A-Boxing We Will Go

Happy Boxing Day!  My desk calendar says it is a Canadian  holiday, but I grew up celebrating it…  ??  

We opened our gifts from Nichole and her gang yesterday.  They spoiled us well, as always! 

That’s the group shot.  There were lots of goodies for all of us.  Sissy was so sure her Dadaw’s turtles were for her too, but chocolate is a big no-no for dogs, so no such luck!  While it was all wonderful and thoughtful, there were three VERY special items.

Those are cuff bracelets with Fred, Sissy and Mugsy.  They were made before Gretchen entered our lives.   How special! Thank you so VERY much, Nic.  Now I can take the gang with me when I’m feeling blue – er, pink or purple?



Then, there’s this adorable wall hanging.  The little bone on his neck is a magnet.  How cute is that?!






That’s the ornament Nic had made for us.   What I don’t think she knows it sthat the Knight and I adore gingerbread!  Thanks again, Nic and the rest of your gang!




Dearest Mr. Bettis and family

Thank you so much for your awesome Christmas package.  That’s the humans’ stuff, although we saw a ball (dog toy, right?), a smelly warm thing, and a half-crate pad for Gretchen, but Mom says they’re hers, not ours.

We did get our gifts, but we were too excited to allow Mom to get a photo of our goodies with everything else.  I REALLY liked the cube, and could tell you’d sent me a kiss on it.  I wouldn’t let Gretchen play with it at all; she’s just a baby, you know…  (Edited by Mom – Sissy’s loved this toy to pieces already.  She’s NEVER done that before, so I’m quite sure that she was so taken with Mr. Bettis’s kisses and smell…)

I let Gretchen have the “mink” baby.   I know it looks like I wasn’t about to share, but this photo was taken before the cube was presented.   The baby is bigger than Gretchen, but she’s a game little thing.

That’s Mom’s favorite photo.  Gretchie was more than a little excited about the baby, and could barely wait when I was checking it out. 

There was a little confusion over the foot warmer.  Dadaw thinks it is for him and can’t figure out how to fit his big feet in it.  Mom said he could borrow it for his toes if he’d take the swiffer sweater (red with paw prints) for a test wipe or ten, but so far, he hasn’t bothered.

This Christmas thing is pretty cool.  We got lots of pressies from all kinds of people, but Mom won’t let us have anymore right now.  (I told you last time she’s rude, and she has a mean streak too.)  I’m still waiting to try this snow stuff everyone keeps talking about.

Hope you had a good Christmas!

Sloppy kisses,

Sissy (and Gretchen too)

11 comments on “A-Boxing We Will Go

  1. I have never heard of Boxing Day?? And you truly celebrate it??

    Well you have been getting some great packages in lately!! Glad you are enjoying them all!

  2. Bubblesknits says:

    I have a sleepy kitty laying on my chest, so forgive any typos. lol What packages! Mr. Bettis did good.

  3. In my experience, Boxing Day is British in origin, which explains why the Canadiens would observe it, too. No answer for why you do, I’m afraid. I like those Wag More, Bark Less deals…are they stickers? I think Sissy is wrong, Mom isn’t rude, and kids always think moms are mean. It IS what the name stands for; Mean Old Mother!

  4. Anita says:

    You got some great pressies there! The girls too! I love that photo of Gretchie, she looks so excited there! 🙂

  5. Kathy says:

    Love the pictures:) You are so very welcome and stick to your rules about the swiffer use/warmer exchange:)

    Very nice package from Nic & family.

  6. Monica says:

    Aw you guys make very cute Gingerbread people!
    Hope you all had a great Christmas. 🙂

  7. Miss Me says:

    hmmm… i don’t think that we canucks have a lock on boxing day. as scrabblequeen pointed out, it is british in origin. i don’t know how much of a celebration it is – more of a “recovery” day from all of the excess of christmas.
    looks like you all received some lovely gifts.

    p.s. tiger would comment to the girls but is currently upset to have discovered that someone deactivated his e-mail…

  8. nichole says:

    Glad I did good picking the Gingerbread family for ya’all (practicing my southern speak for going back to Charlotte, lol)…….

    And don’t forget the bracelets are made from recyled cuffs… becauase, after all, music and DOGS make the world go round, right?

    The girls got spoiled! 🙂

  9. Glad to see the girls enjoyed the holiday.

    There’s an award waiting for you on my blog.

  10. Darcy says:

    What a fabulous package love the bracelets and the ornament well just everything is marvelous love the pictures of the girls:)Hugs Darcy

  11. nichole says:

    and I wasn’t even drinking…

    that should have said the bracelets were made from recyled RECORDS… as in vinyl records… duh!

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