From the very minute that I was adopted from the animal shelter, I had a feeling I was going to really, really like living with my new family. And I was right. I’ve got my own bed, my own crate, a basket full of dog toys and a big yard to run around in. I have two doggie cousins, Frankie and Roxy, who sometimes come over to play with me. Plus, I’ve got my parents trained to be very generous with the dog biscuits…they even use them to “bribe” me to go outside for a potty break when it’s raining. All in all, I’ve been pretty darned happy with my new family and thought that things couldn’t possibly get any better. But they did!
I didn’t know much about holidays before I came to live here, so I had no idea what I was missing. Turns out, there’s a holiday called Thanksgiving, and we celebrated it yesterday. I knew something good was going to happen when Mom put a big turkey in the oven to bake, and then spent the next few hours in the kitchen, making even more food. The house smelled so good that I could hardly stand it!
But things got even better when the rest of the family showed up. Because get this: every single one of them showed up with some sort of food! From what I can tell, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is all about food and sharing it with friends and family. How cool is that? We started in the afternoon with lots of appetizers (I made sure I got my share), and then everyone sat down at the big table that was loaded with all the rest of the food, including that fabulous turkey. I sat right beside the little guy in the high chair, because I knew I could count on him to drop some tasty tidbits my way. Finally, when everyone crowded in the kitchen to clean up, I helped dispose of anything that was left on their plates. I know it’s my job to help whenever I can, but it’s especially nice to be able to combine business with pleasure.
Frankly, I’d be a little sad right now that it’s all over if I hadn’t discovered that there’s another holiday coming up in a few weeks. It’s called Christmas, and I’ve heard it also involves a lot of extra food, especially cookies. Of course I’m all in favor of that!
In addition to the food, Christmas seems to require putting up lots of lights and decorations, which is fine with me. But I really got excited when I saw the big tree that Dad put up in the living room. I know exactly what that’s for, and I can hardly believe my good luck. They’ve given me my very own indoor bathroom! No more going out in the cold and rain when I need to pee….how thoughtful is that? And that’s not all. They’re going to put all these shiny balls all over it, and I love balls! I can hardly wait to take them off and play with them.
It’s too early to compare, but it just might be that I’m going to love Christmas even more than I loved Thanksgiving!