What a wonderful time of the year. It’s my first holiday season and boy, oh boy what fun. The smells, the toys, the mud, the people- I cant stand myself! We have been playing outside together a lot. When its cold Saki is not allowed outside for a long time. She has coats, but she doesn’t like to wear them when we play. I tend to pull on her coat too, which nobody appreciates.
Alison and Steve kept taking pictures of me with Saki and Otto. When her family came to visit even more pictures were taken. I have gotten very good at staying still so the perfect picture can be taken of me. I am really very photogenic. Saki got tired with all the picture taking so I let her rest on my butt.
Alison has taken me Christmas shopping which I am NOT a big fan of. Although Plow & Hearth isn’t bad. It is a lab friendly place. I get to go by BARK!!! Now that is a great place. They have treats at nose level. Most of the time, I don’t enjoy myself shopping. I have to sit and stay while she chats away with people. My talking to other people is apparently FROWNED UPON while we are shopping. People try to talk to me then stop when I start to turn and wag my tail. I think its because of the grunting noise Alison makes. I know its supposed to tell me to stop what I am doing, but I think it frightens people.
I visited Walter Reed Military Hospital again. We went 3 times in December. I had fun talking to people there. Alison was a little more laid back at the hospital. I think she enjoyed the attention everyone paid me. I know I did.
One thing about this WHOLE holiday season that I don’t get – why does Alison dress me up in stupid holiday costumes. Hello, I know I am cute. I don’t need Santa hats, jingle bells and reindeer antlers- its undignified.
There are many weird holiday toys. Alison has this toy which looks like a dog and has flashing lights and flapping ears. I tried to pick it up to play with it, but that was strongly discouraged. I had to just stare at it.
We rang in the new year at Golby and Reagan’s house. Their people are Jeff, Jen and David. Megan lives there sometimes but she is grown and in France teaching English to French dogs or maybe people- I’m not sure.
Golby isn’t quite as sociable as Reagan. I dont think Saki and her get along too well. Since Saki is an OLD lady, she is allowed free run of the house when we visit and poor Golby is stuck behind a gate. We did sniff noses a few times. She has very pretty eyes. Otto has a big crush on Golby.
Jen and I played many games together. She is a blonde like me so I think she’s kind-of special. I sat still for her so she could place treats on my nose and a hat on my head. It was a small hat- I mean my head is big but not THAT big.