We spent a few days after Christmas in PA as well. My parents watched Linnea, Porter, and Neil so the rest of us could check out a nearby town. We had received flavored vinegar for Christmas, so we went to the store to try out different flavors of vinegar and olive oil. We stopped in to a brew pub that had a nice selection of beer, and a unique way of serving 6 samples of beer that we may want to duplicate for use at our house. But most of the time was spent just relaxing, which was a welcome change.
An old doll of my great aunt’s startled Marcel and I when we noticed it stashed behind a chair in my parent’s room. When my mom found out, she moved it to Jeremy’s room as a joke. It was then passed around the house for the rest of the week. Neil was unimpressed with it, especially when it used his toys.
Neil did great with Dexter, who did great with Neil. Dexter didn’t growl or notice when Neil pulled his ears, and Neil just tried to get Dexter’s nose in his mouth when Dexter licked him. Even as a horse, Dexter was a bit big for Neil.
Linnea and Porter enjoyed playing with Dexter as well. Used to big dogs, they just put their arms up when he got too friendly, and climbed on him when he lay down. Dexter was patient with them, even during dress up.
Neil and I tried a craft project, but he kept curling his toes, so the prints didn’t turn out as I expected…
But he did seem to enjoy having his feet covered in paint.
All in all, Christmas was a wonderful time.