Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Special Holiday Message from ChazzTheDog

From Cat Chat: I read this post from my buddy Chazz  on his blog  ADOPTED MOM TO CHAZZ and it resonated with me. It made such an impression that I asked Chazz's Mom if I may re-post this. She graciously gave me her permission.  This holiday season let's celebrate and welcome our differences. Let's learn from each others' traditions. Let's expand our frame of reference to include everyone. It should be a joyous time of year for us all.   I am proud to welcome ChazzTheDog to our blog today as our guest blogger. Enjoy his post! The photo of the cats below...is from US (we had found it a few years ago on the web...can't remember where!)




HOLIDAY GREETINGS

 from ChazzTheDog

Pawwaves to all my pals. I wanted to take this time,
 as the days get busier and go quickly, to wish you all:

Happy Holidays!

It is important at this time of the year to enjoy your family and furriends; to gather for food, music, and celebration – whatever your traditions. To remember with fond memories those who have left us in body; but always remain in our hearts in spirit. We never lose the love we have for them – never.

And let us remember that while we all belong to different families, we are all part of a bigger family. We  all share the important things. To have a furever home, to be loved and give love.

Let me tell you a short story: About two years ago when i first came to make this blog; I was asked to join a Dog & Kitteh Christmas Choir. I was very pawcited to be asked to join the group.  But I thought I had better tell them that i don’t celebrate Christmas, because I’m Jewish. Now that didn’t mean I didn’t know all the words to the Christmas Carols, because I do…and I wanted to be in da singing group.  They said that was okay, I could be in da group even though I celebrate Chanukah. We should respect everybody’s personal traditions cause that’s what they believe.

 Just because people (or dogs) were raised in different cultures doesn’t mean we can’t respect them when they are different then us…

Chazz in the Anipal Choir
Visit Chazz's blog here
So that’s my  message as we enter this Holiday Season. Shopping, cooking, baking,  wrapping presents, will keep us all very busy in these days leading up to the end of the year and through New Year’s 2013.  But it is also important to remember these things. Peace, Love, and Harmony. It’s mostly all we have to give to one another.

Happy Holidays,
ChazzTheDog

39 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful post! The Human works in the Roamin' Catlick school, and that's how she was raised herself, but there are plenty of kids and teachers there from different traditions--Jewish and Buddhist and Muslim and many different Christian backgrounds. Fortunately, it is a very loving and inclusive environment and everyone's holy days and celebrations are given notice and respect. The Human says it's one of the furry best things about her school. We luffs you lots, Caren & Cody!

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    1. Oh yes Spitty, San Fran is a melting pot of different cultures which I love because it expands everyone's world. We LOVE YOU LOTS TOO!!!!!!!

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  2. great post Caren and Cody,My dads wife-my step mum is jewish as is her side of the family and we are christians we mix the 2 holiday and celebrate together Hanukah and chrismas great fun!next yeah I'm hoping that my dad and step mum will join us for christmas here in the uk!dad said to keep reminding them...hehe so I will,xx Speedy and mum

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    1. Thanks speedy but Chazz gets the credit! My ex was Catholic and we used to decorate for both holidays! I think it is wonderful to acknowledge them together!! xoxo

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  3. We too will be busy getting everything ready. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Cody please come round I have given you and award,xx Speedy

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    1. Thanks Speedy! Not going to be home all day but I will get it later for sure! Thank you!!! xoxo

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  5. It's so true! I'd like to add 'respect' in the list as well.

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  6. Lovely message and timley. I'm seeing a lot of "cat vs. dog" memes online lately, and while I know they're meant to be fun, I don't like that they focus on what separates us, rather than what unites us (our love for animals). Whether it's holidays, religious backgrounds, or what type of pet we prefer: ultimately, it is more important to focus on the things that we share.

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    1. Ingrid I think you stated it perfectly. "Focus on the things that we share" Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. That is so darn true. We should all respect all the different cultures and beliefs. It is a happy season no matter who you are are or what you believe. Take care and have a great day.

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    1. Chazz is a wise doggy. You also take care and have a great day!

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  8. HAPPY SUNDAY ALL!!! If you leave a comment and don't see it...no worries! I now use comment moderation and have to approve everything before it is posted. I will be at the lions game today so many won't get on til I get home! Have a great day!

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  9. What a great message for this time of year. We should embrace each others differences...like I'm orange and Ernie's black. It doesn't stop us from licking each other's heads. :)

    Wally

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    1. "it doesn't stop us from licking each other's heads" I LOVE IT! xoxo

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  10. That was a beautiful post and oh so true. Respect is so very important, and everyone is a bit different. I like that.

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  11. They are not happy, BOL
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  12. This is awesome. Thank you all for sharing! Hugs!
    Maggie P., Grizelda & Chloe Jo

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  13. We love this message! Let's all let peace, love and harmony rule the season! :)

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  14. Excellent post. We are all brothers and sisters (I mean, if you go far enough back, we're all actually related in some way!).

    I really like how cat (and dog) blogging can bring people together. It can help cut through stereotypes which we ALL carry around with us (and we ALL need to look in the mirror FIRST) and not always blame the "other."

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  15. Great post!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  16. Malaysia prides itself on its multiculturalism but every year we have people insisting that Muslims can't wish people a merry Christmas or Blessed Deepavali etc etc. Sickening. I hope you do better than us!

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  17. Great post. Most younger people don't celebrate the holidays the way they were intended anyway anymore. It's all about shopping and material things. Hmmm, I wonder what I'm getting this Christmas. This year, TW's family is doing a recipe book that they are sharing in instead of presents.

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  18. We couldn't agree more! The holidays are about celebrating what makes us human, uh, feline?

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  19. That was a wonderful bloggie. I loved every word.

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  20. Wonderful post! It's my hope that our pets can teach us to slow down and enjoy what really counts during the crazy busy season :-)

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  21. Fantastic post! We love the holiday season :)

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  22. OMGosh, do I ever LOVE the picture you found of the darling Himalayans (or a Himmy and a Persian?)! Priceless... :)

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    1. Isn't it just great? It has been all over the net. Wish I could remember where I found it. I have seen it everywhere so feel free to steal it :)

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