Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our Special Gift

We received a very special New Years Eve gift from our furends over at Simpatico.

Muffin and I were so excited when the man in brown came to our door to deliver the packages. I barked told him that it was from one of my boytoy's, Newby and his family.

You can't see it here, but it really had our names on the label.
I carefully had to assess the situation. I had to be sure that it was really from MY boy Newby before I went crazy with delight.
Now, before I go any further I have to tell you the story behind the gift. Ms. Shelle (Newby's Mama) said it's a long standing tradition in their household that was started by her Grandma. By giving this type of gift, it was a way for Grandma to assure that everyone stayed home on New Years Eve where they would be safe and sound. Newby thought it would be a great idea to include us in their tradition.
My Newby

This is what was in the package.
The Disney movie "The Ugly Dachshund"

Newby said that in NO way was this meant as an insult. It's one of his very favorite movies and he wanted to share the joy with us.

And look at what else we got! A wonderful snack pak (for the hoomans) to enjoy with the movie!
So, on New Years Eve, we followed Newby's instructions.....
Stay home ~ Check
      Stay safe ~ Check
            Watch the movie ~ Check
                  Watch the ball drop at midnight ~ Failed that one miserably!
                         Enjoy and have a great night ~ Check
We've never seen this movie before and for some reason (which I don't understand) Mommy has never even heard of it!
IT WAS AWESOME! We LOVED the movie! It was totally funny and I barked talked to the TV throughout the entire movie. After watching it, we now understand the title. And believe me, it fits the movie well. (Butt, in the end, all of you are right ~ There's no such thing as an ugly dachshund.)
We had a fantastic New Years Eve, never made it till midnight, and are overjoyed that Newby and his family had us share in their Grandmas ol'e time tradition.
Thank you Newby, Milo, Dixie, Shelle, Mark & Reed for this most pawsome New Years Eve gift! We love you.
Lily Belle & Muffin


  1. OK OK I take back my previous statement about the title of the movie. With your review I will have to see if I can locate it and gets some popcorn and watch it with my MOM.

  2. Lily when you come back north you have to show me how to open boxes. You do a good job of it. Did your mom make any poppy corn to share during the movie?


  3. What a fabulous present! I'm going to see if it's on netflix!


  4. Brilliant present and idea. Lily we are impressed with your package opening skills. Go rip it pal. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. MOL Lily Belle and Muffin
    "The Ugly Dachshund" for pups is kind of like the movie "That Darn Cat" is for felines...
    Both are funny and full of very talented actresses and actors.
    WTG Newby.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  6. Molly the Wally has it down pat- BRiLLIANT idea for New Year's Eve! We love this movie too, and we did not stay up either- Dad had worked all day so he was tired and needed us to take care of him for once!

  7. Oh Lily Belle... you picked yourself a WINNER when you set your collar fur NEWBY. OR should we say NUDEby.. OKAY now Muffin Pick Lily up.. beclaws we KNOW she just FAINTED from thinkin of Newby... bein NUDE... We'll wait fur you to get her back on her paws... huuuuum Hummmdy Hummmm hummmmmmmmm

    OKAY Lilly Belle Hope you didn't hurt your head when you Fainted.

    THAT was a WONDERFUL Pressie from Newby and his WONDERFUL Pack. WE have never seen that movie... butt mom has and LOVES IT too. It is an Oldie... butt a TRUE GOODIE.

  8. How sweet to send you this. I can imagine how happy you must be now.

  9. Love the video. You guys got the coolest stuff
    Benny & Lily

  10. that sounds very fun! I spended my new years alone and sleeping, since mama and daddy went Out.


  11. I must watch that movie! What a great gift from Newby!

  12. What a wonderful tradition and movie from Newby! We didn't make it to midnight either. In fact, I was asleep by about 8PM :)

  13. So cool. I will bring some popcorn and watch it with you. You've got a great friend.

  14. Wow pawsome pressie. Mommy loves that movie, she remembers it from when she was little(about 87 million years ago).

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Our momma saw the movie when she was a little puppy, too... and it has always been a favorite of hers.
    We were very pleased to have your join in our family's little tradition. We would get a new game or movie or something fun, with new jammies and a box full of snacks and everything was a 'theme'... we couldn't wait until the next year because it was so much fun guessing what we would get!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  16. Oh I love this movie! Really Mommy how did you miss this in all your doxie loving addiction. Well now we can say your a true Doxieholic... Welcome! LOL

  17. How is it possible that I did NOT even know about this movie?!

    And why won't my mom let me open packages, too? That looks like super fun!

    Keep on wagging,

  18. that was a super duper idea!!
    stella rose

  19. How cute!! We have never heard of this movie either so we'll have to check it out. Looks like you guys had an awesome New Year! We love how you're checking out the package. Adorable!

  20. What a nice gift! We always stay home on New Year's Eve too because there's too much craziness going on. Dad didn't even stay up 'til midnight! Isn't it FUN to open packages? And there's absolutely no such thing as an ugly doxie! No way!

    your pal,

  21. I just found your blog, and am just stopping by to say hi! What a neat gift!

    ~Treasure the Dachshund

  22. Mommy just loves that movie. We even have a copy. Of course Mommy is old as dirt and saw it at the movies when it first came out. She's gonna be 65 this month so you can guess how long ago that was.

    Oh Yes Muffin, Happy belated birthday sweet girl.


  23. That was a very special gift and an excellent tradition to partake in :D Yay for you! :D

    Waggin at ya,


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