8 In Christmas

Tanks Christmas


I’ve been in and out of trouble this Christmas season. No big deal…not really… I mean the tree fell on ME…it’s not like I fell on the tree!!!

The chocolates I ate? Who knew it would mean a trip to the vet…seriously… maybe THEY shouldn’t have left the box so close to the chair that enabled me to get up on the counter where the chocolates were supposed to be “outta my reach”….don’t they know I’m an athlete?!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… oh please…they were one hop away! How was I to know that they were attached to heavy hooks that were also attached to the garland that was attached to the lights? I thought the tinsel hanging around my head was quite fetching! (Note the play on words there…fetching LOL…doggo humour right there)

… and honestly…do not open till Christmas it said on the box… HELLOOOOOO I’m a dog! I cannot read…anyways, Barbie seemed quite happy to get out of all that packaging.

This year I watched my human mum go to so much fuss at home wanting everything to be just right. The way she went to great lengths to decorate the house with holiday cheer.  “I just want it to be a perfect Christmas,” she said to papa when he told her she was nuts.

Doesn’t she realize it’s not the colour of the ribbon or how much tinsel is on the tree? Everything she is looking for is right in front of her. I like to think it comes in the form of a ball of fluff with four paws and a tail that can clear a coffee table. But aside from me, she has a whole family of humans. They’re around all year…not just at Christmas. They come together on Dec 25th each with a story of their own. They are looking for their own version of that perfect Christmas. Humans are crazy like that.

I have no idea how I landed this family…was it fate? As untrained as they are, they do love me unconditionally.

My family? They are perfectly imperfect. After all, they are only human and that’s the best present I could ask for… well some treats too. 😉

Merry Christmas to all.🐾 💕 🐕 🎄

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    December 25, 2022 at 5:16 AM

    Another wonderful read! Merry Christmas Marion, from my house to yours! Love you lots…xo

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      December 26, 2022 at 1:17 PM

      Thank you C-ster!! Love you to the moon and back.

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    Linda French
    December 25, 2022 at 4:13 PM

    My dearest Tank, I understand your frustration. I saw Santa knock over the Christmas tree, pee on the presents and eat a couple of ornaments. I told him “NO”, but we both know that never works. With love, licks and wags from your partner in crime and best girl, Ellie Mae. Woof 🐾💕 P.S. Merry Christmas to all the two-leggeds at your house too. 🎄

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      December 26, 2022 at 1:17 PM

      Peed on the presents??? Hahaa….oh boy bad Santa!
      Love your licks and wags girlfriend.
      You are definitely my best girl 😉
      Merry Christmas to your humans too. Xo 🐾 💕 🌲

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    December 25, 2022 at 8:21 PM

    Such a sweet little guy

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      December 26, 2022 at 1:15 PM

      He is a little sweetie for sure. My ❤️
      Merry Christmas Marion

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    December 26, 2022 at 10:11 AM

    What a precious read🥰 Tears of happiness streaming down my face!
    Thank You adorable Tanky for proving what is most important this Christmas!❤️

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      December 26, 2022 at 1:14 PM

      Ahhhh….thanks Val!
      Merry Christmas to you and Paul.

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