Friday, December 26, 2014

The Day After

Christmas in our house is dedicated to the pups.  It's the one day of the year where they can shred paper and make a larger than usual mess - our gift to them.  The start of the festivities is always delayed a bit, with visits to my Mom, horses to feed, Aaron waking up, so I decided to take a little time and photograph all the beautiful Christmas cards we received.
Do not ask me what the painting is in the middle - I do not know.  ;)
Our final tally was 64 for the pups (including e-cards) and 8 for Aaron and me - and yes, we counted party invites as cards for us.  Monty thinks we are cheating...

 Aaron helped Monty open his gifts this year, but we were pleased to see that Harlow remembered how it was done.
I can shred dis?
...even though she got a little distracted in the middle...
Ooo - present...
Both pups got new blankets - blue for Monty and pink for Harlow.  Previously she showed no interest in having her own blanket, but a couple of weeks ago we had a little bit of rain and we gave her a towel to lay on.  After everything was dry I put the towel in the laundry and she kept pulling it out and trying to hide it.  We realized then that Harlow really wanted a blanket of her own.
...because sometimes a pup wants her own fort...

I think this might be the happiest pup on the planet.
Of course, when you have blankets involved, it brings about a session of blanket wrestling...

Christmas bitey face....

Harlow loves when Monty wraps himself in his blanket.
After the wrestling was done, they settled down to enjoy their toys.
Our boy was really happy with the new blanket!
There were also bully sticks to chew on - did I mention our pups were really good this year?

I think our pups really enjoyed their Christmas.  Later in the day we noticed a very happy and sleepy pup, getting ready to take a nap with her wubba...
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


  1. And a Merry Christmas to you and your furry and non-furry family! :)

  2. looks like a perfect day for you two

  3. Those look like some awesome blankets and toys. Lucky, bully sticks! Glad you had such a wonderful day.

  4. Bawhahahha blankie wars. Yes indeed they were VERY good pups.

  5. We see you had a lovely day. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Awwww....looks like they had a great day!

  7. What a wonderful day! Blanket wrestling looks like lots of fun. We got our first bully sticks this year. Gone, gone, gone.They were pawsome!

  8. Looks like the blankets were definitely a success. What a happy day for everyone!

  9. You know... if I had your address, I'd love to add you and Aaron to my Christmas card list. We also still have to plan that horseback ride together.

  10. Good to see Monty smiling and playing. Hope he continues to do better each day... and Harlow, well we all know what a doll she is!

    Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

  11. Loved watching the pups. Lucy always waited for Ellie to unwrap their presents so she just stared at them and wouldn't even help my husband unwrap them for her. I'm thinking she definitely needs her own blanket.

  12. Those blankies look like they were a huge hit! We need to put blankies on our Christmas list for next year!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Crikey ....... Looks like two very happy pups to me! Christmas is great, aye??

  14. Oh love the blanket and bitey face photo! Sometimes the day after is just as much fun, or more, than the day of! Merry Christmas and here's to a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  15. I had a great Christmas as well but I have to say the day after Christmas is even better less stress and a lot of naps that didn't get interrupted.

    Aroo to you,

  16. What a wonderful day! I love the blankies, and that both pups like to wrap themselves in them. I'm not surprised that you had a pair of sleepy pups after such a wonderful morning!

  17. What a wonderful Christmas you had!! Isn't having your own blankie the bestest??!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    PeeEss....We have seen you around for ages and can't believe we had never visited, Merry Christmas!!!

    1. Hi Dory and the Mama!

      We will stop by an say hi - thanks for visiting!

      Monty and Harlow

  18. hello monty and harlow its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad to see yoo had sutch a wunderful krismas ful of loot and toys!!! monty i hope yoo ar feeling better and do not hav that nasty valley feever!!! tail wags frum trixie and me!!! ok bye

  19. Merry Christmas Monty and Harlow! Thank you for the card that you sent us and we love your photos! We sent you an e-card as the mail will take sometime to get our card to you. We're happy to see you enjoying the holidays!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  20. The purple Wubba khomplements your royal pinks SO furry well!


  21. Ahhhhh Now that's a real Christmas moment!

  22. Look at all that fun... hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Don't miss the $50 Amazon card we're giving away, thanks to Dog Fence DIY - make sure you guys enter... .lots of doggy goodies to be had with that! :)