Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Tonight I am dictating this post to my human assistant from the comfort of my warm, fireside resting place...ahhh...what a life...
Either this is going to be a REALLY long post or M is going to have to split it up into volumes. We've got a lot to catch up on! Sorry that we haven't been around much. There's been a lot of action lately and the computer was being overused for things other than blogging purposes.
First of all, Christmas was a distraction because everyone was busy running around and buying me Christmas presents. Well, that and decorating and cooking and taking pictures and visiting and going to pawties (without inviting us, no less!). It seemed like there was sooooo much to do and then all of a sudden . . . it was CHRISTMAS MORNING! Woohoo! Our first Christmas! We were so excited that we could barely wait to get to our stocking and pressies. Here's some of the stuff we got...

Oh yes...bad cuz, dino cuz, rabbit treats and HEY! Who's that peeking out from the top of our stocking?

Oh yes! It's Mr. Carrot! Just like Maggie and Mitch's friend! We couldn't wait to dig in and find all of our goodies that Santa Paws left for us!

C'mon Mom! Hurry up! (Oh and Mom wanted me to include an apology for her poor choice of tee-shirt for Christmas morning. 'It was dark and I was sleepy and I just grabbed the first shirt I could!')

Yeah! Bring on Mr. Carrot!

MMMMMM...Rabbit Jerky!

Give us some of that, Mom! Look, we're being good!

(ok, is it just me, or did Cassie grow up overnight?)

Yay!!! Christmas is the best!
Even the furballs enjoyed their gifts...although Lani wasn't quite as enthusiastic as the rest of us. She's too proper to play with toys in an undignified manor. Pssh!

Phoenix doesn't care, though.

We had so much fun on Christmas morning, that we passed out and barely noticed that our humans left to go pawty without us. They went to Grandma K's house and ate a bunch of yummy turkey and other eatables, opened some presents and played with our furry Uncles. I definitely think this whole Christmas thing is great! Especially because we got to spend a bunch of time with our humans. M says that's what it's all about!

It seems like all of you doggies had a good Christmas and got lots of nice pressies and ate lots of good eatables. How about everydog's New Year's Eve? Did your humans make you stay up WAY past bedtime and watch the stupid ball drop? I was sooooo disappointed. You see...it all started earlier on New Year's Eve...M and D were off from work, so they told us to hop in the car.


We went to Red Bud because it was a GORGEOUS sunny day at 70 degrees -- perfect swimming weather (told you Texas was crazy). Cassie and I spent a lot of time swimming and fetching our tennis balls until...WE LOST ONE!

We searched high and low for it...but alas...we could not rescue it. So we called off the search. I was sad, but M said "Don't worry, you're gonna get to see a REALLY REALLY big ball tonight if you stay up late enough. In NYC, they drop a ball to commence the new year!"

A really big tennis ball? Alright, I could go for that! On the way home, Cassie made friends with a chocolate lab named Brian (obviously his humans are Family Guy fans). He looked exactly like her! They were about the same age and were about the same size. It was so cute. M couldn't get a better picture because they were zooming all over the place together. You probably need to click on it to see it better.

Anyway, back to my story of disappointment. So we go home, eat dinner, do usual stuff and I'm like... "Hey Mom! When is this big ball going to drop? Phoenix and I want to see this for ourselves!"

Mom said that we had to stay up until midnight in order to see it. MIDNIGHT?!? That's taking quite a bite out of my beauty sleep, but okay. I'm game. Besides, giant tennis balls don't come around every day, now do they?

Huh? Is it midnight, yet?

We waited around FOREVER! And then finally, M said. "Wake up, Orion! It's happening now!" So I jumped up and looked at the tv. I was so anxious to see this huge tennis ball and here was my chance. And what do I see? A glittery ball. That's it. A fancy glittery ball. It looked like a CAT TOY! Then I had to watch in embarassment as M and D counted down until it hit the big 2008. Pssh!!! We stayed up for that? I was angry! Furious! Livid, even! But I couldn't stay unhappy too long. The humans said Happy New Year to us and told us that they loved us. They gave us kisses and scratched our tummies and ears. Before long, I wasn't angry anymore. Just sleepy.

We both drifted off to sleep and before I knew it, I was in a land of giant tennis balls. . .

. . . no glittery ones, either.


Amber-Mae said...

Great pressies, great fun at the lake, woh! You pups sure are soooper lucky! Hey, is there something wrong with mah eyes or did Cassie grew? Man, she is now as big as you Orion! I think she's gonna grow bigger than you... Don't let her dominate you though, kekeke! Happee New Year to you both!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

You had an awesome Christmas with awesome gifts! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you got Mr. Carrot! Isn't he the best?!
We didn't see an glitter ball on new year's eve! Our parents are boring!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

O & C, What a great holiday! My mom is just mushy galore reading your blog. She has a thing for labbies, I guess.

Thanks for sending all those labbie smoochies. I still them, since we still have to find out what is wrong with my liver. But I'm feeling great and heading out for walkies right now.


Baily said...

Happy New Year 2008!!!

nose licks

Anonymous said...

Wow what awesome presents - looks like you both had a blast on Christmas and New Year's despite the ball incident!


Peanut said...

Happy New Year you two. You got a ton of presents how great

Izzie said...

Happy New Year Orion and Cassie! I'm still trying to get to know all of you! You've been tagged on my blog (www.izziesworld.blogspot.com), so run over and learn about me, then teach me about you!

4xBs said...

hi kids, we're glad to see you had such a good christmas with lots of pressies and playing. that's truly sad about your lost tennis ball. we think your mom will probably buy you a new one. they grow on trees, you know. we lose tennis balls all the time and mom always has a new one for us. we think she picks it off of the tennis ball tree. hee hee