Today we went to Pet Smart for our annual Santa Paws pictures. My friend and I have been doing this for many years and it is kind of an annual family event because she invites people who have bought puppies over the years to attend. We have had as many as eight Chessies sitting with Santa for pictures. Pet Smart is always very helpful and they seem to enjoy having us all there, always oohing and awing over the dogs and this year was no exception especially since I had the puppies there. 

As I was getting ready to load everyone up I started to have doubts about going, how was I going to handle two big dogs and two puppies! Much to my surprise the whole day turned out great, everyone was very well behaved. Once there I aired the puppies in hopes we would not have any accidents inside, then I put them in a shopping cart, I put a rug in the bottom so they had something soft to sit on and tied their leashes to the sides so they couldn’t get over the edge. Then Cheyenne and Riva were aired and off we all went into the store, I found that pulling the cart instead of pushing worked better since I only had one free hand. So I had four dogs there and my friend had three and everyone in the store loved seeing all of them, many pats for everyone, questions and a few people actually knew what breed they were. This was the first time the pups had gone shopping and I wasn’t sure how they would react to all the people and other dogs, and there were many, but they were awesome and the socialization they received today was great. Here are a few pictures of our trip, I will post up the actual Santa pictures once I get them scanned.


27 thoughts on “Santa Here We Come

    1. Thank you for stopping by, it was such an honor to find I had made Bassas BBC News.

      I could not believe they were so good for the shopping and they really layed on the charm to all the people who saw them and wanted to pet them 🙂


  1. Wow, very adorable pics!!! The puppies look really enjoying their first shopping!
    I’m looking forward to more pics soon! 🙂


  2. I think it must be difficult to look innocent and wise at the same time. I am envious of your babies being able to pull that off. They are the best Santa visitors EVER!

    Love & Licks,
    PS. My best look is confused and pathetic. Maybe someday…..


  3. Hello from the Misty Meadow Collies to the Misty Shores Chesapeakes!

    Your blog is beautiul and so are those precious Chessies!!!! We wish you a Merry Christmas and want to say we love your wonderful blog!

    With a roaring bark of approval from the collies,

    We wish you a Merry Christmas!

    Chuck and the Collies 🙂


  4. Oh my goodness,what lovely beautiful dogs….Congratulation on the Collie Award, those Collies are great friends of mine and how now that you will be too

    happy Christmas to two legged people and four legged doggies.

    Love and Licks


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