Christmas Eve Happenings

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…….

Diesel and I are trying to figure out what is going on all through the house! There’s noise, busy people in the other room, and music playing on the TV saying something about Ole’ Saint Nick? I don’t remember anyone with that name, do you Diesel?

Drax talk

So I thought it was time for  one of us to check it out.  I tried peeking around the corner into the other room.   I’m not really sure what I saw, or what it all means, but it sure looked pretty important. Why else would they close the gate on us?

drax sneak

WOW, I can see boxes wrapped in fancy paper!  Some neat looking toys, too! I can only hope they have a present on that table for me! Oh, and Diesel and Gunnar, too, of course!


What?  An early Christmas present for us?  Thank you, it’s just what we wanted!  Tasty flavored nylabones, one beef and one chicken!  I just can’t choose which one I want more, but the chicken is what I got. I think Gunnar got a toy!

Sorry Diesel, I need to try the beef, and you didn’t look like you would mind sharing it with me!  I think what I would really like for Christmas is a larger bed. So Saint Nick, if you can, put that on my list for delivery tonight!

drax talks

….And not a creature was stirring, not even Drax…


2017 New Year Resolutions

Christmas is almost here, there are decorations everywhere and in every room. A beautiful tree in the house is always exciting to see. Then there are these owls I spotted in the yard and they’re pretty cool all lit up at night!



Well, decorations are in almost every room. Here in the kitchen where Diesel and I hang out, not too much decorating going on. I have a feeling there isn’t much trust in us to leave all the awesome looking, glittering and bright ornaments and trimmings alone. Even Gunnar gets stuck in the kitchen occasionally with us when all the hustle and bustle of Christmas decorating is happening!


And of course, there’s that Naughty and Nice list going on again this year. I’ve been trying every chance I get to share my toys with Diesel. At least most of the time! Sometimes it’s just too tempting when new toys are bought and to not want them all for myself. Diesel just has to wait while I check them out!  Your turn’s coming, promise!  Just let me gnaw on them a little longer.


Helping in the kitchen is always one of my favorite things to do. Just to let Santa Claus know I’ve been trying to change my ways, I won’t be jumping up on the counter stealing the toast today. Help whip those eggs for you?? It would be my pleasure!


I do have a New Year’s resolution to do better at listening to “commands” and “requests”. And I will be working on that in 2017, because that paper towel on the counter was just taunting me today.  The naughty corner, yes, I hear you……let me know when my two minutes are up.


Let’s all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  By the way, who’s hat is this and why all the fuss to give it back?





Twas the Night Before Christmas…

And all through the house….. “NO, Stop, Drop that!” was all that could be heard!

These are a few of my challenging commands, they really are.  For me to actually stop what I’m doing and listen to what I should be doing, well it just doesn’t happen often. Selective hearing…..that’s what they say.

Not my fault, you would think they’d learn not to leave coffee unattended…”NO,  Stop”!!   However,  I’m super quick!  I’ll get a few licks in and I’m outta there!  Diesel doesn’t know what he’s missing!


But my latest enjoyment has been the cushions! They have chair cushions, couch cushions and even a bench cushion, which I briefly got a hold of! My greatest accomplishment  was being able to  annihilate the couch cushion!!    I was quiet,  I was swift and I was really,  really thorough!  But  sadly, I was also CAUGHT!!  “Drop That CUSHION!!”  They led me to believe it was MY couch,  where I get to sleep and hang out… So why shouldn’t I get to play with it in my own way??


They think it’s tough on them, but I think I’ll be the one to suffer… All the cushions are now gone…..every last one, no place comfortable on the couch now!

But you can call me for a treat,  and I’m there!  Ready and most willing to listen, when the command  is Sit,  or Shake, or whatever else you want !


Wait one minute, what’s this I’m hearing about obedience classes, a boarding kennel school even?   I’m sorry,  I’ll try harder to listen.  Does this sad face help my case??   Say it does,  please!

Here’s to a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a quiet night.  I’m working on the quiet part!  Oh LOOK, I see doggy gifts under the tree already, Santa believes in me!!  And I believe in Santa!


Santa Claus is Coming !


December is an eventful month for me!  My birthday is December 22, and I will be one year old.  Christmas is right after that on the 25th and Santa Claus is coming to town and bringing gifts for all the good boys and girls, dogs and cats, and other assorted pets!

Now let me tell you about these  lists I seem to be  hearing alot about. First, a “Christmas list” that has names people buy gifts for, then a  “Nice or Naughty” list that Santa Claus has, and of course the “wish list” where you can place items you wish to have Santa bring for you to find under the tree on Christmas morning.   By the way, I really, really like the idea of a tree in the house and looking forward to seeing that!

Hopefully I am on the Family Christmas list and even more hopeful under the heading of NICE on Santa’s list.   I’m nice.  Really.  If you think about it I do a lot of nice things.   Whenever Diesel is bored, I keep him busy playing in the yard.  There are lots of hugs I give to everyone, whether they want them or not, but I can’t resist!!

I’m a great watch dog,  Diesel can’t do it all by himself.  He can’t see over the couch through the windows like I can, so I help him all the time.  I’m there for you buddy!!


Recently I assisted  with the laundry.  All my towels were in need of folding, so I got right in there and showed them how quick I could be taught to retrieve, fluff and fold!  They were astonished at how much help I can be!

I share my toys with everyone!  Just ask Gunnar!  Sometimes he doesn’t want to share his toys, but I let it slide.  See, I AM nice.



So now on to my wish list.  I wish that all puppies, rescue dogs, shelter dogs, all kittens and cats too, will get  homes for the holidays.  And to be loved  by their families,  just like we love them.


There really shouldn’t be a naughty list, but I bet  even those  doggy cookies would taste good should they find their way into my Christmas stocking!20151206_132111-1