22 December 2012
The holidays, and here they are.
Hello and how are your holidays shaping up?
Filled with light and bright and chestnuts that go pop-pop-pop?
Are you ring-ting-tingling too? Riding in a wonderland of snow while your friends are calling yoo-hoo?
Did you have your happy feeling yet, like nothing in the world could buy? While they were passing around the coffee and the pumpkin pie?
The perfect ending to the perfect day? And so forth? Currier and Ives? Farmer Gray's b-day bash?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
Otterpop before her chestnut goes Pop-Pop-POP. Dog agility fans will recognize our festive holiday silver backdrop as what we all know as "shade cloth."
Let's just say this photo shoot was the extent of our Christmas decor this year. Maybe next year I can get it together?
We are excited to spend a couple days with family next week, and are happy when we all walk in the wind and the rain. There are frogs and bunnies in the bushes and the bobcat we saw last night stayed far enough away.
I am still drawing your dogs! I am taking a little break this weekend, and will start YOURS next week for real! We are so happy so many of you wanted your dog drawn, SO MANY of you! Thanks everyone, for ordering. I'll start taking new orders in January, if you missed out on the Black Friday special.
You know what we wrote inside my mom and dad's Christmas card? I bet some of you even saw it. With the awesome photo of my mom driving a go-kart and with my dad sitting on my Uncle Bill's convertible in 1962.
The world looks brighter from behind a smile.
You probably got one in there somewhere. Even if it's just because your Gustavo is really cute or your husband brings home Indian food or your Ruby is snoring or your Otterpop, um, is a brilliant right hand man at all times willing to enforce all laws as she sees fit and keep the grounds safe from intruders including chickens from outside the perimeter fencing.
We really, really, really hope you all have Happy Holidays this year. Let's all try!
Also. P.S. I would NEVER. EVER. Use the colon-dash-parentheses to make a smile while typing. Bah humbug, smiley face typing makers. User yer damn real teeth. Or fake ones.
by team small dog at 7:40 AM