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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Winter Solstice

Mom says today is the shortest day of the year. I think that means that there is less sun which means less time to play outside. We are also having an unusually cold December here in Furrginia. I am a hot blooded doggy even with my short coat but I know dad and particularly mom are complaining about the cold. My swimming pond is frozen over which makes me sad too. Dad was going to take pictures of the special eclipse last night but the 20 degree temperature (not counting the wind chill) changed his mind. He CLAIMED it was too cloudy but mom and I know better.

Mom and I decided it would be fun to participate in the Winter Solstice gift swap that The Portugese Water Dog Blog sponsored. Mom and I sent a gift all the way to England and we got a package from the Portugese Water Dogs themselves ten days or more ago now. Mom would not let me open the package because she said we had to wait for the Winter Solstice. Well, today is the day so we opened the package. Drum roll please!

Mom and I love the presents! There was a whole family of knit doggies. Of course, not as many doggies as there are over the Portugese Water Dog Blog house, but still a mom, dad and baby dog. Here is a better close up picture of just the dogs:

Mom says I can't play with them because she likes them. But I think they are fun to look at too!

I am really excited about the other present. It might be hard to see in the picture but these are dog biscuit cookie cutters. The best part is they come with a recipe and thankfully for me what mom said was an "easy" recipe because otherwise they would never get made (just saying mom).

So short days or not, I am thinking this Winter Solstice thing can't be but so bad. Mom also suggested I share with you an article that tells you everything you would ever want to know about the Winter Solstice. It's by Richard Cohen and was in Sunday's New York Times.

I know Sue and her whole family of dogs are celebrating a double early Christmas and Winter Solstice because Morgan's pathology report came back with great news after a lump was removed from her neck turned out to be benign! And, be sure and check out this blog post from them because it has lots of pictures from Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas. Williamsburg is right down the road from where we live!


Sue said...

We hope your Mom uses those cookie cutters. If she needs an easy recipe, have her ask our Mom. She's made some delicious cookies lately.

Mom wouldn't let us play with the knit doggies either. She said we had enough toys and these were people toys.

Thanks for celebrating the solstice with us and have a wonderful Christmas.
Morgan, Tar and the Porties

Brian said...

Those knit doggies sure look like lots of fun to me!

Priscilla said...

Have fun with your presents!

Bark of Love said...

Looks like fun, also glad to hear good news for Morgan.
Thanks for link to winter solstice article. We'll tell Bigfoot. she likes to read.
Julie, Parker & Bennie

Caren Gittleman said...

those are great presents!!

Frankie Furter said...

Oh YODA what a grrrrreat Short Day... LONG NIGHT pressie you got. Super Cute.
Merry Christmas and have fun and furends and food by the tons.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How pawesome!

Those were furry khool!

Happy Winter Solstice to all of woo!


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Mom sayed it be too cloudy here last nite too. Yeah rite. I bet the hoomans wish they had unnercoats like we do when it be cold out. Those woz some great prezzies. You know, Yoda, your mom duss not has to go to werk on the howliday so I think she should spend all that free time making you cookies with those nifty cookie cutters.

houndstooth said...

Those knit dogs are so cute! I think you lucked out on getting those! Plus, you can never go wrong with cookies!


Benny and Lily said...

Happee Winter Solstice. We sure do love those little stuffie babies
Benny & Lily

Pamela said...

Those knit puppies are adorable! Honey would eat them in ten seconds flat!

Sometimes it's ok for people to get nice treats too. Hope Yoda enjoys the dog treats (since you've posted about the cookie cutters, you know you'll have to make them soon)!

Pandafur said...

Happy winter solstiss Yoda, those iz rilly cute knit doggies an its sad your mom won't let you play wiv them but I guess if her makes you nommy cookies its a good trade! xxox

Busy Buttons said...

Those are some really cool knit dogs! *whispers* Do they squeaky???

Mariodacat said...

Wow those were really neat knit doggies. I can understand why mom not let you play with dem.

Miss Kodee said...

I really love your knitted puppies! So cute.

Roo said...

What a cool gift exchange! Yoda you made out! Cuddly puppy pals and doggy cookie cutters with an "easy" recipe? Yay! Make sure your Mom makes those cookies! ;)

Waggin at ya,

Emma Rose said...

Awesome cookie cutters! Have a very Merry Christmas :)

Emma Rose

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

How furry awesome; congrats on the great things :)