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Miley and Howie on Christmas

The only ones who were more excited to open presents than Kevin and I were our boston terriers! Miley and Howie say Merry Christmas – from all of us!Miley and Howie Boston Terrier Christmas

Christmas Morning With Our Dogs

Miley and Howie woke up to a giant stack of presents on Christmas morning! :)

Miley and Howie Boston Terrier Christmas

Oh, they know what presents are.

Miley and Howie Boston Terrier Christmas

And they know they get to open them on Christmas! They get very huffy while they have to wait for us to open our presents first. :)

Miley and Howie Boston Terrier Christmas

I save and reuse tissue paper, but I set aside the tissue paper that just can’t decently be used another year and wrap Miley and Howie’s presents in it for them to rip, shred, and destroy…

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Have at it, Howie!

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It’s SAUSAGE!!!

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Let’s open another one!!

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Hey now, not so fast there you little stinkers! Cool your jets :)

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Green bean rope!

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That’s mine!

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C’mon, give it, Dad!

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Miley’s too quick, she chomps it as soon as it comes down!

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Give it, Miley!

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Okay Mama, what’s next? :)

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I wonder what it could be?

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Only one way to find out!

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Hot cross bunz!!! Look mama!

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That’s mine!

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Give it, Miley!

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Here’s one for you, Howie.

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Howie, what did you get? Show everybody!

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Blech! This stinky rubber cheese is apparently the doggie equivalent to socks and underwear for Christmas! Howie is not impressed.

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Mama makes him pose with his present like a good boy anyway though.  :)

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Oh, maybe it’s not that bad.

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I can tug it.

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Here buddy, do you like this one better?

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Baked potato!

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Now’s Miley’s turn.

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New present for Miley!

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It’s crunchy cashews!!

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Look mama!

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Howie still likes his potato :)

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Oh hai :)

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What is this one?

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It’s a Christmas bone!

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Miley gets the last one…

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Is this for me?

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Is this my big present??

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What could it be??

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It’s a TURKEY!!

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THAT’S MINE!!

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No!

Miley and Howie Boston Terrier Christmas

Give it Miley!

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No!

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Rawr!!

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I gotta drumstick!

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It’s mine!

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Rawr!

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Rawr!!!

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Now it’s turkey and stuffing!

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Look at all our presents!

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We got a whole Christmas dinner!

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One more??

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What is this??

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Squirrel!!

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Can I eat it??

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It’s crunchy!!

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Let me see!

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My new squirrel!

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We love all our presents!

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Zonk.

These puppies were pooped! They immediately sacked out hard for a Christmas nap.

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Thanks for watching our Christmas!! :)

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Happy New Year! Love,
Kevin, Amanda, Miley and Howie
:)

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109 Responses
  1. Gretchen

    Your pups are adorable. I had to put my Boston down in September of 2011 and I miss him so much. My husband doesn’t want another Boston because of all the health problems ours had. :( Enjoy those sweet babies!!!!

  2. Lauren

    So adorable! I always love seeing pictures of your pups – they are such cuties. I have a question – can you tell me the approximate settings you use for taking these pictures? I have a hard time capturing motion that is not in bright light and I am in awe of how you were able to freeze the motion so well!
    Happy New Year~!

  3. Courtney C

    So flippin’ cute!! I used to have Boston terriers and you capture their energy so perfectly. Makes me miss my babies :( But I love my Maltese/Yorkie babies too!

  4. France

    Your dogs are so cute. They seem like they loved their gifts. Great photos. I’ll show your photos to my son tonight. He will like it. Happy New Year to you and your family. I think it’s my first time on your blog. I don’t remember seeing it.

  5. Button

    Your pictures are FANTASTIC!!! You inspire me to work harder on my photography. Thanks for sharing your Christmas morning with the world…and I love your puppies!

  6. Jon

    Love your blog – your photo & food tips are superb! – though right now I am on a diet!

    Very tall christmas tree – where to buy?

    And, as an European I can not resist – we do not aloud shoes inside the house ;-)

    Happy New Year to all 4 of U!

