Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Christmas

Since this was Monty's first Christmas with us, we made sure to concentrate on making it a good day for him. After all, this is only one of the two days each year the pups will get to shred paper without being in trouble! They need to enjoy it! (The other is their birthday/Gotcha Day.)

Since Mom had a busy day already, visiting her Mom in rehab and feeding the horses she needed some nourishment before starting the festivities. Sam was most dismayed by the delay.

It's Christmas, Mom!

Monty on the other paw, has a unique way to beg. He knows we know he is there, so he is not concerned he will be missed if any crumbs happen to be passed around...

Monty didn't quite understand how to open the presents, but I did realize I made a major mistake this year. No more shiny paper for Monty! He spent most of his morning chasing the reflections from the paper on the wall.

Although, he also seemed to be pleased by our choices of squeaker filled toys!

Sam seemed pleased that he got to open every one's presents, not just his own!

We all had a good Christmas and hope all of you did too! Monty definitely seems happy with his first Christmas with us!


  1. Looks like everyone had a great Christmas (and Sam. Ruby approves of that position at the dinner table. it is her selection too).

  2. Santa didn't wrap the presents this year so our girls didn't get to tear any paper. They did make quick work of the stuffed toys though.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Looks like it was a jolly time for all :D

    Happy Christmas to yaz!

  4. Lovely pictures!
    It seems that all of you had a great Christmas day!

  5. Our mom wants to give you a BIG ol' squeeze!

    Tail wags,

  6. We are glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Monty looks very happy with the presents along with Sam!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  7. Love the ready/wait post sub-table - we do the same thing hee hee! You are both super paper tearers-apart - I'm not furry good at it, but Avalon seems to have a voracious appetite fur paper goods!
    Have a peaceful Sunday!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  8. Looks like a fun Christmas for the red ones! I never thought of shiny paper being such a distraction - I laughed!

    Our thoughts to you and your mother as she recovers.

  9. Look at that smile! We are so happy that you both had a wonderful Christmas!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. We're glad you had such a good Christmas! It looks like a lot of fun!


  11. It really looks like you had a great day--Paper and all!! :-)

  12. So all in all, it was a good day - that is just wonderful. We didn't get to tear any paper but we did get some nice pressies too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. Love the paws under the table :)

    I'm glad that the pups are such good present openers! Merry Christmas to all!

  14. We're glad you had a good Christmas and that the Sam and Monty enjoyed the presents!

    Elyse and Riley

  15. I think Monty's smile shows he's ready fur next khristmas!!!


  16. I wish you a merry christmas Sam!
    It looks you enjoyed a lot!


  17. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! :)

  18. Merry Christmas, Sam and Monty. It sure looks like Santa was very good to you guys. I'm excited about the blizzard and can't wait to play in the snow.

    All the best,

  19. I am glad Monty had a good first Christmas. That's pretty funny about him chasing his reflection in the shiny wrapping paper.

    Your pal, Pip

  20. I like that Monty was chasing the reflections, now that's a good retriever!! And thank goodness that Sam helped in unwrapping everyone's presents, who knows if it would have gotten done without him there!!

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!!

  21. Looks like Monty had a great first Christmas! I'm sure Sam showed him all the ropes.

    You are all so lucky to have found each other.

  22. Great Christmas you had, well I'm a bit late wishing you a Merry Christmas, so let me be one of the first to wish you a Very Happy New Year :)
    George and Jan xxx

  23. Yay!!! Love that you and Monty can now spend Christmas' together, and Barkday/Gotcha Days!! Blessings.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  24. Glad you all had a pawesome Christmas!
    Happy Holidays!
    Kisses and hugs

  25. So pleased you had a brillo paws Christmas!

    Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsz

  26. I'm so glad you had a lovely Christmas. We did, too and we're still eating the leftovers!

    lotsa licks, Lola

  27. I bet Monty is far more excited next year - now that he knows what comes in those presents. I am glad both Monty and Sam had a good Christmas!

    Wags N Kisses,

  28. Glad to see you enjoyed the holiday.

  29. Sam is so thoughtful to help everyone get their presents open! And Monty certainly looks he is in favor of having Christmas every year! What a lovely warming scene of family Christmas bliss!

  30. Monty, Sam and the people... I hope you had a great Christmas and I hope your New Year is blessed too! :)

  31. Looks like a terrific Christmas. We're sure Monty enjoyed it very much. We're glad to read your grandma is on the mend. We hope she'll get out of the rehab hospital soon and come stay with you for a nice, long recuperation and cookie-sneaking period.

    Jed & Abby

  32. Looks like you had a Greeeaaat Christmas Sam! Love all the pictures. Have a Very Happy New Year!
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear

  33. That looked like a very happy day for you boys! Sure hope Grandma is getting better every day, and that your Mom is hanging in there...

  34. Merry Christmas! I laughed out loud at the feet under the table ;-)