Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Wrap-up (there's a pun in there somewhere...)

There was a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice; such a rare event on that day so we stayed up late in hopes of seeing it, despite the forecasted rainy/cloudy weather. Mom did get one good shot in our backyard between the clouds:
Here I am in my festive Santa bandana with a little jingle bell, all ready for Christmas!
We were supposed to open our presents on Christmas morning, but Shadow the cat had other ideas & dragged out one of his gifts (A catnip-stuffed fish toy) & opened it early:
Slinky got very excited over this gift & began rolling around with it on the floor in a silly manner: Being a very good girl, I waited until Christmas morning to open my gifts. I got a new furry ball, a new chewy bone, & a large cookie bone that's supposed to freshen my breath (I can't decide if I should be insulted over that one but it tastes very nommy)
Then on Monday I got my Christmas present from Wiggle! I was so excited to smell his lovely snuffle on the package!
Inside was a lovely Christmas ornament which mom hung on our tree so now we'll think of Wiggle & the human every year when we decorate the tree! I got a fabulous, flingy toy from Wiggle that made me so excited mom had a terrible time getting me to sit still for a picture as I was running & flinging it around so much. I even knocked an ornament off the tree in my wild, flinging excitment. But I finally sat sort of still for a picture:
All in all, it was a wonderful Christmas & I hope every one of you had a lovely Christmas, too! Now onto the New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas...

Yesterday mom got our Christmas tree! It's a nice, fresh cut tree from Ollala Farms & smells so good. She got the decorations out of storage in the garage & then decorated it:
We have some cedar trees growing conveniently next to the house so she trimmed off some little branches to decorate the fireplace mantle:
I helped, too, mostly by getting underfoot! Here I am with my toy flower:
The cats pretended to be uninterested; here's Shadow watching from the safety of the yellow chair (Slinky was napping in the bedroom): Now, if only I see some presents under that tree with my name on them!