  7. Sue

    A friend sent me the Christmas pictures of Miley and Howie’s Christmas. I love Boston Terriers and these pictures are great. They really capture their spirit. Thanks for Sharing!

  8. Laura

    Hi Amanda!

    This was such a fun post! I have been a long time reader of your blog (actually, I just finished reading your entire blog last night…all 160 pages!!) May I just say, it is fantastic and I am completely addicted. In fact, you have completely inspired me to really get going on my blog, take photography classes (cause I really suck at it!), and get involved in the blogging community. (I just registered with BlogHer, too!) Well…I hope you, Kevin and the puppies had a very wonderful Christmas and New Years and have a wonderful 2013!

    P.S. You and Kevin both look amazing!

  9. Rosemary S.

    Awwww! How much adorability can one Christmas morning hold?! :) Miley and Howie pretty much max it out, I think!….

    Thanks for sharing your fur babies with us! I’m in awe of your photography skills!

    Wishing you, Kevin and Miley and Howie an absolutely wonderful 2013……….

  10. Nicole

    Really cute toys! If I gave my boston terrier, Rocky, any kind of stuffed animal toy it would be ripped to pieces in less than 5 minutes. Which is too bad for me because I love buying the cute stuffed toys.

  11. Suzanne Shepherd

    Too funny, Amanda. Those doggies sure know how to have fun and you guys surely enjoy your puppies! PS LOVE the ug. : )

  12. Jan

    Great photos (as always!) Your babies are adorable!
    Happy to sees some of the house and furniture – Dora’s right! We expect a home tour!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. sheryl

    I loved it! I watched it thru my tears. I have lost my beloved 3 bostons in the past 18 months. They were 15, 13, and 12. I love to see pics of yours! Happy New Years!

  14. Theresa

    I absolutely love this!! Boston Terriers were the only kind of dog we had growing up, so while reading this I also was able to hear the sounds the dogs were probably making while they were fighting over the toys, haha.

  15. Jane

    Hi there! Your dogs are just so cute. Just wondering, do you guys have kids? Because I’ve been reading your blog sense forever and I never read anything about that.. Love, and happy new year to you all! xo

  16. Debbie in S. Florida

    Too adorable for words! Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us. You made me smile! And I love your p.j.’s! So cute. Happy New Year, Amanda (and fam)!

  17. jmac

    funniest thing EVER!!! you always get the craziest shots of those dawgs……too cute! and where, oh where did yu find all that dog “food”??!!!!!

  18. Debbie

    Such fun, Christmas with the Boston’s. They are so adorable. I love seeing Miley & Howie updates. Thanks for all of the great pictures.

  19. Kelli Frueh

    My dog loves presents too. She knows which stocking is hers and if you say presents, she goes to it and stands up and whines. I never thought to wrap in tissue paper so she could open herself. Will have to try it next year. Your puppies are sooo cute and funny.

  20. Dora Panariti

    Hello guys !!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Wish you all the best!
    Great pictures, Miley and Howie seemed to have a lot of fun!!

    PS: You know what we all expect, right?! A home tour!!!!!!!!! :-)

    Big hugs,
    Dora

  21. AnaBel

    Oh my goodness!! How adorable! Your pictures are fabulous, but what really makes it all so much better is your hilarious commentary. I love Miley and Howie! We are getting a puppy in the spring and I hope it’ll be a BT… just need to find a breeder.

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas, and happy new year Amanda, Kevin, Miley and Howie!

  22. Tina

    I love the pictures , they are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us. We have a Australian Shepard and a Lab mix.{ our children } This is the first year they really went wild over opening the presents.They are three years old and seventy pounds each. We adopted them when they were pups. I love your tips and advice,very helpful!! Have a wonderful New Year and keep the pictures coming.

  23. Diane B

    This cracked me up! My two dogs love their presents too! I have to keep my Tucker’s presents hidden before Christmas because he can sniff them out and loves to open them early!

  24. Trisha

    So darn cute, Howie and Miley make me smile. I lost my little guy in September after 15 years, missed him so over the holidays and this helped me more than you know! Thanks for sharing your holiday time – take care and Happy Happy New Year, keep smiling!

