Merry Christmas, we got a dog…

… What?! I have a blog?! You would never know judging from the frequency in which I post. This particular time of the year is such a whirlwind of do this, buy that, make all the memories.

Here’s a re-hash. There was a Big Fat Puerto Rican Thanksgiving, followed by an aggressive game of Catch Pharse. There was the Christmas miracle of gifts, gas, and groceries from my Christmas angel. Oh, and there was this…

Baxter, the Airedale Terrier mix that we rescued from the pound.

When we adopted him the shelter worker incredulously stated, “I can’t believe someone adopted the Snorlax of the canine species.” Seriously, all this dog wants to do is sit at your feet and follow you around the house. If You Gave A Dog a Quaalude would be his life story. Which of course, makes him perfect. He’s excellent off the leash playing fetch, walks effortlessly on a lead, and my son now has a jogging and hiking companion. Really, I couldn’t ask for a better dog.

Oh, and I am going to attempt to cook Christmas dinner tomorrow. Like real cooking, with a recipe and an oven and junk. Now, I bid you all Merry Christmas! And because I’m still incredibly busy and mentally drained, please enjoy these past Christmas inspired raves and rants.

Midnight Mass… NO.
Reserved seating… NO.
Fake Christmas Trees…. Double NO.
Kudos to everyone… YES.
How not to burn the house down. And lastly, Christmas music that makes Baby Jesus Weep, or Christmas Shoes NO!

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  • Mary H.

    Merry Christmas! (And that sounds like the perfect dog to me too. Though I’m actually more of a cat person.)

  • Awkpearl

    Merry Christmas!! Maybe Baxter will keep the monsters and zombies from coming out of the woods….but I don’t know that much about zombies….are they afraid of dogs? Merry Christmas!!

  • AMoniqueOcampo

    Merry Christmas! I hope your dog gets along with whatever cats you have in your house.

  • Manny

    That’s great. We had to put our dog to sleep at the beginning of the month. It just hasnt been Christmas without her. It will be a few months before we will get another. Good luck with yours. He looks like a cutey. A home isn’t a home without a dog.

  • Tonestaple

    Congratulations, Katrina. My dog stays in whatever room I am in too – it’s only natural. He’s in a strange place, he’s frightened or nervous or at least a little concerned, and you seem nice and probably have access to the food.
    When you take your first training class, make sure it is positive methods only – clicker training is great, and both you and your son need to go together. I wish you many happy years with your new treasure.

  • Esther O’Reilly

    He’s adorable!

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  • PatrickFB

    My family has had three Airedales over the years. They are lazy, not sleepy. They can be quite active when they want to be. Our last one, Nellie, was also too smart for her own good. You will want to get tight lids for your trashcans, because Baxter will soon be sorting through your trash to eat any tissue paper. He will climb on the couch too. If you try and flip the cushions upright, he will knock them back into place. They are also smart enough to know not to do so while you are around. Resign yourself to this fact and just get a blanket. If you ever sneak back into the house after you leave for the day, you will see him getting into mischief.