 
the most about your first pet 
(I can already see my sister starting to cry!)

I do not require that you become a follower in order to win the candy... 
but if you like what you see, which I hope you do ;) I invite you to do so! 

Next on the hop is my BFF

(No, I didn't kick her out this time!! hehehe)

Here is the AWESOME line-up!!!

150 comments:

Mary said...

Bellissimo post condivido l'amore per gli animali, anche io ho un cane piccolo,la tua pagina è splendida, mi piace tantissimo...baci Mary

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Just adorable layout and pictures. What a great blog hop.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

GabyCreates.com said...

LOL!!
LOVE your LO!!!!! everything about it!!!!
Abby looks so super CUTE!!!!
...On mine is Bea (bee?) Rita's new pitbull!
Thanks for not kicking me out this time!!! LOL

lisastuf said...

Oh my...what a beautiful dog and what a cute layout!
I remember that my first pet was a very sweet and loving dog and his name didn't match his demeanor at all...his name was "Mean Joe", but he definitely wasn't mean...that is just what my ex-husband named him for some reason.
Thank-you for the great inspiration with this layout!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

LiliumHigh said...

I love your layouts, and now I know where you get your cute looking animals from! What I remember most about my pet was his brindle fur, we called him Tiger. He was a pit bull and was really playful. Sadly he was stolen from us and we never saw him again. :( Now I have a pit bull, Buddha, and a chihuahua, Bear, and wouldn't trade them for the world!
TFS!
--Sally
infinitedreams50 at aol dot com

JustYolie said...

Cute layout...love the all the layers..:)

Tori said...

LoVE your layout!! Very CUTE dog!! Love the pics! GREAT!!

TOri :)

Angie Kay said...

I have had so many great pets and 3 now that I love so much this is a great hop

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Yoir layout is simply adorable and Sasha is precious.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

shersl84bed said...

Great layout. I cry when I see those commercials too. So sad that people can be so cruel to animals that are so innocent.

My first dog was a little mix and he was small enough that he fit in my dad's shirt pocket. Thats how he brought him home to me.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Josie0602 said...

I love your layout! So cute and so much detail added!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Liz said...

My first pet (that I remember) was white albino bunny named "Snowball". :) I had her for about 4 years or so? She was super friendly. In my lifetime I've had three house rabbits and all have been super sweet (and litter trained!) and one outside rabbit who wasn't quite as nice, but I am sure it is because they didn't get as much attention. :)

Love your page - thanks for hosting this hop! It was so much fun!
scrappyskittles at gmail dot com

Lori Comeau said...

This is a great hop. I love your layout. The colors match the pictures perfect.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Patti Ross said...

Well, I am right here with you on those commercials. My three year old granddaughter starts to sob uncontrollably when they come on, so we turn them off quickly!

I love your layout! We just had to have my hubby's 15 year old chocolate lab, Jacob Marley the Christmas Dog, put down...we miss him terribly.

We have a rescue yorkie of 16, a 5 year old yorky, a rescue shorky age 3 (shitzu/yorky) and a new yorky puppy who is 8 months old! My memories have always been filled with puppies or pets of some sort - Just can't imagine my life without a dog in it!

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

oh
Abby your layouts are fabulous... Love your dogs...sooooo pretty.
thank you for letting me be a part of this hop with you.

kathlee said...

Your LO and pictures are absolutely precious! And that PUP...so darn cute!! Great cause for a blog hop Abby. Those commercials are heart wrenching..especially when Sheryl breaks out with "In the arms of an angel"....kills me all those sad eyes, boney bodies with sore...who could do that to an animal? I've always said...if someone could hurt an animal they would do the same to a person. My first pet...a Long Coated Chihuahua named ChiChi. I became real sick as a child and that pup wouldn't leave my bedside. She was way over standard..homley sitting by my moms Yorkies..but she was LOYAL!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Oh What a great LO! Your dog is beauitful! I cry at that commercial also. All our dogs come from a rescue. i think they actually know you saved them. Right now we have a cat and 2 dog.
Love your work, love your blog. I am a follower
bdtktr at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Your layout is very cute. Unfortunately my first memory of a pet was our cat. I ws 5 at the time. She had climbed up into the engine of my dad's car. And was killed when he turned the car on. However I have 2 wonderful cats now. One of them actually found 2 tumors and wakes me up when my blood sugar is low. She has never been trained she just knows:) I just found your blog and am now a follower:) 9101785091401987019105

simplybren said...

Absolutely love the pictures in this layout. They are precious!! the layout is awesome... My first pet was a dog name Penny that my parents gave me for Christmas when I was 6. I felt so special!!!!
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

This has to be one of my fav bloghops. I remember my Charlie who would get jealous if I had any stuffed animals on my bed and would drag them all off!

