It’s somewhat ironic that someone who once was bewildered by people who plastered their work stations with snapshots of their red-eyed dogs, pooches, cats and kitties would have so eagerly become a personal photographer and videographer to his late, great Weimaraner, Yeager.
This is my first holiday season without the old boy and one can easily guess my sentiments about the silence of his absence. Without being indulgent, and also remembering that this will also be the first holiday season for millions of people suddenly without the presence of their children, spouses, parents and other loved ones, human or otherwise, I find humorous comfort in reviewing three of the nutty Singing Christmas hat videos I made with Yeager.
I’m publishing these here for the first time. The first was made in 2007 (the most popular on Youtube), the second in 2006 (my favorite for capturing his benign indifference to human idiocy). The final one was the last one I made of him at Christmas, done last year.
They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, perhaps neither endearing or funny to many, but they might prove a distraction for anyone who grew unusually close to an animal family member now gone.
And….if you enjoy them and are so inclined, please consider a donation, however modest, to The Yeager Fund for special need dogs who will likely never be adopted but live the rest of their years in the no-kill rescue shelter from which I adopted Yeager. You can do this easily and quickly, even by PayPal at: