Thursday, December 24, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a tree squirrel. Now you know we have a problem. It's Christmas Eve, this house starts getting moving in the early hours of the morning to prepare for the crowds that start arriving about now. Yet nobody is moving. It's way too quiet. In fact it's been quiet for days. You see, Mom let a bug in the house.

Oh not those creepy crawly ones that you can step on or call the bug guys to kill. Hey, we've bought those into the house and it hasn't killed a Christmas Eve party. Mom got a stomach bug on Tuesday and it wiped her out. Dog Dad nursed her back to health and we thought we still might get to have our party only to discover Dog Dad had the bug this morning so the party is off.

The parents are a little down, in 16 years they haven't missed throwing a Christmas Eve party. Not even one during a year the basement got flooded. This is the first they've had to cancel and it's bumming them out just a bit.

Mom and Dad assure us Santa will still find our stockings and all will be well. However, we have to wait to see the grandparents and all the little sheep will have to wait to get their presents until Dog Dad is feeling better.

Mom was finally up and moving today so she snapped her traditional Christmas Eve pic of us in front of the Christmas Tree. Something she usually does in advance and preposts, but at least she got it done before Christmas. Yesterday that was looking questionable.

This is Mom's first new tree. She ordered it during the tree sales right before Christmas last year. It arrived right before Christmas, too late for Christmas, but perfect for this year. The tree she'd inherited from her Mom just barely made it through the Christmas take down of decorations. When Dog Dad is feeling better she's hoping he can get the whole tree with his camera. This was the best she could do with what she had.

We hope Santa is good to all of you this evening.


  1. Merry Christmas to you!

    Abby Lab

  2. Oh, no! We hope your mom and dad start feeling better! Ours have been zapped with a nasty head cold and feel like BLEAH!
    Have a merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas! I hope you feel better soon!

  4. OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo We are SOOOOOO sorry that your Mom..WAS bugged and that your DAD now caught it... We hope that they Both feel MUCH Better very much quickly.

    We are wishing YOU and YOURS a HEALTHY and Merry Christmas.

  5. Don't worry sweetie, you have each other and he will find you
    Merry Christmas Eve
    Lily & Edward

  6. Hope you feel better soon. Not the best way to spend the holidays. Merry Christmas!

  7. We hope every one is feeling all better very soon!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Oh, no! We hope both of your pawrents are doing well now. It's a shame your Christmas party had to be canceled/postponed (?). We hope you all had a happy Christmas together anyway.


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