Hi everybody. I hope everybody had a great Barkmas. Mine was really good. I got a bunch of toys from the neighbors and from my people and Santa left me some treats in my stocking. I got to eat prime rib and vanilla bean creme brulee. I even took some risotto and Yorkshire pudding to the neighbors.
My woman made the guest room into a giant cave again for New Years Eve because of all the illegal fireworks but I didn't have to use it. My people gave me a drug around 4:30 that night and it was rainy and windy so we didn't hear the fireworks that were being set off starting around 4:45. They even made me a place to pee in the bathroom but I wouldn't use it because I don't pee in the house! But I was able to go out to pee twice without hearing any booms so it was OK. I got a little nervous around midnight when people by our house were setting the illegal ones off but the drug meant I didn't start to pant and have to go to the e-vet for my collapsing trachea. It took me another 24 hours to completely get over the drug.
I didn't get to see my rehab vet this month because she was bitten by a dog. I didn't see her in December because of my pneumonia. So my woman contacted a veterinary chiropractor who has seen me in the past and he said he was going to be at the other rehab place that is close to our house and had an opening. So I saw him on the same day and at the same time as my cancelled rehab vet appointment. The whole thing (driving there, getting fixed up, and driving home) took the same amount of time as the drive to the rehab vet takes. My woman said it's too bad my rehab vet isn't closer!
My man's birfday was last week. We always bake a cake from scratch, make frosting, and decorate the cake. But this year the oven made weird sounds and we were worried it wouldn't cook it right. Our neighbor let us use their oven. We made the usual dark chocolate Devil's Food cake and dark chocolate buttercream. We usually make plain vanilla buttercream, color it, and decorate the cake. But this year I had my woman ask my man if he'd like us to try to make huckleberry frosting with some of the Mt. Adams black huckleberries in our freezer. It was the best cake ever!
I better go. I am taking care of my woman today. She was coming down the porch stairs this morning and fell. The rain water on the bottom step wasn't frozen when my man went down but it was frozen when she stepped on it.