Monday, 20 December 2010

Merry Christmas To All

Well, I don't know about you, but I love Christmas! I've always been a big kid when it comes to this time of year. I get all nostalgic about getting the Christmas decorations out, and listening to my favourite festive songs (sniff).

It's a great shame that my pantomime was cancelled, but even so, I've been trying to make the most out of the situation. We've had some very festive weather this year, and best of all, I've got an early Christmas present on the shape of the little dog in these photos!

As a child, I grew up surrounded by dogs and other creatures, and I've always been an 'animal person.' My lovely dachshund died six years ago now, and there has been a hole in my life ever since.

I began the search for a dog around a month ago, but had to take into account that there is already a cat and three chinchillas in the household, so it had to be a 'furry friendly dog.' I found this lovely little chap via The Little Dog Rescue, who do wonderful work fostering dogs until they find their 'forever home.' Gyp (the name he came with) arrived home this week after a slight delay in adopting him due to the weather. From the moment he arrived, it was as if he'd lived here all his life, and he seems very happy to be 'home.'
Dave A Davies and I took him for a walk in the Peak District this afternoon armed with Dave's camera. He absolutely loved it, and was far more adept on his four legs than we were on our two! Despite it being around -6 degrees C (at best), I still couldn't resist a quick shoot with my new model, with the Peak District as a snowy backdrop. Hopefully next year, these might be my Christmas cards!
Peak District photos by and copyright of Dave A Davies,
featuring Widget the dog. (He has re-named himself).

Another Christmassy image by Pierus

You can also view my own special Christmas message (from a couple of years ago), here.

And if all that isn't festive enough for you, you can view my Christmas themed photos from previous years here (if you are a deviantArt member).

And remember, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.


  1. Merry Christmas to you as well! I really like the image with the lights

  2. Merry christmas. Your pictures always make me smile.

  3. Aww, thank you!
    What a lovely comment. :-)

  4. Mmmmm ... I recognise that wedding dress ;-) Hope you had the loveliest of Christmases - Neil XX

  5. Ah, Neil. Have you been secretly reading my blog?
    Are you still photographing?
    It has been too long!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
    I hope our paths cross in 2011... Perhaps next time I'm at Ikea!