Monday, December 1, 2008

The Cards are Costing!

I've been hard at work on making all these Christmas cards this week... Every one of the cards are homemade and have had time and effort put into each one of them...

Today I decided to do the math, to see how many I've sent out already, and how many more I need to make and send out...

I've got the pen and glasses, and my Santa hat for the season of course.

I must look over the list, and check off everyone I've mailed to already, and circle everyone that I still need to mail to.

And now I must add up all the numbers and cards, remembering that the cards going across the ocean will be more expensive... So lets see, a few dollars here, a few dollars there... A few more dollars there... Some more cards mailed here and there, more dollars to pay for stamps... I think I'm just about finished the math now. So, with all the money put together for stamps, this should all add up to...

... Er, let me read this again, it should all add up too... No, no... It can't be... It... it can't... *faints*


Lizzy's Note: I think Sparky just realized that he's going to have to wait 'till around this time next year before he has enough money to buy more treats and toys for himself again.

72 comments:

Mollie said...

Hi Sparky, it's nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by at my page! I think you are a very handsome doggie! I love your Santa hat!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u looks really wise there with ur glasses.. yeah, sending cards are costly... fortunately is once a year

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Your post made my day!
Thanks a lot!
I hope all those stamps won't cost you your treats!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Sparky,
I feel so embarrassing! Compare with your great effort to send joy and love to all your friends, I just clicked on some online card order. Shame on me!
And Sparky, your post always amazes me, I love to read it, laughed so hard that I fell off the chair.
Cheers!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hehe...you look so cute in the glasses, Sparky! Mom and I found that it is quite costly for us too, but we figured it's only once a year,so it's not too bad =) Hopefully we can save up some money from next year onwards so that by the next Christmas, we won't have to feel the pinch so much...*wink*

Hope you have a great day!

Scottie

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We're still recovering from last year's card exchange which is why we slept through reminding Momma to sign up this year.

But we'll be thinking of you while we wait for Santa to come down our chimney.

Princess Eva

Snowball said...

LOL. Sparky, I like to see you in glasses and Santa hat. You look like a very wise pup.

Is your address still the same as last year?

Luv
Snowball

Amber-Mae said...

Oh yeah! It didn't come cheap with us either! Good thing I wasn't the one who had to pay for it. *laughs evilly* But Mommy almost fainted. Harharhar! I hope you're okay now Sparky.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

You are sooo funny...You made my day...

Abby xxxooo

BrandytheGreat said...

Heya Sparky. Looks like we'll be saving and saving till we have enough money to post cards to everyone! Hmm...LEt's see....That'll be..around..2011? Heheheh.

~(( ilovepearly ))~ said...

hahahaha......
your such a funny one...

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry grrrreat work my special pal!

Tank Woo
Tank Woo
TANK WOO

Fur the nomination and now the pawesome awesome win!

I so hope Santa Khlaws&Paws will find woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Comet and BLU said...

Sparky - you are very smart to do all that math. Our girl said that she couldn't add up how much the cards cost or she would faint like you did.

We hope you don't work your cute little paws off making all the cards. We made handmade cards last year - it was a lot of work. Our girl was lazy this year and we just sent photocards.

Comet and BLU
ps. Thanks so much for the nomination!!

Peanut said...

Sparky I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fainted

Pearl said...

SPARKY! Wake up!! Can you hear me?! How many paws am I holding up?

When my momma runs out of money for my treats, I get baby carrots instead! Don't worry!

The Brat Pack said...

Sparky!
Your card came and it is FAN-TAS-TIC! We love it, thank you!!

xoxo
The Brats
(and our Mom who is now feeling like a slacker!)

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Sparky ! You are so funny ! :D

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers

Biggie-Z said...

This really is a great nomination for Post of the Month! HAHAHAHAHA BOL!

Simba said...

BOL! You're so funny!!

Simba

Dewey Dewster said...

Sparky...

Ya look paws-a-tively studious there in yer glasses and with yer pen and Santa hat.....yep like ya could be one of his elves fer sure....just how MUCH did all that add up ta ??? If ya fainted....musta been nearly a WHOLE YEAR worth of snacks, goodies and even NEW BALLS....take a deep breath and inhale.....ya will be OK.....

