I thought I would share with you my Christmassy adventures! First of all, I have never had a Christmas so I was quite excited, like, who knew humans like to bring trees inside during December!? When my humans were putting up our tree, I couldn’t stay away. To begin with my dad disappeared into a square hole upstairs, I wasn’t sure where it led to but I made sure to stand guard under it because I didn’t know if scary monsters would get him or something like that. My mum stayed with me but she kept shouting at my dad telling him where to find things. I wasn’t sure what they was on about because I speak mostly dog but when my dad came out of the hole he brought lots of boxes and bags with him. They smelt soooo funny that I had to get my nose in there – I’m not sure it best pleased my humans but what did they expect?
I followed them around the house as they put up sparkly things; at one point I thought my mum was going crazy because she normally puts this thing round her neck to keep her warm outside but this time she had a sparkly one that made rustling noises when I tried to eat it. She told me off and then instead of putting it around her neck, she hung it up! And they call me weird.
However, the biggest excitement was the tree! It looked like a tree but it didn’t smell like a tree and this one came out of a box that my mum and dad put together. I was so engrossed with smelling it that I didn’t even see all the toys they put on the tree! There were mini balls, ribbons, more of those sparkly things that normally go around my mum’s neck; boy was it like a toy store! They even put cones on, like cones from the garden but they weren’t so happy when I tried to help clean up – honest, I thought they made a mistake, silly me.
The fun festivities didn’t stop with our inside tree. All through December people would come round, they put boxes under the tree but apparently they weren’t for me (yeah right, who doesn’t put boxes on the floor unless it’s for a dog to chew up) and mum made lots of delicious goodies. I can vouch for her cooking, I ate plenty of it, I had to spend a bit of time in bed and I got shouted at but again, why leave food on the counter where I can reach it? Did she not want it testing?
Towards the end of December, both my mum and dad didn’t go out in the morning to what they call ‘work’ so we had lots of lovely cuddles and trips to see people; it was exciting all the time! By the night time I would be so tired that I could barely make it to my own bed (instead I followed mum and dad up to theirs and because it was Christmas they let me – or so they told me, really, it’s because I’m an awesome dog).
Then, one morning, my mum comes downstairs extra early for extra cuddles, she looked so excited that I was too. As it turned out, some of the boxes under the inside not-tree-tree were for me!! I got a stuffed toy which was comfy to lay my head on, some tasty treats and a ball that made really weird noises at me! My auntie got me a blanket that had my name it too. I got lots of nice things but my favourite was a GIANT bone! Oh, my. It was delicious, I started on it right away and was quite disappointed when it was taken away from me but then they took me outside and guess what? We went in the car!
We went to my mum’s old house so I got to play with my uncle Chester (he’s a Chocolate Labrador)! They also had an inside tree with boxes under it and guess what? Some of them were for me too!! Me and Chester had a great time playing together (I had to be careful though because Chester is an old boy so sometimes my mum has to remind me to be gentle), we shared all our toys and we had a quick nap (I tell you, all this excitement is tiring!).
After we had spent some time playing, we went in the car again and this time we went to my dad’s old house where I got to play with two more doggies! Alfie and Molly are a lot younger than Uncle Chester so I’m allowed to run around with them outside, they have a really long garden which is perfect for racing against Molly (she is really quick but don’t tell her I said so). A lot of people turned up with more treats for me and my mum said something about watching my waistline but I was crunching too loudly on biscuits to hear her.
Then, just when I thought it couldn’t get any more exciting, they started cooking lots of food! All the humans sat around the table and ate all the delicious smelling food. I gave the best ‘sad’ face I could because I’ve been practising lots, and all of us dogs got given a bone to eat! I was so engrossed in my bone that I didn’t see everyone finish their human food. My dad wanted to take the bone off me because apparently I had been eating it for a long time but I was just so happy with it that when he took it off me I got ‘hangry’ (I’ve heard my mum talk about this, it’s when you are hungry so you get angry). I may have not heard him ask me several times to leave it and I may have accidentally gone to get it back but I caught his finger with my tooth. I was so upset with myself that I cried all the way home because mum and dad were angry with me. They spoke about consequences to my actions as they put me to bed and then went out again. I was really sorry that the whole evening, when they came home I was trying to give cuddles. They forgave me I think because they played with me all night. My dad was ok, it was ‘just a scratch’ he said, but I still haven’t gone to grab a toy or bone out of their hands since just to be safe.
Well, after that, I got to spend lots of time with my mum and dad going on walks. Then one evening they was up really, really late and lots of loud bangs went off outside. I kept looking at mum and dad to see what they were but they seemed ok, so I tried to ignore all the sounds (I did tell one bang off for being so loud, I got a biscuit for it too so I must have been a good boy).
I only had a few more days before my parents went back to what they say is ‘work’, but to be honest I was so tired that I was glad to have some time to sleep!!!
I can’t wait till next Christmas! Apparently, I have to wait a whole year!!!