So I have been wandering the house singing "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for the last week. I like the Holidays for the most part. We never had the crazy family get together. Sure there was a little yelling from time to time but no major blowups during the holidays. My dogs think that I am crazy. Here is what they think about the Holiday.
"Why is she making those weird squeaky noises?"
"I think she is singing."
"Whatever it is I don't enjoy it."
"What is wrong with you guys?! Can't you see what she is doing?! This is her way of playing! It's great! Listen to the noises she makes, NO Squeaky can do that!"
"Well I guess it could be fun. Hey human, what are you doing now?"
(Putting up the tree)
"Look! She is taking neat shiny stuff out of that box!"
"Oooooooh. Hey lady, what is that stuff? Let me see. I just want to hold it."
"I got one!!!!! Woohoo!! Oh Crap! She's after me!"
"Nice try kid. You have to be a little more sneaky than that! Watch the pro. Hi there lady. What cha doing? Those are some pretty things you have there. What was that? Oh, yes I am a good helper aren't I? Let me just look in this box for another shiny thing for you. Oh I found one! Oh, you didn't want that one yet? Oh, ok. I will just take it over here for a second."
"Wow! How did you do that?!!"
"You just have to know how to work her."
"Whats that Smell?"
The general noise of dogs rushing into the kitchen.
"Oh I was hoping that there would be cookies involved with this!"
"No human! I didn't want biskies! I wanted cookies! People cookies! Can't you see that!"
"I will take what I can get! Thanks lady!"
"Oh Fine! I will take your biskies and go to my bed."
"The human is wierd you guys, ~crunch, crunch, crunch~ she just doesn't get us."
"I think she is alright. She did give us biskies. ~crunch, crunch~ Though I am not real sure why there is a tree in the house again. And I'm really not sure why she puts shiny things and my ribbons on it. I worry that she may be loosing it sometimes."
"She calls it Christmas. It happens every year. You guys always forget. I guess being the oldest I remember these things. Don't you remember? We get pressies and biskies and chewies and all sorts of good things. The humans open boxes covered in pretty papers and oooh and ahhh over the things in those boxes. They are all happier this time of year. She always says it isn't about the pressies though, it is about family."
"Oh, well I guess she isn't loosing it."
"I still think she is! Look at all of this!"
"Silly child. You will learn."
"It is about family and love and peace."
" Like she loves us and we are family and we are at peace with that?"
"Close enough child."
"I like this Christmas thing. It's nice"
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!
The things we leave behind.
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