#blogmas Day 24

Meet Finn. He is my son and future daughter-in-law’s ten-month-old Black German Shepard. This is Finn’s first Christmas. Everything is new to this big mush of a puppy. Finn was barking at my son, Dan, as he put the Christmas tree together. You aren’t supposed to bring tree stuff in the house is what I believe Finn was telling Dan.

It will be so much fun as Finn experiences his first Christmas morning. Finn is a loving and goofy dog. I am giving Finn and my eleven-year-old Dachshund many different types of wrapped gifts. Buddy will be the old man sitting on my lap, opening a gift while we enjoy Finn experiencing gift opening for the first time. As an adult, this is the fourth puppy I will experience Christmas with for the first time.

Dogs have different personalities, just like people. Infants like the lights but don’t know what’s going on. A ten-month-old puppy has so much energy. Finn loves toys even though he may destroy some quickly. Finn doesn’t just viciously rip any toy apart. Finn gets everything out of every toy. He will be investigating everything about these new toys while enjoying them. Who knows if one may be selected as a favorite to keep safely by his bed.

A puppy adds to the joy of Christmas. The excitement in a puppy’s eyes as they rip through paper, finding an unknown surprise. A dog can’t understand the meaning of Christmas beyond that. Bringing joy and laughter to the celebration of Christmas is a gift in itself.

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