Friday, January 1, 2010

Of Holidays...

I never really wrote about the holidays, so I figure I might as well do that now. Addie seems to enjoy Christmas, with all the people visiting, and new toys, and commotion and whatnot. However Christmas morning, as we were opening presents, it was clear she was unhappy with the fact that she was not the center of attention. She kept pushing people's hands around and wanted to be petted. So we let her open her own present. She was pretty excited, and kept herself occupied for a while.

This silly sheep was her present this year... She didn't get a ton of presents, because she already has oodles of toys. But she's totally in love with this sheep. It baas when you throw it or when she bites it, and it's kind of a strange sound, but just loves it! She carries it around like a little girl would carry around a doll. She takes it everywhere with her around the house, playing with it and whoever will play with her. It's adorable.

Addie's other present was her new Coach collar. Yes, Coach. I decided it's not as ridiculous as it sounds, however. For one, Addie is a clean dog and it won't get dirty very easily. Two, she only wears collars when we go out, so it should last a long time. Three, Coach has a lifetime warranty on all their products, so if it should ever get ruined, we can send it back and they will repair it! Sounds like a good deal for a dog collar...

We got a TON of snow over Christmas, and we certainly enjoyed playing in it. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of her in the snow from Christmas. When she came in, the snowballs in her coat were so bad, I had to practically give her another bath to get all the snow to melt! And after that, her hair was rather matted so we spent quite a while brushing mats out. Fortunately, I have Detangle by Show Season so no shaving was required.

We built a big snow man, probably about 7 feet tall, when we were outside. Addie was with us and wasn't bothered by it at all. As the day progressed, and the weather got warmer, our snowman started to lean a little to the side. It looked like he was doing a back bend! We started to wonder how long he would last. At about 5 or 6 pm, we were all relaxing in the house and Addie was laying in the kitchen, staring out the window. All of sudden she started barking and growling. The snowman had toppled! For the rest of the evening, Addie would not go anywhere near the door and stayed out of the kitchen. Finally, around 10 pm, we decided she wasn't going to go out on her own, but she needed to go to the bathroom sometime. So we grabbed some shovels and brooms, and ventured out to destroy the snowman. Addie gathered up some courage and helped us attack the remaining snowballs. And then, of course, she was fine. Goofy dog.

I also got a new camera for Christmas, not anything fantastic but it is what I wanted! So with any luck, I will be posting more pictures here on the blog, and better pictures.
I also recently joined Flickr and have posted lots of Addie pictures there, too. If you are on Flickr, or just want to see more pics of the black Spoo, you can do so here. My user name is SmartPoodle.