Merry Christmas from Parkie!

I love Christmas!  I love the spirit of the holiday, the down-time with family (though I do get antsy and have to sweep the floor and entertain myself often), the good food, giving gifts, and especially reflecting on all that I am thankful for!

 

As crazy as this may sound, one of the things I am most thankful for this year other than the obvious family, friends, my health, etc…we are thankful for our dog Parker being here with us for one more year.  Parker is our families oldest dog who has been around for almost 15 years.  He is “part human” and is a very special part of our family.  He is my Dad’s buddy.  He and my Dad go to the “store” together every morning on the weekends when my Dad is home and I think Parker helped my parents a lot with “empty nest” syndrome.

Parkie snuggled up in front of the fire

 

We had a scare earlier this year with Parker and thought it was our time to say goodbye.  Though we realize he won’t live forever, we were all devestated at the time and not ready for that time – especially my Dad.  What also may sound crazy is that Parker loves Christmas.  Even still, at nearly 15 years old and with heart failure, he gets SO excited to squeek his Christmas toys, chews his bones, and acts like a pup for the day.  We love it!

 

Merry Christmas from Parkie!!

 

Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you all take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for today!

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