This is my dog Tobi. She is well loved, some people say spoiled. I've had Tobi since she was 4 weeks old. She was a give-away out of the back of a van and she was the ony one left. She had fleas and worms and was still a bit too young to be weaned but I took her to the vet and we got her all fixed up.
Tobi is a bit quirky at times but she is very smart and well behaved. She is part Chow and part Lab which, at times creates some internal conflict that is clearly visible and quite comical.
She learns very fast. On her very first Christmas she caught on to this game everyone was playing of happily ripping up paper and throwing it all over the house. Pretty soon we noticed that she was running around doing the same. So when I gave her her Christmas present she knew immediately what to do with it. She was delighted to discover that after the fun paper ripping part you get a prize! And very often, you can rip that up to find out what makes that squeaking noise. Within moments there is paper and stuffing all over the house, and one very content little puppy dog.
Every year she knows when Christmas is coming and starts checking out every bag brought into the house looking for the gifts she is sure to get. If she even hears the rustle of a bag she is right there to see what it might be. Even my friends have started buying her gifts just so they can watch her.
Can you just see that look of anticipation on her face?
"Is it time to open the presents!!??"
"Now!? Can we do it now!!??"
Where's is yours Tobi? Where's your present?
Yes she knows the stocking is hers and there is another one under the tree that is also hers and she knows that one is the best one. She is very good and won't open her presents until I tell her it is ok.
I'm going to try to get it on video this year but not sure how easy that will be.
So do your animals love Christmas too?