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Happy Holidays 2017

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Abby, “Mom, you are doing it wrong!”

I can’t believe 2017 is almost over.  Time certainly flies and December is usually a blur.  Some of us, ok some of them, like Abby and Cynthia will be busy decorating.

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Others will be traveling to spend these holidays with family.

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Abby, “Moms, stop hugging me”.

We, like many others, will be spending our time with cute but ungrateful children like Abby.  Why ungrateful?  She wanted to pose for the picture without being hugged.

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Abby, “Mom, hurry up!”

Some, those with adventurous souls, will be traveling with their furry kids.  Why not?  Let’s add a little more stress to the trip.  Isn’t that what makes life interesting?

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Abby, “I am posing and looking straight at the camera. Do I get more treats than Champagne?”

Yes, then there are those that prefer to hang out with friends rather than family like our Abby.  But I can’t blame her.  Champagne is an amazing pit bull.  Regardless of how you plan to celebrate these holidays, enjoy yourself and the time you have with your loved us.  That time is priceless.

Christmas is Coming – Is That The Mailman?

presents2014Just like us humans, dogs also wait for their presents when Christmas is approaching, as you can see in the above picture.  The bad thing about it is that I don’t know yet what to get for them.  Any ideas?  I think an orthopedic bed.  They all go to the front window when they hear the doorbell ring expecting goodies for them.  Brats! presents2014 (2)And this is what most people end up seeing once I open the door.  Two adorable furry kids waiting for presents.  Talk about not having any patience.  Have a great weekend.

Happy Holidays – 2013

xmas2013On Christmas eve, it started to snow, but it stopped after about 1/2 hour and it melted as soon as it made contact with the ground.  Even like that, I was happy because I had Cynthia and Alex at home with me.

xmas20132On Christmas day, Chrissy, Alex’s cousin, arrived with family and spent a couple of days with us.  Alex, to my dismay, was pretty active during that time, but on the day they were due to go back home my girl slept most of the day.  I think she was exhausted.

xmas20133What did she do the next day?  Slept some more.  Happy Holidays to you and your family and may the new year bring health, peace, love, happiness, and prosperity.

Merry Christmas From All Of Us

Roxy

Roxy

We took a nice long morning walk on Christmas day, and before I took their coats off and brushed them, I had to take pictures of them wearing their coats.  Roxy was delighted wearing this sweater even though it is a little small for her.

Roxy and Jupiter

Roxy and Jupiter

Then, it was Jupiter’s turn.  He actually does not mind wearing a coat even though his face says otherwise.

Alex, Roxy and Jupiter

Alex, Roxy and Jupiter

We took all the canine kids out on the deck for a photo shoot, but as you can see they were not really in the mood to pose, but rather ready to go to sleep.

Alex, Roxy and Jupiter (from L to R)

Alex, Roxy and Jupiter (from L to R)

But then, I showed them a treat, and Voila!  They are all ready to pose.

Alex

Alex

Oh, oh.  Hurry up taking the picture.  I am losing Alex already!

Jupiter, Alex and Roxy. (from L to R)

Jupiter, Alex and Roxy. (from L to R)

Since Christmas here in Odenton, MD was a nice day, I removed their jackets to take this picture before going back inside.

Roxy and Jupiter

Roxy and Jupiter

Once inside, it was time to go to sleep.  Jupiter was exhausted, but I think Roxy really liked posing for all those pictures.  We bundled her up and got her ready for a nap.  As you can see, our Christmas day was uneventful, but fun because we shared it with our Alex, and our two canine guests, Roxy and Jupiter.  We hope you had a great time as well.

Christmas Eve Dinner With Our Canine Guests

Cynthia Cooking

Cynthia Cooking

Cynthia was in a cooking frenzy on Christmas eve, and as you can see she was so into it that she did not even have time to turn around for this picture.

Jupiter was extremely adamant that Christmas eve dinner needed to be guarded properly so he took that job himself and held watch while Cynthia was cooking.

Roxy and Jupiter

Roxy and Jupiter

As customary, Roxy and Jupiter stayed in the kitchen with Cynthia, “helping” her prepare dinner.

Alex

Alex

Alex had a completely different idea than Roxy and Jupiter.  Alex did not guard the food nor help cook dinner.  She preferred to go to her bed and fall asleep.  Our little princess.

Christmas eve dinner

Christmas eve dinner

We finally sat down to eat and Cynthia cooked what I requested, plantains, pork, and salad, along with wine.  Delicious.  We had a peaceful and uneventful Christmas eve with our Alex and canine guests.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well.

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Our Canine Christmas Eve Guests

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Jupiter, a good-looking boxer is staying with us for a couple of days and he was kind enough to pose for some of these pictures.  All of them, Alex, Jupiter, and Roxy, of course, did this because we promised to … Continue reading

Yes, Dogs Also Get Cold

My girl, Alex, and Sienna, both seem to get cold very easy.  Whenever they are cold, they look directly at me or Cynthia as if to say, “I am cold”, and this is our cue for us to bundle up both of them.

Sienna wrapped in a blanket

Sienna wrapped in a blanket

Sienna loves when we wrap her in a blanket.  If you decide to do this with your dog, make sure not to wrap her too tight.

Sienna, wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito?

Sienna, wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito?

Burrito?  Now I am getting hungry.

Sienna asleep

Sienna asleep

I guess Sienna got tired of posing and decided to take a nap.

Sienna and Alex

Sienna and Alex

What I’ve noticed with dogs is that those dogs that have very short hair like Sienna and Alex do tend to get cold very easy.  People without pets usually ask, “Why make a dog wear a sweater?  They don’t get cold”.  That is not true, specially for those dogs with short hair like my two girls on the above picture.  If your dog is shivering, and you are outside with her on a cold day, believe me, chances are that she is really cold, not just cold.  A lot of dogs do not like to wear sweaters, like my Alex, but I make her wear it anyway because the minute we stop walking she shivers a lot.  Take your dog for a walk, but make sure you outfit her properly during this time of the year.