Lizabratt(at)yahoo.com

mitch1066 said...

My first pet,a black lab named "Lady".We also had a cat...The cat had to be put down but "Lady" went crazy without her companion...(they used to eat from the same dish)...she tore down pipes and all kinds of things and had to be put down too.It was a very long time before we had another pet.I remember a photo of me at 4 years old sitting on lady's back.
Now we have an old lab and 3 amazing cats :)

mitch1066@gmail.com

angeland said...

Great layout and I love the photos of your dog. I can barely remember our first dog. He was a German Shepherd and was famous for hearing someone take the metal lid off the glass candy bowl. No matter how quietly you did it Ranger would appear. :-) I had forgotten all about that until just now. Thanks for the memory.

Sara said...

This is so cute! I love your attention to detail! The like paw print border around the photos is adorable!

Both my husband and I grew up without pets so our kitty Joben is both our first pet. He's a tuxedo manx and I LOVE HIM!!! A friend of ours rescued his mom and she ended up having kittens the next day! She was barely a year old herself and didn't know how to look after the kittens, so they had to be hand fed and raised by my friend. Luckily she's a vet! This rescue cat introduced all kinds of sickness into the house and after the kittens were born there were 11 cats in the house so they need to find homes and I couldn't say no! Now, a year and a half later, he's a full grown, healthy, athletic!, loving and playful little part of our family and neither my husband or I could live without him!

I could go on and on about him but long story short, not a single day goes by that he doesn't make me smile :)

PS there's a pic of him on my latest blog post if you wanna see my lil cutie!

saracomely at gmail dot com
paperdaisychains.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

OMG Your LO is Amazing!I love everything about it,SUPER JOB!!! :)

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful idea for a blog hop. My first pet was a french poodle who I called Napoleon (nappy) and he was the most devoted little guy and when I would tap on my chest he would jump up into my arms. Loved that little pooch!

And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hi.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Great topic for your blog hop. I have a little guy that we adopted from the humane society. He is a wonderful puppy. Abby your layout is wonderful.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

What an adorable layout!! My first pet was a hamster and I remember not wanting to hold onto it because it bit my cousin (not a very good memory) I haven't had a dog or cat because of allerges, you have a sucha cute dog!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Erika Valdez said...

Oh Abby I cry too just when I hear the song too, I dont even have to watch it! It is horrible how some people treat animals! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this awesome hop and maybe we can raise some awareness about animal cruelty and how to stop it!!!

I love you your layout it is beautiful but then again your layouts always are :)!! TFS Oh and so happy Gaby was on the hop this time LOL!

Lots of Love
Erika

Marianne (Mash) said...

My first thing I remember out my first pet was that my dad used to feed him spaghetti and he was a mini schnauzer so his beard would get stained all red from the sauce and my mom would get so mad at my dad!! lol!! He would look so cute with his white beard stained all red!! lol!! Thanks for the opp to win!!
im_mari723 at yahoo dot com

Crafting Katie said...

Love your layout, Abby! It is so cute, and all of your pictures are adorable!

Carley said...

Abby this is precious! Those commercials make me cry too! I am like you when I hear the music I have to walk out of the room! How people could be cruel to animals is beyond me! Thank you for having me in your hop!
Hugs
Carley

Brenda said...

What an awesome LO. I love all the details. My first pet was my cat Warlock, he was black as night and my guard cat. During the day when I worked he'd go outside and when I came home at night he'd come home. He "barked" at me, we would eat dinner and curl up on the couch and watch tv. He was truly my companion for 7 years. He had gotten sick and I was gonna take him to the vet the next day. As I was leaving for work I tried making him stay inside, but he ran past me and got out. When I returned from work he wasn't waiting for me. Days passed and I called, and called for him. A couple weeks passed and still nothing. I finally found him, under my shed, passed away. He must have felt that he needed to get out one last time. I miss him so much.
Burffrau @ aol dot com

lisa.rea said...

Love your pet layout and thanks for supporting ASPCA (I have been a very active donor and supporter for many years and all of my pets have come from there). Nice to see how my two passions - pets and scrapbooking - come together. Now on to the other blogs (and winning some candy could be a nice bonus)

lisa.rea said...

Forgot to leave contact details
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Glora said...

Super cute LO! I love Emma's stamps on the bone. So cute! Thanks for asking me to be in the hop. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

craftaholic said...

your Lay out is very nice and sasha Is so Beautiful!! I am a very big supporter of ASPCA and Love what you are doing to raise the awareness of animal Cruelty! I remember my first pet was a aussie and a very smart and loveable boy! He was always by our side when we were out side playing and loved to play frisbie with us!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

ownhomedog said...

