Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about our weekend.
There was a lot going on with our family this weekend, but not much of it involved us dogs directly. Friday, Mom and Dad were watching Peanut and Tractor Guy for a very important reason. Their new baby sister was whelped and somebody needed to keep an eye on them. After the human puppy was born, they went up to see her for a little bit, too. She’s a tiny little thing, and I have a feeling she’ll be a cutie like Peanut when she gets bigger.
Saturday, I did accompany Mom and Dad on a little shopping trip. They went to a place that was really pretty and festive, and I walked along the sidewalks with them while they did a little window shopping or waited while they ducked inside a few stores. There weren’t any dog treats or toys for sale anywhere, so I wasn’t paying really close attention to what they were selling.
It was fun to see all the people looking festive and cheerful while they shopped, though. Have you noticed how humans seem so much friendlier and more cheerful this time of year? I think there really is a little magic involved in this time of year. I know I wag my tail more because I see the humans smiling and laughing more. It’s infectious. It seems hard to keep a glum face this time of year when you see so much happiness and warmth everywhere.
It made me realize that we have a lot to be happy about. I mean, how many hounds have humans that will get shoes to match their ensembles? It’s good to see people celebrating and making merry. Part of me wishes this time of year happened all the time, but then I think about how Mom said we have to cut back on certain things this month, like dog bakery cookies, so we can get gifts for everyone, and I think maybe it’s okay to have something to look forward to just once a year. After all, part of what makes it special is waiting all year for it to get here again.