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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

christmas tree
MERRY CHRISTMAS  and HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
From: Ellie and Family

Ellie tired after begging for Christmas treats
Our family Christmas was great. The gift I received was a new teddy bear. I then gave my family and all of our guests their gift—hugs and kisses. After playing with my new teddy bear and begging for treats from the dinner table, I was exhausted. So I grabbed the bear and we both jumped on the sofa and we took a quick nap. Wishing everyone happy and safe holidays. Hope to see you all at the dog park soon. 

Sending my I.O.U. to the IRS

Ellie sitting at the computer doing her taxes

April 15th. Time to do my Federal Income Tax.

I’d better finish this since today is April 15th, which is the deadline for mailing in my federal tax forms. Let’s see, I need to enter my adjusted gross income on line 38, then subtract line 40 from 38, multiply $3700 by the number on line 6d.

After that, count the toes on my front paws and divide that into line 43 and enter that number on line 44 and multiply it by the spots on my stomach and enter that number on line 55. Then subtract line 62 from 55 and that is what I owe.

Are you kidding!!! I owe that!!! Sixteen bones – I owe 16 bones. What is the IRS thinking! Are they thinking I’m made of bones?  Come to think of it I guess I am, sort of.

Well, I‘ll have to go dig them up and send them in today. Maybe next year I can count AJ, the cat, as a dependent. Probably not, since dogs don’t have cats and cats don’t have dogs. I would have a difficult time convincing the IRS on that one.

Ellie doing her taxes

Ellie with a pencil
Whew! I’m finally finished. I think I’ll go downstairs and reward myself with a stiff drink and a chicken chew. Good thing that this income tax process only comes once a year. Good luck on your taxes. See y’all later at the dog park.

Now How Do I Get Down From Here?

Ellie going up the attic stairs . . . or not.

Ellie going up the attic stairs . . . or not.

My family had to do some maintenance in the attic. So my Grandad opened the attic and pulled down this ladder. He went up the ladder to work in the attic. I thought he could use my help so I decided to follow him.

After all how hard could it be to walk up this ladder thing? Well, not so difficult going up; however, going down was another matter. See us dogs are used to leading off with our front paws and going down the ladder requires us to lead with our back paws. Not so easy.

I did manage to make it back down; however, I think I’ll let him handle the attic work on his own. I’ll just bark up my advice to him from the floor level. After all, what goes up must come down and down I’ll stay.

Ellie barking her advice to Grandad

Ellie barking her advice to Grandad

 

My Bad

headphones chewed by Ellie

Wire connected to a head phone set.  Well kind of.

Honestly, I thought it was a long black worm next to my family member’s leg.  So I attacked with an aggressive bite.  I bit not just once but twice to make sure it was dead.  And dead it was, at least as far as sound emitting from the ear phones.  Oops!!  My bad!!  I was surprised, but not as surprised as the person listening to their favorite tunes.  I was only doing what I was bred to do—that is to rid the house of spiders, snakes, and any other kinds of vermin.  I guess I’ll just have to put on my sweet and loving pup face and ask for forgiveness.  Well, I hope these can be repaired or else this will cost me some real dog money.

Ellie putting on her best sad puppy face

Happy Holidays


Christmas Tree
I hope everyone is having a great time during this Christmas season.  We had a turkey dinner with my cousins and then after dinner we gathered around the Christmas tree.

After spending a short time visiting, we settled down to the important task of opening our gifts.  Much to my delight I received three stuffed animals: a squirrel, a hedgehog, and a raccoon.  As soon as I opened my gift, I choose the hedgehog to become my wrestling partner.  Later I gave the hedgehog a rest and played with the raccoon and squirrel.

Ellie playing with one of her new toys, a hedgehog

Ellie playing with one of her new toys, a hedgehog

My three cousins came to celebrate Christmas with us.  Abby is a seven year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Peanut is a sixteen year old Dachshund, and Harrison is a fifteen year old Bichon Frisé.  I have to be careful playing with my cousins because they are kind of old when it comes to dog years; however, they are still in good health and we had a good time begging for turkey.  That turkey was really good!

Abby:  Since I’m a princess, I must look cute at all times.  Well, at least I try and it helps if you are begging for a taste of that turkey.

Abby: Since I’m a princess, I must look cute at all times. Well, at least I try and it helps if you are begging for a taste of that turkey.

Peanut:  My Mom put this sweater on me and it’s 80 degrees outside.  What was she thinking?  Thank God the air conditioner was on. At least I could lay on this cool tile floor.

Peanut: My Mom put this sweater on me and it’s 80 degrees outside. What was she thinking? Thank God the air conditioner was on. At least I could lay on this cool tile floor.

Harrison:  too much partying for the old guy.  Time for a nap.

Harrison: too much partying for the old guy. Time for a nap.

Have a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.

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