Great Hop! I remember my first puppy - Mookie, he was black lab. I taught him to jump through a hoop. He was a sweet boy.
diane- ownhomedog.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Adorable layout! So cute!! Thanks for having me in your fabulous hop:)

Hugs,
Kristin

Angie said...

love your layout so many details.

Reddy said...

I love the "kissing" photo - that is love
I don't remember my first pet - I was a baby & we moved & our dog couldn't come with us to the rental but Mom tells of a salesman coming in the yard & the dog growled at him. he never growled at anyone but the guy was trying to be nice & picked up one of my sister's shoes that was on the walkway - Mom told him to drop the shoe

The first pet that I do remember was Crackers - he was a cat that adobt us - then a black cat came to stay but they stayed outside(never tried to come in) but loved to be petted & snuggle anytime one of us kids would sit down

Christine Real said...

My very first pet was my dog Rusty. I was walking home from school with my brothers and sisters and we saw this little tail poking up out of the weeds, when it got to us, it was Rusty! We brought him home and begged to keep him. Our parents looked for the owner and discovered that poor Rusty had been kicked down the stairs by the drunken husband and broken both of his front legs, they could not afford to pay for him to have the bones that had healed badly reset. Ee took him in, loved him dearly (he always did have bowed legs) but he lived to be 18 years old and his life was filled with love and happiness.

Suzy said...
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Misty said...

*sob* Love the LO! Most of the babies on my blog are rescue, including the birds! From horses, raccoons,snakes & domestic animals throughout my life, I could NOT possibly pick one favorite story now without leaving a novel here. I live in the woods between 3 military bases & folks are always dumping pets out here, most find their way here.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Kaitlin said...

Adorable layout!! What I remember most about my first pet, Max, is that he always protected me and loved me:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net

Suzy said...

What a wonderful cause and fun hop Abby! Thanks for hostessing! My first pet was a little "hot dog" named Sparky! LOL! My husband also swore he would never have an "inside" dog.. and well.. let me tell you how that turned out ;) Thanks for the chance to win!
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

anitaandbugs said...

sasha is beautiful and I am so glad she is in such a great home.
Thanks, Anita
amc35045@bellsouth.net

sgrcookie said...

what an awesome layout, love all the details!
my first pet was a little black dog named "poopsie" she use to sleep with me every night under the blankets by my feet. Loved that dog!

serina.nelson@gmail.com

Kich724 said...

I LOOOVE the LO!! Its soo cute, and sasha like... Cuz you know, i dont think she ever ran out of her puppy attitude! I even miss her!! :'(
Well, pets?!?! Have I had any pets!?!?! MM... lets see, i had those pollitos that i accidentaly killed when i was 3... then i had the rabbit that my mom says i accidentally choked him at 4... then i had pinky (<3) I had Ponko, that got lost, i had charly (aww mi pobre dog :( ) Which, btw i think i saw him a couple of years ago in Baldwin Park, por ahi donde vivia mi tio chilo... anyways, i had my cat Sylvester (my stray) and my Snake Savath... and now Ive got Sisy, wow! I can do a blog hop of just my pets huh?!?!? heheheheheh

Jenny said...

OMGosh Abby! I love this hop! Your pooch is adorable. The thing I remember about our first pet (she's sitting next to me as I type this) is that she is a wiggle butt! She's a boxer and she LOVES people so much that when she greets them, she practically bends in half. It's so cute!

Thanks so much, I can't wait to visit the other hoppers!

Jenny
www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com
papercraftjenny@gmail.com

Vicky said...

abby your layout is awesome, you put alot of time into it my son has chocolate lab and she just loves him. your dog looks just like her. I love the cutouts they are so cute and look just like your dog. Thank you for asking me to participate and this is a good way to make people aware of animal cruelty. This should be annual event. you can cant me in if next year if you will have me

Fantastic job
hugs
Vicky

Patty said...

This is a super idea for a hop!!! My fur babies have added so much to my life over the years. Your pages are great!! I always love to see pet projects! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Pbailey
Crafty_kitten at Mac dot com
Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Amanda Villarreal said...

Hey Abby! This is such a sweet hop and what a gorgeous layout! I love the photos of your family with the doggy. My friend has a brown lab just like yours and WOW is he a beast lol. My favorite memory with a pet would be currently. My dog, Paco (lol) is my little shadow. He follows me around wherever I go even if I am just putting something away. Now that I have a daughter one day I went across the room and I looked back to see both of them following me next to each other! haha it was so funny, that is my life now. :)

deedoodle said...

Awesome pages. I am a follower

deedoodle said...

What I loved about my first pet,
She was gentle, the rest followed loving never a agressive bone in her body. Rest in peace Nakita March 1998 to March 2011. Boxer

littleeifwife said...

