Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 Christmas

Hello Friends.

This Christmas was different that any other.  For the first time in 14 years I did not wake up on Christmas morning with my MOM.  See normally on Christmas Eve MOM does the whole Candle Light service at church.  She gets home a little before 1AM on Christmas morning.  We snuggle up on the couch and watch "A Muppet Christmas Carol".  Then we go to sleep, wake up, I open my gifts and MOM makes me turkey balls... YUMMMMMMM.  Then we go for a winter walk together, come home and just kick back. 

This year MOM worked at the homeless shelter on Christmas Eve until 6PM, then she had to be at church until midnight or so.  So she thought it best for me to stay at Bert's place because she had the be at the homeless shelter at 6:30am on Christmas day to cook a Christmas feast for the people there.  I totally understand.  And I had a great time with Bert and Miss Vickie.  They took very good care of me. AND a Christmas miracle happened while I was there.  Frankie and Ernie you may want to look away. 

Allred and me sharing the same bed!!!!  This is proof that miracles do happen.
MOM came and picked me up late Christmas day and when we got home I opened my gifts.
My brother Easy sent me all kinds of cool stuff.  A calendar, treats, stuffy bone, a bee, and a nice soft blankie.

Thanks brother.  Your the bestest and our hearts always smile when we think of you and your staff.

Then I got to open my gift from Mason the Big Stinky Dog.  Funny story here.  Seems my MOM and Mason's mom missed the deadline for the gift exchange.  Well Mason and I hooked up on Facebook and we took matters into our own paws and decided to exchange gifts.  I am so glad we did.  Look at all the cool stuff he sent me!  And let me tell you those sausage treats are drool worthy.  Thanks Mason for all the great gifts.
MOM also had a ton of stuff for me, a lot of it from the peeps at our church.  You also may be wondering how the card count turned out.  Well take a look.
Lets just say I edged MOM out in the card count.  Hehehhe
I have to show you this.  This is a gift my MOM received from a very dear and beautiful friend.  It's a William Wegman book called ABC.  You probably already know he is famous for photographing Weimaraners.  MOM was all kinds of thrilled to receive this book.  Butt wait it gets even better.

Look right there below my paw.  This is a signed copy!!!  A signed copy!  MOM's friend search the world over to find one, and she did, and she sent it to my MOM.

Hey Easy brother I think those two pups drawings look a lot like us.  I also think that Wegman should feature you and me in his next project.  If he thinks he is famous now, wait till the two of us grace the pages of his next book.
MOM and I finish Christmas the way we normally start Christmas... snuggled up watching "A Muppet Christmas Carol."  I sure hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever you and your family celebrate. The best part of any celebration is being with the ones you love.



  1. Crikey Goose ...... what a wonderful Christmas you had. Such a special time and a MIRACLE!! It doesn't get any better than that, aye??

  2. Looks like a pawsome Christmas!

    We luv da Muppet Christmas Carol round here.

  3. Oh my, Goose, you had a really wonderful Christmas, all that love from a CAT and from your mom's church and blogland.. I know you had a Merry Christmas, now I wish you a wonderful and Happy New year..

  4. Hari OM
    Goose, different it may have been, but none the less wonderful and filled with Love with the capital 'ell'... All Blessings to you and Mom, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. A Christmas Miracle indeed...ALLRED and you got to share!! We are very glad that you had a good time with Bert and Miss Vickie. Your presents are awesome and we especially love the BOOK...the signed book!! That is so special!! Glad you all had a wonderful time together...even if it was was very, very nice. xo Chloe and LadyBug

  6. Sounds as if THAT is the way to spend Christmas Goose.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  7. It sounds like you had a wonderful day and your Momma helped a lot of people. Hugs to both of you!

    ps - aren't blankies the best?

    Monty and Harlow

  8. Hi Y'all!

    Oh that was a beautiful Christmas y'all had...time spent sharing and with dear friends and loved ones. Hey, what more could we pawed ones, yes Allred, you included, want from life? Good eats, good treats and lots of LOVE! That's what life's all about!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Wow that was a super Christmas! And you got a signed book from William Wegman, how great is that? Yes, that could be a drawing of me and you... and the pups who are on the first page, are the bestest, right? We couldn't watch the Muppets, because someone confused the dvd's and we had The Shining in the Muppet box. And as if the blackened salmon and the Flatowa wouldn't be enough, I spent Christmas with the Overlook twins uhoh!
    Easy Rider

  10. What a wonderful book! I bet you and your mom treasure that furever. And tEasy and his Staff are pretty cool. They got hearts of gold!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. A wonderful Christmas for you and your Mom Goose.
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  12. Goose we are so glad you had a lovely Christmas and OMCs a Christmas Miracle...Allred watching your back. What wonderful pressies to a most deserving
    friend YOU
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. OMD OMD that CAN't Be the REAL ALLRED.... he scares the POOPS outta us... the REAL ALLRED would NEVER lay that close to you... Are you SURE about this Goose??? OMD pawhaps he has turned over a new Claw... and has shunned his Devilish Ways. Or maybe he was overcome with Santa Pawsness.
    That was SO kind of your mom to help feed the ones who needed it... and you were with Bert and Miss Vickie and ... ALLRED.. so you were content..
    OMD OMD your mom got a REAL SIGNED WEGMAN??? THAT is a pawfect gift fur her... JUST PAWFECT...
    Boy HOWDY did you ever make out BIG TIME... you hit the MOTHER LODE of Good GIFTS from GRRRREAT Furends...

  14. As long as you end up together there is no wrong way to do Christmas. It is very kind of you mom to give her time to help those who have nothing. Enjoy your gifts.

  15. and your Mama received some pawesome gifts Goose, proving what we already both were very good this year!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Lovely - your blog always does my heart good :)

  17. Your mom is so wonderful, helping so many people. And then coming home to you, to celebrate. You got so many special presents and so many cards. But I have to guess that snuggling up with your MOM was the best part of all.

  18. Bless you and your MOM, Goose!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  19. Those are great pressies but the best part is snuggling with your mom.

  20. Merry, Merry... and here's to 2015!

  21. That sounds like a grreat Christmas! Sometimes changing up traditions can be fun. We love the Muppet Christmas Carol too. We watch it a gazillion times over the holidays.

  22. Goose, it sounds like you and your MOM had a wonderful Christmas! Spreading God's love to others is the BEST - and then you got to spend time together, too!!!
    Mags found something on our walk at the State Park the other day and we both thought of you. I think she's going to post it tomorrow. :)

  23. That sounds like a wonderful Christmas! And you actually snuggled with Allred......Now, there is your miracle!
    Happy New Year, Goose!

    Wyatt and Stanzie