Can’t wait for Christmas morning! Cocoa knows one of her gifts (a can of pink tennis balls) is being wrapped. Though I would discover later that discarded paper and used bows are a lot more fun to play with.


No help and banished to the chair to supervise. Cocoa could not keep her nose out of everyone’s gifts as they were being wrapped so she was asked to “sit and stay” . . .


and watch and be good or Santa would not come to see her. Obedience training works, folks!


The best thing in the whole wide world (other than the unconditional love we have in Christ) is a sleeping dog on Christmas Eve. Deep sighs and long breaths beside the fire. Is there anything better than this?