Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

We wanted to be one of the first to wish you a happy new year!!!! We hope that 2010 treats you better than 2009. Our 2009 wasn't bad, but improvement is always welcome.

We've been very busy this week. Daddy has been away on business, so we've had to help out Mama more than normal. We make sure that we take her for her walks every day. Today, it was snowing, so we decided to just go in the afternoon. She seemed fine with that. She said we could skip our afternoon walk if we wanted, but we needed to check our pee mail since we didn't go this morning, so we went. We've been entertaining Mama in the evenings by trying to learn new tricks. Last night, we supervised the cleaning of Daddy's chair and a few spots on the carpet. We didn't really enjoy doing that because the carpet cleaner is very loud.

Daddy will be home tomorrow night! He will give us ear rubs and lots of hugs. We really miss him when he is gone.

Hope everyone has a nice New Year's Eve. We are staying at home with the folks.

Jack and Scout
The Greyhounds Who Are Ready For 2010!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Came!

Santa came to our house on Christmas Eve. Scout and I were outside and when we came in, there was a big trash bag that Mama said was left for us. Mama handed out our gifts. I love my hedge hog. He squeaks, sqawks and rattles. He has it all!

Here is Scout waiting in line for her present. She received a dog that has squeakies in his feet. Scout wanted squeakies in the belly, so Mama fixed him the next day. She recycled squeakies from some of the toys that we don't play with and put two squeakies in the dog's belly so now Scout loves her toy.

Here I am with Scout's toy. I had to test it out for her.

After we played with our toys, Mama gave us our bones. Look how big this thing is!

Scout is having trouble getting her mouth around it.

Excuse me, I'm busy playing here.

Yesterday, we just hung out with Mama and Daddy. Here Scout is enjoying the warmth of the fireplace.

I was really tired after playing with my new toys, so I took a nice long nap. I like that Santa guy. He brings good things to us.

Hope everyone else had a "greyt" Christmas like we did.

The Greyhound Who Loves Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Found Presents!

I think I found my Christmas presents. I was walking through the closet and I looked up and way at the top of a pile of junk, I saw this:

It has to be mine. It looks huge!

Then, I decided that Scout's present had to be around some where. I walked into the next closet and I saw TWO huge bones! I have never seen a bone that big before. We will be chewing on those bones for a long time. There is a bag that looks like it has a stuffie in it. That is probably Scout's, but I know she will share it with me.

I thought that Santa brought presents. I don't understand how the presents got here already and how come they are not wrapped? Maybe there isn't really a Santa, but I met him last year. I'm really confused!

The Greyhound Who Found His Presents Early

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why Do We Like To Walk?

Mama asked me this morning why Scout and I get so excited about going for a walk. How could she not know? Walks are so exciting! It's like going shopping. You never know what you are going to find. Each day there are new smells. I always have to mark areas to let others know that this is my place. Just the other day there was a new Christmas banner hanging on the mailbox. That's my mailbox, so I marked it. Mama was not happy about that though. Someone keeps marking our rock, so Scout and I both have to re-mark it. Yep, we double team that rock. One of these days the other critters are going to learn that it's our pee rock and not theirs. There's always new things to see. New leaves appear on the road. We have to check them out. Sometimes we find things to eat on our walks, but I have to be quick because Mama doesn't allow us to do that. Today, we saw the UPS truck driving down the road. Scout refused to move because she wanted to see what he was up to. I think she thought he was bringing her a present. You just never know what you are going to see on a walk. You might see people, deer, turkey, skunks, cats, other dogs. It's an exciting world! So, that's why I like to walk. Any other questions? LOL

The Greyhound Who Thinks Walks Are Awesome

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We Are Ready For Santa!

Yesterday, Mama visited Petsmart and she saw the jolly old man. We didn't visit him because Mama promised us that we never had to see him again. We visited him last year and our photo is from that visit. We didn't mind visiting him, but we didn't like all the other dogs that were barking and carrying on. It made us nervous. Then, we were in line and this dog that was two people up from us trying to attack Scout. That was enough for us. No more visits with Santa.

Mama said she told him what we wanted which are bones. He said he knew the perfect one for us. It's like two feet long and peanut butter flavored. Yummy! He said he will throw in a few other surprises for us. We can hardly wait.

Today, we baked cookies with Mama and listened to Christmas music. It sure is a fun time of the year.

Jack and Scout
The Greyhounds Who Are Dreaming About Christmas

Monday, December 7, 2009

...And The Stockings Were Hung With Care

Mama decorated our fireplace and put up the stockings, but there is a BIG problem. Do you see the problem? There are three stockings. That doesn't add up because there are two hounds and a Mama and a Daddy. Someone is getting left out!!! I say it's not me because I was here first and there were three stockings at my first Christmas. I say that Scout is the outcast. Scout says that she is legally adopted and one of the family. So, who is being left out? Maybe the third stocking belongs to Bob, the beta. That would work, but then what about Mama and Daddy? I guess we will have to wait and see what is put in the stockings on Christmas morning and then we will know who is the outcast here.

The Greyhound Who Knows That Santa Is Watching

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas!

Mama told us that we were not going to have a tree this year. She reminded us that last year we were not happy that the tree took up some of our play area. We also were "corrected" a few times for getting too interested in the ornaments. Daddy doesn't care if we decorate or not, but he told us that if we didn't have a tree then Santa wouldn't visit us. WHAT?! Santa won't come? Well, we told Mama we have to have a tree. She said she would look for a small table top tree. She couldn't find anything that she liked. Then, I remembered that we have a rustic tree in the basement. We've decorated it and put it on our porch a few times, but Mama never thought about using it indoors.

Mama brought the rustic tree upstairs and set it in the foyer in front of the window. She put lights on it and a few ornaments. We supervised her and celebrated when she finished by throwing our toys in the air and playing a song with our squeakies.

Here's our tree.
We live in a rustic type of house, so we think it looks nice. It solves all of our problems because Santa will now visit, the tree is out of our way and Mama has always wanted to have a tree in front of the window but never has before.

Mama said we will put up our stockings on the fireplace this weekend and we will add a few more decorations around the house. Christmas time is fun!!!!

The Greyhound Who Is Making Out His List For Santa

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