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Christmas 2007

Phew. Now that we're done digesting Christmas dinner, time for an update on how Shelby did this year.

First let's start with her very sweet Christmas photo

Despite some rather questionable behavior shortly before Christmas, Shelby did indeed score some gifts.

Hunting for treats
That little plastic green thing may look innocuous, but it's full of treats, and Shelby knocks it around trying to get kibble and biscuits out of it. I've decided that this might be a handy tool for relieving separation anxiety. I've filled it a couple of times, and given it to Shelby just as we are walking out the door. So far, no barking when we leave if she has the treat toy. I'm crossing my fingers, and if you see her gain weight in Jan, you'll know why.

Ho ho ho! What's this? Another gift?
Christmas toy
Yes, Shelby liked that little lion I bought her for her birthday so much that I decided to get the little tiger as well. This is good because now when that stinky slobberly lion is in the wash, Shelby has a backup friend.

Shelby spent the rest of the day helping people open their gifts. And yes, Steven did let Shelby help him open his present. It was that bottle of Patron that she was showing so much interest in earlier in the week. (I'm not sure how this little girl turned into such a discriminating conasieur of tequila. Rest assured she only gets to lick a drop or too off Steven's finger, not enough to preserve her liver.)

The day was topped off with a gigantic beef bone from the dinner table. I think maybe mom served prime rib just so she could give Shelby the bone. She must have had a good day because she was snoring away by the time we got home.

Merry Christmas little pug.

December 27, 2007 | Permalink


That green thing is a great idea, where did you find it? We battle the separation anxiety issue as well.

Posted by: Holden | Dec 28, 2007 7:23:16 AM

We found it at a local shop falled Murphy's Paw in Pleasanton, and I'm not sure where else to get it. We used to have one made by Kong that was also good, but Shelby managed to lose that one somewhere.

Posted by: Winnie | Dec 28, 2007 10:01:00 AM

Precious Shelby Christmas photo! That is a really good idea for separation anxiety. Looking forward to next year's adventures!

Posted by: Mary and Mia | Dec 28, 2007 12:11:37 PM

Wonderful account of Shelby's Christmas....thanks for lovely retelling....I am guessing all Shelby's fans had much the same fun with their fur babies...I hope so anyway...Kricket and Teddy sure did....Best wishes for the New Year everyone....from Canada....

Posted by: Ann Crago | Dec 28, 2007 3:24:33 PM

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