Merry Christmas! Really!Posted: August 2, 2013
No, I am not crazy. Yes, I do realize that it is the beginning of August. But Christmas happened at my house last night . . . well, it happened for me, anyway. Last week I told you that I was participating in a blog dog gift exchange and that I had been matched with a handsome young Scottie named Ranger. (You can click here if you need to refresh your memory.) I received an email from Ranger earlier this week letting me know that my gift was in the mail. I’ve been watching the mail every day since, and then yesterday it happened.
My gift from Ranger arrived. I smelled it and knew immediately that it was just for me, and that it had to be something exciting. Because it was my special Christmas, mommy and I went into the living room, which is the room where Christmas is celebrated. I was going to wear my Christmas collar, but then Mommy remembered that it was packed away with the Christmas things–and she was not going to get all those boxes out–so she found this festive bow for me.
Ok, we’re in the living room and I’m wearing a festive bow. It’s time to start unwrapping. Look at the beautiful paper . . . and yep, this fabulous gift is definitely for me. It says so right there!
Oh look, there’s a card . . .
. . . Ranger has his own special stationary! (Note to Mommy: I need my own special stationary.) The very sweet note read, “Dear Miss Harper Lee — Happy Christmas in July/August! Wags, Ranger”. So sweet! And Ranger has his own little paw-print stamp with his name. My mommy seriously needs to step up her game!
Let’s see what’s in here . . .
. . . it’s an alligator with eggs! I’ve never had a toy with eggs before! I pulled it out of the box and ran to my bed in the den, because that’s where I take the things that I really, really like. I was so quick that Mommy didn’t even have a chance to remove the tags.
Even though I wanted to play with the extra eggs while they were still in the packaging, Mommy explained to me that they are for after I have removed Mr. Alligator’s current egg (wait, it has an egg; maybe it’s Ms. Alligator) and destroyed its squeaky. Oh, I get it. What an excellent idea!
I ran back to the living room to see what else I could find in the box. I know you can’t really see–Mommy couldn’t see either at first because I was just so quick–but these are Puptato Chips all-natural guilt-free sweet potato dog treats. What’s guilt? Anyway, they are super crunchy and super good. Yum!
Finally, Ranger had enclosed this wonderful little magnet. I’m wearing it for the picture because I want you to see it, but it is going to go in a very special place so that all humans who enter our home will know that Ranger has given me permission to lick anyone. This definitely gets added to the Golden Retriever Rules! Thank you, Ranger, for making my Christmas in July/August so very special, and thank you to Sprinkles for matching all the bloggers in the United States and to Finn & Charley Too for matching our international friends. Pet bloggers are the best gift ever!