We sure had a great Christmas holiday, and hope you did too! With the New Year quickly approaching, I figured now is probably the best time to re-cap our holiday adventures before they become distant memories.
We didn’t do a bonafide Christmas tree this year. Our house is tiny, and neither of us thought shimmying around a tree full of breakable ornaments for a month or so sounded like that much fun so we nixed that idea. We did pull out my little pink faux tree (and a mini skirt too!) to pile a few small gifts around. Mostly Scooter prefers to use it for photo opportunities
Like I’ve discussed before, Bear and Scooter are our furbabies, so of course they get a few gifts under the tree too! Each boy got one wrapped gift, and they also share a paw-print stocking annually. They were too cute about their wrapped gifts! Bear went first (seniority) and got all excited like he just KNEW it was for him.
He got a new microfiber bed cover for his bedroom dog bed (why yes, we do have enough dog beds that they’re referred to by the room they ‘live in’) The bed itself is in great condition, but the green cover had seen better days. Bear’s sleeping easy now, and the microfiber is much easier to clean than the last bed cover we had! Happy boy, happy momma.
Scooters wrapped gift was a houndstooth Christmas sweater, which he promptly donned along with his glitter bow-tie. He didn’t get out of the sweater for 3 days afterwards, he was feeling festive! Bonus: sparkly bowtie can also stand-in as new years outfit
Their stocking was full of the real fun stuff though. Toys, treats, and more toys filled it to the brim. In the spirit of keeping their interest up, we pulled most of their other toys and put them away for awhile until the novelty of the new toys wears off. We can later re-introduce some of their older toys that they will have ‘forgotten about’ and pull the ones they’ve had access to for a few weeks. Ideally I’d do this toy switcheroo weekly, but it ends up being more of a bi-weekly thing for us. Whatever works.
The boys got a new kong classic, their first kong wubba (a huge hit so far!), another pack of greenies, and the new kong stuffing treats. We’re whipping up another batch of sweet potato treats to include something healthy in there too.
So how did you and your pups fare the holidays? Did your dogs get to open gifts or find treats in their very own stockings??