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Well, Flat Jake and Flat Just Harry may have spent a few night in the Christmas tree in St. Loulis while we were at camp.... but we got to make up for it when the Christmas boxes that were shipped from there on December 26 arrived home on January 3. That's how it works: we ship cool stuff there for the family and the family gives us cool stuff that we then ship home.
Coffee? Not my favorite!
What else? A map book for Dad?
Anything for me?
Hmmm. Why Uggie and not Teka Toy????
Now this might be more to my liking!
Squeaky and crunchy stuff???
Toys for us from our human brother and sister-in-law... and niece (she's only 7 months old but she's got the right idea!!!)
What's this? Mom says it's an anniversary present for her and Dad.
(December 28 was their twelfth anniversary.)
OK, Here's one's for mom...who said it's one of the best books ever and recommends it to all of her human pals!!!
Where was Jake while all of this going on? Snoozing, of course, lately his favorite thing to do. But when he hears me squeak the sausage, I bet he'll come running!
Yep, it's true. I am eleven years old today (in human terms). Born January 1, 2002.
Mom tells me that I am still the adorable puppy she fell in love with eleven years ago
but that I seem to like snoozing a lot more than I did before
and that I sometimes seem a bit, just a bit, grumpy. Dogdad tells me that he knows if I ask him to come see him, I will walk towards him and then turn in a circle and walk away. (So what else is new?) Last night just before midnight, I wrote to a few of my friends and guess what...they all said they would be coming to visit around noon -- with the Boston Symphony Orchestra! I am sooooo excited! What a cool way to start off the new year! Over the holidays, Just Harry and I had to spend a week at our favorite camp while the folks went on their annual St. Louis trek. They did take our flat selves, however, so it was kinda as though we were there. They got to see Gussie and Teka.
And they got to spend a few nights on the Christmas tree.
Of course the folks had to visit the Cardinals store!
The star of their Christmas, however, was none other than an adorable 7-month young lady who captivated everybody with her sparkly blue eyes, engaging smile, and sweet temperament -- our niece, Miss Olivia.
We hope one day our real selves will meet her.
Until then, Happy Happy New Year everybody!!!! We're hoping that our mom will have made a new year's resolution to help us blog a bit more so that we can stay in touch with all of you who mean so much to us!!! So sayeth I, Jake, on this first day of 2013! (JH says Happy New Year too!)
Jake: Born in Joplin, Missouri (a puppy mill for sure), shipped to South Florida to a pet store, found by Mom and Dad in March 2002 -- a lucky, lucky dog.
JH: Mysterious puppyhood, turned into a kill shelter after Florida's Katrina, rescued by Lyn Townsend of Orlando, and adopted by Mom and Dad in September 2005 - a lucky, lucky, lucky dog too.