Our New Year is starting

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Good morning Everyone,

Friday has arrived and with it today we celebrate the Jewish New Year. Our New Year is based on the Hebrew Calendar, and we are celebrating the year 5784. It starts at sunset this evening and ends on Sunday evening as in the Jewish Religion our day starts at sunset and ends at sunset.

We wish everyone a Sweet New Year and  we celebrate with the following :

Apples and Honey for a Sweet New Year

Pomegranate seeds which symbolize plentiful for the New Year

A round Challah (special bread) which symbolizes a reflection of the continuing cycle of years and seasons

Another symbol is the blowing of the Rams Horn, Shofar which symbolizes continuity and a hopeful future. The Shofar is blown in Temple during the service.

Below is a video of what we say to everyone !


To start the New Year I decided to take Layla for her senior check up at the vet today. I am blessed to have a wonderful vet who understands all my quirks as a Jewish Dog Mom. We discussed her health over all which she is happy with but wants to do a Senior Panel of blood tests to check her liver and kidneys which costs a fortune so am waiting to hear from my insurance if they will cover it. I am just relieved that for her age, nearly 17 she is healthy, not over weight, heart is good and she is walking great for her age. So will be praying I get the okay for the tests so that I can get them done and relax totally. We also discussed her grooming as she needs a haircut but because of her age and anxiety I am scared to take her as it normally a 3 hour ordeal for her and my vet said to step back from that at the moment.

Smiling in the park this week

Napping in the park this week

On behalf of Layla and Me we are wishing everyone a safe happy healthy New Year and may it be prosperous,

With a woof and love from


10 Replies to “Our New Year is starting”

  1. We sure hope you both have a most happy and healthy New Year! It does sound like you have a very understanding and good Vet, that’s not easy to find these days. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Thank you Brian and may your New Year be a healthy and happy one too. My vet is fantastic and I am really blessed with her. Thanks so much for your Thankful Thursday Blog Hop as always, have a wonderful safe weekend.

  2. Happy New Year to you and Layla!
    My fingers are crossed that your insurance will cover Layla’s test. Those are pricey. They can reveal a lot though. I’m sending positive thoughts that insurance will step up.
    You definitely have found a gem of a vet! They can be difficult to find at times. I’m so glad you’ve got a great one for Layla.
    Here’s to a wonderful New Year and week with great answers from the pet insurance.

    • Thank you Terri. I am truly blessed with my vet and am praying the insurance comes through as I really want to do the test so that I can keep her happy and healthy. Have a
      wonderful week and once again thank you for visiting our blog

  3. Happy New Year Layla and family. May you have health, wealth and joy (and a successful insurance claim, it sounds essential to me!)

  4. Happy New Year!! I wish you a sweet and peaceful new year in 5784! I love Challah bread, it’s SO delicious – I hope you enjoyed lots of it over the weekend. Good luck w/ the insurance company, I hope they will pay for Layla’s tests. I used to groom Phoebe a lot myself in between professional grooming. I used an electric grooming tool, it’s easy to do, and I would trim her facial hair w/ a blunt tipped scissor. It saved a ton of money on grooming costs. Think about getting an inexpensive simple shaver.

    • Cathy thank you so much. I love Challah also and can eat it all day LOL especially toaated yumm. May the New Year be a healthy and happy one for everyone. I am waiting to hear about the insurance and praying, as for grooming my eyes are so bad I am scared to even try I might cut her tail off LOL. My friend is going to help me with that soon.
      Have a wonderful week

  5. I just love Miss Layla’s video! May you both also have a very happy, healthy, and sweet New Year (filled with lots of treats for Layla ~ and coffee for Mama!) Thanks for letting us know how it is pronounced also! Happy New Year, girls! Pinned to share your greetings with others!

    • Thank you Dorothy and may the New Year be a healthy one for all of us, yup Mama needs lots of coffee and Miss Piggy wants lots of treats LOL. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend

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