Have a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Chanukah!!!!

Chanukah (yes…there ARE multiple spellings of the word) begins tonight at sundown….

What is Chanukah?

From Chabad.org:

Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev— celebrates the triumph of lightover darkness, of purity overadulteration, of spirituality over materiality.



Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil — latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, “a great miracle happened there”); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

Click here for the complete story of Chanukah, and here for a comprehensive “How To” guide for the observances and customs of Chanukah.

My ALL TIME FAVORITE Chanukah song is by Adam Sandler….enjoy his crazy humor!

To those who celebrate,


Enjoy your “Eight Crazy Nights”

Barks and licks and love, from our house to yours!

In Full Disclosure: We contacted Chabad.org and received permission to post part of their article.  We offer our heartfelt thanks!


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  1. Woof! Woof! Happy Chanukah. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Happy Chanukah to Dakota, Cody, Caren and Lenny!!!

    Oh we enjoyed the song a lot; it’s so funny!!!

    Potata pancakes and doughnuts sound really yummy, Dakota! Hope your mom will share lots of them with you.


  3. Hanukkah Sameach Dakota, Mom & Dad!!

    LOTS of licks & love,
    Wally, Sammy & Mom

  4. Happy Chanukah! Enjoy your 8 crazy nights 🙂

  5. Happy happy Chanukah to you too lovely Dakota, Cody and mum and dad!! Take care

    • Hi Old Kitty!!! Thank you! Please tell Charlie and Gumtree hi!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Happy Chanukah Dakota, Cody and your parents too!! I think I’d like to try latkes……my Mom says they are yummy…… 😀

    Holiday Hugs, Sammy

    • Hi Sammy! So happy to see you! Ohhhh you would love latkes!!! Your Mom is a good cook, tell her to make some!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Dakota my mom loves this song too…I get to go to a community Chanukah pawty tomorrow that Chabad is sponsoring and we gonna write about it on our bloggie on Thursday…hope I get some latkes! Happy Chanukah!

    • Hi Gizmo! Ohhh you are sooo lucky that you are going to a pawty! My pawrents don’t do anything! BOL!! If you get a latke, save one for me please! BOL!! We will watch for your update on Thursday! Barks and licks and love and a HAPPY CHANUKAH!! Dakota and “Mom”

  8. Loved it! Not an Adam Sandler fan but this had me laughing at 0-dark-thirty!! Happy Chanukah Dakota!

    • I’m not normally a fan of his….”O-dark-thirty!!” Hilarious! Thank you! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. Thanks for sharing this song! I’m still laughing… Happy, Happy Hanukkah!

    • You are welcome Easy! I knew that YOU of all people would like it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. Happy Chanuka to our wonderful friends!!

  11. Happy, Happy Chanukah! ~xo~

  12. Happy Chanuka to everyone in your family.

  13. Happy Chanuka! Hope Mama breaks down and provides you with some holiday treats.

  14. Happy Chanuka Dakota, Cody, Mom and Dad!!!!

  15. Happy Chanuka – may you have a wonderfully blessed year ahead.

  16. Happy Chanuka to you Dakota and your family..We hope you have a great Holiday..Much Love xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  17. Happy Chanukah! (That’s how my Jewish college boyfriend taught me to spell it too!) 🙂

    That Adam Sandler song never gets old!

  18. You posting an Adam Sandler video removes all credibility from your blog.

    • thank you! And you posting without a name removes the credibility of your comment 🙂

  19. A festival that includes eating pancakes, doughnuts and playing with a top … what fun! Happy Chanukah!

  20. Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. May your candles burn bright and your latkes be golden and crisp. – DogDaz

  21. Happy Chanukah Caren and Cody and Dakota!

  22. Hey Dakota, Hey Cody, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

    May you enjoy the holiday together and… have a fun game of dreidel, crispy tidbits of latkes and a little gelt! (safe gelt for K9s of course!)

  23. Hi Hi Hi Caren!!! Great to see you back at the blog!! Chappy Chanukah (however you spell it).

    • thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you know about this blog? Thought you only knew about Cat Chat? Also…how did I NOT know that you are from Detroit? I am across the street from WB 🙂 Love, “Mom”

      • erm — not quite sure? possibly b/c it’s wordpress, and therefore easier for me to hit a link from your presence on my blog? AND — this is SO cool, about your being across the street from WB. Let me see. To the south — ?? To the north — ?? Remind me. It’s been a long time since I’ve been home. And it always will be home, no matter how far I roam — SO FUN to be talking with you!

      • love it! I’m at 14 and Orchard 🙂

      • Thank you! How crazy-cool to be visualizing you there. How many times did I pass by, from RO on my way to my brother’s who used to live just S of 15 & W of OLR. Isn’t this a funny world, where connection & bandwidth & electrons or whatever they are can lead to memories. And now here comes Bugs, sashaying across my keyboard in his elegant way, disturbing very little, while I remember a time when I didn’t know Bugs at all. Or you. Inconceivable! What a great life. Thank you dear Caren.

  24. Happy happy Hanukkah to everyone too.

  25. Happy Chanukah Dakota, love the picture!!! And to everyone else
    Happy Chanukah, Hanukkah, Christmas, Holidays, Happy everything everybody!

    • thank you soooooooooo much Kirby!!! We love ya!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  26. Great explanation of Chanukah I learned so many things I didn’t know. I will wish everyone a Happy Chanukak here also:-)

  27. Happy Chanukah Dakota, Caren and dad 🙂

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