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Dear DeDe

DeDe: Enjoy the Moment!

Oh Dog! DeDe here, your very own Personal Beauty Consultant. My job is to make you look and feel your best!


It’s time for another session with your Personal Beauty Consultant!

The holiday season is upon us, and along with the joy of the season comes, for some of us, a great amount of stress.

There’s the gifts to buy, the parties to attend, and of course, you MUST be ready for Santa!

And then there are those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas. It must be difficult to go through the entire month of December (and this year, November as well) being bombarded with a holiday you don’t share a part of.

My advice to each of you is to let go of the impossibly high standards you’ve placed on the holiday and simply enjoy each moment as it comes.

The only expectations for the season are those you allow to be placed upon you. After all, if your aunt Cecil doesn’t like anything you give her, are you REALLY obligated to give her a gift at all? She’s going to talk about you regardless, you know.

There are wonderful twinkling lights that your neighbors have shared with you. Go enjoy them!

Savor the special foods that are only available this time of year.

Not particularly talented at baking or gift wrapping? There are plenty of people out there making a living by performing these tasks. Let them do their jobs.

A less stressed out you makes you appear far more attractive, and makes it easier for you to share that essential beauty product that is sorely needed by all this time of year- a smile!

Santa and the Missus

Here, this oughtta give you a smile!

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


33 thoughts on “DeDe: Enjoy the Moment!

  1. Wise words as always from our DeDe!! Happy Sunday…………

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | December 8, 2013, 6:16 AM
  2. Wonderful Post and I love the photo of the two of you Rumpy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Have a fantastic day!!

    Posted by Angie | December 8, 2013, 6:25 AM
  3. This time of year our evening walk is in the dark and we choose different paths to view the Christmas lights. The past few days have been below zero so we haven’t been able to go very far, but we still enjoy seeing the lights.

    Posted by Emmadog | December 8, 2013, 7:15 AM
  4. Great advice, DeDe. Every moment is unique! That’s a giant beard, Santa Rumpy :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | December 8, 2013, 7:47 AM
  5. Great tips for a less stressful season DeDe!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | December 8, 2013, 7:53 AM
  6. Yes DeDe!!!! Last picture makes us smile! “Enjoy the moment” is very clever and helpful advice for humans who easily feel stressful in their life. πŸ™‚

    Posted by eripanwkevin | December 8, 2013, 8:10 AM
  7. Yes this season can become too stressful very fast!

    Stop on by for a visit

    Posted by Kari | December 8, 2013, 10:26 AM
  8. We don’t shop. We donate, and the recipient sheds cards to our list of family and friends telling them a donation was given in their name by us. That way the organization we donate to gets to tell new peeps about it. Win-win. We smile a lot! This year we donated to Wolf Haven in WA.

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | December 8, 2013, 10:31 AM
  9. DeDe you are all smiles! Nose kissies tooyuwooowooooooo, xx Ku

    Posted by Kuruk | December 8, 2013, 10:44 AM
  10. Great advice for the holidays and every day
    Retro Rover

    Posted by Retro Rover | December 8, 2013, 11:26 AM
  11. love the photos Rumpy,don’t forget to enter my Christmas Count Down,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | December 8, 2013, 11:36 AM
  12. Always love your tips DeDe! Thank u! And BTW what an adorable Santa pic! Lol

    Posted by HuskyCrazed SibePage | December 8, 2013, 12:46 PM
  13. Great advice, Rumpy. We think you make a great beauty consultant.

    Posted by jansfunnyfarm | December 8, 2013, 1:01 PM
  14. Mr & Mrs Claus you both look fabulous.

    Posted by BJ Pup | December 8, 2013, 2:47 PM
  15. Very good advice DeDe!! I am definitely an in the moment kitty!! No point sweatin”!!! xoxox

    Posted by Austin Towers | December 8, 2013, 4:35 PM
  16. You have anythin’ in your bag of tricks to improve the look of a peep who was up way too late, last night? Just wonderin’…


    Posted by Nerissa's Life | December 8, 2013, 5:00 PM
  17. Pawsome advices for a less stressful CATmas πŸ™‚

    Posted by Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal | December 8, 2013, 5:13 PM
  18. Perfect advice! Mom has shopped online a LOT! She plans to relax and eat gingerbread men till she gets a tummy ache.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | December 8, 2013, 5:36 PM
  19. OMD, that photo of De De and Rumpy’s faces in the santa clothes is hilarious!

    Posted by ILoveDogs | December 8, 2013, 6:34 PM
  20. You guys put animal rights in a happy coat and fluffy beard, the way to go! πŸ™‚

    Posted by LifeOfBun | December 8, 2013, 6:54 PM
  21. Smiles are the best – and treats.

    Posted by Bongo | December 8, 2013, 7:29 PM
  22. Great post – and how we love Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by The OP Pack | December 8, 2013, 7:42 PM
  23. Love the pictures – they sure show the dogs in a different light. I really like the advice you have given.

    Posted by Colline | December 8, 2013, 7:50 PM
  24. De-stress is de-word. Thanks, DeDe. Excellent advice to really enjoy the season.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | December 8, 2013, 8:41 PM
  25. Rumpy! So good to see you! We think this is excellent advice–even if it *is* from a woofie πŸ˜‰ XOXOXO

    Posted by spittythekitty | December 8, 2013, 8:56 PM
  26. Oh, Rumpy Dog, this picture is cool and sooo funny! We love it!! πŸ˜€

    And you know what? Thanks to a blogger who has nominated us twice we have already reached the full 6 stars for the Blog of the year 2013 award! We didn’t know one was allowed to nominate the same blog twice, but since this seems to be in accordance with the rules, we have decided to give you a second star too! πŸ™‚

    For more info please visit our blog:

    Congratulations, sweet Rumpy Dog! We hope you reach the full stars in no time! πŸ˜€

    Kitty hugs,
    Roxy & Tigerlino

    Posted by purrfectkitties | December 8, 2013, 11:52 PM
  27. Thanks for the smile…that picture did it! Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Mags Corner | December 9, 2013, 6:37 AM
  28. That last picture made us laugh πŸ™‚

    Posted by mythreemoggies | December 9, 2013, 3:24 PM
  29. DeDe ya are so right about da Catmess holiday…..so much goin on n even tho we iz Jewish/Mewish we getz cot up in fingz speshelly Mum n she getz wiggyed out n she getz BERY stressed put. So me sat down wif Mum n we meowed about fingz n she deecided to stay here wif me over da hollyday n not go travellin or get stressed out!!!
    Furinally!! Me iz so happy she gonna bee wif me instead of wanderin all over da place…
    Mum bin smilin ALOT more since we read yer boggie πŸ˜‰
    Lub yer photo wif Rumpy…ya are both so adorable…
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | December 11, 2013, 8:05 PM
  30. your dogs look so funny! and yeah, I plan to relax at Christmas. But that’s just cause I’ve got a million elder siblings all too keen to stress out!

    Posted by butimbeautiful | December 14, 2013, 3:32 PM

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