Dewey Dewster here......

Eric said...

Sparky, wow I'm so wagging impressed. Artist,creative and can do maths too!!! Wow - you got a place at Univer. Sit. E. yet?

Wags, Eric xx

Dannan and The Girl said...

Wrooo, Sparky! The Girl cut me off of stamps. I'm not allowed to mail anymore real cards. E-mail cards only, she says. Unfair, I say.

You are so adorable in your santa hat and glasses! I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fainted...

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Sparky, not only I know Crystal's barkday but I may know ahead her wedding day too.
What're you waiting for, go bark at her, buddy!

Hero said...

LOL. Great entry, Sparky! I know that the dogs who get your cards will really appreciate the time and effort you put into them.

Ronin_The_Pug said...

SPARKY! You are sooo funny! And the photos are awesome! Cute Santa!
Huuuuuuuuuugs!

Bae Bae said...

Oh dear Sparky.. I hope you haven't fainted... There sure is alot of cards you have to mail out there

~ Bae

Xsara ... said...

Poor Sparky! Really no treats and toys? But I'm sure Santa will bring him a nice present, and I bet his people will buyy him toys and treats too, so he shouldn't be so scared :)

simona e marco e i loro tesori preziosi...paco e milo said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
you are too funny and great indeed dear friend!!!!
your posts are amusing more and more and when read them are happy more and more!!!
but not to get tired too much you...
and that glasses give indeed you an intellectual air...
and not to worry you for the money....
for your true friends the main point is to know that you exist and are our friend!!!
bushels calm that we are happy to see your blog and this is for us the greatest gift!!!!
Let's love you!!!!

Stanley said...

Sparky Boy!!

I can't believe that you & your Lizzy are making each & every card!! I bet they're really cool.

You look like a scholarly Santa Paws in your hat & glasses. It's a good look for you.

Maybe we could start a treat & toy fund for you!

Goob love,
Stanley

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Sparky,
We got your card at the beginning of the week. Thanks matie.
It's expensive business ay but well worth it.

tailwags
Noah x

Simba said...

Mummy thinks we have paid for the post office party this year lol.

Simba x

Jean M Fogle said...

Sparky, YOu are working too hard!!

Toffee said...

Oh Sparky! It will be okay - I promise you! Do you need to borrow my credit cawd? Wake up! Wake up! Hello?! I think we need some sniffing salts here...

George the Pup said...

Mommy is a bit worried about our cards as well - she is hoping that my pup friends don't mind that some of them are more like New Year's cards!

Joe Stains said...

We got your card and it is fabulous. Mom is definitely not creative enough to make one like yours. It does cost a lot but its worth it!

SGR said...

Woof! Sparky
I've awarded you with the "I Love Your Blog" award. Check my blog. Thanks for being my friend.
Woof! Woof! Sugar

Sweepy said...

Woofy fainting time!
Tell that to my Keeper!
My list goes beyond DWB so Keeper went crazy this year!

I didn't faint though.
Keeper did.
And Bogart drooled.
And Sumo...still grumpy.
Old dogs ARE grumpy.

Let's be happy for All Dogs!!!

Monkey said...

Hi Sparky,
You are soo smart! And that hat really suits you! I want one now too! Thanks for visiting me too. Let's be friends!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God, that last picture of you fainting...ha! ha! ha!

What a great post!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Lenny said...

You might not have any new treats for a while but at least you look pawesome doing your calculations. :)

Your friend, Lenny

Moco said...

We are sure Santa will bring you a great treat for caring so much about your friends.

parlance said...

Lizzy, that story is simply hilarious! I love the last photo.

Lady Kaos said...

Very cute! That's why we are doing - will be doing if Mom ever gets on it - email cards this year. I don't get enough treats the way it is!!
Kaos

K27Blogs said...

Hi Sparky!
You look very cute in your santa hat and glasses! I hope you wake up soon!
-Tibby

Asta said...

