Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Fox and The Hound...

...or, The Best Christmas a Hound Ever Had!

Gwyn here at the keyboard. Just wanted to report that it was the best Christmas ever around here! Mom didn't realize that even though Santa barely slowed down when he went by on Saturday (see Mom's Christmas Eve post) that I had time to tell him what I wanted. And boy, did he deliver! First, here I am, admiring the tree, being good, and hoping Santa won't forget me!

 My lil' kitteh, Xander, got him a sparkly mouse:
 He likes to pounce it.
 And then drag it backwards towards his lair:
 Here's the moment! Mom's handing me my new bestest toy ever....a fox!
 Xander also got a catnip toy (since Wil' got some treats she likes)...but Wil' decided she might like the catnip toy for herself!
 Me & my fox :D
 I have to keep checkin' on him to be sure he's okay.
 Meanwhile, the Orange Menace looked particularly cute in his pile'o'papers. He thought that was the bestest part of the whole Christmas morning deal. He thinks Mom & Dad should keep the papers out the whole year round.
 I tired myself out, but didn't let Mr. Fox get far.

 But here's the great thing...not only did I get a fox, I got a treat maker!!!!
 I had to supervise Mom to make sure she knew what she was doing.

 Fifteen minutes is a long time to expect a greyhound to wait for a peanut butter cookie! Even worse was when Mom found that this particular recipe did better cooking 20 minutes!!!
 I about gave up..(Mom thinks this shot with my back leg sticking out is funny for some unknown reason!)
 Me & Mr. Fox...watching the world go by....wondering if we'll ever get to try peanut butter cookies.
 Mom wants everybody to know that Dogs Rule! She & Dad got me this t-shirt at Westminster Dog Show one year (well, maybe they got it for my great-uncle Phil, but it fits me better!)
 After an epoch or so, they were done:
 Ah, mana from heaven!
 Nom nom nom nom nom...
 I didn't get to see her, but Mom thought her bro'n'law's little Yorkie, Zoe, was over-the-top cute in what she & her other SIL decided was a kilt!
 Mom says even though we really enjoyed all our goodies, that this Christmas was nice because we got to spend time with the people, hounds, cats and horses that we love and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. (*And* eat peanut butter cookies with Mr. Fox!)
Love, Gwyneth


What Remains Now said...

Gwyn...That sounds like an awesome Christmas! Mr. Fox seems like he would give a real satisfying "shake of death". I'll bet Xander LOVED that paper pile. I agree with your mom, Zoe is adorable!

Lythrum said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas Gwyn, lucky girl. :)