Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmastime Fun

Had to make room on the mantle this year for a new baby boy's stocking!

Christmas is always interesting at our house, because Gus is infamous for not liking boxes. He HATES them! He usually just lays down and tries not to make sudden movements as to disturb the boxes. We, of course, like to taunt him by sliding boxes toward him (don't submit us to PETA, please). :)

Waldo, so far, seems pretty indifferent. Perhaps this stems from the fact that he is three times the size of any possible threat. Perhaps he's just too dopey to be scared of a piece of cardboard. Whatever it is, I'm happy, because that means I don't have a 90-pound 8-month-old tearing around the house all the time.

On Christmas Eve, Waldo and Gus got some rawhides from Aunt Ashley. After they each consumed half a stick, the hubs and I decided they won't be eating those any longer. Phewee!! They stunk up the whole living room! We love them, but when they were making farts that smelled worse than last month's garbage, we decided the rawhides had to go. (And we know, we know--rawhides aren't good for them, anyway.)

On Christmas Day, the boys were very excited about the contents of their stockings. They squeaked!!

Inside, Waldo had a squeaky hot dog (courtesy of a work White Elephant exchange, thankyouverymuch), and Gus had a squeaky chicken. Sadly, for as well-behaved as our dogs are, they aren't always well-behaved with each other. Kinda like kids.

Gus thought this gift was his--after all, it had his name on it! Alas, it was a gift for mommee--Milk Duds--from cousins Rainbeau and Duncan! Sorry, Gus. They know we're dog people! Sadly, Waldo will never have his picture on wrapping paper. He's too oddly colored. Unless I find dalmatian paper and color the white parts gray.

Gus was totally thrilled with mommee's gift of a labelmaker. Hmm, maybe not. (click on the pic for some zoom)

Gus and Waldo ended up having a very profitable Christmas. Rope tugs and treats from Great-Grandma, treats from Great-Aunt Linda, BIG box of treats from Aunt Ashley, a new KONG from mommee and daddee, and a very cool paw print kit from Grandma. Thanks, everybodee!!



Hey thanks for blogging us Gus and Waldo! Your mom is silly putting a label on u :P

My mom use to live in Columbus Ohio- she is an OSU alumni! So here is shout out O-H-I-O!

You had a great Xmas! despite the farting episode! Phew!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

Hi Allison!
Oh what fun!
Gus and Waldo always make me smile!
Melissa and Emmitt

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom will be hearing skhweaky chikhken all day!


Glad woo had each other this year!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Thanks for stopping by to say howdy. You 2 look like you have a great time. You mom is silly with her label maker..
Glad to meet you Gus and Waldo...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The FOUR Musketeers said...

you two sure have lots of fun !

The Army of Four said...

I love those squeakies! Wooooooo!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Gus & Waldo
What a neat video. Looks like you all had a great Christmas. We got lots of presents too some of which are no longer in one piece hee hee.

Hope you have a great New Years and all the best for 2009.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy x

Sara said...

Rory was very confused as to why her doggie friends were on the computer. She very much liked the squeaky chicken, though.

Saint Lover said...

Looks like Santa Paws was very good to you two this year! Love all the pictures.. so festive!

Tobi said...

Great video! I love your stockings. I have to get Blue and Clemmie's stocking monogrammed for next year.