Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noel!

Thanks to MJ's efforts,  Sawyer reluctantly wore his little elf hat for the photo shoot.  It helps having pinned him down after a gruelling day playing at the leash-free park and romping on the trails with Hurley and SC.  Good boy, Sawyer... you have been good for Santa!

Sawyer, W, TJ, MJ & S

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas 2011

Thanks to W's efforts,  we managed to acquire a lovely Christmas tree for the living room.  Last year we passed on that idea, since Sawyer was still a rambunctious puppy.  However, this year, under our watchful eyes, we managed to set & dress the tree with very few incidents.  Sawyer didn't seem at all interested in it until he spotted a few plush "mini-teddy" ornaments,  which by the way are sacred creatures in MJ's mind.  When we weren't looking, Sawyer delicately plucked "mini-teddy" from a limb and proceeded to mouth the little "stuffy".  Thankfully, MJ managed to save "mini-teddy"!

We did have some fun with him, dressing him with beaded garlands and teasing him with ornaments.  Once he had had enough, he reciprocated and ripped a couple of our cardboard ornament boxes.  No worries, it all ended well.  He had fun (so did we) and our tree is still standing today!

('re going to make me wear this?)

(MJ proud of her decorating abilities)

(*sniff, sniff* - is this eatable?)

(Hmmm, yup I like that ornament)

(uhhh, nope, pass on that one!)

(Pfffeww, a well-deserved nap)

Merry Christmas everyone and wishing you all good health, fortune and happiness!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa Knows Whose Been Naughty...

What happens when Sawyer's loving parents leave him unattended  to indulge in some holiday cheer with good friends & awesome food?  Take a look:

We rolled into the house around 12:15 a.m. to a warm, enthusiastic greeting from lovely...until we notice a mess on the area carpets in the dining/living room areas.  The little devil (AKA Sawyer) managed to reach for a 1kg bag of fresh spelt flour from the counter and apparently attempted to drag it to his favorite couch.  We suspect the bag burst before he reached his beloved destination, leaving a lovely white mess.  On further inspection, we noticed the paper bag holding the flour, as well as a zip-lock bag (which we suspect he dragged out of the garbage can) and a fresh roll of clean paper towels were torn/ripped/wet and strewn all over our floors & carpets. *SIGH*

Think Sawyer was a little miffed with us & trying to teach us a lesson??!  Can't wait 'til MJ returns home for the holidays!