Written by Max's Mom, with thanks, for the
"OOPS I ATE IT AWARD"
from PACO, MILO & MAYA
In our household, Christmas 2008 was a large and lavish affair. Boxing Day was similar although somewhat laid back. There were remnants of Christmas wrapping littering the house whilst the base of the Christmas tree looked quite bare. Nevertheless our household remained vibrant and conversations continued from the previous day. Guests and animals alike sponged up the relaxed vibe and happy companionship.
The flat coffee table in our TV room was strewn with remaining Christmas delicacies; offered to anyone who cared to challenge the remaining spaces in their stomachs. Nuts, sweets and biltong were all openly displayed. But by the evening of that Boxing Day, nobody could fit in another morsel. Even my beautiful gift of Geldhof chocolates - the most delicious, delectable and elaborate chocolates imaginable - lay half eaten.Well, when it came to retiring that night, we locked up the house, roped in our four dogs and strolled wearily to our respective bedrooms.
Unfortunately the dogs didn't quite feel the same way. They woke up at first light - as the dawn was breaking - to wake up the birds. "The Boss", all bleary-eyed and unsteady, dutifully mobilized himself and opened up the doors to let the pooches out. They ran off into the garden to make their errands and read the news. Dreariness quickly got the better of "The Boss" and he was soon back in bed, snoring. Unfortunately for us though, he'd left the doors wide open.
Whilst the household was still in dreamland, the pooches decided to have their own Christmas party! Generally speaking, our pack is very disciplined about not stealing food, but that morning the Christmas pies were obviously too tempting! Between the four of them they cleaned up!!!...
"When you accept this award, you must blog
about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have
never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this
yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo of this award to your
blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by
leaving a message on their blogs."