Here's my antler picture. Mom had to use her old camera because she forgot the batteries she was going to borrow from work. All the practicing didn't work. As soon as the camera came out I started flicking the antlers off and being chaotic so I wouldn't get caught in them, but then they were sneaky and they brought out the bacon Schmakos. You can see I'm nowhere near the Christmas tree and I'm totally not looking at Mom and the camera, Dad had the Schmakos so Dad got my full attention. Mom says she'll try again. I say good luck with that. I'll show you pictures of Sasha and Gunnar next week. Even though I'm not looking at the camera, my picture is lots better than Sasha's. Mom says Gunnar did the best. That was just luck though. He was trying not to get stepped on, it had nothing to do with being a good boy. I will admit that this is a terrific shot of my awesome collar from my sister Dory!
Mom and Dad are taking off work tomorrow to spend the entire day with me. Mom says she has to use her last vacation day before December 1st so she chose to take it Noember 30th. She's a procrastinator. She waits until the last minute to do things a lot. But that's okay because she'll be home with ME! That means I won't be posting tomorrow so every dog have a great weekend!
Here's my letter to Santa:
I hope you had a great year. I will be sure to save you a couple of Mom's cookies that she is going to make with my help cuz I know how much you love them.
First, I would like to ask you to give Schmakos to all the DWB dogs. Some of them have never had them before and that is just so wrong! The commercial says "dogs go wacko for Schmakos" and OH BOY do I!!! The bacon and the marrow ones are my favorite, but the others are pretty good, too so whatever flavors you can come up with for everydog is perfect.
Next I would like to ask you to get something very sepcial for my Mom and Dad. Mom had a rough year with having her gallbladder out and then everything going on with her mother and friends. Mom was so sick before her surgery and should have felt better afterwards, but then people started making her sad and that makes me very sad. I cuddle and snuggle with her a lot to show her how loved she is, but I know she is still sad inside. Dad takes very good care of all of us so he deserves something nice, too. I love my parents very much. I know I'm safe here and I know that if they decide to move, they'll take me with them. I've been with them for a little over 2 years now and it's been the bestest 2 years of my life. I only get yelled out when I'm in BIG trouble and I can't remember the last time I was hit. I get to go on adventures instead of being left at home and I gets TONS of love.
There's really nothing I need this year. I have a nice warm and comfy bed to sleep on, lots of yummy treats and food and LOTS of toys. What I would really like is some grass to roll and play in. That's something Mom and Dad want ,too. You could bring me a new bone like you do every year, too. The onld one is fine, I still use it because they're so great and I know you put a lot of thought into them, but there isn't much taste to it anymore and pieces are starting to break off and Mom is worried about me choking on a piece or it making me sick.
I have one more thing to ask for. It's not for me, it's for all those dogs out there that don't have a wonderful home like I do. Before I came to live with my Mom and Dad I didn't know how it felt to feel true love. My Mom and Dad love me so much that I have almost totally forgotten about my old life. I'm getting lots better when people in uniforms come around and the only men I'm afraid of are African American men (I'm working really hard on that one though. I don't act like I'm going to kill the neighbor's brother anymore as long as he stays away from me and my family). I was lucky that my old family took me to a rescue place and I'm even more lucky that a few days later my Mom and Dad drove 45 minutes to just check out that shelter. I wasn't there long enough to really even remember much about it, but I know they were nice to me and nice to Mom and Dad. Not all dogs are as lucky as me though. Could you make sure lots of dogs that aren't as lucky as me get to find really good homes. I now know that there are lots of loving families out there and every dog deserves to know what real love feels like. It's the bestest feeling in the world!
Thanks a lot Santa! Have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas!
PS I just thought of another thing. Could you get us a bathroom trash can with a lid so Sasha will stop dragging the bathroom trash out all over. It grosses Mom out and it's kind of embarassing if company comes over. Thanks a bunch!