Snowy Prospect Park

Snowy Prospect Park

You know what? I’ve been seriously selfish this holiday season. The whole time I’ve been thinking about how best to get myself in the Christmas spirit, and I’ve failed to make sure Georgia gets the same treatment.

Georgia is Ryan’s eight-year-old Shepherd-mix – and she is such a beauty. I’m sure Ryan is well aware by now that Georgia is among my top five favorite things about him.

While he was snoozing off his night shift, I decided to take her to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where FIDO was holding a Christmas event for dogs: ‘Bark! The Herald Angels Sing’. We trekked through the snow and arrived to a crowd of dog owners and their pets – many of which were in costume or cosy coats – by the Picnic House.

The Picnic House

The Picnic House

Georgia was a little apprehensive at first, but we agreed that we should start queuing for a picture with Santa.

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Afterwards, FIDO gave her a goodie back filled with treats and a cute bandana. I didn’t think it was possible, but she looked even more of a beauty.

Bag o' treats

Bag o’ treats

Georgia models her new neckerchief

Georgia models her new neckerchief

Mmmm treats

Mmmm treats

Gimme more!

Gimme more!

Then we decided to join the Christmas carol sing-along. The organizers had worked hard to produce a booklet filed with carols that had been amended to feature dogs – the lyrics were hilarious (I’ll type some up when I find the booklet…). The sing-along wasn’t as central to the event as I thought it’d be, but we still grabbed some lyrics and joined the small group of singers.

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After laughing at a few of the dogs’ ridiculous outfits, we decided to go for a run in the snow. FIDO works to make sure dogs can run leash-free in the park and Georgia took full advantage – and even made some friends.

Georgia surveys her off-leash options

Georgia surveys her off-leash options

RUN FREE GEORGIA

RUN FREE GEORGIA

Making friends

Making friends

Such a flirt

Such a flirt

Tired out and with the snow falling even faster, we decided to head back to her house for some warmth – and to show Ryan her lovely new neckerchief.

Christmas isn’t just for humans, guys. Thanks for a lovely day, Georgia!

Heading home

Heading home

Georgia doesn't approve of selfless

Georgia doesn’t like selfies