My pal Eduardo S. Puggle asked me and muzzer to complete this seasonal meme.
So, Here we go
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both 2. Real tree or Artificial? Both 3. When do you put up the tree? Artificial, Day after Thanksgiving, Real, a week before Christmas. 5. Do you like eggnog? in season only. Must have: brandy, whipped cream and fresh nutmeg. 6. Favorite gift received as a child? GE Cookstove for muzzer. My soccer ball from E. Rabbit for me. 7. Easiest person to buy for? All the people we buy for are pains in the butt. The dogs are the easiest. 8. Hardest person to buy for? Dad and Aunt Re. 9. Do you have a nativity scene? Several 10. Mail or email Christmas cards? BOTH! Gussie gets more cards than we do. 11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Muzzer says: "Tall Blonde Lingerie" I don't understand. 12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Muppets and John Denver, Christmas Together...yes, I know it was a TV special, but my sister E.Rabbit sings the songs for me. 13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Summertime 14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? NEVER 15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? FOOD! 16. Lights on the tree? Yes, and on anything else that stands still. 17. Favorite Christmas song? The Peace Carol, from the Muppet Christmas Together Album. Did I mention my sissie sings these to us? 18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home, company, family, travel, family, dinner, travel ,home ....New Years! 19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? of course,but only if muzzer sings along 20. Angel on the tree top or a star? victorian lady holding a star? 21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? as soon as possible 22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People who put trees in the living room and then fuss because I pee on them! 23. Favorite ornament, theme or color? Plaid! 24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Cioppino on Christmas Eve, Ham on Christmas Day, Leftovers! 25. Brussels Sprouts - love or hate them? LOVE THEM! Slice them and saute them so the house doesn't smell! 26. Favourite accompaniment to the Christmas Pud? Brandy and I love it when Dad lights it! 27. Favourite Christmas Carol? "Adeste Fidelis", and the Posada song "Entren Santos Peregrinos" 28. Your very Favourite Christmas Thing? E.Rabbit and E.Beth! 29. A Christmas wish! All dogs would be safe & have a family to spend Christmas with! Now, Eduardo tagged people, but I just want you to do this if you want to share your Christmas stuff with us. kisses to all Gussie Pee ess... Muzzer says Schmauss Songs, a DWB blogger tradition, will start on my gotcha day, December 5. Hanukkah songs as we discover them. We take requests, but we do recycle, because we have favorites! Remember...The first "official" holiday is December 6th, for St. Nicholas day. All you doggies best have stockings, not just the itchy ones. gussie
Yesterday we heard from Mama and Butcho that Miss Snickers was not feeling well. So Gussie and Teka set it up with Butchy Boy Air for a short trip to Ioway to help nurse the beautiful Miss S.
Of course, nothing would make Gussie happy unless Dad ran over to Neely's and picked up some takeout BBQ. Neely's is Muzzer's favorite BBQ place, and the family that runs it has a show on Food Channel that I watch sometimes in the big bed.
So, poor Dad got in the Gussiemobile and went to pick up a six pack...that's pulled pork, pulled beef, smoked turkey, beef tips, beef ribs and pork ribs (ymmmm!) We thought that would be enough, but there are more people on the way to help than we expected, so I planned to eat in the plane.Me and Gussie went out to wait on the porch in our navy fleecies. I have my hoodie on under mine, so if you are thinking I look a bit chubbo, you can forget it. That's all muscle!
Well, Butcho Boy Aire arrived in good time, and when I saw the crowd, I decided I would eat my share in flight. Ha...Butchy tried to pull rank and tell me I couldn't eat on board, but I took one look at the mess that Bert and Gert left behind and I just raised one eyebrow at him and said "Yeah sure, you betcha."
It was a short flight to Ioway, but by the time we got there, that six pack was a three pack, just barely enough left for Mama and Dad and Miss Snickers. We do fine BBQ in Mayemphis, ya know, Joe?
Before we begin this post, let's do a refresher course.
Teka is my niece. She kinda/sorta belongs to my Sissie, E.Beth.
But E.Beth is still in Collidge. She is a poor, starving student. She lives in apartments without yards. So ..... Teka has been livin' with us ever since we moved back from Virginia.
Teka is an Azrizona dog, who thinks she is a California Girl.
She reacts to cold weather kinda like our pal Joey Stains. (who is on his honeymoon, so don't visit his blog for a week or so.)
Last night we had our first almost cold night. It was down into the 30 degree Fahrenheit range.
This morning, we went out for walkies while it was still dark, and I will admit, even for me it was a bit chilly. But I lived in Virginia and Delaware when I was a pup, so I am quite accustomed to cold. Hey....I've even seen snow.
We came back to our house, the hoomans made us breakfast, then made breakfast for themselves, and right after bananananas, Teka disappeared.
Muzzer went into her bedroom to pull up the covers and make it a little neat in there. I do have standards, ya know?
Look what she found.
There was a big lump on the side of the bed over closest to the heating vent.
Muzzer thought she might know what it was, but before she started to pat it down flat, she went over to the other side to check.
Look what she found!
Teka had found a spot under the cover and comforter and was snoozin the morning away.
And look at the "look" she got from Teka after that camera flash.
Well, we are invited to Scruffy, Lacie and Stan's place to play poker.
I am borrowing the Gussiemobile and heading for Ioway to pick up Butcho and sweet Miss Snickers.
Teka says she is not going unless she hears for SURE that Swede William will be there.