As Henry quietly contemplates creating a bit of Christmas havoc – he requested some of his musical favorites be sent along this Christmas Eve – with his Holiday greetings to all canines and begrudgingly, to all lesser life forms, as he probably rightly believes that dogs, for the most part, rule!
Already in the holiday canine spirit by befriending any relative, friend or even stranger who might come to the door with his incessant wagging of his backside, licking any part of them he can find and hoping to entice them to the confines of the back yard here at the Asylum where his demands for playtime can be met – he eagerly awaits Christmas morning where he can assist with gift opening, get in the way of everything, find tidbits of crumbs on the kitchen floor and give kisses to any and all in hopes for treats and playtime. Tis the season of simple wishes from the canines.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” ~ Josh Billings
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” – Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus
WHITE CHRISTMAS – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (arr. R. Kromer) : Eaken Piano Trio
“The Christmas Waltz” – Robert Goulet & Carol Lawrence
King’s College Cambridge (2010) – “Once in Royal David’s City”