Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Story of the Fortune Lambs...

3 lambs... one for my grandma's house, one for my auntie's house and one for my and mom's house!

Well... we really don't know where it comes from. My mom "asked" to Google for some info but she could not find anything! But, 5 years ago a friend of my mom gave to her the first one. Her friend told my mom to put it on her Christmas Tree. Right on the center of it so the lamb gets all the energy from the lights and ornaments. Then, the first day of the year you need to put it on your front door. The lamb needs to have a red ribbon around its neck. The "tradition" says that having a lamb on your door lets the abundance to come into your house. Wool in spanish is "Lana". A common way to name money here is "Lana". Soooo... the lambs with their wool mean... They have the money! And... very important... you must not buy the lambs. Someone has to give it to you as a gift. What do you do with the lamb from the last year?? You have to give it to someone else to share your good fortune!
My mom says that the "abundance" has not come into our house but we have enough to live everyday without worrying if tomorrow we will have something to eat. And that is very important, right?

This is our lamb that has been on our door all this year...

What I see??

To the right... a nice and blue sky...

To the left... a dark and scary sky!
(that happened in the same street!)

Better start walking before it gets all dark!
Have a good night


C said...

Lorenza, that dress (coat dress?) is very retro 60's are the most fashionable canine ever.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing the story of the Fortune Lambs!

Tank woo fur also sharing your sky pikhs! We had some of that same mixture today - Mom and I were on the road without the khamera so we khouldn't flashie beastie them -

I'm glad woo got a walk in such a stylish outfit!


Niamh said...

I like you little fortune lamb. I hope it brings good things to you and your mom.

Your friend,

Sam said...

What a cool tradition of the lambs!

I love your dress, too!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

What cute lambs. Can they get wet?
Sally Ann

Bijou said...

Hi Lorenza,

Thanks for telling us about the fortune lambs. We were wondering.

You sure look purdy in that dotty dress! You know I would send you some of our snow if only I could. I bet you would enjoy it! BOL


Deborah said...

That was cool! I like that and have never heard of that tradition before. It sure is a nice one.
I love your coat Lorenza!
Have a great day!

Sonic said...

That's a cool story about the lambs! My humans don't really have cool traditions like that about Christmas... maybe I'll tell them about your lamb tradition.

And stay away from those stormy clouds! It'll dirty your pretty dress!


sadermaxx said...

Hi Lorenza!

That story of the three lambs is a great story.

We hope it works for you!

River said...

What a great lamb story! I wish that it would bring you fortune. That was a scary sky.

love & wags,

Stella said...

We are happy to learn about the three lambs and we can then make it our tradition too!

Is you coat dress made out of fleece? It looks like it would be warm. You are such a stylish girl!


Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Lorenza--I think you're quite the fashion plate! Simply splashing in your coat dress. I think you're just the cutest puppy!



That's a cute lamb lana story. Good thing your not white and fuzzy.. mom may have hung you over the door too. Yep... that sky looked scary. Hope you didn't get stuck in the rain.

MAX said...

Hey there Lorenza
Thank you so much for telling us about your Christmas lambs...that is a really interesting story. We love hearing about the cultures of the world. Some traditions last forever despite not quite knowing where they come from. What would we be without some traditions in our lives?
We wish you a prosperous new year - may your lambs multiply.

Dragonfly said...

Thats such a great tradition! I think the lamb has worked for you - you have an abundance of love from Lorenza!
Another beautiful dress :-)

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh that tradition is wonderful Lorenza. We dont have anything like that at our house.
We think the little lamb is working because it's brought you fortune of all your awesome DWB pals lol.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xx

hero said...

Very interesting culture of the fortune lamb placement practice... hope the fortune will come to you soon... perhaps it has come in its own subtle little way... that bring us immeasurable happiness in our daily lives.

Love your dress, Lorenza... you never fail to impress me with the collection.

Licks, hero

Bae Bae said...

Oh that sky does look scary. I hope you got home before it rain.

~ Bae

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Huskee and Hershey said...

Thanks for sharing the tradition with us Lorenza.. Our mom is looking for someone to get her a lamb cos we definitely are need for some good fortune!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

What a lovely tradition and story, thank you for sharing it, we were wondering about the Fortune Lambs.
Another gorgeous dress Lorenza!
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget and Elliot xx

Mango said...

Strange weather down there. Rain to the left, sun to the right. I like your little sheep. I think there is plenty of love and good will in your house already.


Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Lorenza,
We have never heard about those 'lambs' before!
How very interesting. We think you do have an abundance in your house.
We think that every time we visit your blog and see how well loved you are by your mom and your Gran and your whole family!!!
We love you too!
Some people think about money as abundance but that tends to come and go!
Love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

PS we don't know how we forgot - you are loved by the whole DWB community!!!
How much more of an abundance - those lambs sure work!

The OP Pack said...

Thanks fr sharing the tradition of the lambs. We are sure that your home is filled with the "riches" of love and kindness that are so much more important than money.

