This is our Charlie Brown Xmas tree, with all the presents beneath it. Although I'm extremely critical of Amazon, I have to admit their Gift Wish List is a godsend.
This is Popeye in his usual homicidal frenzy, for which he didn't need cat nip this year. He'd been in my grill since yesterday when I was wrapping presents. If you don't think dogs and cats have the minds of three year-olds, try wrapping presents around this one some Xmas.
One of the few times Popeye was able to contain himself and sit still for a picture today. He is more into Xmas than any cat I've ever known.
Popeye with more of his toys.
Eventually even Popeye gets tired of ripping Santa or his effigies into shreds.
This is Max, the dog of some friends of ours in a neighboring town. I spent $20 on that fucking rawhide chew that's right out of the Flintstones but it was worth every penny just to see the look on his face when he saw it.
Lastly, this year's Xmas feast: Pork loin, Charlene'e Cheesy Potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, stuffing, gravy and black olives, topped off with a good white Riesling and an apple pie.
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season.