Secret wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Doesn't she look so festive and cheery posing with her sparkly, glittery ribbons? lol She's such a good sport....
It was a pretty quiet Christmas for the dogs. Luke did get to go up to my parent's house on Christmas Eve and it was just as crazy as I figured it would be with my brother's dogs. I was thankful I only took Luke, as he can handle that sort of thing well.
They had a boring, uneventful Christmas day. I had to work at the shelter in the morning, but we got done early and I was able to spend a bit of extra time with the dogs before I had to leave again. They got play time, so they were happy! Then it was back home for a couple more hours before leaving again. That time I set up one of my big loopy speed circles with hoops and a tunnel and let everyone wear themselves on that. Have I mentioned lately how awesome it is that we don't have snow?
Christmas evening was back up at my parent's house, but I elected to go without dogs that time. I got home at 9:00 and honestly I didn't think the dogs should HAVE to go out and run around again after having three play sessions earlier in the day. Well that was a mistake, as Joe & Secret played for a good hour in the house and made it hard to fall asleep on the couch. ;o)
My mom got all of the dogs a bunch of stuffless stuffies with squeakers. I haven't actually handed them out yet because I know there will be no peace in the house once I do.... I was a bad dog mom and didn't actually get them anything for Christmas. The trial this Saturday will be their present, I guess.
I worked at the shelter yesterday and did a double-take when I walked past the daily calendar. I grabbed it on my way out the door at the end of the day because it reminded me so much of Secret! Why is it, though, that I can never, ever remember which side of her face has the split? It always seems to be exactly the opposite of all the dogs I think look like her.
I thought this was a scruffy puppy after a bath or something, but the description calls it a "mixed breed" with border collie characteristics. Upon closer inspection, I think the blasted thing is actually a borderdoodle. God forbid....