A Merry, Furry Christmas

We have had a very merry Christmas season! It started in November, when the dogs had a professional Christmas photo shoot by Gotcha! Photo Studio. Here are a few of the great pictures we got that day:
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Gotcha! Christmas pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In the picture on the right, the dogs are all wearing something I knit: Cora’s scarf, Hogan’s elf hat, and Dusty’s bow tie.)

After the Christmas photo shoot, things quieted down for Cora, Dusty, and Hogan. In mid-December, my mom’s dog, Misha, came to stay for a couple of days, which was fun, and then on Christmas Day, our three visited Misha’s house, where we celebrated Christmas!

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Hogan and Dusty were all dressed up for Christmas

Hogan and Dusty were all dressed up for Christmas

Pretty Misha (she has such crooked ears!)

Pretty Misha (she has such adorable crooked ears!)

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Cora loved her rawhide candy cane!

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Dusty loved his rawhide candy cane too!

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Surprisingly, Hogan didn’t care much for the rawhide this year. He enjoyed napping, and then on Boxing Day, he enjoyed destroying Mr. Penguin with Dusty. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, on Dec. 27, the boys’ pretty girlfriends, Chelsea and Mocha, came for a visit! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any great pictures of them all together, but here are a few from that evening:

Dusty and Chelsea seemed to think it was time to check out what was happening outside while Mocha wanted to see her mama.

Dusty and Chelsea seemed to think it was time to check out what was happening outside while Mocha wanted to see her mama.

This is the sweater I'm knitting for Mocha (almost done)!

This is the sweater I’m knitting for Mocha (almost done)!

Pretty Mocha

Pretty Mocha

The cuddly hound dogs <3

The cuddly hound dogs <3

Finally, on Dec. 28-29, we had Mumford the Great Dane and his mom and dad over for a near 24-hour Christmas celebration. Every time Mumford comes over, Dusty wags his tail nearly nonstop and climbs on every piece of furniture and person he can in an effort to see Mumford face to face. It’s quite adorable.

Mumford liked his stuffed turkey from Cora, Dusty, and Hogan.

Mumford liked his stuffed turkey from Cora, Dusty, and Hogan.

When Dusty's not trying to reach Mumford's face, he's rolling over and spreading his legs for Mumford. :)

When Dusty’s not trying to reach Mumford’s face, he’s rolling over and spreading his legs for Mumford. :)

Not sure what they're communicating to each other here.

Not sure what they’re communicating to each other here.

Cuddle time!

Cuddle time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite all the activity, the visiting and the visitors, Cora has done amazingly well. On Christmas Day, she barely hid at all at my mom’s house, and during both evenings with visitors in our home, she came out of her “safe place” to say hello around dinnertime and stayed with us from then on. Our scaredy-dog has come such a long way this year!

All in all, we have had a wonderful, merry, and very furry Christmas—and I wouldn’t want it any other way!

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