Friday, December 19, 2008

Welcome to Friday Funnies, hosted by Kim at Homesteaders Heart. Head on over there and be prepared to laugh! Be sure and post your own Friday Funny, too.

1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.
3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.
4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know:

- Don't pee on the tree
- Don't drink water in the container that holds the tree
- Mind your tail when you are near the tree
- If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don't rip them open
- Don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part:

- Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans
- Don't eat off the buffet table
- Beg for goodies subtly
- Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa
- Don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach
6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important:

- Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is particularly important)
- Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house
- Tolerate children
- Turn on your charm big time

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. DON'T BITE HIM!!
Merry Christmas!


LAURIE said...

Laurie Ann,
those were good! Since we have 3 dogs I can very much relate to some of those!!! I especially like the "do not pee on the tree" - not something that has happened at our house but I could so see it happening!! Happy Friday! -Laurie

Debra said...

Laurie Ann,

Too cute!! Happy Friday sweet friend!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Good dog rules to remmember. I especially like the first one.

Merry Christmas.

Denise said...

Very cute, lol

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I'm passing this link along to my dog-loving friends!

Alicia said...

LOL..too cute!

He And Me + 3 said...

Soooooooooo cute. I love the picture too!

Marsha said...

I'm gonna let Serendipity and Happy know about this one! TOO cute!

Susan said...

Ahhh, how precious! Your dog is adorable!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Laurie Ann,
I loved the dog rules. How cute! BTW thanks for coming over and visiting me even while I am absent! I will be by again when I can get to a computer. I hope you have a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas! Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement.
Many Blessings,

Melanie said...

Love this... yes, they must all think us humans are absolutely nuts! ;)

Joyfull said...

Too cute! We really must look crazy to our pets sometimes!