Santa Claus

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!