Hi Aunties, 12/13/2012

Well, another year has gone by. I am still with my Dad here in Maine, thanks to you. It is almost Christmas time and we really like this time of year. Dad says it is the most wonderful time of the year. I guess it is my favorite time too, there is a lot of different stuff to eat, and more people seem happy. We have a Staff Christmas party here at the office, with lots of people and lots of food. It’s great!

The weather is cold and we have some snow, but it is warm inside, I am thankful for that. Usually, I like the cold, but the past couple of years it bothers me more, I don’t know why, it just does. It is very hard for me to get around when the snow is deep, or there is ice, because my back legs are not working very well these days. I had an X-ray and my vet Nicole told Dad I had been shot 3 times. I guess he didn’t know because he was surprised. I don’t remember, cause it was a long time ago, maybe I just wanted to forget. I guess being shot has something to do with the way I walk. My Aunt Sheryl, here at the office, used to tell Dad I swaggered, but I guess there is more to it. Dad helps me to get in the car, and up the step that goes into our house, that makes it easier for me. I still go to work every day. Mostly I sleep near the door in the lobby, that way I can watch the people that come in, generally I don’t get up, I just watch them. Sometimes, really most times, they tell me what a good boy I am. I don’t know how they know I am so good, maybe Dad tells them. Anyway, it’s great to hear and all the people that work for Dad, are very nice to me and always say “Hi Bud” I like that. They all work hard but I have the best attendance of all of them. The insurance company said Dad had to put up a sign on the front and back door that says “Dog on premise”. Dad says it is just more regulations......he said some other stuff too, and he is afraid our country is changing in a way that is not good.

Well, not much else from Maine. I hope this is the best time of year for you too, and that you have someone to love you as much as Dad loves me. It makes a difference. Dad and I pray for you all every night and thank you for your kindness to me. Perhaps God will bless us with another year together. I hope he does.



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