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Lil' Buddy's Blog: Canine Reflections on Some Tougher Times - Christmas in Chicago, 2008

THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!

Buddy Holly Moss & Human Daddy Team Leader Dean - Christmas, 2007

Merry Christmas, you dogs! 

This week, I decided to post a day early due to the holiday.  I wanted to capture the mood of the Moss-Bartosiewicz Family Christmas, 2008, while all the fragrant memories are still fresh in my mind - and the taste of the end of Prime Rib is still fresh in my lil' belly!

To me, Christmas in Chicago is an odd collection of TV ads, classic movies, and dozens of humans heading from store to store, fighting crowds for gifts, and often leaving very stressed out. 

(Scouting the stores for this story earlier this week, however, I noticed there were fewer people out shopping, and they seemed to be buying less.  It appears, from this un-scientific Dog's Eye View, that folks are cutting back a bit this year, because of the economy).

But there is something more this year.  I can sense it in my little head.

Despite the near-continuous snow and cold here in Chicago this past week, and the growing fear over the sluggish Chicago Housing Market, the U.S. Economy, and Rising Unemployment - humans still keep the faith.  They share with their families.  And, judging by the high level of activity in Salvation Army Kettles at the entrance of malls and stores - they still share with those less fortunate than they are.

That should be a lesson for us dogs, since loving our humans is the Number One thing we all do.  Yes?

Gracie and her Big Toybox - 10-30-2008

In my own short little life, I have found the true meaning of Christmas to be in your heart.  No matter your religion, it gives you a chance to reflect on what is really important - family, friends who care for you, and, of course, the little four-pawed creatures in your life who help to give it so much meaning.  You know, like ME, and our Lil' Gracie Moss!

And, you know, no matter what things may be like in the short term, the love of your family, your friends, and your faith will make sure you will push through all the tough stuff, and be stronger on the other side.

During this holiday season, you dogs, cherish these relationships.  Nurture them.  Know their value.  Remember, if things are tough for you and your human family right now - hang in there!

Things WILL get better.  They always have!

Check out my annual Christmas Post via BlogChicagoHomes.com. 

Happy Holidays!

YOUR ACE REPORTER ON FOUR PAWS,

BUDDY HOLLY MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

(and, from GRACIE MOSS - Keep the Season Bright!)

Comment balloon 5 commentsDean Moss • December 25 2008 05:13PM

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Dean: Just stopping by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Keep your spirits high and the snow will soon be gone and things back to normal.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 9 years ago

I like your dog's point of view!  Perspective and priorities are everything.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 9 years ago

Hi Dean - Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy New Year to you, Sue, your Mom and Gracie!

Deb and Frank

Posted by Jill McTague, DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate (RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices) over 9 years ago

Cute pics and I think you really did find the true meaning...

Posted by Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 9 years ago

No Merry Christmas to the kitty cats? :(

Nonetheless, Zoey the Cool Cat says best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity for 2009.

Zoey the Cool Cat

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

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