Happy Holidays! Share Your Photos!
Loving how one dog loves his hat and the other is less celebratory! Share Your photos!
I am not the biggest fan of the holidays!
I have no children and no “immediate” family, and find the fighting, nasty and inconsiderate behavior of the holidays saddening.
I think to work “retail” during the holiday season, almost ruins your Christmas or holiday spirit. At least it has mine.
And, my father who has now parted was born on Christmas.
So as a family we celebrated Christmas on Christmas eve and celebrated my father’s birthday on December 25.
We always gave him his presents, headed to a movie, and usually ate pork tenderloin on Christmas day! Ahhh the joys of traditions.
I still try and keep my traditions alive by going to the movie for my dad.
And, this year I will exchange pork for crab legs, since I live in Maryland!
I know I am not the only one who sometimes finds the holidays tedious and sometimes depressing.
So let’s do everyone a favor by sharing some pictures of our dogs in holiday wear, opening presents, or with Santa or whatever your traditions are.
I recognize that not everyone is Christian.
So I will say Happy Holidays! How do you spend your holiday?
I have been a professional dog trainer and pet sitter for over 20 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, through the international Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers. I have trained and worked with police, Schutzhund and personal protection dogs. I trained Assistance Dogs in a men’s prison and ran my own nonprofit organization to take adult dogs from shelters and to train them to assist children and adults with disabilities, at no charge to my clients. My nonprofit organization and I were nominated for several awards of merit and even made the front page of the Denver Post. I was a veterinary technician for many years, where I learned about all aspects of health and preventative medicine. I have trained and worked with exotic animals and cheetahs. I introduced a temperament testing program in my local shelter and sat on the board of directors. I volunteered with my dog “Mr. Snitch” and helped local children learn to read. I have attained obedience titles and several blue ribbons. I am constantly in search of ways to continue my education and excellence when it comes to animals, their behavior and their health.