It’s been weird not having Lucy here to
pick on play with. So I have spent a lot of time antagonizing playing keep-away with He-Who-No-Longer-Exits [Riley].
Quick Mom, help me before H.W.N.L.E. gets the bone.
Too slow! I better run into the other room with it.
(Mom’s note: There were 3 bones, but, as usual, no one wanted the 2 that no one had.)
Then it was Christmas Eve. I was so excited! I knew I had to go to sleep before Santa would come.
Hurry, Mommy. Get my jammies and jump in bed with me. Santa’s coming!
Why aren’t you getting in bed Mommy? Where’s my jammies?
Mom: It’s only 6 o’clock, Xena.
It was finally Christmas morning and Santa had come. I must have been a very good puppy, ’cause I got my new V-Tech puter from G.W. Mommy helped me turn it on and it told me to choose an activity.
I chose to play with my ball and Tiger at the same time. I thought that must be a pretty advanced activity. Tiger used to belong to H.W.N.L.E., but he had to pay Tiger to me as his fine for deading Raccoon.
Then I opened my other present…what is this?
Hey, this paper tastes pretty good! Thanks, Mommy.
Seriously, Mommy, what is this?
A little later…mmmm, cardboard.
And later still…a bully horn! It’s kinda big, but I think I can conquer this, ’cause I am….
Xena the Schnauzer Warrior Princess, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.
P.S. Lucy told me that she will be home late tomorrow. And that even though she tries her best, Oscar the cat remains stubbornly hostile toward her.
P.P.S. When I asked Mommy what Santa did all day on Christmas, she said he relaxed and rested with his own babies.