And yes, sweet Lorenza, if you come to play with us, we can play inside and maybe we could even get Twix and Tank to come too - They don't live too far from us.

Woos, Thunder and Phantom

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Lorenza
thank you for the is always nice to learn new things.
Madi loves your dress with bubbles on it...well she calls them bubbles anyway. When she was a kitty we bought kitty bubbles at the pet store (supposedly they had the scent of cat nip in them). She would play until the bottle was empty.
Madi and Mom

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Lorenza, I loved the fortune lamb story. And... guess what... my mom sometimes goes by the name Lana. She didn't know it meant Wool.
That is one spectacular dress.
Thank you for sharing all this with us.

Mack said...

The story about the lambs is so cool! We have never heard that before.
We hope they bring you tons of good luck and prosperity!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That is SO neat Lorenza!! We love your coat too! Thank you for the fantastic Christmas card! We LOVE it!

Woofs and Kisses!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello lorenza its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo ar rite not having to wurry if yoo wil hav sumthing to eet tomorro is a verry gud thing i hav ben on both sides of it so trust me on this!!! ok bye

Samantha said...

Wow! Love the lamb story - I've never heard it, but thank you for sharing! And you sure have dramatic skies! Hope you didn't get rained on!
Hugs xo

Fred said...

What a cool story! And great pictures, as always.

Balboa said...

What a great tradition in your house.

That is one scary sky, I hope you made it home in time.

Frenchie Snorts

Dory and the Mama said...

We think traditions are pawesome and love your sheep one!

Love your dress, hope you got that walk in before the rain!


Petra said...

I love the story of the lambs! And my mom says your mom is very wise. Abundance comes in many ways, not just in money. You can't buy happiness, right?!

Anonymous said...

What a kewl story about the lambs! And we're totally loving your dress today!!!

Bobby said...

We have not heard of this , but it sounds a great tradition. I need to get someone to give me a lamb.

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Lorenza
The lamb story be very cool Harrrr. Love yer dress Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Girasol said...

Interesante la historia de la lana.
La fotos del cielo estan muy lindas.

Yogui said...

Muy interesante la historia de las ovejitas... Seguro que papi toma buena nota de ello y a lo mejor se le ocurre hacer algo...

pd: Muchas gracias por la historia

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a nice tradition. Mom has a friend from Mexico she will ask her about the story.. Nosey mom.
Wow the sky changed in a hurry...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Byron y Xinver said...

una historia muy bonita la de los corderitos no la conociamos

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

what a great tradition....
thanks for sharing with us the fortune lambs' story!!!!
It's very interesting!!!!
And your dress is wonderful!!!!
You look soooooooooooooooooo beautiful as always!!!
What a scary sky sweety!!!
Hope you got home after all the sky was dark!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

SEDONA said...

Hi Lorenza!
I *love* your cartoon, it looks just like you! Lili is so talented.
Good job helping decorate your tree...I've been "helping" here too (mostly by carrying ornaments around the house).
Your pal,

Clive said...


Your coat is simply gorgerous today!

The story of the lucky lamb was really interesting.

love and woofs

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a neat story of the fortune lambs!
We just love your pretty dress, Lorenza!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Teddy Bear said...

What a great tradition. I love it! The sky looks very cool!

Teddy Bear

BRUTUS said...

Hey Lorenza!
Great to see your drawing as the header on your blog!! ANd we love the dress you are wearing today - great colors!!
Neat thing about the lambs! Mom has this idea that she must leave one christmas decoration our all year (I think she made this up) for good luck, so we have a snowman that stays out on the shelf even in the summer!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Lorenza....what a nice story about the lamb....we sure hope ya get an abundance of good luck...

Ya know we clicked on the foreign language (Japanese/Chinese?) comment above and got sent ta a web site with a scantily clad girl likely sellin' er must be bad if ya have ta advertise on a dog blog........

Hope the scary sky didn't bring scary rain and lightenin'......enjoy yer walks...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Martine said...

Hi Lorenza,

Those lambs sure a neat tradition!

Hope you made it home before the rain!

xo martin & the kiddlets

Ike said...

I think you have abundance - of love!

Brindusa said...

It's so nice to learn about other people's traditions.
I am fan of Fengshui which says that you have to have a turtle in your house for abundance.
God help us in the next year.

SGR said...

Woof! WOW! learn something. Thanks for sharing ... Just want to wish you and your family Happy Holidays. I just posted my last post for the year. We are going on a long Holiday break. Lots of Golden Holiday Woofs, Sugar

Deetz said...

you have the most stylish of outfits. Happy Holidays to you and your family and I hope you got a good walk in before those scary clouds took over. That is a neat story about the lambs!

kalyxcorn said...

hey do I see sleeves on your outfit today, Lorenza? Are you wearing a tee or is it part of your dress? my mom is dying to know!


Two Country Poodles said...

We love your outfit you look stunning!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo