Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Solstice Swap

A while back, Sue and her 10 dogs organized a Winter Solstice Swap, and Thor and I decided to participate. Was it hard to convince Thor to participate? No, of course not. He sleeps through the preparations and gets the reward; life is good in Thor World.

So, last week we got a package from a Secret Santa in a mysterious, snowy place called "Chicago". It must be snowy, since Santa lives there, right?
The boys were all about helping Thor open his present. I was all about not letting Thor eat the wrapping paper. I lost.

Our presents came from a guy named "Mr. Pip"! Upon investigation, we discovered that he is a small dude, so it must have been very hard for him to drag home this giant present, suitable for someone Thor's size. I think Mr. Pip said to his mom, "OK, here's the scoop. We need something as big as me for that monster!"
It's a jute toy which appears to have a bottle or something inside it for stability. Thor liked it!
Mr. Pip's person, Kim, made me this beautiful scarf, hand dyed, hand hemmed and machine washable! She may not have a giant slobber-bombing resident in her house, but she evidently understands them!
Look at how pretty it is!
When I gave Thor back his present after photographing it, he carefully placed it with his flat fox, and his few remaining scraps of wrapping paper. A guy has to keep his stuff in order!

So, thank you Kim and Pip for these goodies, and thanks to Sue for organizing this swap!


pam said...

What is Thor's toy? It looks very interesting and we think we would like to eat it...

Bobo and Meja

Pam said...

I love how nice and neatly Thor keeps his things!

Honey the Great Dane said...

What? They didn't let you open your own present, Thor? But tearing all the paper off is the best part!! Hee! Hee! :-)

That looks like a cool toy. And what a pretty scarf!

Gosh - I think you need to come to my house and help teach Hsin-Yi to keep her things tidy - she is the biggest messy slob in the world! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

Machine wash! Oh yeah! We know all about that here.


Sue said...

That looks like a good big dog toy. My gang all like those bottle toys. They seem to like the noise they make. The scarf is very pretty.

Thanks for taking part in the swap.

Pam said...

What a lucky boy!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

soooooooooooooooo lucky!!!!!!

and we are back in to the blogging ^^
El'bow & Hauwii

Channon said...

That's cute. Sissy has a thing for wrapping paper scraps right now too. Crazy dog... (Sissy. Not gentleman Thor.)

Nichole said...

Great package!

gMarie said...

What a lovely little package you got. I love that Thor keeps his stuff so nice. Beau always puts his toys on his bed for safekeeping - but then doesn't know how to move them out of the way when he wants to sleep! he's an oaf that one. g

altadenahiker said...

What, no x-box?

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! Someone at the gym was talking about the winter solstice today!