Anyway, Mama is busy putting the Christmas decorations away, so she asked me to be a guest blogger today. So I will tell you all about my Wonderful Marvelous Practically Perfect Christmas Day.
It started to snow Christmas Eve. Mama was a bit worried in case she couldn't drive to Auntie Pat's on Christmas Day like she'd planned. Instead, we woke up to perfect conditions - just a couple of centimeters fresh snow to make the world look bootiful, but warm enough that the roads (which the plow cleared during the night) were wet and free of snow or ice.
The tree on our patio (which Mama decorates at Christmas and calls "Oliver's Tree" after a sheltie that died the day she got the tree) looked very pretty with the snow. The hummingbirds were cold, but mama filled the feeders for them, and also put out suet cakes for the other birdies.
But I'z getting ahead of myself. The first thing we did after getting up was check out the presents! There waz a stocking for Allie and a stocking for me and even a stocking fer my Mama (though I happen to know the pressies in that stocking were mailed by one of Santa's elves in California. Mama says Santa's sleigh gets pretty heavy with all the gifts for good little dogs and cats, so the elves and the postal service help out with gifts for grown ups).
|Anything more in there?|
|Want some help, Allie?|
|My mama made the "NICE" list, too!|
|Allie checkin' out her new kitty condo|
|Me an' my new toy. It's made by Kong.|
Ya gotta spin the blue ball inside the red ring to make the treats fall out!
After we opened our stockings and had brekkie, Mama and me went for a loooong walk around town and all along the seawalk and down on the beach. (Oh, yeah, Mama bought me somethin' else fer Christmas - boots! Fer her paws, not fer my paws. They has special non-slip crystals embedded into the sole and they works GREAT so now she can still take me on my walks even when it is snowy and icy! She doesn't like those things you slip over your boots - Yaktrax - cuz they is deadly when ya hit pavement, but these boots are just fine.) Anyway, Mama put on the magic boots and off we went. The sun waz shining, the snow waz glistening, and everythin' was real pretty!
|Crofton Beach Park|
|Mah Mama's new boots work good, even on the seawalk!|
|Some peoples decorated a tree on the beach, It has lotsa pretty things on it,|
like this toy soldier.
|Mama liked the way this ornament looked with the snow on it.|
|Mama says this is a plover, probably a semipalmated one though he still has his summer plumage.|
She thinks he was too small, short, and fat to be a killdeer.
|Even I know this bird! It's a seagull!|
|The sunlight made fer nice reflections of the ferry and other boats.|
I was tired when we got home, which was fine because Mama went over to Auntie Pat's for a midday Christmas dinner. I didn't go because I am just beginning to learn to visit other peoples without freaking out, and besides Chrissy (Lexi and Cosmo's older sister) might not ap-preesh-iate the intrusion. But I know that's where Mama went 'cause I snuck a look at the photos on her camera.
|Mama said they had Seafood Oscar and some drunken mushrooms and|
that Auntie Pat had to bake the potatoes twice!
|Lexi, checkin' out other guests arriving|
|You know my buddy Cosmo. I hikes with him and Lexi.|
|This is their older sister, Chrissy.|
I think she's mom's favourite.
Probably because she's almost the same colour as me!
When Mama came home, she broughts me 'n Allie gifts from Auntie Pat, and she brought home sum leftovers too (but she didn't share the grasshopper pie with me, nor the rum cake. Hmmmph!). She took me fer another walk, an' then she feds Allie and me, and later we all went to sleep.
It was a Practically Perfect Christmas, dontcha think?