Super cute layout!! Had to go check out the TBD site...some very cute, cute cuts! My first pet I can remember was Rusty, a rust colored weiner dog! He was with us for many years. What's really crazy is I now live in the same house I grew up in with Rusty (hubby & I bought my parents house almost 10 years ago) and I now have a rust colored weiner dog of my own called BO! My mom & sisters can't believe how much he resembles Rusty!!

peifert@fuse.net

Amy K said...

Great Layouts. TBD is a great place to get cutting files. I have a bunch of them and lOVE them. My first pet was a BIG dog named MAX. He was a great dog.

akuehn65@gmail.com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow! I love your LO!! I have had so many pets over the years but my cat Rusty was our 1st pet together as husband/wife....he lived to be 20 yrs old!! He was an amazing cat and is missed daily! He would turn on the kitchen faucet to get a drink but only get on the counter for that...never ever walked anywhere else on the counter, just jumped to the sink, turned on the water, took a drink and would jump down! Of course never learned to TURN OFF the water! GRR!!! :)
tweetyb@satx.rr.com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That layout is so cute. we have 3 dogs Baxter our pug, jake our 3lb Chihuahua and Hercules our rescue dog he is a mix. I could not imagine not having our dogs, they are our son's best friends.

Thanks for sharing your fur babies.


perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

PurpleScrapper said...

The layout is adorable!!! I love Sasha sitting on her bed!! Soooo stinkin cute!!! My first pet was a cocker spaniel named Skippy!! I got to pick him out and name him!! I guess that is what you get when you let a 3 year old name a dog!! But what I remember most about him was that we had an in-ground pool (like you) and he LOVED to swim in it!! He would beat us out there to get into the pool!!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Dalis said...

omg i love your page of abby and sasha!!!! me encantan los colores que usastes!

Me acuerdo de Bobbie nuestro siberian husky/german shepherd, era super inteligente y se pasaba escapandose, pero siempre regresaba par de minutos antes que nosotros regresaramos a la casa... ji ji ji

-- Dalis
alidalis AT comcas DOT net

Christine Real said...

I made it through all the blogs and posted a comment on each one AND became a follower! What neat ideas! Ok here is what I have to do next:
1. Post Go Orange on my facebook page.
2. Hug my rescued shelter dog Louie
3. Donate to the ASPCA
4. Go to my local shelter and pet some kitties & walk some dogs!

Christine Real said...

Oh I almost forgot, I have to buy Cricut Create a Critter cartridge!

Craft Me This said...

Loving animals is easy. I have 6 Shih Tzus. Right now they are the love of my life. Animals give and give and ask nothing in return except LOVE back. I have had many dogs in the past and they all remain in my heart.

Pat N. said...

Your dog is so cute, as is your layout. What a great job. Love the puppy diecut in the doggy bed. Just adorable. Thanks for a chance at your great blog candy, and for the hop! I started in the middle, it's been great!--Pat N.

Pat N. said...

Forgot to comment on my first pet which was a miniature schnauzer named Max. He was great. I walked him every day and took care of him, and he lived a pretty good life until he passed of old age. Good memories.--Pat N.

ajandfour said...

Cute layout and great pictures! We can't do enough for animals in my opinion!!!! Thanks for having this awesome blog hop.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Carolee said...

Great reason to have a Blog Hop! My first dog was a little Maltese and he was so sweet! I was so excited when I got him because I had wanted a dog for so long and my parents not being dog people really did want to get one but finally they broke down and let me get him:)
Blessings,
Carolee

Scrappy Jackie said...

What a beautiful dog you have! My first pet that I remember well was a puppy/dog named Rags. I grew up on a farm and he was a fun companion. My mom and dad always tell me about how I was confused about his name. I was little and would always call him washcloth instead of rags! pjritsema at gmail dot com

juelmarie said...

I am so loving this hop - love those dogs - got 5 dogs for myself, daughters (1 each), my son, father in law = so---I am a believer in the SPCA!

Sandy said...

Wow! Your dog is beautiful - but not as much as your sweet dd! My first pet was Nippy - actually my Nonna's dog. She laid by my cradle and wouldn't let anyone but my Mom and Nonna visit me. I grew up with her for about 10 years - she was a Sheltie, and I truly adored her. I miss her still - and it's over 40 years later.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful LO, and what wonderful pics.TFS!
My first dog was MImi, a chocolate toy poodle. She was the sweetest, most tolerant ( I dressed her in baby clothes and pushed her in a bay carriage- okay, she loved the carriage), faithful, and loving girl. We actually got her when a car drove up our street and literally tossed her out the open door. Thank God we found her.

Jenn Roseman said...

I love love your ideas!!! I am a follower! The thing i remember about my first pet would that she was my best friend and i loved everything about her!!!!!

Nancy said...

