It was the day! Yeah! Shuffles and Nixi bounded around the room, dancing their favorite dances and barking at all the things. They’d both been up for the past hour, racing back and forth down the hallway, ready for the alarm to go off.
Brandon still snoozed, sleeping in on his day off. It was nice to take advantage of such a moment, but it was not allowed. The dogs were already bouncing around, hopping on the bed and tearing through the apartment. But he tried his best to sleep in, perhaps to the point where it felt like it was more work trying to sleep in than just getting up and getting on with the day.
With a stretch and a big yawn, Brandon emerged from under the bundle of covers and started the day. He slipped on his bunny slippers and chased the dogs out of the room and into the sofa room, where all the things were.
No time to waste, the boxes must be opened. First was Shuffles, he was the least patient of the pair, so he must be appeased. Or at least it would calm him down a little bit. So a box was placed in front of him, but it wasn’t enough.
Shuffles sniffed the box, Nixi sniffed the box, and even Brandon sniffed the box, but not because he was wondering what it was, he just really liked the smell of wrapping paper. Some old childhood memories popped into his mind and he smiled.
After a pause for the paws to stop dancing around, Brandon told Shuffles to get it. This turned out to be quite the show, perhaps even more fun for the others than for the pup. Within moments, the box was in a struggle for it’s very shape and form, rolling around as it tried to escape the iron jaws of the fuzzy bunny bouncing dog.
Before Shuffles could open his present, Nixi started working on hers, showing off her professional skills as the paper was tossed clear of the thing hidden within. Soon after, the new bed was revealed, and Nixi scratched it a few times before settling in the soft cushion.
Shuffles destroyed the box and completely forgot about the toy that was inside. The box turned out to be way too much fun. Even when Brandon threw the ball across the room, Shuffles continued to shake the box around, enjoying the sound of victory as the paper fluttered around.
There were other presents still under the tree, but for now, the pups were pleased with their newfound gifts. Nixi napped, now comfy in her new bed where she could catch up on all the sleep she’d forgotten about earlier. Shuffles played with the box, rolling it over so he could use it for a hiding spot. Brandon yawned and went to make himself a cup of coffee. It was still early, and they’d have to wait for the sun to wake up as well to see what was in-store for them today.
Jason Duron is a short story writer and author of several fiction stories. Curious and lovable as dogs can be, the Adventures of Rocky, Nixi and Dante give you a chance to see daily life from a “dog’s eye view” and share in their thoughts. Please enjoy, and we hope that you’ll feel free to comment and give us insight into your dog’s very own adventures.