The Jolly Man in the Red Suit

On the Vet's table while Mommy comforts me...

Saturday started off like a typical weekend day, I wake up and Daddy takes me outside then gives me breakfast.  For some reason, today felt different.  Daddy & Mommy were scurrying around getting dressed and they don’t usually do that so early on the weekends… now I know why.  Daddy told me that we were going to go for a ride in the car (and boy oh boy do I love to do that), and then I was bush-winked when we arrived at the V – E – T – S!  Oh no!  What did I do to deserve to come here?  We waited for our turn in the lobby and I met a nice dog named Caesar, he was cool, but bigger than me.  I liked him because he did not growl at me.  Then I heard someone call my name… “Nikita is next“.  Next for what I asked?  Anyhow, the door opened and Daddy & Mommy took me into the room with that tall cold steel table – not happy about that, but the really super nice vet came in and said hello to me and gave me a cookie, so I was better.  Daddy took a really nice picture of me and Mommy while she comforted me on that cold steel table. (that was nice of Daddy, because Mommy is not in many pictures because she is the one who is always behind the camera)  Thanks Daddy.  Anyhow, my vet visit was a quick one, phew!  Found out today that I am now 28.6 pounds – W O W, I am growing fast!  Anyhow, I said goodbye to all of my friends at the Vets, and sniffed all my doggie friends too and we were off! 

I took a little snooze in the car on Mommy’s lap as Daddy drove and we ended up at one of my favorite places… PetSmart!  WOW, Daddy and Mommy had a surprise for me, as I got to meet the jolly man in the red suit – SANTA CLAUS! 

Me & Santa Claus

He was nice, but I was a little leary of him at first, until he snuck me a little treat, so he is cool now.  I got to sit on his lap and got my picture taken with that great jolly fellow.  He asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I could not think of anything that I don’t already have, so I looked blankly into his eyes for that question, then he said “do you want some kitties for Christmas?” I perked up when he said that, but we already have kitties at home that I love!  After seeing Santa, Daddy & Mommy picked up a few things at the store, and I think that I saw some squeaky toys in the shopping cart for me, but how come I did not get them when I got home? Hmmm?  I wonder if they are for me for Christmas?  I’ll have to wait and see now, won’t I?  (Daddy is so good to me because he always makes sure that I have good food in my belly, lots of treats, and lots of toys to play with!  Daddy even got me a new “Condo”.  I kinda outgrew my first cage, and Daddy got me this huge thing I call my Condo which I can pull every single toy in there with me, and still have tons of room to lay on my fluffy pillow that Mommy gave me!  Thanks Daddy! 

Well, I said goodbye to Santa at PetSmart for now, and told him that I was a good puppy, so I hope that I will get lots of presents from that jolly fellow on Christmas morning.  (Hope it is not any of that black coal stuff I heard about)  Anyhow, we arrived home and I had to run around in the snow again before we went inside the house for lunch.  While we were outside, Mommy and I made a “Snow Dog”

Snow Dog

and put the leash on the dog that I used when I was adopted.  The Snow Dog kinda looks like me (I think that is what Mommy was trying to do) and I heard that Mommy wants to make a bigger Snow Dog and put it on top of our huge snow mound in the front yard.  (that Mommy of mine is so creative)  Well, I am all tuckered out from all the running around we did, so it is time for this puppy to take a nap. 

Keep watching my blog as I’ve got more great photographs to share and maybe a few more videos of me too!  Take care & be careful when driving in all the snow! 

I Love My Daddy!

Hugs & wet puppy kisses to you!