I know it sounds crazy, but I had to stop yesterday and figure out how long we have had Sammie living with us. It has only been five months, and that is hard to believe. To me, it seems he has been with us as long as the other three.....he just fits so well with our family!! He is loved beyond his wildest dreams....trust me!
And during this short time that he has been with us, he has become quiet fond of toys. Only one small problem, he does not just like any dog toys...he is obsessed with Santa Dog toys.
We have a bucket FULL and OVERFLOWING with dog toys. Sophie, Dora and Bailey really don't care about them too much, but they are always there in case they decide to play with them. Sammie discovered the bucket of toys and fished out all the Christmas Toys and claimed them for his own.
He is rather protective of his Santa boo-boo. He has to have it when it is time for bed, nap time or when he gets over excited he goes looking for his Santa. Poor Sophie, Dora and Bailey learned rather quickly it was not worth the effort to try and take that toy back.
My only concern with this is that this will be the first Christmas Sammie will be with us. I am already worried about what might await me when I get home from work once the tree goes up and the ornaments go on the tree. Suddenly in the eyes of a very young, little dog, Santa invades the house and he is in Santa Heaven and ready to rumble.
I am counting the days till the holiday season....not in anticipation of all the decorating that goes with the season but in the thought of maybe regretfully deciding against a tree this year.
Never the less....it will be interesting I am sure!!