Feliz “Naughty” Dogs


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our family and friends! I actually sent a paper cards to a few of you this year. Proof that Christmas miracles really do happen.

When I told Nathan my goal was to have the most ridiculous Christmas card EVER he was, of course, very supportive! Hence, we found ourselves at a local craft store trying to find some ingenious way to attach reindeer horns to hyper-active dogs. We quickly came to the realization that we would have to accomplish our Christmas card dreams the old fashioned way … very specialized dog training! And, so began our adventure of “Reindeer Training” also known as “Five Minutes of Sheer Chaos.”

But, all-in-all, when I look at this photo, I’m quite impressed that we persevered. While Annie and Mya have not been able to learn that jumping up on company and peeing on freshly shampooed carpet is bad, I’m relieved to know they are able to firmly grasp the concept of wearing a bandana and reindeer horns. And that, my friends, really speaks volumes about our dogs.

So, from our little messy corner of the world, we wish you a great holiday and a happy new year!

Here’s a few of the photos that didn’t make the cut.



My personal favorite. Mya can play such the martyr.

My personal favorite. Mya can play such the martyr.

annie relaxed a:m


  1. Gail Woolsey

    I love the pictures, who would guess that they didn’t like taking pictures very much. Cute idea. Love you and Nathan lots.

  2. Paula Floyd Setzer

    I have not been on your Dirtshoe Blog in months, but for some reason tonight I decided to visit. I am so thankful I did. I love the Christmas photos of the dogs. I have laughed at every single picture. They definitely think they are human. LOL

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