Sunday, December 7, 2014

BLUE and SANTA (Santa's helper)

I've been dealing with some stuff by stress eating and doing nothing but watching TV after I get home from work at night.
I just sit in my big chair and read Facebook, Instagram and blogs (and being too brain dead to comment) on my iPhone
while the Boob Tube is on.
Then one night on Facebook someone sent a post to my niece Lily about Santa.
THAT peaked my interest.
So Lily and I made a plan to go see him.
The four of us drove over to the Garden Center where he was at.
The four being Lily, her little dog Lucius and me and Blue.

(sidenote: Lily loves the Batman movies and Batman's faithful friend and helper was named Lucius Fox played by Morgan Freeman).

When we arrived the parking lot was dark and almost empty, yet Blue was full of excitement.
He jumped out of the van and "bounced" up and down.
When we went into the Garden Center, he started to gallop at the end of his leash through the store.
Workers called out to him and I remembered to tell them that he's deaf.
I always forget that.
They asked if they could give him treats and I laughed and said Yes!
He happily gobbled them up.
He was having SO MUCH FUN.
Lily spied where Santa was and she carried Lucius in that direction
as Blue loped behind her.
Blue saw Santa and...
had no reaction.
I lead him up to him and I don't think it was really Santa.
There was no, "Ho Ho Ho"
and no offer to hold Blue in his lap.
Yeah, must have been a "helper".

Now I don't view myself as a bossy person, unless we are talking about Blue.
Santa (Santa's helper) limply held his leash.
I turned around and it didn't look right to me so I asked the girl photographer to "Wait!"
I looped up the leash a bit and asked "Santa" to hold it HERE.
The photographer started to make some noises to get Blue's attention and I didn't even bother explaining.
Instead me and Lily just held up and waved around some treats.

After Blue's photo shoot, Lucius got his picture taken too.
Lily had to lay him in Santa's helper's lap and she called out to him.
He was terrified but it ended up as a great photo.
(Sadly I don't have that available to share right now. I need to get a copy from Lily)

Then we paid the girl and Blue followed Lucius and Lily back out
galloping all the way except for the faction of a second when he swiped a pig ear in a quick swoop
from an end display rack.
Luckily I saw it and quickly swooped it right back to the basket.

A few days ago the photos came in.
They turned out better than I thought.

I'm happy and
I think I need to take Blue on more little adventures.
He enjoyed that one so much!


CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so glad you took him! Yes, he does need more adventures like that. Life is too short to waste, especially if you're a dog.

CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so glad you took him! Hope he gets to go on other adventures, too.

Cynthia Myers said...

You are so right!
Blue and I both need to go on adventures!
Thanks so much for commenting!

tammy j said...

oh how I LOVED every moment of this!!!
especially when he swooped up the ear and you swooped it right back.
oh blue.
you sweet boy.
and i think what you're doing after work is simply FINE.
who says you have to be 'accomplishing' stuff after a hard day's work? SHEESH!!! xo
here's to many more adventures!!!

Nita Stacy said...

This is something Violet would totally enjoy. I took her to PetSmart once to get her photo taken with Santa. She kissed his nose in the photo. I can just imagine how much fun Blue was having. Some dogs really do like to go to stores.

Cynthia Myers said...

Yes Blue really had fun.
I would have let him have the pig ear but he has those things literally gone in less than 60 seconds and they were kinda expensive! LOL!
I definitely need to go on more adventures with him.

and I know I should relax but I have so many other things that I need to get done! LOL!

Cynthia Myers said...

Oh sweet Violet!
That had to be the cutest photo ever!
I think Blue liked going to the store but he also gets very wound up and excited when he sees Lily, so that just added to the excitement for him!

Hartwood Roses said...

That IS a good Santa photo of Blue!

Christer. said...

:-) The poor Santa does look a bit lost beside Blue :-)
It would have been total chaos if I had tried that with my dogs :-) Hector would have refused to stay beside Santa if I wasn't there at the same time (and I've never liked thyat figure :-) ).

Orvar would have refused to leave if Santa would have even had the thought of scratching him behind the ears. Nova wouldn't have trusted him enough to even go close with me by her side and Sune would have jumped up into his lap :-)

have a great day!

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you Connie!
I think so too.

Cynthia Myers said...

I would love to see your crew with Santa! Lol!
That would be great entertainment and a fabulously funny photo!