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warmest holiday wishes

May your holidays be full of love,

White puppy eating out of the palm of my hand (or is it the other way around?)
tante belle cose,

White puppy with red bow; I'm holding out the camera with the other hand
and quiet moments to reflect on all that is good in the world.
Seriously how cute is she?

Wishing you all the very best this holiday season–
why not start with a little Harry Connick Jr.’s When My Heart Finds Christmas?

41 Beans of Wisdom to “warmest holiday wishes”
  1. Anonymous
    12.25.2007

    I can’t believe I’m the first to comment. Could it be that I haven’t slept yet? Anyways, Michelle grazie mille for the Holiday wishes you sent my way.
    Tanti auguri anche a te, P., Luna e Stella e tutta la famiglia.
    Spero di incontrarci qualche giorno.

    Carole in Missouri.

  2. Giulia
    12.25.2007

    OHHHHH, is that the puppy that hasn’t been taken yet? The beautiful white one! Awww, who am I kidding… they are all beautiful. BUT, I thought that white one would be one of the first to go! Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚

  3. Sharon
    12.25.2007

    Npthing could be cuter than a puppy …well perhaps a bambino would be nice??? No pressure!!!

    Happy Christmas to you and everyone you love!

  4. sandierpastures
    12.25.2007

    Is she a Lab? She is really so adorable!!

  5. Gil
    12.25.2007

    Hope that you having (or had) a Very Merry Christmas! The puppy looks like a nice present for someone

  6. girasoli
    12.25.2007

    What a great song and a very cute puppy! Mele Kalikimaka

  7. Jessica_in_Rome
    12.26.2007

    Cute Pics!!! Buon Natale!

  8. Tori
    12.26.2007

    Those are beautiful pups!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family! Enjoy every moment!

  9. Ninotchka
    12.26.2007

    Awww, sweet puppy! What a joy. πŸ™‚

  10. AliceAcademic
    12.26.2007

    Happy Holidays! I just discovered your blog and read your amazing stories about your grandmother, your trip, meeting P. Its wonderful! I’m glad I read this at all, but especially before 2008, as it gives me hope in a way that I think I have been afraid to have. Wishing you all the best in the coming year, and thanks for sharing these inspiring moments.

  11. Chris
    12.26.2007

    What wonderful pictures to open up to. Buon Natale!

  12. Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah)
    12.26.2007

    Oh, that is too cute for words. Nothing quite so precious as a puppy!

  13. Pasticcera
    12.26.2007

    Aaahhhhh……warm wishes to you too.

  14. Ilva
    12.26.2007

    Beautiful! I wish you a great New Year!

  15. Karina
    12.26.2007

    I have lots of catching up to do in here, and I will be back to do so, but just had to stop in and say “awww”…Merry Christmas (a day late).

  16. sognatrice
    12.26.2007

    Thanks for all the good holiday wishes everyone!

    Grace, no she’s not a lab, just a cute mutt πŸ™‚

    Alice, thank you so much for such a wonderful comment–so heartwarming any time of year, but especially now πŸ™‚

  17. Jay a.k.a. 'Dat'
    12.26.2007

    First of all, AAWWWWW PUPPY!!!!

    LOL… but Merry Christmas and hope you have a great holiday!

    Take care!

    Jay
    DatMoney.com
    DatCurious.com

  18. annulla
    12.26.2007

    Beautiful puppy love. Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

  19. Eryn
    12.26.2007

    i can’t believe that’s not a lab……wow could have fooled me! (we decided to start calling mutts hybrids πŸ™‚

    hope you had a wonderful Christmas in southern Italia!!!!

  20. witnessing am i
    12.26.2007

    I swear I am not a dog person but your images always bring out the weakness in me.

    Many happy wishes for a healthy and happy new year!

  21. cheeky
    12.27.2007

    How could anyone not love dogs? That wee puppie just warms my heart. Such great photos.
    I’m anxious to hear about update on the pups.
    I have enjoyed all of your Christmas memories.
    xo

  22. Delina
    12.27.2007

    Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season!

  23. Rebecca
    12.27.2007

    I hope you have enjoyed an amazing Christmas…all the best for the New Year, and may you enjoy all the surprises that it brings!

  24. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen
    12.27.2007

    There you go again! Are you trying to kill me Michelle!?! πŸ˜‰

    Buon Natale! Hope all your dreams come true for the new year! Brightest Blessings!

  25. Britt-Arnhild
    12.27.2007

    Merry Christmas to you.

    Is the puppy a Christmas gift?

  26. Lara
    12.27.2007

    What an adorable pup!!! Merry Christmas, Sognatrice!

  27. LaDonnaMobile
    12.27.2007

    My Harry Connick Jr Christmas Albums were pretty much all I listened to during the holidays, but then along cam Josh Groban’s new Christmas CD . . . . . mamma mia che voce!

  28. Karen Cole
    12.27.2007

    Thanks for the good wishes and nice holiday music…..nothing could be better, except Harry, himself, coming to sing in person.

    Joy and peace from Philly!!!

    xxoo Karen

  29. Tina
    12.28.2007

    I’m gonna steal that puppy. πŸ˜‰

    Happy New Year my friend!

  30. saraarts
    12.28.2007

    Hee! Little Latte! (Yes, I’m still thinking of them with their coffee drink names.) Is she wearing a bow because she’s somebody’s present, or do you just like the family to dress for Christmas dinner?

    Her eyes in these pictures are very Renaissance-Madonna-like, sidelong serious glances through pale lashes, demure and serene. But she’s a puppy! A cuddly, wiggly puppy!

  31. esperandoaiyasu
    12.28.2007

    So cute! Your blog always reminds me how much I want a puppy!!!

  32. La delirante
    12.28.2007

    Happy holidays sognatrice! All the best,

  33. Susan from Food Blogga
    12.28.2007

    Awwww, how precious. Happy New Year!

  34. Jen of A2eatwrite
    12.28.2007

    What gorgeous photos! I hope you and yours had a lovely time!

  35. Italian Woman
    12.29.2007

    Hi girlfriend,
    Just stop by to wish you a happy year and many adventures. I have been cooking with you on Wednesdays when I get a chance. Glad I discovered you or you discovered me, who remembers?

    Happy New Year! I wish you many adventures.

    P.S. that Harry Connick is one sexy guy.

  36. Debbie Egizio
    12.29.2007

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Your puppy images make me smile inside and out. This little one is so incredibly adorable!

  37. Zen Chef
    12.29.2007

    Happy New Year to you!
    Best wishes for 2008!
    πŸ™‚

  38. Maryann
    12.29.2007

    Happy New Year to you and yours Sognatrice!

  39. heartinsanfrancisco
    12.30.2007

    That is the cutest puppy ever! Does he speak Italian?

    Happy New Year, Sognatrice, and many blessings.

  40. Jerry
    12.30.2007

    Harry and a puppy – what a great way to celebrate Christmas!

  41. sognatrice
    12.30.2007

    Thanks to all for the good Christmas wishes; I hope all of you are also having a lovely holiday season πŸ™‚

    *Britt-Arnhild, no the puppy was one of the last to go from the litter that one of my dogs had. I was so sorry to see her go πŸ™

    *Sara, I just couldn’t resist putting a big red bow on the white puppy–no one else got dressed, actually. I mean the humans were, but….

    *Heart, why yes she does speak Italian…and a touch of English although I’m afraid she’ll lose all of it now that she’s with an Italian family πŸ˜‰

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