We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

I don’t even know if I have any readers left at this stage! My year has been very busy and unfortunately, Fluffy Tufts had to take a back seat. I will have a bit more time in the new year, so I really hope I can update you all and start sharing our adventures on a more regular basis!

Things to look out for: a new addition to the gang, some exciting news for me and Mr Fluffytufts, extremely cute dog trick tutorials and lots more…

Happy Holidays to you all!

So Here it is, Merry Christmas!

Christmas Lights in Kilnamanagh, Dublin - Phillip J Wells

Happy holidays to one and all,

from all of us here in the Fluffy Tufts gang!

I believe in Father Christmas!

I believe in SantaBiscuits and milk laid out for Santa

Excited children hoping to catch a glimpse

Laughter and joy fills the air

Inching towards them, sleep envelopes

Elusive as ever, Santa visits

Various parcels under the tree

Even a stocking for the dog!

Feels like Snow Weather!

The temperature has dropped quite a bit over the last few days.  It feels like snow weather!  For my friends in snowy countries, I should explain that a slight dusting of snow is all we need here to be filled with excitement.

However, last Winter, we had record-breaking snowfall which caused major disruption to the whole country for a number of weeks.  Did it bother The Lads?  Have a look at our video and decide for yourselves!

Ps. Jimmy only joined our family this July which is why he is not in the video! (and Shelli, of course, sensibly curled up by the radiator and didn’t venture outside till the white stuff was long gone!)

My Mother and Practical Jokes!

My mother…I called her Rita…was a terrible messer.  She was always game for a laugh and made it her mission to try and trick people!

One year, we were teaching together at a primary school.  It was just after the Christmas holidays.  Teachers and children alike were suffering from the post-Christmas blues.  Rita popped her head round my door.  She had a plan!  Something that was sure to bring fun and laughter back into the dismal corridors filled with faded christmas decorations that had yet to be taken down.

We headed down to the basement to where the props for the nativity play were stored.  There it was…a huge toy horse complete with nodding head!  Not quite life-sized but pretty close.  We lugged it up several flights of stairs and began our prank.

The horse was carefully placed outside the first classroom door.  Then we knocked and ran!  (Hard to believe that we were supposed to be responsible adults!)  The ensuing hilarity was brilliant! Kids shrieking with delight! The teacher’s shocked screech and struggle to hold back a swear word!  And there we were, Rita and I, peering out from our hiding place doubled up with laughter.

We managed to catch a good few teachers in this way before word spread round the school.  This did not deter Rita.  She just upped her game.

Next, we placed the horse in the staff room in front of a cup of tea.  Then, outside the teacher’s toliet ready to shock the unsuspecting teacher inside.  It was around corners…peering over the top of the stairs…in the library.  Each time, better than the trick before.

Finally, Rita came up with the most elaborate trick of all.  She waited until the principal was otherwise occupied.  Carefully and quietly, we bundled the horse into the office and plonked it behind the desk with the phone up to its ear.  We left it there waiting to give its biggest surprise of all.  Thankfully, the principal saw the funny side of it, but poor Ginger was locked away in a cupboard after that!

From wordsandtoons.com

Photo from wordsandtoons.com

Santa Paws came to Town!

Before Christmas is completely forgotten for another year, I thought I’d share this video of The Lads opening their Christmas presents.

They were very good all year, so it’s no surprise that Santa left a little something under the tree for them! What presents did your pooch get?

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