Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Kicking off 2013 with some good old fashioned Karma- 1/1/13

Happy new year guys.

I had no intentions of posting today.  We had a massive night and I am exhausted.  We are probably the luckiest people in the world as we know some people who have rented a unit in the city of Sydney that overlooks the harbour bridge and we spent the night watching the fireworks from the 22nd floor balcony.  We were only going to stay for the 9pm fireworks but ended up staying until after the midnight ones and I am so thankful we did.  Awesome does not sum up the night.  In fact I can only think of swear words to describe just how awesome it was!!  I have some cool pics to share tomorrow!!

After battling the traffic we ended up driving over the harbour bridge, flipping a u-turn to head south.  We got home about 230am to find our dog missing.  He is such a scaredy cat and really freaks out when there is thunder or fireworks and apparently the fireworks in our town were going off last night and even thought the HOTH left the door open so the dogs could hang out inside he took off. 

I drove around looking for him with no luck and we went to bed hoping that someone had found him and he was ok.  We got up this morning and I thought to check our local facebook page and there he was.  A private message and an hour or so later and he was delivered to our door by 2 awesome people.  I cannot describe how much gratitude I have to have him home safe and sound.  We were all so happy to see him even if 10 minutes later he was back to trying to steal the kids food!!

Moral of the story- Karma, what goes around comes around and for all the times we have taken in a wandering dog and found its owner it has completely worked in our favour!!   Oh and make sure I buy new tags for the dogs collars but I am on to that tomorrow!!

Karma, random acts of kindness/pay it forward will feature heavily around here this year.  It can take something as simple as helping someone with directions or helping someone reach something on a shelf to make a difference in someones day and its something I have always tried to do.  Imagine if every person in the world did one nice thing for just one other person everyday/  Sometimes the little things can matter the most. 

Photo: Does anyone know who's beautiful dog this is he was found wondering Parkes street last night-  please inbox me....
The picture from facebook.

So for the first time in 2013 (yes I keep writing the date so I get used to it!!) I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT. 

Oh and guess who is halfway through her first book in the 13/13 challenge?!


  1. So glad you found him Ann. Our rotty used to just sit as far under the carport as he could to get away from the noise.

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I'm a huge believer in Karma, and I think it definitely goes both ways. I'm so glad you got your baby back. Luckily we went to early fireworks, so were home to hold our 2 pups at midnight, such little sooks.
    Happy 2013 x

  3. That's great that you found him! I was worried about leaving my cats yesterday but they are indoor cats and one of them who is scared of thunderstorms and fireworks mainly hides under the bed. Happy New Year!

  4. So glad to hear you got him back safe and sound. Would have been a really rotten start to the new year otherwise.

    And what are you reading? I'd love to know. I'm starting my book tonight.

    Happy New Year!

  5. oh my gosh i would be a mess if our dog went MIA!! It sounds like you have a wonderful neighbourhood - so glad he is back safe and sound with you!!


  6. Oh I'm so glad you got your dog back! Ours is like that, takes off at the first sign of fireworks. Years ago on NYE, we came home to find her stuck under a car. She had crawled under there to hide and we had to jack it up so she could get out. She was fine though.
    Happy new year Ann x

  7. So glad that you got your dog back. I decided to sign up for 13/13 and am going to start my book tonight. I have something crazy like 900 books on my kindle so I need to start making a dent in them.

  8. How wonderful that you got him back. Losing one of our animals is one of my greatest worries. So lovely to hear of a lovely new year start. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses that the year continues that way.

  9. I would freak out if our dog was missing! So glad you got him back safe and sound. NYE 2011 we rescued a fireworks addled dog, and managed to get him to the owners within a few hours. They where so relieved!

  10. Oh so glad you got him back safe and sound!!!

    Happy New Year!!

    #teamIBOT was here :)

  11. Oh that's a nice happy story to start the new year! Glad he is safe and sound. :)


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