Woo, everypup and everycat. It's me, Dave. We've been really busy helping Mom with indoor stuff lately and thought we'd show you just how hard we've been working!
Part of our Christmas things are stored in the way, WAY downstairs area - Dad is the one who goes down there to get stuff. The rest of it is stored upstairs in one of the guest rooms. Mom goes up there, then carries it to one level or the other - up and down, up and down, for lots of trips. In order to help her, Ammy, Zim and I strategically stationed ourselves along her route. Here's a shot looking from the guest room across the cat-walk and to the stairs:
That's Zimmie curled up into a cinnamon bun, then me, then... can you see Ammy down there on the landing? Woo. Let's look at our layout from the other side, coming up the stairs. Here's Ams...
...then my kid brother:
Pretty helpful, aren't we? I'm sure Mom thought so, too. Every time she stepped over us, she said, "What would I do without you?" or "No, no, don't get up!" (We didn't.) Stormy was napping on the bed the whole time; I don't get why Mom smothered her in smoochies when we were done and told her "Thank you!" She was in the bedroom the whole time, tucked out of the way - not along Mom's path! Can you figure that one out?!?
Anywoo, the redheads left to go do other things; Amber wanted to check the weather, and Zim wanted to go through the cool Christmas cards we've gotten from some of our friends.
Zim snoofing the Christmas cards
Mom had a couple more things to carry down from the guest room, so I went in to see if I could help. While in there, I saw St. Nicolas!
St. Nick and me
I always thought he was bigger than this. Ha woooo! I think Mom appreciated my humor. In case she didn't, I decided to strike this pose for her once we got back down the the kitchen:
Ho ho ho!
How can you look at that and not get in the Christmas spirit!??
I hope all of you are being as helpful as we are!