Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Still Christmas. . . and I love it !

Great Christmas for 2 humans and 3 furry cutiepies !
We will have daughter and her friends for New Year and my birthday.

After the divorce we changed our Christmas, 
from the big x's family to just a tiny family of four.
So nice and so much more fun.

Now on the day before the 24 we cook and bake. Drive around looking at the lights on 
the houses. Just having fun. 
Then on the 24th we cook Christmas Dinner sit down and enjoy a nice relaxing dinner.
Now we have dinner ready for a quick warm up for the 25th.

When daughter, partner and her Mom were here we would have Brunch on Christmas Morning.  Deviled eggs, tiny egg sandwiches, fruit, bread, prosciutto,  ham, pickles, olives, chutney, sweet rolls, prosecco and fruit, We would eat our way through gift opening.
It is just a great way to spend time with family and who ever is here.
Easy and fun. Leftovers are great.
Son and I did the same thing but much smaller.
Brunch was an egg, hashbrowns, cheese and sausage casserole that you make
the night before and then just bake. Fabulous and so easy !
We ate, opened gift and played with thehamish, Merida and Oliver.
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 i thehamish waitin' for santa gud dug

 kattie oliver waitin'

 kattie merida not waitin'

 i thehamish gots' new duck

 duck duck duck

 duck duck urmmmuffffffff 

 gud duck

gurff

nurrfer nommm

 duck gud





i thehamish likin' gifts

 i thehamish likin' katties toy

ball ball  ball ballballball ball ball gud ball    ball

 i thehamish is likin' duck

 now i thehamish is tired needin' nap

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i thehamish gots to watch a movie with nice tall person who feeds me
about charlie brown snoopy and a tree it was gud
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Our Christmas dinner was Duck Breast, Grilled Salad and Mashed potatoes.
It was so tasty and as you can see someone wanted some Duck.


 I had to lighten up the photos so you can see Merida's face.
This photo just cracks me up. The look on her face is so amazing.

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I sat on the sofa looking up through the high windows with thehamish and we watched the
clouds go by. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

Oh No !
Quick update,
We had to rush thehamish to the vets and 9am today. He had some sort of episode,
he was violently shaking and panting. After a  quick check-up and the diabetes check on,
they could find nothing wrong. So he is home and resting now.
Hello.... that was a scary wake up call.
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santa. . . parsnip
music. . .  The Holly and the Ivy,  Annie Lennox

38 comments:

  1. Belated christmas greetingsx george is back home!

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  2. Hi, Gayle!

    I'm sorry to learn that thehamish experienced some kind of distress and hope he is AOK now. Maybe the Christmas celebrations were too much excitement for him. It was so cute to see him attacking his new plush duck which I imagine has a squeakie inside. I'll bet he wondered why the duck the humans had for dinner didn't squeak. :) Those katties are sleek and pretty and I hope they are sharing their toys with thehamish.

    I hope the rest of your week passes w/o further scares regarding thehamish. Take care, dear friend Gayle, and happy new year to you and your family!

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    1. This was like none of his others, so we zoomed him over.

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  3. Rest up little pup and feel better. And for you Parsnip. What lovely traditions. Good on you.

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  4. Cute kitties!

    Hope thehamish is ok. <3

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    1. Thank You for asking, we just don't know He has everything wrong and yet is such a sweetheart.

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  5. Both brunches sound delicious!

    Hello, Merida and Oliver. Hope Hamish is feeling better....

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    1. The one I made this year was so good and so easy !
      I used to make a sweet one years ago with bread, cream, eggs, cream cheese and it was also so good.

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  6. Merry Christmas. Glad that theHamish is OK.

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    1. Happy Holiday and a grand New Year for us all.

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  7. Well, you scared me about Ham. I was expecting to see a torn up duck with the eyes chewed off. It sounded like a good Christmas was had. The food made me hungry.

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    1. He scared me ! Called the vet and we were there !
      As we left a car parked next to us. We saw a very tiny elderly lady having the staff help her carry in her extremely elderly huge golden with wavy and the softest fur. The face was very white and sweet but with sad sad eyes. The dog collapsed and couldn't walk. I am in tears.

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    2. I love dogs too much and so, my weenie girls/children, will be my last.

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    3. I keep saying thehamish is my last one (my health problems are uniting and ganging up on me) but I would like to give an old dog a home to be a friend to thehamish. He only grew up knowing Watson and i know he is hurting,

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  8. I hope Hamish is getting his rest. Such a gud dog!

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  9. Poor gud dug thehamish...fingers crossed he'll feel better soon. Scarey things like that happening to our loved ones takes it right out of you. Wishing you a calm and peaceful night to catch up on your rest too! X

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    1. what to do. tehamish need a friend but I am getting sicker as he is. Don't know what to do much like your Sweet gud dud.

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  10. Poor baby, glad he's ok, looks like he had a good Christmas.

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    1. he had a great Christmas but now he is ill again.

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  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! thehamish looks so cute and festive in the collar with stars! How nice he got a new duck toy. Goro has a very similar one. (He loves dug toys!) I love Merida's face watching the duck :-)

    I'm so sorry to hear about episode thehamish had. Glad nothing wrong was found but poor boy... I hope he feels better soon xo

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  12. Your Christmas celebrating sounded so good...just the right mix of folks, cats, gud dog, gud food, clouds, and so forth.

    How frightening though to discover thehamish in distress. Good that you were able to get right over to the vet's office. Hoping that a good rest will settle him, so that he can return to his usual charming ways. And that you also are able to have some rest. xo

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  13. Sorry you had to rush Hamish to vet.

    On a lighter not, Oliver is a very pretty cat.

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    1. Oliver is the strangest cat, he loves being petted and belly rubs !

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  14. Glad that everyone including thehamish had a lovely Christmas. I am sorry it sounds as if it was a bit too exciting for him, though, but I am glad the vet was open and reassured you - he probably just needed a rest at his advanced age! :) Enjoy the rest of your break.

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    1. His diabetes is acting up and he had some sort of upset. Who knows ?
      We are keeping an eye on him.

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  15. Happy you had a nice Christmas together!!! Very beautiful pictures you took. Thank you for sharing:)
    Dot

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    1. Thank You for stopping by. Hope you had a lovely Christmas

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  16. Darling Hamish - hugs and commiserations for Tess - get well soon and have a Happy New Year along with your person who feeds you chickin strips.

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    1. His kidneys are in trouble and they are losing protein. so no more chicken for him !
      The one thing he loves.

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  17. You know how to do holidays! Food and fun! Sorry about Hamish's episode. I hope he is taking comfort in his duck.

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  18. Oh, the poor Hamish, gud dug. We hope that he's feeling much better now and won't be poorly again. Lovely photos of the little chap - and those naughty kitties.
    Happy New Year to you all,

    Petite-Chose, Inca and their peeps !

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  19. So pleased he's OK. Great set of photos and commentary, as usual x

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