Hello, everyone! Gus here, to tell you about Christmas Day. It was an eventful morning in our household. Actually, it was a major event, because it was the first year that I was allowed to participate in Christmas morning with the family. My first two years I was crated during the opening of the gifts. Granted, I always had a new yummy bone to keep me occupied, but it wasn't the same as being with the whole family. So this year, Edie and the girls insisted that I join the fun, and oh boy, was it fantastic! All those scents. Wow! I thought you might enjoy the following holiday photos and videos.
Here is a video clip of me helping Amanda open a bottle of cologne, using typical bloodhound technique.
Dimond Willow has been helping open gifts for about 7 years, so she has perfected her technique. She is delicate yet persistent in her efforts. This is a clip of Dimond helping Alyssa.
Every year we take a photo of the girls and dogs in front of the tree. Last year it would not work because Dimond was the only dog to cooperate. After many tries, Edie managed to get this shot. Note the leash. This is the first year a leash has been employed to keep a dog in position!
This next photo is proof that Amanda can tame the wild bloodhound beast with a cello:
This is what my humans see when beginning to open a present... I try to be as intimidating as possible!
Here are Dimond and I relaxing on the couch. Edie refers to it as "hairing up and smelling up the furniture."
We had a wonderful Christmas season, and hope you did as well.
Wishing you peace, happiness and good dogs in the New Year!
Gus, Bloodhound of the Alaskan Frontier