  25. Dalia

    I love those photos of Miley & Howie. The hubs enjoys them too:-) Looks like they had tons of fun opening their gifts, they are so adorable, love them. Our girl has been up and down with her health so Christmas wasn’t much fun for her:-( Hope that you have a wonderful 2013 filled with lots of fun, travel, goodies and love. Oh a Christmas video sounds like a good idea of those two.

  26. Geneva

    Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us. I just love the posts about Miley and Howie, they bring such joy. Your website is what drew me to the Boston Terriers even more, and I knew that we couldn’t just have one! We have 3 Boston Terriers, Ebony who is the princess of the family, Baxter was our first and the King and Cody who is the baby of Ebony and Baxter and the biggest one of all. We love them so much and so much so that both of our daughters have brothers of Cody so you can imagine a house of 5 Bostons all under the age of 4 running around at times.
    I do have one question, how long do the toys last? I have to find the strongest toys possible or else they would be shredded just like the tissue paper!
    Again thank you for sharing.

  27. Leah

    Too much fun! Our mutts like to chew up mini tennis balls from Target like they’re munching on popcorn. And Christmas morn’ wouldn’t be complete without a “flyover” from a remote-controlled (mini) helicopter that our older dog likes trying to catch mid-air. Every year I think both the kids and dog are getting too old to enjoy this activity, and every year I’m wrong! Thanks for sharing your holiday photos. Have you ever done a Christmas video of your dogs?

  28. Becky

    Miley and Howie are way too cute. Looks like they had a wonderful Christmas. Your family pic was sooo good, love your tree. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful 2013 with sprinkles and a cherry on top. lol. Hugs, Becky

  29. Becky H

    Kevin & Amanda, I love the updates on Miley and Howie. so glad to see two more Boston Terriers who chew up stuffed toys and leave the stuffing for us to clean up. My Boston Izzy just turned 3 on New Years Eve and she loves to rip the toys open, remove the stuffing and squeakers. She then turns them inside out to play with them that way. She is so funny to watch. Happy New Year.

  30. Shelby

    They are so cute!! I think I am feeling guilty that Piper and Rupert did not get such cool toys for Christmas, great idea with the tissue paper. May have to try that next year. Hope you, Kevin, Miley & Howie have a great 2013!!

  31. Valerie

    What a fabulous Christmas! I have already scrolled through the photographs of yours three times as these are so adorable! Where in the world did you get all of those neat toys? Miley and Howie are so adorable! Check out our blog too when you get the chance to see our doggies, Nikita and Bella and how they enjoyed Christmas, New Years, and all the snow that dumped on us. http://www.nikitaland.wordpress.com Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!

  32. Kelly S.

    I love your awesome photos of your awesome puppers! Somehow, I never realized how seal-colored Miley is. They are both so adorable (as are you and Kevin in your PJs)!

  33. Lois

    Thanks for sharing! Loved all the pictures of Miley & Howie enjoying Christmas. We had a similar experience over here with our Boston, Olive, involving a crackly raccoon just like that squirrel! She was crazed!!!

    Side note – LOVE your owl pj’s!!! Would love to find them for my daughter. Are they another Old Navy purchase? I bought her the bt ones you posted on last year!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Lois! They were a Christmas Eve gift from Kevin :) The brand is PJ Salvage. He probably found them at Zappos! :)

  34. Marite

    What a wonderful Christmas story! You truly have a beautiful family, thank you for sharing your fun Christmas morning.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR :^)

  35. Chere Mortensen

    Thank you for sharing your fur babies with us. My babies always have a Christmas basket full of goodies, (toys, balls and goodies). They know they are theirs but wait until Christmas morning to play with them, smart girls. Never thought of wrapping fur babies goodies, great idea.

  36. Marsha

    Wonderful :) I love that you have captured such great action shots. You are really doing your pups proud. Also, great job at having them unwrap their own presents. You really impress me Amanda! Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs, Marsha

  37. Jane

    That was so cute. What breed are they. I’m happy to see that my little chug is not the only dog that shreds stuffed toys!! I really enjoy your blog. Happy New Year to you all.

