Happy Festivus!

December 23rd is the official date for Festivus. Rather than trying to pull this off on a Monday night, the club I belong to held their second annual Festivus Party and Food Drive at our house this past Saturday night.

Nina and Buddy were properly decked out for the occasion thanks to a friend who came bearing gifts for the critters.

We had the traditional Airing of Grievances.

Matt doesn’t look very aggrieved though.

The Feats of Strength did not involve the traditional Greco-Roman wrestling. Valuing furniture and everyone’s limbs, we opted for a milder version.

This particular match was quite intense and long-lived.

The defending champion, Trick, was bested by Chris.

But victory was short-lived and the Ultimate Champion match soon set Chris back on his heels.


Lots of good food, good conversation, the best eggnog I’ve ever had, and lots of laughter all around.   Happy Festivus, everyone!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

My entry for this week’s photo challenge.

When I think of companionable, I have to think of Buddy and Nina. Though he is over 70 pounds and she hovers around 17, they have been fast friends from Day One.

June 2008.

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The Big Snow, December 2009


Buddy is still as gentle with her today as he was when she was a wee little thing. Playing Bitey-Bitey. 2012

Where ever one is, the other is as well.

Or worrying about what the other is doing . . .