Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yule 2008

As most of you know, Kelly and I celebrate Yule as well as Christmas. We exchange a present each (and, of course, Kero gets one too) and begin our holiday celebrations on December 21st each year.

The photo above is of Kero with his present for this year... It's a rope toy that's been bent in to the shape of a circle with some rawhide moulded over where the ends meet to keep it in that shape... So it's a toy and a treat in one! My present was a wooden brain teaser puzzle in the shape of an egg.

We started getting the flat ready for Christmas properly today. We've been having a proper tidy up. Tomorrow we're going to change all the bedding and get it washed up so the beds are clean and fresh too.

We also put some food out for the birds. We've noticed that there are several Robins and Bluetits hanging around in the garden, so we put some food out for them. Kelly would have got photos, but - as he said himself - he doesn't have the patience to sit there with a camera waiting for a bird to decide it's safe to come in to view for long enough for us to get a good photo of it. We couldn't feed the birds last Winter because we were worried that luring them in to the garden would be an open invitation to the cats for lunch. But since we don't have the cats now we thought we'd feed the birds that stick around during Winter.

I think that will do for today. Yule blessings to all! :)



Intense Guy said...

That is one happy looking dog! Kero looks like he got just what he wanted for Yule...perhaps this is the present under the tree that was driving him batty? :)

He poses so beautifully - you would think perhaps he thought you were going to put his picture on a Christmas card for Daisy and Mia.

...and he could have been messing around with those cute slippers instead...

ChicagoLady said...

A Bluetit, huh? Puts all sorts of ideas in my head, lol.

ChicagoLady said...

Bluetit, that's what I have right now, it's so darn cold!!!

AliceKay said...

LMAO *looks at Chicagolady*

Yule blessings to you and Kelly, Tori. That Kero is one lucky dog, too.

Punkn said...

Yule Blessing to you, too Tori and Kelly!

lol Iggy I was thinking the same thing about the slippers.

lol chicago... just one?

The Wife O Riley said...

That sounds like a wonderful day! Kero is adorable and looks very happy!

BTW, what's a Bluetit?

LadyStyx said...

Oh dear Heaven, Im so glad Chicago went there so I wouldnt have to!

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule to you and Kelly too.

MarmiteToasty said...

you kero is so sweet, he must take after you :)

Today Im actually going crimbo shopping LOL I thought I better make a start, seeing as someone said it was christmas this week, so Im just finishing me cuppa tea, then gonna load Sprite and Jon and my Jacob into the car and head to Gunwharf Keys in Portsmouth, wish me luck, if you dont hear from me again send out search parties LOL


MarmiteToasty said...

I only get bluetits when its very cold LOL.....

in my garden you dirty minded lot lol


Tori_z said...

Yeah, it is possible that he wanted that particular present... He's not been near the tree since he got it. LOL!

LOL @ Chicago!

Despite what Chicago's comments suggest... A Bluetit is a kind of bird. Er... The feathery kind with wings... LOL!