My good friend Dennis gave me a Christmas Sprit Award because I met the real Santa. When I met him, I of course told Mr. Claus to be extra-specially nice to all of my friends this year, so remember to put out some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa to nibble on. And don't forget his hungry reindeer; they need lots of carrots!
Dennis said that there are a few rules for the Christmas Spirit Award. Here they are:
1. You must be a true Christmas lover to recieve this award (that's me!);
2. The person or dog or kitty or whoever to whom you give the award must link back to the person that gave you the award;
3. You must list five things that you love about Christmas, and if you can't limit it to five things, then keep going until you run out of space;
4. Pass the award along to as many people or dogs or kitties or whoever as you like. That can be one or fifty. It's up to you, but you must pass it on to at least one person or dog or kitty or whatever in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!
5. Finally, let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.
I have to say that I like many, many things about Christmas. It is one of my favorite times of the year. Shame that it has to be so cold, or it would have been my MOST favorite. Here is a list of some of the reasons I love Christmas:
(1.) I love Christmas because it means family.
(2.) I love Christmas because my mom bakes tons of cookies.
(3.) I love that there is a tree in my living room! I haven't been able to find any squirrels in the tree (bummer!), but I love having a tree in my house! Yay! My mom and dad are the best parents in the world because invented the idea to put a tree in the house. Wait, you say that you have a tree, too? Well... ummm... that's a little embarrassing. Well, my parents are still the coolest even if they didn't invent the "putting a tree in the house" idea. I still love them.
(4.) I love Christmas because my mom stays home with me for two whole weeks (she says that she is "working from home", but we all know that she stays home to give me cuddles!).
(5.) I love Christmas lights on all of the houses. I try to catch the lights when they blink, but I'm never quick enough.
(6.) I love that my mom gets happy when she gets pretty cards from her friends and puts them on our mantle.
(7.) I love Christmas Cookies. I especially like helping my mom make them. She got smart and won't let me lick the bowls; she thinks I might get fat or upset my tummy. I told her that I don't care and that I little extra cushioning never hurt anyone, but she doesn't believe me. Oh well, I tried. Even though I only get to lick the spoons, it is still the best thing ever! Shhh... don't tell my dad about that one...
(8.) I love nice smells from things baking in the oven and from candles.
(9.) I love seeing happy people on my walks. Sometimes they are really cold happy people, but frozen happiness is still happiness.
(10.) I love that my mom and dad don't have homework during Christmas so they can spend extra cuddle time with me at night.
(11.) I love that my mom makes Apple Pies for Christmas. I'm the "official" taste-tester, and my mom lets me lick the spoon afterwards. Yum! Shhh... don't tell my dad about that one either...
(12.) I love seeing my human families! They give me lots of kisses and sneak delicious food to me when my dad isn't looking!
(13.) And finally, I love Santa. Please Santa, bring me a new flying squirrel. Also, Santa, can you please give me a new stuffed bunny. Or maybe a squirrel? I'd even settle for a stuffed raccoon. Remember Santa, I love you best!
In the spirit of giving, I would like to bestow this Holiday Spirit award to some of my very special friends:
First, I want to give this Christmas Spirit award to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) for taking care of all of the puppies and kitties who don't have humans to love them.
Second, I want to give this Christmas Spirit award to my mom's friend John. He is Ace's dad. Both a great writer and animal lover, John maintains the fantastic Ohmidog website. As for holiday cheer, John dressed up as Santa for one of the South Baltimore's "Pet Photos with Santa" events this year. Not only was it fun to get pictures with Santa, the proceeds benefited the Frankie Fund at BARCS to help pay for operations and recovery for all the sick puppies and kitties who don't have any humans. Thanks for spreading so much love during the holidays this year!
Third, I give this Christmas Spirit award to Fifty Fine Toes. I do not know her, but she must be a good Christmas mom because she puts her kiddies in Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. Christmas is all about children and the magic and wonder that goes along with it, or so my mom says.
Fourth, I give this Christmas Spirit award to Amanda, her husband and Zoe the Vizsla. They cut down their very own Christmas tree this year! Loads of Holiday Spirit there!
Wishing you and your families a happy holiday!