Adorable layout. Love how you used so many patterns of paper. I don't have the courage to do that, but yours looks amazing! What I remember most about my first dog is how he always listened to my troubles as a child and was a true best friend in so many ways.
nkdwtm@aol.com

Heidi said...

What a great layout! I'm going to have to lift it because I HAVE this paper too. LOL. It's adorable. I used to dress up my first dog and lay him in my doll craddle. He was such a good sport! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win the candy and patterns so I can really lift your idea! :-)

Nicole said...

The first pet that I had was a dog named Dopey she had 7 puppies and I named them after the seven dwarfs. Love your scrapbook page.

hollyi said...

My first dog was a mutt called Blackie. He was just the sweetest thing. When I got off the bus one day he came running from a few houses away. Sadly he was across the street and as he ran toward me tail wagging he was hit by a car and killed. It took me a really long time to get over it. I was seven.

stampinlara said...

2 of my favorite things: pets and scrapbooking! YEAH! My first dog was a Toy Fox Terrier named Midgie. I remember her tiny toe nails clicking on my bedroom floor then jumping in bed with me. UGH, thanks for the tear! I loved that dog.
Thanks for doing this blog hop and bring out awareness! And hopefully raise some money too!
GREAT scrappy pages, TFS.

Deanna's Creations said...

My first pet was a black lab, named Duke. He was well-trained and one of the most loving dogs that I ever had. If I was upset, he would come over and put his head on my lap. If I needed someone to talk too, he was there. When I was about 5 years old, I was eating a 'babe ruth' candy bar. Duke decided he wanted some and jumped up on me...His paw landed in my mouth and ripped my tongue open. I don't know who felt worse, me or Duke....He didn't mean to do it...

Savahanna said...

Wow this is such a sweet layout. I love the colors you chose!

IRW Dana said...

Love the layout and LOVE your puppy. SO very cute. We have a black lab that is the biggest baby ever. My first dog was a mutt and he just loved anybody. Always there for hugs and you could actually lay on him and he would just let you lay there as long as you needed.
papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

jessica said...

your LO is so precious!
My first pet was a golden retriever named Murphy. He was the GREATEST dog ever! I don't have a dog anymore but now I have Chickens :) They rock!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

quilt4fun2 said...

My first pet was a seal point Tonkinese cat. He liked to go all over the house laying across my shoulders like a stole. It was OK that he kept my neck warm as it is usually chilly here.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

In Memory of Muriel May Clemens said...

This is terrific, more should be done for the animals. My first pet was tinker she was a laso apso not sure how to spell it . anyway she was so sweet and wonderful and didnt run she jumped like a bunny. I love her still. She was black with brown spots on her eyes and feet like a dobie markings.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

So adorable. Ihave many files from treasure box, but not that one. Now I so want that one

pmtowner said...

Love this I'd, thanks for sharing. I remember all the love I shared had for my first dog, because he was mine.

Becks Cricards said...

Gorgeous layout, what sweet pups you have! TFS and for hosting!

Becky.mayhewlear@gmail.com

Lisa Ritchie said...

Thank you for having this hop. I think I've found a group of ladies who are as in love with their fur babies as I am. I lost my 14 year old German Sheppard Buddy 6 weeks ago from Cancer and think about him everyday.He was the "first" pet my husband and I had as a couple and saw us through marriage and moving and so much in between. I have 7 other babies and they are all strays. They are so grateful and love unconditionally. God bless you. I will visit your site often. Lisa Ritchie

cutitbemagic.blogspot.com

CA Scrapper said...

Love your layout!! Aren't pets just the best? I don't know what I would do without mine! My first pet was a dog named Rusty. I remember he would follow me around everywhere. It was like he was my shadow. He was so sweet!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

the purple muse said...

Oh, I love your LO! I am so far behind in scrapping my puppies. I've only done my first because he passed away so early and it was therapy for me. Thanks for sharing:-)

PixiesDelight said...

My memory of my first pet....his name was taffy and was a golden mix. I picked him from among his borhters and sisters when I was about 6. He lived until I was a senior in high school.He is among most of my childhood memories
bargainmama@mchsi.com

FMonty said...

Such a cute layout. Well my 1st pet & subsequent pet(s) where all named Andy. However I have a George now our Yorkie, who is attached at my ankle :D

Cindyloohoo said...

My first dog was my grandmother's dog, Mike, a Wheaton mix. He followed me everywhere. Some of my favorite pics are the ones where he is grabbing my cloth diaper and pulling me out from under the dining room table. Mom said he was the best babysitter.

Jan said...

