Zoey chews her new Nylabone after opening her presents during a previous Christmas celebration.
By Shelley Widhalm
Merry Christmas! Today is a day to celebrate and not think about writing, blogging or editing—unless you’re a journaler or impulse poem writer.
This week, I thought I’d share some photos of my family holiday traditions that, of course, include cute puppy photos of Zoey the Very Cute Dachshund. She just turned 9 on Dec. 20, so she loves treats, toys and attention, all T-type words!
My family and I used to open up stocking gifts on Christmas Eve and presents under the tree on Christmas Day. Now, we mainly trade gift cards and an occasional present. We get together at my mom’s assisted living place, eat the noon meal, talk and then open presents. Zoey gets her own presents, too, usually rawhide, treats, a new toy and a re-wrapped teddy bear. She opens her presents all on her own!
Have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays and happy however you cherish your traditions. Happy New 2018!