Saturday, September 19, 2009

Its Rosh Hashanah!

Hello Friends! Today is Rosh Hahsanah! That means that today is the Jewish New Year!

Mommy went to Temple as she always does for the New Year and she promised to make a wish for us when the rabbi blew the shofar (a special horn) at the end of the ceremony. Mommy, my sisters and i all wished that the New Year bring you and your family good health, lots of love and happiness!

Shana Tova! (Shana Tova means Happy New Year in Hebrew)!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's All in a Name - Coco, Godiva & Truffle

My Cousin Pedro did the REALLY cool post yesterday called "It's All In A Name - Pedro" and i though it would be really cool if we turned it into a tag so that we could get to know how our friends got their names. Well, Cousin Pedro liked the idea and he tagged me first! Thank you Cousin Pedro...this is going to be so much fun!

Since i share my bloggy with my two little sisters, I will be telling you how they got their names too. After i tel you about me and my sisters names, i will tell you the interesting story about our last name. Since my mommy has a really unique name i suppose i will tell you what it means too. Let me get mommy's name over with first.

My mommy's name is LeeTal (yes it really has a capital letter in the middle of it and it is spelt as one word). LeeTal is a Hebrew name and it means "a glass of dew as a gift from g-d".

The day that my mommy brought me home she spent the entire ride home going back and forth with my daddy about what to name me. they both agreed that it had to "fit" me. My mommy wanted to name me Abigail but i didn't look like an Abigail. This is the list of some of the names that my mommy and daddy thought of :

  • Abigail
  • Sophia (after Sophia Loren)
  • Gwendolin
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Sweetie
  • Baby
  • Rhiannon (after the Stevie Nicks Song)
  • Judy (after Judy Garland)
And then my daddy said "Coco". My mommy looked down at me and because i was so young and small my mommy said "Aww, she looks like a little Princess Coco Bean". So that was it; from that point on mommy and daddy called me Princess Coco Bean.

When my mommy decided that i was potty trained enough and that it was time for me to have a sister she started thinking about names. Mommy knew that she wanted another female and kind of wanted to stick to the whole chocolate theme but not be cheezy or cliche about it. When she found the picture of Godiva she knew exactly what to call her..."Lady Godiva". This name has two meanings to it...The first is Godiva which sticks to the chocolate name theme that my mommy was going for and the second is her full name "Lady Godiva". The story of Lady Godiva is of an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman whom according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry, in England, in order to gain remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

When mommy realized that she may be bringing home more than just one puppy for her birthday she started to panic. OMD...she had to think of another name that was interesting and had meaning to it. And it had to be a cure Chocolate related name that would "fit" this third dog. So I helped my mommy write a post here on my bloggy and asked my friends and their humans for help. We got a lot of responses but we wouldn't be able to choose a name until we actually saw this third puppy. Lady Godiva already had a name so mommy brought the list of names and as soon as she saw Godiva's sister she knew immediately that Truffle was the name for her! She looked like a fat little round truffle.

Me and my sisters have my mommy's Last name. Our last name is Lavi. My mommy's daddy was born in Yugoslavia just before the war broke out. When my mommy's daddy was just 9 months old the war started to get really bad and my great grand parents immigrated from Yugoslavia to Jerusalem. They didn't want people to know that they were immigrants so they changed their last name from Krivokapich to Lavi. Krivokapich supposedly means "crooked hat" in Serbo-Croation. Lavi means "lion" in Hebrew.

So that's our story and a little bit about our family history.

I would like to tag My Cousin Rambo & his sister Molly Midget. Now, apparently, there has been some laziness going on in his home and his g-mom hasn't been letting him blog much lately so i am going to also tag Tessa the Maltese and Khyra the Siberian Husky! I would also like for any of my other friends to participate if they would like to so that i can hear about their names too!

Looking forward to hearing about how you got your names!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Princess Coco Bean

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There is SO much to share with you all...

I would like to thank you for your kind words and warm wishes through our tough times. My mommy says that i have been a super good big sister and and even bigger super good girl/therapist. I sleep in my mommy's bed EVERY night now and snuggle close to my mommy all night. She has had a lot of rough nights so i stay up with her and give her tons of Coco Kisses because my kisses make her smile. Godiva (as simple minded as she is) has even caught on to this and when i start up with my Coco Kisses Frenzy Godiva jumps up and throws herself across mommy's lap and exposes her belly. Truffle on the other hand is still a complete spaz that we are convinced has some form of ADD or ADHD and insists on sticking her tongue in mommy's ear(s). While this makes mommy laugh and squirm i am still convinced that she would rather have kisses and exposed belly's!

My grandma and Grandpa are expecting a new little girl! They are going to name her Abigale but will call her Abby for short. She is a Cavalier King Charles. My mommy met a breeder at the dog show and she REALLY stood out from the other breeders. the breeders name is Ivy and she loves her Cavaliers very much. She doesn't breed to make money but rather as a hobby breeder. All her dogs are a pat of her home and she even lets them sit on the tables so that they can see out the windows! I wish my mom would let me sit on the table...but that's a different story.

Grandma and GRANDpa went on a cruze to Alaska for two weeks and when they got back my mommy had bought two fluffy furry pink beds and a TON of toys! It was a surprise and my grandparents loved them! But my mommy and I and my sisters have one more secrete surprise for grandma and grandpa...We have taken a baby photo of Abby and we are having it painted! And what makes it even more special is that my Auntie Gizelle is painting it!!! Isn't that super cool! This is the photo that Auntie is painting
Isnt she the cutest!? This picture was taken when she was 4 1/2 weeks old. If you would like to see more photos of Abby here is the link: Ivy has her temporarily named "Truffles" (total coincidence). Abby is now 6 weeks old and Grandma and Grandpa will be bringing her home when she is 10 weeks old. Me and my sisters are SO excited!

My mommy got a call today from my Auntie Gizelle and we got some very bitter sweet news today. My auntie Gizelle found out today that she was accepted to University of Kentucky. While we are all very sad that in a few months she will have to move, we are all very excited thatshe got accepted into her college of choice. CONGRATULATIONS AUNTIE GIZELLE!!!

I miss you all and very much and i am sorry that i have not been able to post anything but things are going back to normal now so you will be seeing me around more often.

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess