Thursday, December 26, 2013


Cold. Snow. Ice.  We will never get to go on long walks at the fairgrounds again.  Mom is missing spending time alone with us, on our walks, but hers can't walk anyway so even if it was sunny and warm we would have to stay at home.

Angus's first Christmas.  Remember how he waited each and everyday for Santy to call him so he could help and be a sub reindeer, and remember how Santy nevers called him.  Well, we girls noticed he was pretty sad and upset about it so wesa all sit down one night and had a family meeting.  We were cooking up a plan so Angus could see his dream come true.  So here is what we did.

Remember that big ole stocking on our wall that was filled with surprises from mom and dad and presents from Santy.  Well, it had treats, chews, stuffies, and all that stuff in it, we just knew it did.  AND we also had that big ole bag of chews from Jones Natural Chews that Flea and her Hunny had brought to us.  So we told Gussie that Santa needed his help with one more thing.  We toles him Santa was running behind on his schedule and that he needed Gussie to do a special delivery from him.  Well, little Angus perked right up and ran into the closet and got on his winter coat.

He hauled that big ole stocking off of the wall.

And he picked up that sack of Jones Natural Chews

It was sooo heavy for him, that he ripped it right down the side.  So we just loaded all those treats up into our big ole stocking.  Well it was so heavy us girls had to help Gussie take it out to Moms little blue streak.  We all put our warm coats on cos it was actually 17 degrees BELOW zero and the wind chill was 25 below.  

We turned on the Christmas music, got in our seatbelts, and Mom shouted on Stella Rose, on Margaret Mae and on Angus McConnell.  We were all a laughing and Gussie was a beaming.

We drove through the night and came to a gate that said Dog Sanctuary. We beeped our little horn and this lovely woman came out and open the gate for us.  We saw big dogs, and bigger dogs, and biggest dogs.  They were barking and running and happy to see us.

(These are old pictures cos it was to dark to take new ones)

We told her that Santa left a package at our house and Angus needed to do his job and deliver it here at her place.  Angus recognized her right off the bat as his teacher when he was going to puppy college and he showed her he still knows how to SIT and LAY DOWN, he even listened really well to mom when she called his name.  He also told her all about his mission and how he and his girls wanted to bring their stocking to give to these doggies, who are waiting on their forever homes.  Ms. Melody gave us all a hug and told us thank you.  We also told her that not only was Angus doing a job for Santa he was doing a job for Rory.

On our way home, Momma shared that  little secret with us also.  Remember our friend Rory the Great Dane, who lost the use of his back legs, and how much we all really really wanted him to get to come home for Christmas.  Well, we tole his Momma once we found out that he got to come home, we wanted to do something really special in his name.  Mission Successful.

We slept all the way home, and listened to Christmas songs playing in our hearts.  Angus told us this was the best first Christmas evers!!!
stella rose


  1. Oh Stella Rose - this is the best Christmas story ever! And Angus looks OMD adorable in his coat. I have to share this story. I'm so glad all those doggies got good treats, and that Gussie got to be a reindeer!!!

  2. That was a wonderful christmas eve story. How great that Santa left a package at your house for all the big dogs, bigger dogs and biggest dogs.And that you did in in Rory's name is just gorgeous! Many thanks to you.

  3. All I can say is you three and your Mom are pretty special and I'm honored you allow me to be a small part of your world.


  4. Santa gave you such a great present :P

  5. Great Job Angus...and Stella Rose and Maggie Mae!! Well done...and for Rory to boot!! Yay! Yousa gave us'uns the warm and fuzzies and the happies.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  6. Great job, Gussie! You are a pawsome Santa's helper- who knows maybe YOU'LL guide the sleigh one night?



  8. OMD OMD Other than the Snow and Freezing weather and your mom's SORE PAW.... THIS was the BESTEST PAWsible Christmas you could EVER have had. Angus Mac's Wish came true and he DID get to help Santa Paws... to make that mostest SPECIAL delivery.
    AND all your wishes fur our buddy RORY came True..
    Now WHAT could EVER be any Better than all of that?
    WE are THRILLED fur ALL of YOU.

  9. That was pawsome and so sweet. We too were so pleased to find out Big R is on the mend. Way to go Gussie.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. you were a Santa's little helper - well done !

  11. Angus, that is one of the best Christmas stories I have ever read. To think of others at Christmas is the best thing!

  12. yep...hearts of gold. hearts of gold indeed, my furiends!

    edgar and his mum

  13. This the most wonderful story! Warmed our hearts to read, and Gussie, you got to be a Santa helper after all!
    love to you our dear friends
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  14. That is the happiest, merriest Christmas Story I ever did read! Ohhhh, your caring for others just melts our hearts! Just think of all the happiness you brought to so many. And that was the best new about Rory! Oh this is such a beautiful happy Christmas Eve story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. You three are the sweetest. Those poor doggies at the sanctuary are gonna remember your kindness for a long long time.
    Love Noodles

  16. What a wonderful thing to do for Christmas for those less fortunate puppies.

  17. He did a splendid job. Bet Santa is sorry he passed him up....maybe next year. That was a great idea. Lots of happy puppies.

    We heard Rory has taken a few steps, so we have our paws crossed.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. That is a beautiful Christmas story .. we just know when Santa hears about it he will be calling Gussie to help him next year!

    Merry Christmas!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  19. The joy of sharing just can't be beat--doesn't it just make your heart glad, and such good, good news about Rory.

  20. Well Little Puggie Mates, you've gone and done it. Mum's sooking and leaking (again!). She is humbled by all this support. We know that it is because of friends like you and others in Blogville that have helped Rory get back on three legs. He is trying his best but we have to wait and try some more. Mum still has to help carry his back end and she says all his weight must be in his, er, well, butt! Sometimes she has to help him all by herself and it is very hard butt she knows everybuddy is behind her, wishing and hoping to see Rory back on all four legs and able to walk again.

    Thanks you from the bottom of our hearts dear mates. We will never forget this. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

  21. Oh Stella Rose!! what a lovey way to celebrate Christmas helping other doggies. It's nice to know I'm not the only naughty girl around.


  22. OMD! I love this story! You make a perfect reindeer, Gussie. My peep read me "Olive, The Other Reindeer". I really think you need to read it, too. It's about a dog that helps out Santa. It's the best. Santa knows he can count on doggies!

  23. That is the most wonderful thing ever! We knew that Gussie would be able to help cuz he wanted to so badly. We are glad that the family came together. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Eve!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  24. What a beautiful story and Angus you are a Christmas cutie

    retro rover

  25. Stella Rose thank you for a beautiful story

  26. Hope your Christmas was special.

  27. Stella all are the sweetest little doggies EVER! What a wonderful gift you gave to those doggies at the sanctuary. A wonderful Christmas story!

  28. What a sweet story, Stella Rose! You girls are so sweet to help Gussie get his dream to come true. And so sweet to share all those delicious Jones goodies with those other doggies. I'm sure Santa was super impressed with you guys! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  29. Dear Stella Rose,This sounds like the best Christmas ever-what a present to give away some special treats to those who might not have any. I'm so proud of all of you because it did take all of you. May the New Year bring lots of treats, health and happiness to you all.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  30. Oh Gussie it sounds like you made the most important delivery of all for Santa.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  31. Holy Dogs, that was like the bestest story ever!! I was right there with you and thank goodness for Angus, he saved the day. Sharing I think is part of what Christmas is all about and you certainly did that!!

    Loveys Sasha

  32. We're so happy you all had a wonderful Christmas and Angus' wish to help Santa came true. What a great story.

  33. Stella, what sweet sisters you and Maggie are! You helped Gussie's Christmas wish come true and you all helped other doggies that aren't as fortunate as you. Great story!

    xoxo Patty

  34. That sounds like a WONDERFUL Christmas! Angus did grreat with his Christmas delivery!