This is an awesome blog hop! Not only is orange my favorite color but I am an animal lover :) I remember my first pet...she had to be put down when I was 5. We have always had a dog or cat or both growing up. When I had kids, we rented for years and couldn't have pets. We finally bought a house 6 years ago and we got a Great Dane (yep, he lived in the house). Sadly, he had a heart condition and only lived 5 years. I am making a scrapbook because he was our first family pet :)

Amy's Designs said...

I remember we had a doberman (sp) her being very protective of the family. She was such a good dog. I was so sad when she got sick. Your layout is adorable. Great job.

ajandfour said...

I just finished your awesome blog hop. Great projects from so many talented people.
My memory of my first pet is of Trouble - my dad named her. She was a beautiful long haired tabby cat. She had a very unique meow. My cousin found her astride her horse. Her family had dogs so they couldn't keep her. Lucky for us! I miss her and her meowing at any little thing.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

JulieK said...

Love this blog hop! What a wonderful idea. I am a new follower. Can't wait to see what you do next!

K Andrew said...

Hi sweet girl! I'm soooo glad we met and I was invited to be in your hop--your hop was awesome, and I love your sweet tender heart. You are awesome girl!!!
I want to get your mailing addy so I can send you a thank you gift!

Big Cricky Hugs,
Kristal

xxsquigglesxx said...

My first pet was a golden retriever. My parents got her a few months before I was born so we grew up together. She was the sweetest dog ever!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow, I'm the 100th comment (well unless someone else is leaving one). As an avid pet lover, I love this idea.

I was so young and I don't remember much of my childhood but I do remember (this is soooo embarassing) that I used to dress our cat Bogie (named after Humphrey Bogart) in baby clothes and make him sit in a baby seat (he was very, very patient, especially for a Siamese).

Luv 2 Create said...

Love all your pages. The pampered pet is sooooo cute! Really looks like your dog.
My first pet was a black cocker who my father rescued. Someone had pups and left them in a box in a freight car. Dad and a few of his co-workers each took one of the pups. We named him Hobo (appropriate huh)? He was a sweetheart that actually lived for 21 years. The family adored him.
Marcie

Christine said...

Abby I am loving your layout! It's fabulous! Thanks for hosting a hop for such a great cause!
Christine
www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Love your layout!! I really can't remember what my first pet was, my mom says I started picking up strays ever since I started to walk! I've adopted (and kept) my pets until they pass. These have included dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, hermit crabs, and a collection of birds (finches, canaries) and parrots (cockatiels, love birds and an orange winged amazon) and fish. My husband keeps telling me that we have to buy a ranch...we currently have two adopted pit bulls, two hamsters, a hermit crab and an aquatic turtle.

rissaflor@yahoo.com

BunnyFreak said...

My first pets were a goldfish. I named them OtOOH and Boom.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable lay-out! I remember loving my first pet more than anything, a black kitty cat!

stefeni said...

What a great idea for a hop. Those commercials always get me too. My first memory of my baby Lala was how she would always stay by our side. Now she's independent and all grown up. She'll be 6 this Monday :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

doverdi said...

Love your layout & that you are trying to bring awareness to such a worthwhile cause. I can't watch those commercials without bawling.

I lost my almost 13 yr old collie huskie mix Nikita 3 yrs ago. My heart is still broken over her loss. Even though she lived a good long life, it wasn't long enough for me. I miss her every day & still can't look at her pics or talk about her without crying. I have yet to bring another animal into my home or my heart. I don't think I could deal with another loss.

Donna said...

Great project. Right now my "rescued kitty" is sleeping under a quilt on the floor next to me. Great idea for a hop

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

great layout
I love my Belle she is a chihuahua

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

I loved all the projects and hope someone someday invites me to be part of a blog hop

Amy said...

I love the puppies you used on your layout!!!

I had a lot of pets growing up - fish, gerbils, budgies, turtles, a pigeon, and a cat. The pigeon was awesome because he would follow my dad around the yard like a little puppy and would obey a few commands like "go for dinner" "go to bed". We only had him for a little while because we were nursing him back to health, but he was fun while he was around!

morose44 at hotmail dot com

HockeyScrap said...

I'm going to love this blog hop because I have four dogs and two cats! Hmmm . . . my best memory of my first pet . . . she was a Schnoodle named Jodi, and she was an escape artist. We didn't have a crate, and that little girl escaped EVERYTHING we used to keep her in rooms. Hopping on now! --dbonczek@comcast.net

3093ee74-359e-11e0-8c14-000bcdca4d7a said...

ui love the layouts with your handsome boys in it. I also love the dog cutouts. The are awesome. I am an animal lover so I do not understand why people abuse them. I also breed Vizsla's so the animals have a very special place in my heart! cmtry 555 at aol

Teela said...

I love your LO's and this blog. Thanks for the hop...I'm hopping along.

janet said...

