It's quite rare, these days, for me to feel "in the XMas spirit." Really. The last time I had a Christmas tree—with custom made decorations emblazoned with my name and the names of my then "family"—was when I lived in Upstate Manhattan.... Let's just say, that was a long time ago.
But the White House's latest video might just be what it takes to lift my XMas spirit to "somewhat palpable."
As the video follows Bo Obama's trail throughout the White House, pausing on Bo looking wistfully at the many embellished trees and ornaments in each room, I couldn't help but to think that XMas is for the dogs. Literally. That, perhaps, just maybe, I need to celebrate this holiday for all the puppies and kittehs out there, including my own.
Me and the DOOZE, XMas 2009
Ultimately, the crappy housing market may do me in—my sublet ends this month and so I'm reluctant to decorate my place with all the fine, sparkly XMas trimmings.
In the meantime, I will have to think of another way to live XMas vicariously through the big brown puppy eyes of the Dooze.