Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pawprints in the Snow

We are finally get some light snow cookies. Nothing lasting, but Mom thought it would be cute to capture our pawprints in the snow. That is one disadvantage to snow cookies, she can't really track our movements in the summer. However, in the snow, it is hard to keep our movements secret.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Happy New Year

Happy New Year friends. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and we are looking forward to sharing 2015 with you in Blogville.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring. Well of course not, we've seen Prep and Landing with the Jr. Sheep. We know how to clear a room for Santa without the elves having to have extra work. Please we are herding dogs. As for mice, don't even suggest to the Mama there could be a mouse in the house. That could really ruin Christmas.

Mom and Dad have been busy all morning prepping for our guests who will start to arrive in a few hours. Mom wanted a picture of us under the Christmas tree. This is the last year with Grandma's Christmas tree. Grandma bought this tree when Mom was still in Jr. High and it has done more than its time. When Grandma moved out of state, Mom inherited the tree and all the ornaments. Mom was thinking about getting a new one at the end of last season, but by the time she looked, this tree looked better than the ones left over. Yesterday, she found one online she liked that came unlit. Mom has a thing about prelit trees and most of the ones in the stores she's seen all are prelit. So, she was very excited to find a sale on a tree she liked that has no lights. However, she still is feeling a little sad to see her childhood tree's last season.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Second Card Wreath Almost Full

Wreath 2

Well friends while we clearly dominated the first card wreath, Mom's friends and family came through in a big way for wreath two and she clearly took round 2. There is still time as we have a couple of days for cards to come in and I think her supply is about dried up, but we shall see what Mr. Postman brings.

Wreath 1

Tomorrow is our big Christmas celebration. Our big celebration is on Christmas Eve. Friends and family will start arriving in the morning and some will leave early Christmas morning to return to their own homes. It's a long and fun day of Christmas cheer. Then Santa Paws will come and we will wake in the morning to discover what he brought.

Mom is going to try to prepost our Christmas greetings. If she doesn't we just want to wish all of you a safe and merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Mischief: The Christmas Prep Edition

We got new jingle collars when we got our holiday grooming done on Saturday. Mom says they look like jester collars, but we know they are jingle collards, not as good as our plush ones, but still a cool holiday edition.

Dad and Mom are both a bit under the weather as we approach Operation Santa Paws. They are barking lots and making that funny sneezy sound. We are hoping they are better before Christmas Eve when all the sheep come to visit.

We've been trying hard to pick up those last minute Santa Paws points by being good. Katy stayed up to watch over Mom when she wasn't able to sleep. Bailey's been wrangling lots of Jr. Sheep. We think the crowning achievement that will take us over the top is that the Jr. Sheep are no longer afraid of dogs thanks to us. While they don't trust all dogs they are no longer afraid of us and that took real work on our part. Especially since Katy had to get over being afraid of them first.

We are posed next to Mom's heirloom Nativity. Sadly, Grandma lost the roof at one point, but it was handmade by Grandma's Uncle during WWII for Grandma's Mom as a Christmas present. Mom has been nursing it carefully along. Most of characters have changed over the years. However, Mom still has the 4 Kings from her childhood (Grandma always tells the story about the 4th King and Mom finally found the story to add to her Christmas collection), two baby Jesus (one always got lost during the season), and one shepherd. The rest are pieces acquired when Grandma had grandkids. The older pieces didn't all survive because they weren't all plastic.

The second card wreath is almost full, but Mom is winning the card race in that one. Her crochet friends have been sending lots of cards, but we got another batch on Saturday to keep in the running.

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