Honey’s First Christmas

Golden Retriever Puppy and Toy

I thought I was a dog, not a Christmas present.

We’re approaching Honey’s first birthday (January 26) and I’m thinking about what a great gift she has been to me this year.

  • Honey is a very “easy” dog. Even her first night home with us, she only whined for 5 seconds and then, never again.
  • Honey is friends with everyone!
  • Honey is up for any kind of fun–hiking, kayaking, tug, and fetch (which especially pleases my husband; none of our previous dogs would fetch).
  • Honey is beautiful.
  • Honey is smart. She knows the names of most of her toys, learns quickly, and is easy to teach new things.
Golden Retriever with Pine Cones

Well they look like those things I like to carry around on a walk. But they're as big as my head!

I hope Honey thinks I’m as good a present to her.

  • I find safe places for her to play with other dogs (which she loves).
  • We play games together throughout the day–find the treat, pick up your toys, fetch, and others.
  • Honey gets to run off leash and explore.
  • I give her yummy treats–salmon jerky, liver, carrots, winter squash are all favorites.
  • I give Honey chances to learn and explore new things like K9 nose work or agility.

Having a dog is like Christmas every day. Sometimes it’s a Norman Rockwell Christmas and sometimes it’s a Clark Griswold Christmas but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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  1. Merry Christmas!


  2. Wishing you and your family a warm and fuzzy Christmas!

  3. We are hoping you are having a wonderful Christmas!!

  4. Merry Christmas!

  5. I think the last sentence sums it up the best! BOL We have Christmas every day around here, full of love, laughter, and all the mishaps that go along with it! Have a Merry Christmas!