One Border Collie’s Christmas

Hello guys and Merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve and all is well. Looks like the bloke in the red and white fluffy sheep costume has been. Missed him sneaking in again. One year I’m gonna catch the bloke red handed for impersonating a sheep, what is he like eh?

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Now while my Humans are distracted I’ll have a wee sneak preview of me prezzies…

 

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Oops… Rumbled… I was just guarding the prezzies from the bloody Putty Tat from next door, honest!

 

Its Christmas morning and finally me Humans are up…  I know, I know, I have a Christmas jumper on. It woz Curly-Human who dunnit, look it doesn’t even fit, it was meant for a Chihuahua!

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Any way down to business, what’s in me stocking eh?

 

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This better be a ball, just saying…

 

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Yep, it’s a ball!, a spikey ball no less, one of me favs. I had one from last year and had recently finally managed to pick off the spikey bits and start shredding the ball itself when me bloody interfering in dogs business Humans nicked it. Something about a mess of plastic bits around the house… Well now I can start all over heh heh…

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… anyway if it’s a mess they want lets have some fun with the Christmas wrapping paper …

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Hey! Curly-Human, come and have some fun. This wrapping paper is just the best for shredding and dragging around the house!

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I have one other prezzie but I can’t yet have it. My Humans decided to steal some of me blood while I was comatose during the V.E.T.s extraction of the tree from me ear a few weeks ago. They have sent it off to a lab for analysis to see what my pedigree is. I’m pretty sure I’m pure Royalty though. A Border Collie direct descendent of Old Hemp himself of course. Will post on me results later.

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So there you go, another Christmas under me belt. My first in a hot climate. Bring on me Christmas lunch and bring on 2017!

R

 

The Christmas Fox

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Guys this would be my stocking then… Open it, open it!

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What is this? Its not round, its a bit weird, perhaps this one is for you Curly?

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Ah, I get it… You eat it… Nope tastes horrible…

Perhaps it can run… I’ll keep me beady eye on it then. Nope, nothing happening…

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Ok, its dead… Next prezzy please…

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Now Curly, that looks like mine, just saying…

 

Hope you all had a terrific Christmas and Happy New year!

R

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Where Is My White Christmas?

Ralph and the snowmanThis was this time last year in our back yard in near Frankfurt, Germany!

Today it was 8C and no sign of snow, there are blossoms starting to emerge for gods sake… I want snow ball fights, skidding down hills on sleds, silly snowmen…

I’m going somewhere really hot for a really long time in a couple of weeks, I need this!

R

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Last German Christmas Markets

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Well Christmas is almost here and so is our family leaving Germany. One of our favorite places at this time of year here in Germany is the Christmas markets. They spring up in most German towns a few weeks before Christmas selling all manner of trinkets, Christmas decorations and crafts. But what I love most is The Food! Actually I find the markets a bit overwhelming for us dogs because of the crowds of Humans. All that noise and confusion but oh man, the food is delicious if I can beg, borrow or steal it from my Humans that is.

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At the Rudesheim Christmas market they had a really nice display of Humans and sheep. I have no idea why but I thought it fun to try and round up the sheep. I tried but they were fake, go figure!

My Humans seem to enjoy the vast variety of hot drinks from hot chocolates to Glühwein (mulled wine). The mugs they came in are just as varied and often unique to a market or town. I know this because my Humans seemed to have amassed a vast collection of them at home!

And as mentioned already the food is varied and all great, if not a little worrying for the ole waistline (yep I take care of myself you know). Here are a few pictures of my favs from the markets…

 

Top left is the very yummy Karttoffel-Puffer, basically a hash brown but with a much more tasty batter and eaten mostly with apple sauce

Top right is the famous Flammkuchen. It’s like a German version of a pizza with potatoes, ham and a creamy sauce but there are many other topping to be had.

Bottom left is the very yummy (so I’m told as apparently it’s not good for me Human ruse) chocolate covered fruits.

Bottom right is my absolute favorite, a Flammlach. This is salmon lightly smoke cooked at the stall then served on fresh baked bread with lettuce and salad dressing.

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Me scoring a piece of Flammkuchen. See the look em in the eye trick and a deft paw works wonders eh?

 

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Things are getting a bit busy (its Christmas Eve as I write this) around here, it might be a while before I get another chance to put paw to keyboard. My Humans are wrapping me pressies, hoping for more balls of course, you can never have too many. Now to finish off this post here are a few general pictures of the markets to give you a feel for the atmosphere, enjoy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

R

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