  38. Tracy Calzaretta

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve lived vicariously through your dogs these last 12 months or so.
    Our two Bostons, Jackson & Bandit, have been staying with friends because the place we’re in won’t allow them. They’ve been away from us for a year now. We visit when we can but it’s hard on our girlz. We’re hoping in the next 45 days we’ll be in a house again.

  39. Rachael P

    Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas photos with us. I am totally in love with Howie and Miley!! As the mom to two dogs myself, I think everything is better when shared with your anipals. I wish you all a safe, peaceful, happy and healthy 2013.

  40. Camille

    So sweet! It is so much fun to share the holiday with pups! Mine sure enjoyed it and they had very similar issues with sharing, they just kept wanting the others toy! Makes Christmas morning a lot of fun! Thank you for posting!

  41. Carol

    Thank you so much for sharing your photos! They are adorable and your captions just make them perfect. Happy New Year to you, Kevin, Howie and Miley! :0)

  42. Billie Hester

    Love these pictures of Miley & Howie! Bostons do love their games of tug of war. I now have 3, as I just adopted a 5 year old male named Oreo back on 12/11/12. He was an owner surrender at a local animal shelter.

  43. shaunna

    Thanks so much for sharing your great family with us. I have 4 Bostons right now and love them to pieces. Wishing you much love and happiness for the new year to come!

  44. kimber

    So fun!! My dogs love toys… but one will. not. rest. until the squeaker and/or stuffing is outside of said toy. I love all the fun toys. Do you have a special place you get them? Love your Christmas pillows and throw, too. Great action shots… thanks for sharing!

  45. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    Merry (Late) Christmas. My pups got that same little fake food set a year or so ago. They love all of it haha, except I ended up having to throw away the crunchy cashews haha. Every time they chewed on it I thought they were chewing on a plastic bag haha and I’d so searching for them only to find crunchy cashews!. So it had to go haha.

  46. Jenn T.

    What a fabulous way to start my day! I love seeing your little Bostons! They remind me so much of my grandparents. They always had Bostons. And named all of them Prince or Princess, LOL!

  47. Sandy_in_MD

    Wonderful photo series – so glad they enjoyed their Christmas. Thanks for sharing their joy. Happy New Year to you & Kevin!

  48. Kim | At Home With Kim

    LOVE the pictures!!! And love other families who’s dogs are their babies. :) Looking so forward to being a regular reader in ’13. PS ~ For the last photo in front of the tree…. Did you use a wide angle lens?

    1. Kim | At Home With Kim

      Thanks a bunch Amanda! What a cool feature. Looking forward to gleaning a lot from your photography posts. Happy New Year!

  49. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    Absolutely adorable! I love seeing dogs open presents, they’re just like kids! Did Kevin get those jammies at Old Navy? I want to say I saw them early in the season and thought of you guys! :)

  50. Bindy

    Oh my gosh this was the cutest post I’ve seen in a long time!! They are just adorable and I can’t get over what great photos you got of them opening and playing with their new toys. Some of their expressions are priceless! I hope you don’t mind that I passed it on to several on my e-mail list to enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

  51. Paulette

    Love the pups opening there gift. Now my little one is passed but she loved to do the same with her gifts. Only I could not put the gifts out till Christmas morning. On one special Christmas she thought all the gifts wrapped under the tree were hers, so she unwrapped and tore up everyone’s gifts. That was a site to see. Have a wonderful New Year. Paulette

  52. Barbara

    Thank you for sharing!! I’m a fellow Boston owner & lover….and I eagerly await your BT posts!

    PS: Where did Kevin get those fantastic Boston Terrier jammie pants??? LOVE THOSE!!!!!

  53. Christina

    Hahahahha this was so much fun. Your action shot captures of the intensity in their eyes had me cracking up! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful tree. Adorable family. Snazzy jammies. Simply perfect! Happy new year!

  54. Laetitia

    AMAZING ! Thank you so much for sharing this !
    Happy New Year, Joyeuse Année as we say in French
    Don’t change you are great and we love you !!

    Kisses !
    Laetitia

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