Roxie and Kizzy love the holidays. They love sniffing under the tree for any new addition, hoping they might find one of their gifts. Kiz has a habit of dragging small packages out and trying to open them, which would surely be annoying if it weren’t so danm cute! So i wrapped a couple of rawhide bones up and hid them, and within 5 minutes, kiz found one and was working on it. “oh, noooooo, kizzy, that’s for christmas!” i’d guilt him, setting it neatly back under the tree.
The game is always the same, he waits til i leave the room, then goes back under, “huting” for the goods. Roxie watches from a safe distance, only making her move when kiz get distracted. It’s like a standoff at the Christmas tree, and i could watch them forever. Sooner of later, H.K. comes in and starts howling, and i join in, then both dogs, and we all sit on the floor with our snouts in the air, singing carols. I, too, love the holidays and these family rituals we share!