My boyfriend left shortly after Christmas to visit his family in Indiana. I was spending yet another New Year's Eve alone. I had been spending a lot of time with Janis and Lindsay (as evidenced in the last couple of posts), and we had bought a Groupon deal together to go on a tour of Pike Place Market. It was the first time we had spent any time together without the dogs, but we still got along fabulously! So I decided to invite myself to their house for New Year's Eve. I casually asked Lindsay, "So what are you guys doing for New Year's?" They weren't doing much, so I subtly suggested it might be fun to do something together or something with the dogs. Somehow or another, I got myself invited to their house. (I know I thought I was super-slick, but I'm sure Janis and Lindsay knew what I was doing all along!)
I brought the boys over to Lindsay and Janis's house, and Janis made a delicious dinner of crab cakes and pear arugula salad. We all had a blast, drinking wine and watching the dogs play. I brought one of Swift's new extra small Kong tennis balls. He and Tag had "fun" trying to keep it away from each other.
|First, Swift had it|
|Then Tag tried to keep it away from Swift|
|But Swift didn't give up|
Swift eventually got distracted and began to play with "orange man." This did cause some problems, since orange man is one of Tag's favorite toys. Swift loves orange, so he apparently thought he owned orange man. I don't think Tag appreciated Swift trying to kill orange man.
|Swift looks so vicious!!|
Even though we had a couple of skirmishes, the dogs all started to bond.
|Tag and Kool bonding over rawhide|
|Kool and Tag, best buddies|
Soon it became contest time - who could be the cutest?
|Tag went first. Amber barked her approval for her brother.|
|Not to be outdone, Swift showed off his skills in front of Tag|
|We called it a tie. Just look at those four adorable faces.|
How can you choose just one?!
Swift is such a little lover. Lindsay is his new best friend. Every time we see her now, he runs over and wants to give her love. But on this night, he refused to give any kisses.
|"Nope. No kisses for you!"|
The dogs got a special treat for dessert. (So did we, but dogs can't have Black Forest cheesecake!)
|Kool licking his doggie ice cream, unaware he has some on his nose!|
Well, we pooped those pups out! Swift and Kool were out like lights before the ball even began to drop!
|Sleeping doxies are the sweetest!|