Sparky
It is awfully shocking..I hope you have wecovewed..just know that all of us awe sooooo supew happy when we get youw cawds! I hope that makes it bettew. You look vewy official and adowable...Mommi just finished making mine..you should be getting it awound new yeaws hehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

maui said...

hi sparky!!

i received your card in the mail today. it got my tail wagging so hard because i was so excited. i told mommy to write about it in her blog! check it out!

maui
the white mini schnauzer

Arabella said...

I'm sure making all those cards is worth the effort. Don't worry about the treats, there is lots of dropped food to be eaten in the holiday season.

Arabella

CASPER AND PALS said...

Awwww... you look so cute in your Santa hat with your pen!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well once again becasue PL2 is SOOOOO slow we missed the date to enter...but we will look at everyones online...You look so professorial....Love A+A

the 4 Bs said...

oh Sparky, you are doing such a great job by making each of your cards by paw. this makes them very special. we can't wait to see them. and don't worry about the cost - Lizzy will pay for it and she will buy you treats and pressies too. why? cuz you deserve it kiddo!

woofs.

Suzuki said...

Hi Sparky
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I have never tries surfing but yes that is a real photo of me boogey boarding. My Dad takes me when Mum nags him to :D It's lots of fun.
Big licks to you,
Suzuki
xxx

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni! Those Canadian stamps get pricey ... and they want to raise the cost of a letter again. Us Canuck's need to start our own service ... Canine Post .... all cards mailed to dogs are free.

xo
SB

T-man Angel said...

Sparky, you look very wise with those glasses. And it sounds like you're a good accountant. My mom wants to know if you can do her taxes next year ;)

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you are too funny, Sparky! What great pictures! You look very studious in your specs!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

JB's Big World said...

Sparky,
I got your card yesterday and it was so cute....I think one of the cutest we have received. thank you so much and I see how hard you have been working on this!
--JB

Baily said...

Hi Sparky,

hehehe, my mommy loves your posts and so do I.
you are always so funny and creative!
hope you didn't bump your head when fainting BOL! :P

lots of nose licks
baily

Fred said...

I hear ya, Sparky! Those cards are expensive! But you look real smart in your glasses and real cute in your Santa hat!

Ruby said...

Hi Sparky
You wouldn't think those little stamps should cost so much.
Sorry about the treats.
Love Ruby

Amber said...

Hii Sparky!! really like your glasses with the pen look :) you look smart. Oh no, hope you still get your treats

big licks
Amber!!

Chef said...

Sparky, you're such a smart dog. You can do math! You can get a job looking like that - then you can buy all kinds of treats!

xox
Chef

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Sparky,
You look like an absolute cutie!! We are so pissed with our mom cos she FORGOT to put our names down for the card exchange!! Can you believe it?

the 4 Bs said...

hey Sparky! we just wanted to tell you that we got your card and we are very impressed. you did a great job pawsonalizing it yourself and it's adorable! we didn't realize you were such a creative pupster. thank you so much.

woofs.

Cath Sheard said...

Hey, you are part Pap like me. How cool is that? My Mummy does my Christmas cards for me cos I don't like writing.

Joey said...

Oh Sparky, life can be so expensive, it's true. But it's so nice of you to take the time to do that. Guess what? I have an award for you - it's on my blog.

Your friend,
Joey

Southbay Girl said...

He He.....I felt the same way as well!!!

Woof,

Velcro

3 Cat Blog said...

Oh my, you're such a smart pup! Glad we found your blog :)

Clover said...

Sparky!! Could those pictures be any more adorable?!! You are so cute.
Hope you had fun making your cards!
Love Clover xo

Eduardo said...

BOL! Thats funny Sparky! I hope your able to get some treats!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey buddy,

you have been nominated for Photo of the Month over at the Bone Zone - head on over and cast your vote :)

love

opy

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey buddies,

you have been nominated for Post of the Month over at the Bone Zone - head on over and cast your vote :)

love

opy

Tatum Tot said...

oh no don't faint Sparky! LOL you are cute fainted though :)

Amici said...

It was a lot of work. :) But fun! Besides you look awfully cute doing it all. The last pic of you is hysterical.