Christmas Morning Not a Creature Was Stirring Except…

December 29th, 2010 by Robin Reynolds

On Christmas morning this year, we had a teenager home from college and my 93-year-old mother staying with us. So besides my husband and me, the only creatures who were stirring were our two Aire-kids, Amber & Krissy. Amber knew from the moment we hung the empty stockings over the fireplace weeks before which sock was hers and she knew that soon it would be filled with all kinds of delectable treats.

Amber, the Airedale Terrier, waiting for her Christmas stocking

She let us know frequently that her patience was wearing thin.

Krissy, our Airedale rescue, tries to get her presents early

Krissy knew that before “Santa” arrived, Mom stashed the stuff in her closet and she paced outside of it, pressing her nose against the mirrored door, whining and complaining.

Barricading the Christmas stockings from Airedale intruders

Once the stockings were filled, my husband I had to barricade the fireplace to keep the kids from tearing into the stockings too soon.  This was met with a fair amount of indignant disbelief!

Just as the clock was inching toward noon, the still-groggy freshman and slow-moving senior finally emerged from their slumber, Amber and Krissy knew the festivities were about to begin.  But then they sat down to have breakfast!

Our Airedale Krissy is tempted by squishy Chrstmas decorations

After an interminable amount of time, the moment arrived and the stockings were presented. Amber couldn’t wait to see what was inside…

Our dog buries her nose in her Christmas stocking

Krissy wanted to see too!

Our Airedale gets a bone from her Christmas stocking and other dog is interested

But she finally settled down to blissfully enjoy her own bounty.

Our Airedale rescue tkaes a bite of her present

Then it was off to play with some of their new toys!

Our Airedales are off to play with their new toys

From watching our dogs, I am reminded that it is the simplest pleasures that often inspire the greatest joys. I wish for all of you in 2011, the simple pleasure of good health, good laughs, and good friends and family. Enjoy each moment and remember to live “Life to the MAX!” Happy New Year!

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  3. Terry says:

    Simple toys = simple joys. We have much to learn from our pups. Happy New Year to all of Max’s family!