Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Christmas Card (not sent)

It's a Merry SITSmas! (SITS = a blogging community for women)

And staying with tradition we are posting Christmas cards for all of our internets to see. Only problem is...

I don't mail Christmas cards. I'm single, I have a dog who eludes me when the camera is out and I want a team photo, and a cat who typically glares when I snap hers. So Christmas cards are out because I refuse to send out a photo of just me and a Christmas tree. It seems vain and silly at best. Last year however, there was a photo taken that captures every ounce of love and adoration I have for Hercules. It's just so... us. If I wasn't saving for (one of) my best friend's wedding in January, I would be printing it up and sending it out. This dog warms my heart and melts my soul. He is hands down the best dog I've ever owned. Friendly, loves to eat, smiles when he's happy, cries when he's sad (at least that's what I think the wet goo is coming out of his eyes) and is the best/worst bed hog ever. Best because he serves as a 100 pound foot warmer, it's a great thing in the winter. Worst because the bed is a queen, plenty of room for two, and he chooses to occupy the space where my feet are supposed to go. So I end up sleeping like a slash mark. He's also a big fan of tampons, but only if I leave the house. Other than that, he is my best friend. Yeah, he's a dog. But he knows when I'm sad. He celebrates with me when I'm happy. He greets me at the door with enthusiasm whether I've been gone for an hour or 3 days. He cuddles with me when we watch movies and is eternally patient with my choices of romantic comedies and decidedly girlie shows on TV for a guy. I couldn't ask for a better companion. The past few Christmases I have had to either drive for hours on end to see family or not at all. But through it all, Hercules has been there to wish me a Merry Christmas every Christmas morning. I am grateful to have such a wonderful fur-person in my life, to somehow make everything ok and make every Christmas a Merry one.

So without further ado, here are my choices... Perhaps an e-card will suffice?

The Original:



Black and White:

On this Christmas, if all you have is a 3 foot tree and a four legged companion, Hercules and I wish for you a Merry Christmas full of furry love from our full hearts to yours.


Merry Mack said...

Merry SITSmas to you! This is totally a card! Sweet dog and I love your bling.

Tiaras said...

Merry SITSmas to you and your pretty pooch!!

pinkapplecore said...

Thank you for checking out my blog I wish you a Merry SITSmas too!!

Rhonda @ My Life... in words said...

Merry SITSmas!! Beautiful dog!!

(And personally, I like the original colored pic the best :) but they're all lovely )

Oliver said...

OH MY GOD! herkynees as a baby puppy!!?!?!

Coretta said...

Merry SITSmas, love your 100 pound foot warmer. I have a 10 pound foot warmer and we did manage to get off a nice pic for a Christmas greeting a couple of years ago. Now, I just keep Shazaam's pic up at the bottom of my blog. Dogs are good for everyone, but definitely the single woman. I love my Shazaam. BTW, I like the black and white photo.

Allyson said...

Hmm...what a tough decision...b & w or color or red or green?? I love them all. And in all of them you both look perfectly content. It is my thought that people without pets are lost and just don't know it. If I hadn't had Poppy and LuLu through the years, it would have been a MUCH lonelier existence. Yes, originally, I saved them...but they've been saving me for years. I have no idea what Merry SITSmas is...but I wish it to you!