Seasons Greetings to you!
It might be a bit funny to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with a silly Santa Puggy, but I just could not resist showing you all this picture of Oliver.
Isn’t Oliver just the most adorable Santa that you’ve seen this year??! Do you see his little red Santa hat and his little red coat?
Okay, so maybe Oliver is a bit grumpy looking like Santa, but he’s still adorable.
Hmmmm… I wonder why, oh why, sweet little Ollie Ollie Ollie Boy is looking so grouchy.
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because the holidays are nearly over. Oliver, do you like Christmas?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he hasn’t been having a good time this holiday season. Oliver, are you having any fun?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he wanted red boots to match his outfit. Oliver, are you missing something?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he wants to be running around in the warm sunshine instead of being wrapped up for blustery cold snowstorms.
Oliver, where do you want to be for the holidays?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he is sitting by himself. Oliver, do you have any friends to play with today?
Maybe Oliver understands that the holidays are difficult for a lot of people, and maybe he is making a compassionate, empathetic statement for those of you that have struggled through the holidays this year. Oliver, do you know how painful the holidays can be?
Oh Oliver, I wish you could have the very best of days, even if you do feel a little bit grouchy. You are a beautiful little puggy, a precious friend, and oh so very dear to me.
I will always love you, Oliver.
Thank you, kids, for stopping by to see Oliver today. I am sure he is glad that you came to visit with him.
And, may I ask…. how are your holidays?
Are you having a good time?
Or do you relate to the not-so-happy Oliver face?
- Would you like to share anything about your experiences these holiday weeks?
- What did you get to do?
- What did you like?
- What did you have to do?
- What did you not like?
- What has been your very most favorite thing about this year’s Holiday Season?
- What would you be willing to say to Oliver about how he is feeling about the holidays?
As always, your thoughts and comments and participation are appreciated.
Copyright © 2008-2018 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
we think Oliver secretly be a movie star. look kathy 🙂
Sara Roberts says
I got to see my parents this year. For the first time in 10 years I got to spend Christmas with my dad. I was happy, but a little sad because it made me realize that they’re strangers to me now. I really wanted the parents that used to hug me and tell me it’s okay. All I feel now is distance…
My mom also mentioned my DID, something that I’ve been keeping from them. She said sometimes I seem so grown-up and then other times I seem no older than 7 years old.
But, I’m happy, at the same time. I’m so happy to be with my parents again. For the first time in a long time, I feel like there’s quietness around me. I just wish that it was quieter inside my head. I’ve been losing a lot of time lately.
Oh, my goodness! I had to come back and check my comment to see if I wrote something right. I’ve actually been dissociating for over two hours now!
It’s also New Year’s Eve in my part of the world and fireworks are going off making me jump 10 feet in the air!
Can I go to bed now? Please? *wants to cry*
Christmas and I aren’t very good friends. Even though I can’t remember about 90% of growing up from my Dissociative Amnesia, I know it’s still an awful thing.
I hide away but this year it was very different.
The Twins and I had to end a friendship that wasn’t working out well.
A lot of other things were getting messed up and I was upsetting them because I was drinking too much.
I wanted and needed to go to hospital but they couldn’t let me in because of some changes. I even had an advance directive from my doctor. It didn’t matter and I got sent to a terrible place where there is nothing medical and they don’t care. I left.
So I drank more. Then all the Twins got more upset. I can’t drink anymore. I’m Detoxing at home right now. It’s hard. I’m not even talking to the Twins at the moment.
Oliver, you look a little sad to me. It’s okay though. Everything in life changes every second on the clock–good or bad. So try and wait for the next second. Even if it feels like forever. I am. And for a good second.
Kathy Broady says
Reblogged this on Discussing Dissociation and commented:
Oliver wanted to say hello to everyone again….
i likd havin ar first crismas wif our new guide dog, nitro! hes so cute. wat kin of pupy is ollie?
my mostist favorit fing was decoratin ar crismas treee in ar own hous! yay! it was amazin!
I lov olvr so mush
He gud boy
I lov hm
Oliver probley is happy cuz mabey he got up very erley on crismas morneng and jumpd on the bed to wake evrewon up cuz he had a presint to opin an he cudnt wate. And in this pitsrer he proble tierd from playng all day cuz he helpt evreyon opin presints. And probley he dint want to sit so long for pitshers.
Kathy Broady says
Happy New Year to you lil Pilgrim, and to all the Pilgrims too. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your happy thoughts with us.
I wish you all the very best of New Years too. 🙂
Wolfie Pack says
The holidays this year where full of some new things and some old things. For me, the New Year is a chance to have a new beginning….whatever that might be. Wishing everyone a year filled with all the things that they wish for.
Kathy Broady says
Hi Wolfie Pack!
It’s good to hear from you! 🙂 🙂
Happy New Year to you and all of yours. 🙂
Thanks for the kind wishes to everyone — very much appreciated.