01 January 2012

Time For Some 2012! Happy New Year!!


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

~~ Seneca, Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman, Dramatist, and in one work Humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin Literature, 4 BC – 65 AD

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

~~ Plato, Classical Greek Philosopher, Mathematician, Writer of Philosophical Dialogues, and Founder of the Academy in Athens (the first institution of higher learning in the Western World), 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC

Before beginning, prepare carefully.

~~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher, Statements, Lawyer, Orator, Political Theorist, and Roman Constitutionalist, 106 BC – 43 BC


May each and every one of you - humans and animals - have a super great 2012! Cheers to new beginnings and a year with fantastic potential! Let's see 2012 usher in a World of beauty, honesty, integrity, love, and peace.


Well, what do we have here?

A sweet, delicate scent of melon, peach, apple and grapefruit. Probably from the Piedmont area of Italy, most likely late 1990s. My nose knows!

Grrrrr...Sorry Porgy but I am going to have to put my paw down. This is all mine!


Georg Flegel, Still Life With A Parrot, circa Unknown [perhaps early 1600s] (Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany)

Annibale Carracci, The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne, circa 1597 (Palazzo Farnese, Rome, Italy)

Back to me...

Woah! I only had one bowl. This stuff is strong!

What time is it? Is it 2012 yet?

No I didn't.

I am sorry I growled at Porgy and I am sorry I drank the entire bottle of champagne myself. Even though I don't think I did.

It is time for 2012! The year 2011 turned out to be a not-so-good year, and my human, K, and I are very happy to see it leave. Bye-bye 2011! Please don’t come back. There were a few good things that came out of 2011, like all the super new friends we made on the blog-o-sphere and the continued blossoming of friendships we already had. My blog friends are the best! And on a personal side, there were some good things that occurred in K’s life, and mine. But overall, 2011 was not a year we will look back on fondly. So, it is definitely time for some 2012!

In 2012 let's see a World of infinite possibilities open up – of amazing inventions and strides in intelligence and education that will create a civilization of breathtaking art, wondrous architecture, beauty in all things, creativity unleashed (hey...why can't I be unleashed?), and intellectual stimulation to challenge us to be the best we can be. Let 2012 bring us a World where beauty, honesty, truthfulness, grace, and integrity are once again admired and striven for by all. So, 2012, Welcome! And if you turn out to be just like 2011, or worse, you will have to answer to me. I’m just sayin’


Huffle Mawson said...

Happy new year to you Suka, and your mum, and everyone else! I hope that 2012 is indeed a wonderful year for you all.

Amber DaWeenie said...

We all wish you all a very Hap-pee New Year filled with good health and much happiness!


Nola said...

Happy New Year!
Dachshund Nola

Alfie said...

looks like you really enjoyed that champagne, my friend! ;) I'm sorry that 2011 was a tough year for you and your person. I hope 2012 is so much better for you! that's always the good thing about New Year's...it's a time to start new and forget the pawst! hehe.

thank you for your friendship and I can't wait to read about your adventures in 2012! woof!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy New Year to all of you,.,, I wish for all the things you wish for- and I also wish for peace

Anonymous said...

Heh heh heh Oh Suka you really pawtied it up eh :D Didn't even let your parrot furiend have any?!!! Probably a good thing ;)

Happy New Year to all of you!

Waggin at ya,

Finn said...

I like your style of celebrating!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wish we could have celebrated with you, Suka. Looks like you really enjoyed yourself :)

Sending you and Mom wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful, and love-filled year.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Bouncing Bertie said...

An outstanding set of wishes for the new year Suka. May they all come true. And may 2012 be wonderful for you and your family.
Toodle pip!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh yes, you did, Suka, and I don't blame you one bit! Champagne is yummy.

It seems 2011 was a challenging year for many. I sure hope 2012 will be better.

Your pal, Pip

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Happy New Year to you all, parrot included! Thank you for keeping your feathered friend safe from all that champagne.

road-dog-tales said...

