Hi Everyone!!!! I hope everyone has been staying warm these past few days. We went from not so cold of a winter to a brrrrrrr-freezing one very quickly!!! The cold really doesn't bother me much at all though. I have quite a warm coat of fur which works out well as I like to be outside no matter what the weather is out there. I was super excited to get outside and play in the first dusting of snow that we got a few weeks ago. I also got to run on the trails one day when we got some snow and although Mom seemed a little perturbed over how wet her shoes were at the end of our run, I thought it was really fun to slosh through the snow.
One of my very favorite places to play outside is the Wantage Dog Park. My Dad takes me there a lot and it's just so much fun playing with all of the other dogs. I love running with my friends and chasing balls through the very large and open areas within the park. Wantage local Stu Baker spearheaded the creation of this park and I, as well as all of the friends I've made at the park, are most grateful to him for doing so!!! The park is very appreciated and well used as it gets approximately 1,000 visitors a week! It is a truly great addition to our local community!!!
Another fun outing I very much enjoyed recently was a trip to get my first Christmas tree with my Mom and Dad!!! The Hamburg Fire Department has been doing an annual Christmas tree sale for a while now and we stopped by the department's pavilion to get our tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving and it is a very, very beautiful tree!!! I helped to decorate the tree with my Mom and Dad on the Saturday after turkey day (I actually did more snooping in all the decoration boxes than anything, but Mom and Dad didn't seem to mind) and it was a very fun time. I am so excited to have my very own home to celebrate the holidays in this year. I was born last year just before Christmas and I spent my first holiday with the wonderful people at the Kindness for Homeless Paws rescue organization. They took very, very good care of me of course, but it's especially nice to have my own forever family to spend the holidays with this year!!!
I'm really getting revved up for the next couple of weeks because my birthday is coming up (Mom and Dad think I haven't heard them talking about it, but they are planning a special trip to my favorite store, Amy's Animals for a birthday treat and toy!!!) and of course the holidays are coming up. I can already see that the best part of the holidays is spending special time with family and friends. I'm so looking forward to all of these good times and I wish all of you a very, very wonderful and safe holiday season!!! May everyone's season be filled with so much peace, love and joy!!! I will check back with you all in January 2017!!!
With the warmest regards and sloppiest of puppy kisses,
Piper the Rescue Mutt