Oh I have had such a busy time over Christmas. Not only the parade, but I got to visit some seniors at the Nanaimo Seniors Village. It was me and Santa...aka dad...yup he tried to fool me by putting on this Santa suit, but I could smell him a mile away. It was fun going around and getting hugs from the grandma's and grandpa's and in return I gave them all Candy Canes. We made one very special visit to a gentleman's suite. His name is Jack and he is 94 years old...geeze...how old would I have to be in dog years to be 94? Anyway he was very sad this year as he had just lost his wife a month or so ago. She is at the Rainbow Bridge awaiting his arrival. Santa decorated Jack's suite up with Christmas lights and gave him a present to open Christmas day... The whole time Jack was trying to figure out who Santa was...I knew but I wasn't telling.
Then the next day I got to visit Santa the the pet store. I liked him a lot and told him all the neat stuff I wanted for Christmas. He wasn't sure if he could bring me a girl or not, but he did say that he could probably pull through with the new bed.
I finally did it!.. I carted my first live load.... It was a lot of fun. I took mom and dad's nieces and nephews for cart rides up and down our road. They really enjoyed themselves and they would have liked to have done more, but my dad was looking after me and said I had had enough. It's tuff work pulling those kids all over. One thing it did for me tho was worked up my appetite. Dad fed me my biggest dinner yet and I even licked the plate clean! Oh and then I needed cookies...lots of them...mom makes the best cookies! Now I'm going for my last swim of 2009, in the dog pool. Mom has my boat cushion packed and my bright orange buoy. I think I'm in for a load of fun. I'll get my mom to post some pictures. TTYL Gizzy
Well it finally happened...mom and dad entered moi in the Santa Parade. So on goes the hat and the jingle bells. Before we got started I met my first horse. Ok so it was a miniature horse, and maybe I was just a wee bit bigger than him, it was still a horse! I so wanted to sniff his butt, but dad wouldn't let me, he said something about me getting kicked. Mom decorated my cart all up...I'm not sure what she was thinking, I have never pulled a cart very far before, but once it was all hooked up to me, I just followed around behind everyone. I put a lot of smiles on peoples faces, and they even clapped for me. At the end of the parade I was so pooped I just laid down, while dad unhitched me from my cart. Then these guys from the hockey team came by, I really liked them, we got our picture taken together, I was part of the team! Everywhere I looked there was a crowd of people around me. It was very tiring. But I had a lot of fun. And mom and dad said they were so impressed that I pulled my cart the whole way. I even got on T.V.!!! From all of us we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My goals this coming year are to enter the National Specialty in April where I hope to meet a lot of friends and try to get my Drafting Title. I'm going to practice again all summer and hopefully work on getting my Water Dog Title. And mom and dad keep mentioning something about a new brother or sister for me.....the first two I'm ok with, but having to share everything with a new puppy, I'm really not to keen about. All the best to you and your families. Thanks for reading, Love Gizmo
My name is Gizmo, I am a 9 year old newfoundland. I was born in Chilliwack British Columbia. I was sent by plane to my home in Ladysmith B.C. I love swimming, truck rides, going for walks in the woods and I especially like my trips to Hornby Island. Thank you for checking me out. Enjoy.