Wishing you all the best in the New Year and beyond! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog! We LOVE meeting new furiends even if we ARE blogger slackers :)


The Road Dogs

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh Suka, I hope you have a most wonderful and happy new year, filled with nothing but GOOOOOOD stuff! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

Teddy Bear said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Suka. Looks like you had lots of fun with the bubbly stuff.:) And we would love to have you all over for a feast anytime.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Remington said...

Happy New Year, my friend! I hope you don't have a headache after all of that....

Tanner and Beth said...

Suka and K:

Mommy and I are with you. 2011 was RUFF! and we are so very glad to see it go. We are better for going through it, but we don't want to go back there.

Here's to looking and moving forward. 2012 here we come. We have lots of motivation and creativity coming your way.

Thanks for becoming our friend!! We love getting to know new friends.

Doggy Kisses,
Tanner (& Beth)

Berts Blog said...

Hey Suka, do you have a headache? boy you really downed a lot of that stuff.

Big party eh!!

Here is wishin you and K an excellent 2012.

Lots of love, happiness and peace.


Painter Pack said...

Happy New Year! The awful 2011 is outta here!!! Woofs!!

Peggy Frezon said...

Here's a toast to a fantastic 2012 for you all! Hugs, Peggy and Kelly.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Amen, Suka and K...and Porgy! Well said.

We send you hope and love, not just because it is the new year but because you are dear friends for whom we wish all of the treasures of the Universe. You are SO deserving...and it is your time!

Cyber-sibes said...

Happy New Year to woo & Porgy & K.
Your wish list is awesome, what a great world that would be! We'll do our part towards a world of beauty, honesty, integrity, love, and peace. (just sayin"!)

jack & moo

Joan said...

You tell 'em Suka! Here! Here! Three cheers to a wonderful 2012 New Year!! Awesome photo story BTW! Loved the fuzzy pic, way too funny.

Really love the Still Live with a Parrot painting - bet Porgy did too.

Joan & Little Janie Poo
P.S. K will enjoy this....McKenna bought Joan a 'just sayin' post-it note pad....hmmmm? wonder where that idea came from?? YOU!

Have a wonderful week!

Duendes said...

Hello my dear friends ,
I hope you have spend great holidays!!!
and that all your dreams be fulfilled with the arrival of the new year.many blessings, health and love your way....be careful with the champagne!!He is very good but you should not take advantage....big hugs.you could put a google translator on your blog would be much easier for us foreigners .... I'm sorry but my English is not good ....I apologize is just a suggestion ok.

ra husky said...

Happy new year mates. Suka- you & Porgy look like such good friends! Play bows,


FiveSibesMom said...

Happy New Year, Suka! We love your sentiments for 2012 and share in them! And may this be the year for good health for all our blogpals and a cure for canine epilepsy and cancer too!

We are thankful to have wonderful blogpals like you, Suka! And look forward to another year of adventures and photos of beauty!

Hope the champagne was good and that you didn't get too snookered! The Five slept through midnight too...until the fireworks and Hu-mom work them all up to welcome in the new year!

Happy 2012!

Scrappy said...

Happy New Year! BOL That was quite the way to ring the New Year in! Great post!

Cocorue said...

SukaSuka our dear furiend,

happy happy new year to your and your hoomans.

we know we have been lazy but we shalln't blame anyone, right????? bol!!!

your good furiends,
coco and tiffy

Scrappy said...

SUKA! Check out my blog today....I have bestowed an Award on you! Yippee!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy New Handsome!

No bubbly here for 2012 as somemom had toooooooo much Prosecco last year ;-)

Paws khrossed fur 2012 to be a GREAT one fur woo and K -

I know my mom was glad to see 2010 end since in early 2011 she got the job at The GKP!

Here's to 'K'arma!


Takie Reyes said...

Happy new year suka hope you are allays ok nag great..

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