Your layout is just adorable! Our first dogs name was Ginger. She was so much fun. My brother and I would play hide and seek with her and even taught her how to do a card trick. I still miss her to this day and it has been 30 years. I now have three yorkies and just love them to pieces. I would have more if hubby would let me. Hope you have a wonderful day. Great job! jan97m@yahoo.com

A Scrap Above said...

awww! I cant even watch those commercials on TV.. They get me every time...SO I know what your talking about.. Anywho.. I LOVE these pictures, I love labs, I wish I had one, or two! looks like a major member of your family!
And what adorable layouts!
Well I am already a follower of your blog, love your work!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

joydee1963 said...

great blog hop,my first dog was name sugar,joydee1963@yahoo.com

LadybugCarrie said...

I am the same way - those commercials make me cry! I have to turn the channel when one comes on now! I have always had dogs growing up and my first dog was a Collie named Crystal. She was the sweetest, most gentle dog ever. I am lucky now to have my own dogs (my fur children) Nellie and Cadie. :-) Your layout is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndi S said...

Your layout is absolutely adorable.
cmstephenson97 at yahoo dot com

LUV2SCRAP said...

Very cool of you I also get very emotional with some commercial's they know where to get us. My family alone owns 4 dogs, 2 we rescued and I couldn't imagine hurting my fur babies. Thank you for sharing the love for our animals :) God Bless this Hop and that somehow it will touch others hearts not just for animal's but for people in need also.

Sharon said...

Awesome layouts!!! The first pet I remember was named Butch. He was a tan German Shepherd. He never bit anyone but no stranger was allowed close to my sister and I. He was an awesome friend and protector.
:)

SherriC. said...

OH I Love your LO!!!!!
it is soooo cute,
TFS!!!
and thank you sooo much for the chance to win....
the first pet I remember is my kitty named queenie, so was sooo little, a grey tabby.....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Princess Hilda said...

me encantaaaa i love ur layout i have 4 beautiful dogs ill love to make a great layout like this
my first pet was a chicken and the name was titi and i loved her soooo much lol

Kristin said...

My first pet was a dog named Taffy. All I remember about her was that she was white, fluffy, and like to cuddle with me. She was a gift from my godmother.

Trisha said...

I remember vividly our first pet was an English Setter and my husband vowed that it would be an outdoor dog. Very quickly he became and 90 lb. lap dog. Love him so much. Love your layout honoring Abby & Sasha. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

oh my.. my first pet was my cat, shadow! i wanted a cat for years and years and finally, when i was in high school, my parents got us a cat! my dad picked her out at the spca..

she was the runt of the litter - she was all scruffy looking and had a sore eye.. like me, my dad has a soft spot for the underdog!

she grew up to have her own personality.. she was very sassy and didn't like very many people.. she even scared me sometimes LOL.. but we all loved her so much!

unfortunately, she was hit by a car after only 5 years.. we still think about her and miss her dearly.. rip shadow.. xoxox

Kristin said...

Your dog is so cute! I have always had a dog (until now ~ I can't have one at my apartment).

The first dog I remember is our dog Tammy ~ she was a Shepard/Beagle mix and was so funny. When my parents were packing the car for our month long vacation to Maine she would jump into the car and they would have to pack (for 7 people 9 including my grandparents) around her. She was ensuring they were not going to leave her behind!

Great idea for a hop! There are too many cases of animal neglect/abuse out there and some walk away with a slap on the wrist.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Simply Sandy said...

My first pet was Nickie. She was a black and white cat. My mother is deathly afraid of cats but when she saw a rat I guess she hates them more because when the guy up the street told her the cat would eat the rats she brought a kitten home immediately. She was great cat!

Princess Hilda said...

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Scraps2treasure said...

what i remember most bout my first pet was how smelly they were - ha we had ferret - he came strolling in to our yard one day and from then on we always had them growing up but man could they smell ahah - i have a boxer mix now named Jake and he is my man squeeze ahha - new follower great LO - TFS Monica

Wendy said...

Love this! My first dog was one in a million. The one you can never replace. Miss him much

Tanya said...

Love it! I know what you mean about those commercials.. so sad and heartbreaking. Our dogs have always been like kids to us. We love them so.

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Dee Burns said...

Abby, Thanks so much for having this Hop. We have 4 cats, 3 are rescue and one is a Persian (Max) that my husband fell in love with & had to have. Max has an upper respiratory problem the Breeder didn't tell us about...shame on her.
While we can't stand the commercials & turn the channel every time we hear them, we try to understand their reasoning. We believe it has the opposite effect and turns most people off. Everyone we talk to feels the same way. It would appear that most of your readers do as well. I wished they would see your blog & try a different approach of getting the word out. Didn't mean to ramble, but you hit on something dear to us. Thanks again. I will become a follower.

