“It’s the Night before the Dawn before the Day!” as they said in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”. And so it is!
These are gifts to be given out to cousins tomorrow, on Christmas Eve.
Mom and Jamie keep shooing me away from there, but I can’t resist peeking. I just know that Santa Paws will bring me something, but there isn’t anything there for me, not yet. Mom says I have to wait til Christmas morning.
Speaking of Mom, she must have gotten on the “Naughty” list, because all she has done is work. She started a couple of days ago, when her niece Heather came over and they baked cookies All. Day. Long. Mom says Heather is a “Godsend” because she never could have done that many batches of cookies in one day like they did.
Also, while one human was putting dough on the parchment-lined cookie sheets, the other was cleaning, so the job never got ahead of them. When Erik came home from a hard days’ work, he baked, too. Jamie helped out here and there, and made sure none of the cookies were poisonous, to boot!
Mom says I can’t have any cookies with the Demon Chocolate in them, but she did sneak me half a butter Spritz cookie when Dad wasn’t looking.
Ah, the Spritz cookies. That was an adventure! It was a special request from Dad to have them. The Spritz machine was Grandma’s, and is as old as you can imagine. Mom made the Spritz recipe from the “Betty Crocker” book, and the dough looked and tasted pretty good.
Except that the dough would not form on the cookie sheets. It squirted and globbed and stuck, and Erik fussed and fumed over it. When Dad called to tell Mom he was on the way home, Erik shouted in the background, “You’re never getting these cookies again!!” But they turned out OK. Weird-looking, but OK.
Tomorrow, the company is coming and I am going to see “The Nephews” again. I love having company, although I also know Dad is going to have to keep me close on the leash, so I don’t jump on anybody. Mom gave me a baff tonight, and my Christmas collar is sparkling. I’m all ready!
I do wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, and happy holiday season, no matter what you celebrate. I will be back after Christmas, and send you all warm wishes for a great end of the year.
Merry Pitmas! See you in a few days.