It’s A Pet’s Christmas Too

Ollie was very interested once we started to pile up the presents we had to open this morning. He came to sniff each parcel, checking whether or not they contained something edible. As we took turns opening gifts, revealing items like new slippers for me, a new purse for Julie, and bottles of wine and other assorted items, Ollie seemed to lose interest, and walked away holding his Grumpy Cat soft toy in his mouth.

At that stage, Julie produced one of his wrapped presents. “Is this for you? Is this Ollie’s?”

The cat toy fell from his mouth, and he rushed around to sit close. As she started to tear the wrapping paper, Ollie moved his snout forward, trying to help by nudging the paper open with his nose. When the first of four toys was revealed, a stuffed Christmas Turkey, fresh from the oven, he grabbed it and rushed off, shaking it furiously from side to side.

Five minutes later, he got a toy that had been sent in the post by my cousin. It was a a small sheep with a squeaker inside,and he rushed off to get that when it was thrown for him.

We continued opening our gifts, and soon after he was shown another present. This time it was a giant happy-face carrot, and he went hysterical when that was thrown.

Last but not least, one of his favourites. A stuffed lion toy, with a very shaggy mane. That was grabbed and taken away to be immediately chewed, the lion losing a chunk of its mane within seconds.

Now the toys are scattered around the living room. They are all soaking wet from being carried around in his frothy mouth, and he has well and truly marked them with his own distinctive scent.

Worn out by the excitement, he is fast asleeep behind me, snoring loudly.

57 thoughts on “It’s A Pet’s Christmas Too

  1. Aww. I missed ollie so much๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ. I am so glad he is okay and healthy now. How is his health??? How are you??? I missed you all so much๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  2. How wonderful that he still has that playfulness and got so excited about his new toys. Dot loved her new blanket, new water dish, chews and a squirrel toy. We had more fun giving her her gifts then we did our own.

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  3. Bless him! I was lucky enough to encounter my friends who have a Newfoundland, in town, while I was having a lovely chilly but sunny walk with Hannah, Ben & Kira. Bodie [the Newfie] recognised me straight away and came bounding up to greet me ๐Ÿ˜€ My friend Nigel is somewhat under the weather, but was able to venture out to greet me momentarily. Plenty of people out enjoying the bracing weather this morning. Cheers, Jon.

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    1. The opposite here in Beetley, Jon. Just back from Ollie’s walk, and only met one elderly lady, striding out with her two walking poles. The extensive local flooding has kept people in their houses, I’m sure.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. God bless that dear doggie soul … “Ollie.” Ollie deserves the best that he can get. You cannot see Ollie and not fall immediately in love with him … he is so cute. So now to You and your wife and little Ollie, may I wish you the merriest possible Christmas ever and the happiest New Year possible …and may every blessing from Heaven be yours now and forever more.

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