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Beautiful layout:-)

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

So cute! Love the layout with your princess and your dog. I would love it if you would stop by my blog and check it out.
Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Amyscats said...

Love the layout! I just lost my cat, Mittens, and am looking for layout ideas. I can certainly use this!
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

Hi, Abby! Twice in the same weekend! Girl, you have more energy than the Energizer bunny! I saw this when I was on the other hop and knew I had to participate as this is a cause near and dear to me. Unfortunately, I became sidetracked and am just now getting back to it. You Lab is gorgeous and your layout depicts wonderfully that she is a real member of your family. I have 2 greyhounds and 3 cats, all rescues. I have volunteered with the Humane Society and one of the Greyhound rescue groups here and have seen first hand the mistreatment and sometimes torture too many animals are subjected to. I commend you for doing this... you're an angel working on behalf of the creatures who can't speak for themselves.

Anne

Anniebee said...

So sorry, Abby, I was referring to Gaby taking part in 2 hops this weekend, not realizing I was making the comment to the wrong person! My bad! That's why I deleted my first comment. I'm a little tired... can ya tell?

Anniebee

Susan said...

What a great idea! Your puppy is very lucky!

Ola said...

Your layout is perfect.... I love it, very adorable!

My first pet was a rescue from the pound.... her name was Fluffy and a wonderful dog! I had her for 15 years & she just grew old. My husband, myself & our two sons have a 5 year old Miniature Schnauzer named Kaci & our 4 month old Papillon named Gizmo "Giz".

Thank you for this blog hop... it's wonderful!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Amyscats said...

My first pet was actually two cats, Pinky and Waldo (sister and brother). Waldo died when I was 5, Pinky lived to be 21. They were 3 when I was born, gifts from my Dad's aunt when my older brother was born. Pinky was my bff, taught me everything I needed to know: how important it was to be clean, how to cross the street (look both ways 3 times each), how to be kind when someone was sad or sick, etc. She put up with me dressing her in baby doll gowns and pushing her in an old stroller with a broken wheel! Still miss her 35 years later.
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I love the layout! This is a subject for a hop. My first pet that I can say that was mine was a blond cocker spaniel named Brandee. I got her my senior year in college at NAU. I had her for 12 wonderful years and still miss her to this day. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

Glori said...

Lovely layout! I have a bigg heart when it comes to animals and just don't understand how ppl can harm such beautiful creatures......Sammy was my first pet...and he well there is no describing him..he was the sweetest dog I have ever know....

chilindra at att dot net

Lara said...

I love it! My first memory is my baby brother picking out the puppy from the litter, and cuddling her all the way home. lclass003 at gmail.com

Theresa said...

Wow the first memory of my pet is how I had these bear slippers and she would always chase my feet when I put them on :) I had my dog Abby for about 21 years and when I lost her I was so sad. I got her from the pound and she was one of the best pets I have ever had.
Love your LO
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Karen said...

It is kinda nice to know that I am not the only cry baby out there. LOL. Those commercials get me every time.

I've had a few pets over the years, but only one heart dog. You know that one dog that entires your life & touches something deep inside that no other has ever touched before.The one who holds your heart in her paws. And that would be my currecnt dog Abby.

I could go on & on all day about her, but let me just say that we have that special connection that enables her to know my true heart. I got Abby when she was 8 wks old & when she was 4 she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Let's just say I bawled for weeks.

Through the grace of god that was 2 years ago & she is still with me. I know I am living on borrowed time with her & I cherish every moment that God gives me with my best friend & dread the day he takes her home with him.

Wonderful theme for a blog hop.

Karen C

http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

VICTORIA said...

I was very sick when i was around 7 and 8 cause it took a long time to recover. But One of my great uncles would travel to our state to fox hunt. If there was mother fox they would leave them alone but sometimes that didn't happen and he would bring the babies home to all of us kids. They were so cute. Any ways my first pet was a fox and I had named him Freddie The Freeloader. He was feed with my doll bottle. He went everywhere with me he slept with me and we had a good time. My dad did Shift work and when he would come home there i would be in bed and he could see Freddies little nose stick out of the cover. He used to laugh about that with me for many years. Victoria :)

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

This is so beautiful! I love your dog real & paper LOL! NIce color combo!

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

My first pet was a black poodle named Digger. He never ever barked. But one day my sister came home with her boyfriend and they were leaning over the back fence talking and Digger barked at her boyfriend. We were all shocked because we thought he was unable to bark.

DebC said...

AWWWWEEE I love your layouts! They are purfect!!! I love my two furbabies so much and I plan to do an album with them in it because I have tons of their photos! Your giveaway items are great. I love anything related to animals. I always gave money to the humane society and anything in our community that benefits animals!
dsc105@live.com

pet food said...

some awesome photos.