Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas traditions

My furiend Mayzie had a wonderful post yesterday about one of her family's holiday traditions -- ornaments on their Christmas tree for every pup and kitty in the family. I thought that it would be fun to talk about our different holiday traditions.

So to kick things off, I'll also talk about our Christmas ornaments. Momma loves loves loves ornaments and collects them to commemorate all sorts of different things that happen to her during the year, like going on a trip or starting a new hobby. Of course, that means there's a new ornament for each new member of the family!

The very furst one of us who joined the family was Scribbles. He and Momma lived in a little apartment in Chicago and didn't even have a tree, but Momma hung their stockings on the heating vent. Later, she found this ornament that looked a little like him.

 Pigeon was next! She and Scribbles got their ornaments at the same time, can you tell? That was after Momma finally had enough room for a Christmas tree.

Whose ornament could this be but mine? I am TOP DOG around the house, after all! The other side of the bone has my name and 2008 written on it, since that's the year Momma adopted me. She adopted me in December, so when I came home I already had an ornament on the tree and my own stocking!

This ornament helped Cinderella become part of our family! Momma was on a business trip back when Cinderella was a foster dog. She'd been thinking about adopting Cinderella for a long time, but she kept arguing with herself about whether it was the right thing to do. She wandered into a store that sold Christmas ornaments, looking for one that would represent her trip. Instead, she found this one that looked exactly like Cinderella. So Momma bought it and adopted Cinderella after she got home! It has her name and 2010 written on the top of the hat.

Finally, since I've mentioned our stocking a few times, I thought I'd show them to you!

Momma's is the little bitty one in the middle. Grandma made it for her, so she won't replace it with something bigger. Mine is the Santa belt one just on the right, and Cinderella's is the fancy lady boot on the left. Then the kitties are on the outside, Scribbles by me on the boys' side and Pigeon's by Cinderella's on the girls' side! For some reason, Scribbles's stocking is always turned where it says "naughty". Hmmmm.


  1. Oh we love that your momma does that. I finks that one ornament was magical because it gave yur Cinderella her furever home. You have a beautiful fireplace. Do you have anything in your stockings yet, we have nuffin.
    stella rose

  2. We have several yorkie angels on our tree this year, too!

    Thanks for welcoming me to blogville!


  3. Very nice. I was wondering why mom got the small stocking

  4. WE love your tour through your SPECIAL Decorations and ESP. the story of the one that brought Cinderella HOME. THANK YOU for Sharing everythingy with us.

  5. That is a beautiful tradition and love the ornament :D

  6. You are indeed top dog... very fitting that your ornament say that. Love the photo of the stockings too. Hope you get lots os bones and tuna and no coal...

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  7. What a wonderful tradition! Our mom needs to get busy and get our tree up.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  8. We enjoyed reading about your ornaments and stockings. Pawsome.

  9. What a wonderful tradition thanks for sharing.

    Aroo to you,

  10. Dos are pawsome. My Mom collect scottie ornaments and puts dem all on a little tree for me to enjoy. I call it my Great Scot tree.

  11. What a very special post.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  12. We love that your Mama saw the Boxer ornament representing Cinderella. What are the chances of that?! Truly a little omen letting your Mama know Cinderella belonged with her :)

    the critters in the cottage xo