Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Rosie Days!

Hi everyone, Rosie here again.  My mommies are busy sneaking around with wrapped boxes while the other one's in the water room, and other weird sports.  But they already gave me brekkies, so I am happy to let them play.

I wanted to wish you all Happy Rosie Days and hope that you are having fun celebrations.  I don't know if you all celebrate with us, but it looks like everyone in our neighborhood does, because they light up their bushes for me.  You see, this is the anniversary month of when I came to live here as my forever home.  My mommies get so excited every year that they make a big deal about the whole month!

First they go and get a smelly tree and bring it inside just for me!  Then they hang lights and shiny things all over it.

Dog's-eye view
I'm sure they bring it in because I like to be outside so much, and this way I can have the outside inside all day long.  I was a little confused the first couple of times they did this, because they got mad when I marked it as my very own.  But after a few years, I figured out no other dogs were going to notice, anyway.  And then they put the tree up on a table, so I know it's safe now.

They also hang up really big socks.

I think this is because I used to like to use socks as chew toys.  I had a whole collection that Mommy #2 gave me of ones she didn't want anymore.  But it got kind of confusing, because I never knew which socks were mine.  So now we just have these for decoration.  And sometimes they take them down and let me sniff inside and I find YUMMERS in there!  Doesn't that sound fun?

Speaking of yummers, those are part of Rosie Days, too.

Both mommies have been making these all month.  But remember I told you humans make no sense?  Well, they spend all that time making yummers to celebrate ME, but they don't share any with ME!!  They keep taking them to other places, like the Work.  I guess it's nice of them to share their happiness with others, but why don't they share with me, too?  I mean, I'm the reason for the season, you know??

But that's ok, I guess, because I smell more yummers being made today, too.  And these seem to involve meat, so I'd rather have those anyway.  I guess they saved the good stuff for me.

There are some other Rosie Days traditions I don't understand.  Like this:

Not only does George put on a fuzzy hat, but this weird green guy shows up to lurk around the living room.  Creepy, huh?  Oh, and get this...he sings, too, about some mean guy and an eel or something.  The mommies seem to like it, though; it makes them laugh.  I guess Rosie Days is about laughing, too.

There is one bit of bad news, though.  For some unexplained reason, they brought THIS back!

I'm trying not to be insulted, but I am a little confused.  I came back from visiting the Other Dog's people, and here she was.  It just goes to show, home protection is important!  I should have asked my friend Bonnie to keep an eye on the place while I was gone.

The mommies say that this "Smoky" is only here for a week or so, while her person is traveling.  But I don't trust that cat...look at her!  Plus, she keeps growing.  I'm afraid I'll wake up one morning and she'll be bigger than me.  So I am trying to teach her some manners, like not poking her face in my bowl while I'm eating ("growf!!") and not crawling on my face when I'm napping ("grwalf!").  The mommies are helping, too, by trying to teach her that it's my inside tree, not hers...but they're not as good cat trainers as I am.

When I tried...uh oh.  I gotta go.  The mommies are calling me; it's sock-sniffing time!  Hooray!

Happy Rosie Days, everybody!!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and both your mommies.
    What a loved and lucky girl you are to be so loved and have a day just for you!! :)
    Don't worry about Smoky. It's just for a short time. Maybe you can teach her a few tricks.:)

  2. Happy Rosie Days to you, too - what a clever dog you are! And please wish your mommies (and that rascally cat) a happy holiday, too!

  3. Happy Rosie Days to you, and the best possible Holiday to your Mommies, too!

  4. That is a great pic of Smoky. Rosie, maybe you should take all of the kitty's pics. :)

  5. Oh my goodness, that Smoky has really grown! But don't worry, you'll always be #1 with your mommies. Heck, they don't have Smoky Days, do they? Those cookies look yummy!
    Happy Rosie Days to you, Flaturus and Miss Chef.

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Take it easy on the Smokey Kitty!

  7. Happy Rosie Day to you, too! I hope those meat snacks were delicious.

  8. Oh, Rosie, it's so good to hear from you! Don't be mad about Smoky, 'cause I'm a cat, too, and I like to read about you. About those socks - I've heard my human talk about a big giant dog she used to have. He liked socks, too, so she tied knots in old ones and taught him to play with just the ones with knots in them! She wasn't able to train her husband not to throw socks on the ground, so since Fritz the dog was smarter than the man, he had to learn the difference!

    Happy Rosie Days from the Calico Queen.

  9. Aaaw, Rosie! Happy Rosie Days to you and your Mommies! It's so clear that they love you so much. I love that. :D

    Don't get too upset about the whole Smoky thing... she'll clearly learn a lot from you!

    Much love and many hugs to all of you from all of us at Morning Bray Farm.

  10. Happy Rosie Days. Does the kitty cat like your indoor tree?

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  12. I'm a little late, but I get to enjoy a little Rosie time. Yay!

    Hooray! A cat in the Christmas Tree! hehe!
    Poor least the kitty's just a temporary guest.

    Those yummies, look well...yummy! Are those peppermints tucked into those chocolate kiss cookies, instead of peanut butter? Brilliant! I would like some, please?
    And I see something yummy with Baileys inside of it, too. Mmmm!

    Sounds like a wonderful Happy Rosie Day!

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  13. Oh! And how could I have forgotten?!

    I absolutely love that dog's eye view of the Christmas Tree. Rosie, tell your Mommies to give you the camera more often. I truly love your style!



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