Thursday, January 5, 2012

"So This is Christmas & What Have You Done?": 2011

FINALLY, I have whined enough to get Mom to do a Christmas post! Seriously, this is the laziest lady you would ever have the misfortune of meeting. Yeah, yeah, she feeds me and my brother, but that's about the extent of it. Sometimes she gives us water and lets us go outside to see the light of day but those are only rare treats.

We went to see Grandma & Grandpa in the Ozarks as usual for Christmas and it was Vinny's first time there. He seemed to like it okay. But since Christmas fell on Sunday this year - we were there from Thursday through Monday and we were ALL (especially MOM!) ready to get back home.

Here goes:

Vinny

Snoozing on Mom's lap

This is my Great-uncle Bobby - he had never met me before so I had to make myself comfortable of course. Great-Uncle Bobby is kind of a miracle and my Mom loves him a whole lot (he's SUPER funny apparently). He has had a liver transplant and TWO! kidney transplants in the last 20 years or so. He wasn't feeling good this day either and went to the hospital again the day after Christmas and just got out yesterday. We all pray that he will be okay for a long time.

See? Great-uncle Bobby liked me. It's clear. :) When Mom was 12 years old, Great-uncle Bobby had his liver transplant at the hospital in St. Louis (where we live now! But is 3 hours away from where Mom & Great-uncle Bobby lived). And my Grandma (his sister) basically lived in the hospital with him for almost a year as he had setbacks and recoveries, so my Mom remembers that year very clearly since Grandpa isn't a great cook.

OK, back to the pictures:

Vinny in Grandpa's chair. Look how much Grandpa doesn't like him compared to how much he likes me!!!

Me and my BFF Trey

Begging for Trey's food

Begging for Grandma's food

Vinny begging for Grandpa's food

Mom's cropper isn't working for some reason so she hates this picture because of all of the mess but we have to have a picture in front of the tree every year so there ya go. (She also hates Jay Leno but that is another story entirely.)

Oh yeah. And Jack was there. Mom loves when he sits like this (which is a lot). But look how fat he is! He's so fat! Ha ha ha ha, Fatty Magoo! (Any "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans out there?) Fatty Boombalatty! Fatty McFatterstein! Oh, sorry, Mom - you say he runs like 2 miles a day with Uncle Michael and apparently is just a big ol' beagle according to the vet? And I lay around like a slug every day? Whatever.

Grandpa, Jack, me & my day-glow eyes & Uncle Michael

Man I'm handsome

One of Vinny's strange bark-at-the-carpet fits

I try to pretend like I don't know him when he does this

He's just weird!

Jack must have been really tired from those 2-miles-a-day runs because he pretty much spent the whole four days right here. Including when Grandma had to sleep on the sofa one night because Grandpa snores and they had run out of beds what with us all being there. Grandma said she tried to move him but he's...wait for it...TOO FAT.

Ah. All to myself. Me and Grandpa.

I was okay with Vinny coming on Grandpa's lap then because we were engrossed in this awesome tv show that Grandpa introduced us to on the Hunting Channel called "Arkansas Outlaws."

And then there was Jack.

Hanging with Uncle Michael and The Jerk.

Uncle Michael and my brother and my cousin

We hope you all had a great holiday! Kitty & Coco sent us those super-sweet bow ties! I really liked mine b/c it wasn't a sweater or a hat, and it didn't bother me a bit. And Mom said I looked handsome. She said Vinny looked stupid. Or at least that's what I heard.

Later, friends!

7 comments:

Minnie and Mack said...

We loved all the pictures of your Christmas adventure! Nice to meet Jack, too. (I'm half beagle, so I have a soft spot for 'em.) Mack wanted me to tell you that I'M half beagle, not him!

We understand the lazy human blogging problem. Happening at our house, too!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

I loved your Christmas adventure and I am so happy that Jack didn't sit on one of you and crush you or something. I'm telling you Vito, that beagle made you and Vinny look positively skinny!

Southern Fried Pugs said...

There's always a mess at Christmas, that's part of the fun. Looks like everyone got along and had a good time which is really what Christmas is all about, right?

Hank said...

Okay.....this post is SO great I don't even know what to say right now.

I'll be back (need to read it a couple of times to remember it all!).

Hank said...

Alright, fellas....

1. I wish Uncle Bobby a speedy recovery I tell ya what.

2. Y'all sure are lucky tuh have a grampa that shares his recliner. I think me an' that ol' boy would git along real good.

3. Cute pitcher o' you an' mom. An' Jay Leno.

4. Jack runs 2 miles a day with Uncle Mike?! Yeah, maybe on Mike's BACK!!! Either that or Fatty Magoo is runnin' 2 miles a day tuh the DONUT SHOP.

5. Tell yer gramps he might wanna buy yer grams some o' them Breathe Right Strips. (I bought some fer O'Mally once but they wouldn't stay on 'er big honkin' nose.)

Payton said...

Hi Vito! Oh, my mom still hasn't posted about all my holiday fun either. One of these days she says. Yeah right! I'm glad you (and Vinny) had a great Christmas! Hope Bobby gets better soon.
Love,
Payton

Payton's Gampy said...

Wow Vito, I'm with Hank, where to start! Obviously we are praying for Uncle Bobby. Every picture was really neat but I'm partial to those Cardinal shirts you and Vinny are wearing!!

Gampy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...