Extra Christmas

This is a Christmas shaggy dog story. And a story about extra Christmases.

Last weekend we went to visit Son #4 and the two littlest grandchildren. It was just supposed to be an exchange of presents to go under the tree. What a lovely surprise to find that a festive table was laid out with tinsel and reindeer – a three course Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Absolutely brilliant.

This weekend we are going to stay with Son #1 and his family. This time the presents are to be exchanged and opened because they are going off to New Zealand and the warmth. I was lying in my bed last night ruminating on the events of the day…….. as you do……. when I realised that one little dog in our household – yay, Misty! loves Christmas. She is a dab paw at opening her presents – they are the highlight of her holiday….. fast behind the turkey cooking all day.  So this morning it has been a priority to find and wrap three presents for her to take with us.

All is now well.
We can go.

Happy……… Advent.

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7 Responses to Extra Christmas

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    I like the idea of a series of mini-Christmases, counting down to the real one. I do hope you will enjoy them all, especially ‘helping’ Misty to fold her Christmas paper nicely after she has opened her presents.
    You do realise don’t you that we will all expect to see a picture of her (wearing her paper hat) at your dinner table?

  2. Tim says:

    Happy Advent? And also with you 🙂

    +arwwoooo to Misty, of course.

  3. Lyn says:

    Ahhh. Enjoy your trip. How long will you be gone?

  4. Anne says:

    I am inspired. I am going to buy a present each for Daisy and Fluffy wrap them up. Daisy always knows where dog stuffed toys are and Fluffy could find a cong in a haystack.

    How I wish I were going to New Zealand.

  5. Dianne says:

    What a lovely little Christmas vignette you have shared today. Thanks, Dianne

  6. freda says:

    We are safely back already. Misty was very patient whilst looking at the pile of presents; she had great fun opening her own, with very delicate little bites and a pulling technique. I have taken a few photos on my iphone but am not sure if they will transpose well enough for the blog. I’ll certainly try for a photocall on Christmas Day.

  7. LC says:

    I read this post Jan. 19, and it delivered a unique and welcomed dose of pure Christmas pleasure through the saga of your tiniest family member celebrating.

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