Monday Mischief 18: Christmas Recap

If I had to make an alliterative list to quickly sum up the last week it would include Christmas, kilometres, and, of course, canines.

Lots of pups in Osoyoos, BC for  the holidays! Moses, my parents' dog Joshua, Crosby (who's hanging out over the break), and Alma.

Lots of pups in Osoyoos, BC for the holidays! Moses, my parents’ dog Joshua, Crosby (who’s hanging out with us over the break and got to come on our road trip), and Alma.

And I can’t mention Christmas 2013 without a HUGE shout-out to Cindy at Bird Brains & Dog Tales. For those who don’t know, Cindy has an awesome Etsy shop where she makes personalized dog toys (among other things).

Presents under the tree.

Presents under the tree.

They were a big hit and I’m even able to report they’re all still fully intact, which is both amazing and unlikely given Alma and Joshua’s reputations as toy destroyers.

Dogs and their new toys. Moses really was happy - that's just his default face. Kind of like RBF, but for dogs.

Dogs and their new toys. Moses really was happy – that’s just his default face. Kind of like RBF, but for dogs.

Crosby may not have received one, but trust me, she had fun playing with everyone else’s and was certainly not left out at the dog park!

Crosby, the fetch superstar

Crosby, the fetch superstar

Action shot!

Action shot!

Alma, trying to keep up with the fast dogs

Alma, keeping up with the fast dogs

Moses beats out the competition for the frisbee in an unexpected plot twist

Moses beats out the competition for the frisbee in an unexpected plot twist

Post-park nap time. Crosby likes to cuddle up to Moses.

Post-park nap time.

We’re back home in Calgary now – and Alma and the Husband have already made the journey back up north for work. But I still have a few more days of mischief until I need to report back to the office myself.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their holiday breaks, too!

This post is part of the Mischief Monday blog hop – to see what everyone else has been up to, click herehere, or here.

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About ThatJenK
Writing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 90% pictures of my dogs; 10% miscellaneous opinions nobody asked for.

21 Responses to Monday Mischief 18: Christmas Recap

  1. Joanna says:

    My first visit on the Monday Mischief blog hop, those beautiful dogs look like they had a wonderful Christmas, and your photos are stunning 🙂

  2. Looks like a great Christmas, and a fun park day.

  3. Great report – looks like some good exercise at the dog park. That little Crosby is a cutie – love those ears!

  4. harrispen says:

    So glad to see that everyone enjoyed their bones. I think they must have magical powers since I’ve heard more than once that dogs that normally destroy stuffed toys don’t with my bones.

    I was wondering if I could use your collage picture of the pups with their toys on my blog? I also have a site for my shop and would like to use it in my gallery of satisfied customers. It’s nice to be able to show different sized dogs with the toys so people can tell how big the toys are. Thanks for thinking of my shop for your Christmas shopping.

    That last picture with Crosby between your two pups is so cute.



    • thatjenk says:

      Yes, you can definitely use the photos! The bones are awesome and a great size for our big guys! And Crosby loves to run around and make them squeak, too. I wonder if because they’re so well stuffed that the dogs don’t try to rip them apart? That’s my theory, anyway. So glad you ship to Canada! I’d much rather support small (North) American business!

  5. FleaByte says:

    Oh what fun!!! I’ll bet that Crosby would love the Jones flying disk, too. It comes with treats!

  6. Those are some great pictures! And the toys, with each dog’s name written on them, are awesome!

  7. Have your parents had collies for a long time, or is Joshua their first?

    • thatjenk says:

      Way, way – like decades – back when my brother and I were super little they had a collie named Holly (ha – no joke), and then we became a cat household. But now that the nest is empty, they wanted a dog again and stuck with what they knew.

  8. What gorgeous photos and amazing scenery you have to share! The dogs’ coats are certainly made for your climate. I love their toys, I will be making a visit to Etsy to sniff around! Thanks for letting me know about Cindy’s store.

  9. Lucky dogs! Those are nice toys. Mr. N has several squeaky bones but none with his name on them. And one of them is horribly shabby. It’s from the training box at his training center.

  10. I always like a good plot twist Moses! Great action shots too. What a wonderful post to sum up the holidays.

  11. 2browndawgs says:

    Wonderful pictures. That dog park is beautiful and the toys look awesome. I can see why the toys were a hit!

  12. The snowy hills are very pretty. I like the personalized dog toys too.

  13. I love the action disc shot! Lola would’ve loved to play with you guys :). Those stuffed toys are so cute, too – but they wouldn’t last very long around here!

  14. tarynft says:

    Crosby is adorable. A Kelpie, maybe? Or a Shepherd/Kelpie cross? So tiny next to the Newfs. LOL!

    Happy New Year!

  15. Kristine says:

    So glad you had such a great time with your family and the dogs! It’s great everyone can get together and the furry ones could join you. It isn’t Christmas unless the entire family is together. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your break!

  16. Jessica says:

    That last picture does *not* look like mischief. Maybe you should try harder. 😉

    Glad everyone had a good holiday.

  17. Thank you again for another” feel good, uplifting, that there are good people in this world story”. We read so many stories that are negavite about people and what they do to others. A random act of kindness is always such a great thing to hear about. Peace and blessings.

  18. Yeah, I’m sure that’ll work, just as it’ll work if you ask your dog “permission” to do anything. Of course, this whole “asking permission” thing is the perfect out if the animal doesn’t get better. Obviously, if the dog (or whatever animal) stays the same, he must not have wanted to be healed! Of course, humans frequently perceive their dogs’ behavior in terms of their own wishful thinking rather than on the more—shall we say?—basic motivations that drive dogs, in essence anthropomorphizing their dog’s behavior and perceived motivations. Reiki is perfect for driving this misinterpretation. You can bet that virtually anything the dog does will be perceived as “giving permission.” Well, anything perhaps, except dying, as the dog unfortunately did in my previous deconstruction of this nonsense.

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