I lightened the Christmas pictures. Howie was the champ at gift opening -- truly without peer, he LOVED opening packages and anticipated holidays impatiently. But all my dogs have opened presents, and Sam and Sophie keep up the tradition:
They love their gifts:
A new plush squeaky toy!
A soft wooly blanket!
TB/TC didn't open the package (Sam did him the favor), but he has been laying on his activity mat nonstop: