I’ve been so busy singing along that I got late with my greeting.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Look at what I got. This thing I’m sitting on.
I got a new bed for my dog jail.
Nothing like sprucing up your jail.
I would rather have had something taken away than something new for my dog jail.
Like maybe the locks on my dog jail door. I could easily do without those.
But that wasn’t all that happened to me on Christmas.
I was tormented by cats besides.
First Scratchy tried to steal all my presents.
Scratchy, those are my presents!
Then my younger person ignored me because he was reading a book about a cat.
He’s not even reading about a fun, playful cat. He’s reading about Grumpy Cat.
Fine. I’ll grump on his Christmas.
But to make things even worse I had to stop chewing on my new antler to pose for a picture.
Well, at least I did get a frog for Christmas.
A frog and an antler.
But wait a minute.
Where’s my treats?
I thought I was getting treats for Christmas.
Do you believe it!?
I have to dig my treats out of this ball.
I hope you all had a better Christmas than I did.
Someone is trying to burn down my trails.
I walked around a corner and found this Manzanita bush on fire.
What am I going to do?
My puddle is a long ways away and there’s no other water around to put this fire out with.
I couldn’t bear it if my trails burned down.
How would I have any adventures if there was nothing left but black char?
Maybe if I blow on it hard enough and kick up enough dirt the fire will go out.
Oh no! There’s more fire here.
I’ll never be able to get it all out in time.
Run for it!
Do you think they have a fire truck that’s skinny enough to drive down my trails?
Hey, wait a minute.
These bushes are on fire but they’re not burning up.
This is kind of like the burning bush that Moses saw.
Maybe God lit this fire to remind us of Christmas.
You know, Jesus being born and all that?
I’m not sure about God’s color choice though.
Shouldn’t these bushes be burning in red and green?
I guess you never know about God. He seems to have a mind of His own.
Hey person, I think we’re doing it all wrong.
You’ve got to take down all those red and green lights on our house and put up orange ones.
But there was something different about him.
Toby smelled the same.
But he sounded different.
I don’t get it.
Dogs might change their smell, but they don’t change their sound.
Toby, what’s going on?
Give it to me straight.
You’re wearing jingle bells?
Hey, wait a minute!
How come I don’t have jingle bells?
This is Christmas time. Shouldn’t all dogs be wearing jingle bells this time of year?
I’m so jealous Toby.
But wait a minute.
Don’t those jingle bells make it hard to do certain things?
You know, like sneaking up on that cat you live with.
Or stealing treats when no one is watching.
Toby, I’m not sure it’s such a good idea to be wearing those bells.
As a matter of fact…
I’m glad I’m not wearing jingle bells.
Just think of all the mischief you’re missing out on Toby.
What, person? What am I doing?
What do you mean, Toby was proud of his jingle bells and now I’m making him feel bad?
I should what!? Apologize?
That word’s not in my vocabulary.
Those really are cool jingle bells.
I wonder why that is?
Most people around here decorate their houses, but they don’t do anything special to my trails.
Once I found an Easter egg on my trails on Easter, but I’ve never found anything Christmassy on my trails.
Well, unless you want to count the pine trees, but they grow here all the time.
But something sure seems like Christmas today.
I’m not sure what it is.
Guess I’d better check it out.
There’s something here with green leaves.
It seems to be attached to a bush.
And look! It has little white berries.
Well, they’re not holly berries because holly berries are red.
White berries – what has white berries?
What, person? I should stand under it and pucker my lips?
Why would I want to do that?
Cute girls will come and kiss me?
This stuff here is mistletoe?
Hey girls! Come on over.
I’ll be waiting right here!