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Fifteen Years of Santa's Little Helper by TeaPhotography Fifteen Years of Santa's Little Helper by TeaPhotography
See images from this year's Holiday Greeting Cards to Help Animals in Need HERE: [link] :heart:

This is for my :santa:Secret Santa:santa: Sara :iconsarac1: :rose:

from the Group :iconpetpicks: . She is also a fellow-Administrator with me there and I really do love this growing Group that does a lot of fun Activities. I hope Sara likes this. :aww:

I *may* also enter this in #PetPicks "Santa's Little Helpers" Contest that is currently going on... Already a lot of nice entries- a really fun Contest! :nod:

It will likely be used as one of my personal Greeting Cards this year, AND is
definitely ready for HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS for next year, to support
The Shelter Project and therefore The South Coast Humane Society.

Malori is my 15 year old Beagle. She turned 15, this past October 11th, 2011.
I brought her home with me 15 years ago THIS week. :aww:
THIS is her 15th Christmas. :holly:

When she was a MUCH younger and VERY stubborn Beagle, getting into nearly EVERYTHING, we almost lost her several times, because of her crazy antics! :no:
She has been deemed "The DOG with NINE lives!" :nod:
She seriously is a crazy Beagle. :omg:

We lost her "sister", her best friend, Canela Bella two years ago this past September, when Canela was over 14, and we still miss her... we just took out her stocking... :hmm:

We didn't think Malori would make it THIS far, as she has been VERY ill for a long time.
Early Summer of 2010, she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure... and apparently most dogs don't live past 6 month after such a diagnosis.
Well, it's been 18 months, since Malori had her diagnosis.

She's on 2 specific meds for it, and another to keep her kidneys maintained, and she has treats specifically for joints.

She's had some close calls, and we've had some very bad weeks with her, and then she just pops up for a while and keeps on with some better weeks and good days.
The old girl seems to have some LIFE left in her! :D

She actually looks better here, than in her last uploaded photo.
We all have good days, and not-so-good-days. :aww:

More of Malori:


We are Santa's Elves
by Burl Ives

Ho ho ho.
Ho ho ho.
We are Santa's elves.

We are Santa's elves,
Filling Santa's shelves
With a toy
For each girl and boy.

Oh, we are Santa's elves.
We work hard all day,
But our work is play.
Dolls we try out,
See if they cry out.

We are Santa's elves.
We've a special job each year.
We don't like to brag.
Christmas Eve we always
Fill Santa's bag.

Santa knows who's good.
Do the things you should.
And we bet you,
He won't forget you.

We are Santa's elves.
Ho ho ho. Ho ho ho.
We are Santa's elves.
Ho Ho!

:music: :tunes: Lyrics & YouTube both HERE: [link]
Talk about a classic...
[Once upon a time, in another life, I found myself teaching this song every year, to a bunch of another type of "elf" to be performed, with a few other songs. :) ]


[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]

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ALL work produced by Tea of Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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poserfan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional
Your artwork is currently featured in #Holidays' Seasons Greetings journal. [link]

If you do not wish to be featured, please let us know and it will be removed.

wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww this is a great photo and she is so cute too :D
MoonchildLuiza Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Awww.... This is so cute! :love:
SaphoPhotographics Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in #stopBSL monthly feature [link] :heart: If you could support the feature by faving that would be awesome :peace:
Machii-csi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... 15 years... hope my beloved beagle girl lives that long... (she's turning 3 today)

take good care or her, spend a lot of time together... so when she decides to leave you'll remember the moments together with a smile...

and this is late, but... Merry Christmas to both of you! :D
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Peace and Love Tea!
Featured [link]
mim304 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
What a beauty! And, a beautiful card, too! :love:
mandycorinthos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Shes a beautiful dog, and it's such a cute photo I featured her photo here -> [link]
TheFabulousHeather Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you don't mind if I featured Malori in my journal. Her story touched my heart. [link]
TheFabulousHeather Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, what a sweet heart! :heart: And, you and your family are very sweet to care for her. She's in my prayers.
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