So yesterday I posted about spending my first true Christmas with Ryan… but I neglected to dive into detail about how we spent it with Happy! I thought I’d save that for today, because (surprise surprise!) there are a ton of Happy pictures to share!
Happy of course got her own stocking…
And in it found a brand new Kong toy!
True love indeed. And a month later, Scruff McGruff is still kickin’! Our little Happter is not one to “destroy” her toys. She just lightly chomps on them. And wrestles with them. And pounces on them. She may make the squeakers stop a’squeaken…but she has yet to actually tear apart the stuffing of a toy.
In fact, Happy is not really that much of a chewer, either. Knock on wood. Who knows though… this could all change very quickly! She is now 7 months old and is just starting to get her big-girl teeth. We are definitely keeping our eye on her…
To top off Christmas, my mom surprised us with a fun puppy-paw ornament kit to commemorate our first Christmas with our new little pup.
So when Ryan and I got back to Charlotte, we broke out the kit and got to work! We wanted to make it before the turn of the year, since 2010 is the year we got our little pup.
This dog should be a model… she is seriously all legs
How to make a pawpring ornament!
-Read directions to get the general idea
-Make sure puddy is nontoxic… Check!
-Proceed to take puddy out of package
-Play with the puddy!
-Hand puddy over to S.O. so he can have a turn
-Knead puddy to make it soft and ready for paw imprint
-Wait patiently for your turn to play with puddy
-Secure paw from wiggle-worm, and aim in general direction of puddy…
-Press paw firmly into puddy
Okay so I am retracting my statement. Happy does sometimes like to knaw on my hand…
-Save hand from death grip of pup, and continue with ornament-making steps
-Lay a plastic ring around the puddy to frame the pawprint
-Press ring into puddy and tear away excess….
-Use straw to poke holes into puddy
-Make sure the holes go all the way through!
Tada! The finished product!
-Now let it dry, and add ribbon through holes so you can fasten it to the Christmas tree!
Have any of y’all done fun arts-and-craftsy type stuff with your pets?! Or am I the only crazy one…