To conclude our celebration of Christmas in all its guises around the world, I asked Eddy in Yorkshire, Tyrrell in Australia, Marigold in the USA & Curfew in Thailand how they enjoyed themselves at this most wonderful time of the year. Thank you for reading this little series of blogs. It has been interesting to see the differences as well as the similarities.
If you had one chance to see one place in the world at Christmas where would it be?
Curfew: I would like to visit one place and it is Anfield, Liverpool.
Tyrrell: Mum says somewhere with snow where she can see the Northern Lights and we get to see snow.
Marigold: A place where all our pals could gather
You can meet one person at Christmas, who?
Curfew: I want to meet all my Twitter pals.
Tyrrell: We’d like a party with all our Twitter pals together.
Marigold: Mum says she wants me back, I was a furry little person.
Best thing about Christmas?
Eddy: Everyone is happy
Curfew: The best thing about Christmas is everyone has a lot of fun and smile.
Tyrrell: Mum has a week at home with us, extra belly rubs and treats. Mums says her kindle and hammock.
Worst thing about it?
Eddy: Knowing there are lonely out there
Sprouts or no sprouts?
Eddy: Half and half in our house
Curfew: I’m not sure if it is different from here. But I like to eat all veggies. Don’t worry I’m not a Vegan. Chicken & bacon always better.
Tyrrell: Christmas dinner is not right without sprouts although the fall out can be tough.
Marigold: We don’t eat a lot of sprouts, so probably that would be a no.
One gift you could give to one friend?
Eddy: Better health
Curfew: I want to give many kinds of Thai food for them to taste how amazing is it.
Tyrrell: I’d share my Roo treats. Mum says friendship.
Marigold: A sympathetic ear
Something you would like to receive?
Eddy: Good news for me after my little op.
Curfew: Want a blessing from heaven to bring back my pals who running over the Rainbow Bridge.
Tyrrell: Anything edible.
Marigold: Mum says she wants me back.
Best Christmas song?
Eddy: Driving home for Christmas
Curfew: All I want for Christmas is you – Michael Buble
Tyrrell: Mum says White Christmas by some dude called Bing. I say Raffa’s 2016 version of 12 days of Christmas
Marigold: Any Christmas song sung by Tony Bennett.
Do you think Christmas has lost its meaning?
Curfew: Everything in this world is dominated by business. All commercial
Tyrrell: Isn’t it just about extra treats? Mum says yes it is too commercial but the twittpack gives her hope
Marigold: Somewhat, but not everywhere for everyone.
Has it been watered down into a purely commercial thing?
Eddy: I think so
Curfew: See above.
Tyrrell: See above. No, mum just gifts me more treats
Marigold: Yes sadly.
Do you wear reindeer ears at Christmas, or should they stay on the reindeer?
Eddy: I like an antler
Curfew: I have a lot of Christmas costumes. So, yes reindeer ears. Do I want to wear? Sadly I have no choice.
Tyrrell: Mum made me wear them one year, then I ate them. She wears an elf hat with elf ears
Marigold: Only on reindeer around here. Not that there are any, reindeer, I mean
New Years Resolution or are they a total waste of time?
Curfew: Not a waste of time. No, the happy moments are never enough.
Tyrrell: What are they for? Can we order more treats? Mum says waste of time you should always do what you resolve to do at New Year
Marigold: Its worth a shot, you never know.
Bring back one thing about Christmas past?
Eddy: To have all people and four legged pals back
Tyrrell: My pals over the rainbow just for the day. Mum says her mum, she is over the rainbow too, probably with all our pals she loved dogs.
Marigold: Kids shopping for one or two presents in a printed catalog. It’s out of control.
Home Alone or A Christmas Carol?
Eddy: A Christmas Carol
Curfew: I’ve never been home alone.
Tyrrell: Christmas Carol every time.
Marigold: Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart
Would you rather have Christmas with friends or with your parents?
Tyrrell: I would rather with our mums as they have my treats. Mum says with friends as no parents left.
Marigold: Mum says she would love to have Christmas with her parents.
Do you get turkey shares?
Curfew: No turkey here, but every time there’s a New Year celebration in my home there’s usually many different types of food on the table. You have no idea how much.
Tyrrell: No turkey as we have Prawns, crayfish or crab. I get a tiny bit.
Marigold: Pups always got turkey shares—not a lot but yes. I wish Marigold could be here and have whatever she wanted
Do you think you will have snow at Christmas? Do you like snow at Christmas?
Eddy: No, I pray for snow at Christmas that’s why we got married in December but it didn’t snow
Tyrrell: If we do the world is in serious global warming trouble! We are expecting 36°-39°. Mum says she would like to be somewhere with snow.
Marigold: Maybe a tiny bit way early in the morning… forecast doesn’t look promising.
Cluedo or Scrabble? Who wins?
Eddy: Scrabble. Not mum
Curfew: No games played at all, only whiskeys, wines and beer.
Tyrrell: Cluedo and mum wins
Marigold: Never heard of Cluedo. Scrabble… sometimes I win.
Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly? Who wins?
Eddy: Trivial Pursuit and again, not mum.
Marigold: Monopoly. It usually doesn’t ever end, so nobody wins.
Fairy or a star on top of the Christmas Tree?
Eddy: We’ve got eyeore cos we’ve a Disney tree
Tyrrell: Neither we has a Scotsman playing the bagpipes.