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Mom says this is a time for family so no blogging today. Everyone should be with family and fiends doing things they enjoy like getting treats and going for walks.
I just wanted to say Merry Christmas. It’s been so great so far, and I have a lot to tell you. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Can’t wait to see what Santa brings!
Arthur and I want to ask everyone…
“Life is a very special kind of thing, not just for a chosen few.
But for each and every living breathing thing. Not just me and you.
So in your Christmas prayers this year, …
… say a prayer for the wind, and the water, and the wood,
and those who live there, too.”
Wow! This Christmas stuff is really really busy and exciting. First shopping, then decorating, treats every day and now this.
First we get to the park and there are these birds all over the place. They drove me nuts! They are worst than squirrels! They run AND swim AND fly! That’s crazy! They almost walk right up to you! Mom said they are called ducks. I wanted to get me a duck.
There were contests to enter. Mom said I would win the Worst Behaved Dog Contest but that was not a category. I was jumping and pulling to get to everyone. I did not have enough time to greet them all properly so I I had to act quickly and try and hit or jump on everyone I could. She has no sense of humor about these things sometimes. Everyone loved me.
I got to meet Santa. Which was nice but I was very eager to get his two nice assistants but everyone kept telling me to stay and sit with Santa. Who has time?
I forgot to ask him for a duck. Mom says he brings you whatever you ask for.
I ended up winning 3 trophies. Mom said she could not believe I won 3 trophies and not one of them was for Worst Behaved Dog. See what I mean? No sense of humor.
I won Happiest Holiday Voice after I let out a long low howl. A few sirens went by and I jumped on mommy’s lap. She held on to me and I let out a long howl. The longest howl I have ever done. Mom says I was scared but it just looked that way. I was warning those things, whatever they are, to back off. It worked. They left.
I also won first runner up for Biggest Holiday Smile and First prize for Cutest Face because…well…duh.
At the end we all took a walk with Santa around the lake. I got to walk with one of my friends I made earlier, Champ. Buttercup, the big dog with Santa, won a few trophies herself.
After all the fun and excitement it was nice to get into a nice warm van. It was freezing out there. Mom had to hang onto me at times to try and warm me up and protect me from the wind.
Next stop, Esposito’s Lawn and Garden Center to meet Santa…again.
I’m not so sue he is the same guy. Something didn’t seem right. This time he brought Mrs. Claus. I liked her. I was still so excited and couldn’t sit still. More people to greet and make happy. They loved me.
I was exhausted. I slept on the way home and when I got home.
Mom took this picture. She thinks it’s funny. For That she has a sense of humor.
I did wake up long enough to drive down our street and greet the donkeys.
What a day!
Apparently Christmas does have presents. It seems only for cats.
Arthur got his Christmas present early. It was a big box which Arthur liked…the box that is. He also liked helping mom put it together. He went nuts running all over it and scratching it and swatting at the dangling toys. It got me all excited watching him so I joined in and jumped at him and nipped.
Mom got mad and told me to let Arthur have his fun. So I ended up in my room. I don’t get it. She laughed when Arthur did it.
I had to sit and watch.
When it was all finished mom let me out.
She said Arthur got this particular present because of me.
I don’t know how she figures that.
Another part of this holiday, Christmas, is decorating. Now mom decorates for all the holidays. Halloween has a lot of decorations. That is nothing compared to Christmas. It takes her days to get it all ready. There are so many boxes dad can’t get around. I don’t mind so much. It’s just more stuff for me to sniff and chew on. Arthur, as always, helped with the decorating.
This time I got to help with the outside decorating.
How’s it look?
Staying outside all day decorating was fun but I’m still waiting to see if Christmas has any of the good stuff like Thanksgiving did….you’ve got it, treats!