December, for most, is usually busy. Every year, my family decides "We are going to finish our shopping EARLY". But for some reason, we are still out running around on Christmas Eve.
I regret to say, Dave never had a chance to meet Santa. I took him to the mall, to walmart, all around town, even down south and we could not seem to find a Santa that didn't have an hour long wait in front of him. Dave was able to sniff many statues of Santa, snowman, and even a manger scene. Close enough.
As tradition, our family goes caroling to friends and family in the area. We were even able to surprise Ellie's sponsors!
|The Boyle family and Dave on the front porch of Bob and Sue's house... Dave is wearing a Santa hat!|
|Dave and Meagan in the isle of the flea market|
As with all of our guide dog puppies, Dave had a stocking. I found it at Target and with fabric paint wrote Dave's name and the year on it... it turned out pretty cute!
|Dave laying on the floor with his stocking under his paw.|
|Dave carrying his stocking around... never mind what's in it!|
|Sadie wanted in on the stocking too.|
|Dave was pretty smart once he realized there was toys inside his soft sock. He grabbed the toys, set them, down and came back for more.|
We hope you and your family (humans or animals!) had a Merry Christmas!