December 29th 2011 2:52 am
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This year's festive season seemed so different for me and Howard, remembering that Christmas last year was Howard Jr's first ever. Howard Jr was only a rather new baby puppy a year ago, and Christmas didn't even seem to register with him.
This year was entirely different and he was right in the festive mood from the beginning of December expecting Santa Paws to appear down the chimney of the enclosed gas fire of our penthouse.
Christmas morning arrived, as did both Howie's and my families at a very early hour. We all spent a very happy day together, eating, drinking and finally just on midnight all our spare bed rooms and sofas were filled with contented family members drifting off to sleep.
The next morning Patsy Marie, Kitty Kitty, Ashley and Angel were up very early to go to the sales. Crystal and Georgi were up next and they left for the airport to catch a flight to England where they were going to be staying at Alfredo's castle with him for the next month. Crystal invited Monnie to join them, and she did so with virtually no persuasion at all! Bubba managed to drag a very sleepy Xena out of bed next (with the help of some very strong coffee), and they left for Texas to spend the rest of the holiday season with his family. Teddy took Bubba's lead after that and managed to entice Jessi out of bed to catch a flight for New York where they were going to be visiting some of their friends. Simon and Ree Ree left next with Duke and Tony for a skiing trip to the mountains. Zak and Lexi finally left for Zak's ranch taking a very excited Roscoe and Howard Jr with them.
Howie shut the door of the penthouse after we said farewell to those last to leave, I had made sure that Howard Jr had packed his toothbrush, made him promise to shower everyday, change into fresh clean clothes every day, remember his manners at all times, keep his teeth clean and floss before I kissed him goodbye.
Howie's beautiful dark eyes met mine, and the silence in our home suddenly registered with both of us.
"Hmmmmm, it seems we are alone at last," he murmured as he glanced up at a large bunch of mistletoe and ribbon hanging from the ceiling above us.
A grin suddenly spread across my face as I noted the twinkle in Howie's eye.
"Hmmmmm, I could mull some of that beautiful red wine we have while I make a delicious turkey pie from some of the Christmas dinner leftovers," I told him as I slid my paws around his neck and gazed into those beautiful eyes of his. "I could make that left over Christmas Pudding into an Apple Strudel too, and we could sit and eat our lunch in front of the fire."
"That sounds just perfect," Howie told me as he placed a tender kiss ontop of my head.
The cold wind outside blew the misty rain against the window panes later that day, not that it bothered Howie and me. We were too busy eating Turkey pie, and sipping mulled wine as we sat snuggled up to each other in front of the fire reminiscing about all the wonderful Christmas Days long since past.
I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday!
Thank you Demon, and I hope that you and Angel Zoom Smokey had a wonderful holiday too.