The Puppy Chronicles: Mac's Holiday Season

Mac celebrates his first holiday season in his Forever Home.

Mac has had a cozy winter so far.

He celebrated his first Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas with us!

We had some close family friends over for Thanksgiving this year. Two of them are kids. Mac loved running around the yard with them and snuggling up on their laps after dinner.

Hanukkah and Christmas found Mac relaxing. My husband and I spent a nice quiet Christmas in Los Angeles and basically hibernated in our house with Mac, Togi (our Alaskan Husky), and Winnie the cat. 

Mac loved barking at every holiday package delivery that happened on our street. Some of which were for us.  On Christmas morning Mac crawled into one of the delivery boxes and began rifling through it. He found a gift from my mother; a squeaky stuffed dog toy in the shape of a gingerbread man. It’s his new favorite toy. He carries it in his mouth and cuddles next to it when he sleeps.

Mac brought in the New Year barking at fireworks with his brother Togi and then falling asleep next to his gingerbread man.

Knowing Mac and seeing him grow from an injured homeless scared dog to a funny, cuddly, loving, happy go lucky pup makes me want to bring about that change for other animals. The holidays focus on giving to others.

One of the gifts I gave to my husband this year was a donation to help send food and beds to animals in shelters, through the organization The Greater Good.

I know this was a holiday gift, but it can be done for any occasion. A wedding, bar or bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera, baby shower, birthday, anniversaries, and the list goes on and on. It’s a great way to honor the event as well as honor an animal in need.

Next month will mark a year since Mac’s accident. When that day is upon us, instead of being in danger on the street, Mac will be with us, in his Forever Home.  He’ll be curled up on our couch sandwiched between Togi and his gingerbread man without a care in the world.  

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Linda Hoag January 23, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Mac is sure one lucky dog! Linda
Heather McCarthy January 23, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Thanks Linda!
deanne mencher January 29, 2013 at 08:36 PM
such a sweet sentiment. I have a puppy who is turning into an adult but his favorite toy is a shrek stuffed doll.. He likes to carry it around in his mouth as well. He is a maltipoodle, I love him so much. I didn't have a dog as an adult until last year when he was bestowed on me as a 5 month old. We are now almost inseparable.


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