Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Boxing Day...

Today is Boxing Day.  There are many theories on its origin, but mainly it's just another public holiday.
Some of the larger stores in Sydney opened at 5 a.m. this morning so we think there may be some boxing going on there as people fight for good deals.


We want to show you our other Christmas gift.


 We've needed rain for months!
And it arrived for Christmas....
 It didn't start until AFTER our early morning walk.
Our little rain water tank filled up again.

 And it continued ALL day....gentle, soaking rain.
The ground was so thirsty that there weren't many puddles this morning.
Sadly, we noticed on today's  walk, many frogs had decided to celebrate on the streets.
Yep, lots of squished froggies.
For HER, rain was the best gift of all.
(Especially as it didn't interfere with our walks.)


  1. OMD you Got RAIN fur Christmas!! THAT is FABULOUS... Lots of Refreshing Beautiful COOLING RAIN. Just what Santa Paws KNEW you really NEEDED.
    How Marvelous fur YOU and fur your mom's Garden.. and fur EVERYTHINGY and EVERYONE. WE are SO happy fur EVERYBUDDY in NSW. Now maybe it will stay COOL fur a while.
    BOXING DAY? We like BOXES... we tear them up.. it is grrrreat fun.
    PeeS ... fur ROXY.... I (your Ernie) am gonna wear my Matching Collar until after the New Year... It makes me feel like you are CLOSE to ME. Just Sayin.
    Love you,
    ERNIE (Agent 0087E)

  2. What a great gift from mother nature. Much better than the bad storms some people got near us. We are still on Christmas - we feel like you have a time machine to jump ahead. Lee likes to kiss the frogs so we hope you have a chance to do that LOL! Happy Boxing Day! Lee and Phod

  3. So that's where Karma spends our winters. I hope she isn't a squishee.

  4. I didn't know this day existed , good to know

  5. Boxing Day already? It's like you guys are a whole day ahead of us! So glad you got rain for Christmas, it looks like it's about to do the same here.

    Sam and Pippen

  6. We're glad that you got your wonderful gentle rain - after walkies!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Wow, it's so great that the rain waited until the important walkies were over! BOL Happy Boxing Day to all of you...I got pressies in boxes for Christmas, so maybe that counts. I'm hoping you all had a fabulous holiday!
    Grr and a Festive Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  8. I am so very glad you got a nice rain. Enjoyed by all.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing day. Is Boxing day the day after Christmas when pressies are boxed up and returned to the store for the great exchange?

  9. Oh! Now THAT is a gift! Los Angeles has had the least amount of rain in 2013 since they started recording rainfall in1876 of something!! We are extremely envious of your Christmas prezzy. Expecially since it didn't interfere with your walk! cheers!

    -Bart, Ruby adn Otto

  10. Gosh what beautifuls rain. We are brown and crispy here again and we would LOVE some rain. PeeS: I bet our UK furiends reading this would think we are nuts!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  11. Boxing Day sounds like fun. The rain sounds wonderful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  12. G'day Girls
    I also had rain, but had to wait all day for it, heavy rain about 4pm then soft soaking rain all night, I do not like walking on wet squishy grass, my Mum also gets tired of towel drying me, I think I smell OK when I am wet. we have blue skies in Manilla NSW so looks like the rain has gone again,
    Woofs from Toby ha ha I have the same name as she does only I spell mine differently,

  13. So happy for your rain, girls! Merry Christmas and happy Boxing Day!!

  14. Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! I love that rain came down on Christmas. We were in the mid 70's doesn't even feel like winter. I bet you had lots of fun with all your pressies!

  15. Happy Boxing Day girls.
    No shopping for us either, no way
    .... and glad you enjoyed the rain.

  16. Hey ladies I missed you downunder cutie pies!
    Woohoo for rain and great pressies from Sandy Claws!
    Rest up for Sarge's NEY Bash
    Madi your bfff

  17. We're glad you got your rain. We got our snow back so we are happy too.

    Millie & Walter

  18. Isn't it funny how rain can be so wonderful when it has happened in awhile!

  19. Yeah, Mother Nature sent you a special gift. It looks like you guys had a great Christmas and will be busy for a while with your new loot.

  20. Yay! What a wonderful Christmas gift. Happy belated Christmas!

  21. Happy Boxing Day, even if we are a day late. Glad you got that rain AND that the walk occurred before the raindrops. Of course, you know we would like if here if that rain were snow - ours has all melted already.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. WOW! GLAD YOU GOT THE RAIN YOU NEEDED. GLAD TO SEE SANTA PAWS MADE IT ALL THE WAY FROM INDIA TO AUSTRALIA. Oops, my nails always get stuck in the keys and I hit the CAPS LOCK key. That's why I have a secretary. Happy Boxing day. Hope you got lots of boxes.

  23. Happy Boxing day....glad you had a nice day!

  24. The Land of Oz got the gift of rain, heaven provides. Now Boxing Day, did you girls give your servant HER a gift??
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  25. What a SURPRISE XMAS GIFTY for you all! Rain, when you want it is always so very welcome. I hope everyone is all nice and clean from the rain.

    Happy Holidays, Munchkins!!

    Sophie and Ron

  26. Happy Happy Boxing Day gurls!!! Oh, that rain looks great!! especially since you need it so badly (so do we!). And not interfering with the walkies is a HUGE plus!!
    Ruby ♥

  27. Wow, that's a lot of rain!

    Maybe next time it won't interfere with your walkies.

  28. Lucky! Wish we'd get some... It's getting VERY dry...