Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 The Year That Was

Hi Everybuddy, this has just been the most wonderful time for us.  We have met some great friends and travelled all over the world through your posts.  Thanks for sharing with us.  We have also seen sad times too and that has shown us how Blogville looks after its own.  To each and every one of you furry and otherwise, we wish a Healthy, Happy and Contented New Year.  

This is our year in review.

Our Sissy and Brother went to Europe for a holiday.

Our Sissy, above, still works on the the Ghan .

Our Brother became a Biomedical Engineer
and was successful in getting a job in his field.

Our Daughter became a qualified Registered Nurse and has accepted a position at a large hospital.  Yay Laura!!
Our youngest Daughter successfully completed her Year 12 Certificate.  Yay Tessa!!
Our youngest Son successfully completed his 10th year of schooling.  Yay James!!

We had fun with our Poppa.

Our Dear Sweet Kara, passed to the Rainbow Bridge
We love and miss you sweetheart.

We had some frosty weather.

I joined the family.

Then I joined the family.

Tyler showed us how to play.

Learning how to get yummers.

Tyler, our Sissy's dog, is our best friend.

I'm getting bigger.

Before we could say cheese, Christmas was here.

New Years Eve was a blast.

So paw in hand, we say thanks for your friendship.

Looking forward to 2012.

No worries, and love, Carol, Stella, and Rory




  1. What great pics! Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2012!

  2. Happy, healthy 2012 to all of you!!

  3. I love that giant paw. It's been so much fun to get to know you guys and watch you starting to grow (and grow, and grow, in Rory's case)! I wish you much love and happiness for 2012!

    xoxo Marjie

  4. Wot a nice summary of the year! And I is so glad we sniffed each udder out to be furrends this year. Here's to furrendship in 2012 and may it be a wonnerful year! Happy New Year!

  5. Hi Stella, Rory, Tyler, Carol and everyone else at your house. We've loved getting to know you a little through your posts and watching how fast Stella and Rory have grown. So from your friends on Canada's west coast, we wish you a very Happy New Year. Ah Carol, when's dinner? :)

  6. We are so happy to have met all of you in 2011. We only wish we had known Kara. We think she must have been a very sweet girl.

    Happy New Year from all of us at The OP Pack!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. What a great year in pics! So glad I've gotten to know you. Here's to another great year.

  8. Hey Stella and Rory - it was a big year for you two.... and your peeps - you human sisters and brothers are smart and will be very successful - I can feel it. Your mum and dad must be BUSTIN' with pride!!

    Hope you enjoyed your first Christmas and New Year - HAVE A GREAT ONE!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  9. Happy New Year My friends. WE are so glad to have been able to add you to our lives as friends.

    Bert adn My Vickie

  10. What a wonderful post! So happy we met!
    Happy New Year to all of you!

  11. Over in the blink of an eye, that was 2011. Wishing everyone that you love and everyone that loves you a sunny, healthy and happy 2012.

  12. You had a busy year indeed.
    May the one that comes be full of happiness and love and joy.

  13. What a big year for your family....hope 2012 will be just as successful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  14. Happy New Year to all of you! We're so glad that you're our friends!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. That's one BIG paw Rory! :) Pretty good when you can look back at an entire year and call it 99% good! :D Wishing you all an even better 2012!

    Happy New Year! :D

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: The manatee skin does feel somewhat rubbery :) Unfortunately the scars are caused by boat propellers. Not everyone is as careful as they need to be. Thank goodness for those that are! :D

  16. What a wonderful post.

    Wishing you all A Very Happy New Year!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  17. Dearest Stella and Rory and your Fabulous PEEPS..
    You are soooo right MUCH to Celebrate here in Blogville and in you own Home too... as fur the sad stuffs... we just huddle close and get through it...TOGETHER.
    I am so very much glad that you have come to Blogville. You are WONDERFUL Citizens and we Love you so MUCH.
    Here's to another Year of FURENDSHIP.
    and... NO Worries!!!

  18. I thank you for becomming a friend and what a brilliant year you have had.. Here is to the New Year and friendship.. Hugs GJ x

  19. You had a busy year, and just look how you two have grown up!!
    Happy New Year to you, and thanks for your friendship, here's to 2012 hope it brings everything you wish for.
    Love and Hugs George and Tess xxx

  20. Happpy happy happy new year!!!

    We hope this years a good one :)

  21. What a year you've had... I wish you only the best in 2012! Happy New Year! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

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

  22. Just letting you know I have passed on the Liebster Award to you. You can go to my blog for the simple requirements. Congrats!

  23. Thanks for the year in review. I learned a lot about you. I didn't know that Stella and Rory were new to your family this year. You've had many highs and lows... but that's what life is all about. Happy New Year.

  24. wow wee that was some kind of year... you have some smart brothers and sisters. Your momma must be super proud of them. And woo two just came to the family this year too. I'm glad you recapped b/c I learned alot about you today. Looking forward to 2012.

  25. What a great post, Heck you've had a busy, wonderful year. Congratulations to all the kids on their hard work.
    Happy New Year we hope it's a great year

    The silvers and more

  26. What a great year you've all had. Thanks for telling us all about your lovely, talented family. May your 2012 also be wonderful.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  27. What a year it was!

    Stop on by for a visit

  28. What BIG changes for your family this year!! It has been sad but also wonderful watching you both grow and become such lovely doggies. Looking forward to all your new adventures in 2012!

    Honey the Great Dane

  29. That was a very good year in review. Lots of bright hooman kiddos in your fam! Maybe your big brother will discover a cure for some dread disease, like polycystic kidney disease. That would be so wonderful, as we know alot of hoomans with that! Happy New Year to you!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  30. PS-Did we tell you that our mommy had a tan Great Dane about 28 years ago. She was the best dog, but they had to give her away (when Mom & Dad got married 23years ago)beacause Daddy's Cocker Spaniel was scared to death of her. It was a sad day from what we are told, and lots of tears were shed. :>(

  31. Hi Stella and Rory,

    Thanks for visiting out blog!! It's very nice to meet you :)

    Looks like 2011 was a very exciting year for you and your family! We hope to follow you through 2012 :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes


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