And on the Sixth Day of Christmas . . .

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. . . I made a gingerbread house! Ok, so technically, I simply assisted as my human mommy made the gingerbread house.

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But she definitely could not have done it without my support. I helped her open the little kit and I made sure that everything was there. This was her first ever gingerbread house. Can you believe she’s lived all these years and she’s never ever made a gingerbread house? Shocking, I know. She had the best intentions to make it before Christmas day, but you know how humans can be. They have all those silly human things to do before Christmas, and sometimes they just can’t get to everything. So anyway, she explained to me something about the Twelve Days of Christmas, and that the celebration actually continues past the 25th of December. AsΒ a Golden Retriever, I am all about continuing the celebration.

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Back to the gingerbread house. I watched every single step. I sniffed every single step, too. I will tell you that the gingerbread smelled pretty good. A few of the little decoration sprinkles fell on the ground, and they were pretty yummy. I even got a tiny taste of the icing that held the house together, and it was pretty special.

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I have to tell you that I was quite pleased with the final product. But then I started thinking. . . . Maybe next year we can make a gingerbread doghouse out of dog treats. I’m definitely ready to help with that project!

32 Comments on “And on the Sixth Day of Christmas . . .”

  1. Emmadog says:

    You can make a dog edible gingerbread house. That would be a really fun project. Maybe I should try that myself next year for Christmas? The human version you helped with came out nice and cute.

  2. Johnann says:

    I adore the picture of HL watching you put the house together.

  3. It came out cute. It’s good you were there to help and supervise.

  4. MH Hatcher says:

    So cute! Love making gingerbread houses. That looks like an especially cute kit!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

    • The kit was from our new Trader Joe’s. Trust me, if it weren’t for that kit, we never, ever could have done it! Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of Christmas, and that your new year is off to a great start!

  5. Miss Harper Lee, you are a lovely assistant! Happy New Year from Ku’s Mama and the whole pack! Ku sends xoxoxoxoxo to youwooowooooo!

  6. Misaki says:

    Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is even bigger and better! xx

  7. Harper Lee, you are brilliant! Yes a doggy treat house would be a great project. I am very impressed with all the help you were. Do you also get to take it all down when the holidays are over? πŸ˜‰

  8. I don’t think I ever made a house either so nice job to your mommy. I think you should make a dog treat house. Have a great New Years.

  9. Dog treat house! Yes! I like this idea a lot. I will watch closely and then be ready to – 1-2-3-Pounce!! Yum…

    Love and licks,

  10. Such a big helper you are. I’m sure she couldn’t have done it without you!

  11. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Great job on the gingerbread house! Happy New Years!

  12. Happy New Year Miss Harper Lee.

  13. 2browndawgs says:

    Very nice and Happy New Year to you!

  14. Louie is asking why wait til next Chrismas? Why not Valentine’s Day dog biscuit houses? Or MLK Day dog biscuit houses? Or, “Hey, it’s Saturday, let’s build a dog biscuit house Day”? Happy Tiger win today and best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

    • I like the way Louie thinks! You obviously found a very smart dog. πŸ˜‰ We were pretty happy about the Tiger victory, too. And, although we always cheer for SEC teams in bowl games (well, maybe not Texas A&M, but that’s another story), we were shocked and just a little inwardly thrilled about the Sugar Bowl game last night.

  15. Sam says:

    Very cute! We’ve only made one – and one of the pups ate it.

    Monty and Harlow

  16. Marcie says:

    Aww, how cute! Such a fun and festive thing to make. I had never made a gingerbread house before this year either. My daughter had gingerbread making at her preschool where the families came in and helped. It was fun!

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