Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ryker's Christmas Story

Gather around the fire, little pups, and let me tell you a Christmas story . . .

The older doggies might remember when I talked about the Hotel Captain Cook's Pastry Chef,  Joe Hickel.   He's the one that builds a big Christmas Gingerbread Village every year.

That's him here.  Everyone else has to call him Sir, but I get to call him Uncle Joe.

Uncle Joe has a website where people can go and watch him make his village every year. He has fans all around the world.

You can see his website here: http://www.captaincookchristmas.com/   It looks like this:

Come on Mama.  Let's go.  I'll steer, you work the pedals.  I know where we're going.

When we got there, we had to stop and say Hello to Ol' Saint Nick.  I gave him my Christmas list.

Mama gave him her Christmas list too.  I told Ol' Saint Nick that mama's been good all year.

They also had a big Christmas Tree there.  Isn't it pretty?

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, Wie treu sind deine Blätter!  Owooooooo!

Bet you didn't know I could howl in German, did ya?

Hey Mama!  I found Uncle Joe!  He's in his civilian clothes!

Hiya Uncle Joe.  How ya been?

Long time no see.  I missed ya!

I decided to check out his village while Uncle Joe talked with his fans.  He depends on my opinion, you know, so I gotta do a good job.

Let's have a look here.  This looks very good.  It smells even better.

Hey Mama, you getting this on camera?  Doesn't it look pretty?  Too bad you don't have as good a smeller as I do.  It all smells delicious.

Look at the detail of this scene.  Isn't it fantastic?

Oh look.  This house is very pretty.

Do you see this, Mama?  There's an ice(ing) cave!

Hey, what's this?  Are those little people in there?

Oh bow wow!  How did he shrink those horses?  I think Uncle Joe might be magical!

Oh!  Here's another very pretty house.  Get a close up of this one, Mama.

I had to stop a minute to wish this cute little girl a Merry Kissmas.

Look here mama.  Uncle Joe built a whole subdici- . . . subdiv- . . . subci . . . neighborhood!

That almost looks like our street, don't it mama?

I must shake your paw Uncle Joe.  You did a great Job!  You are a true Artist!

High Five! 

You know what?  You did such a good job I'm gonna give you one of my SnooterSnacks.  You earned it.

You go ahead and eat that SnooterSnack, Uncle Joe.  It's delicious.  And well deserved!

And that's the story of me, Uncle Joe and the Gingerbread Village.  
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!


  1. Wow, that is one heck of a village!
    Just like last year, I am amazed that you are allowed in there Ryker. But you are such a good boy, I don't think there is any gingerbread or icing missing, right Ryker? Ryker?:)

  2. Oh My Goodness!!! What a spectacular village! Lots of love and work on that project!! Sure looks very yummy, too.

    Ryker, just have to tell ya.... each and every time we see your photo, we think: that you certainly are one super duper fantastic wonderful doggie! It is so obvious by all your photos how truly special you are! I'm thinking that you bring lots of joy to your momma! And most definitely put a smile on her face! There are lots of wonderful pups out there; and you take the cake, my friend... (oh should I say Gingerbread :o)

    Wishing you and your momma the most Merriest Christmas and a Very Happy New Year, too.

    Joan and 'lil Janie Poo

  3. That is INCREDIBLE!! Uncle Joe, I mean, Sir is a true artist. You are lucky you know him and it is clear he really likes you. Thank you for showing us. Merry Christmas!

  4. WOWZERS!! That must have smelled fantastic! But Ryker...you can howl in German?!? DUDE! You Aussie's are amazing!

    Merry Christmas, Ryker and momma!

    -Bart and Ruby

  5. What a cool Gingerbread village. We never saw anything like that before. Very cool. What a sport wearing your Santa hat
    Benny & Lily

  6. That village is breathtaking, what a cool Uncle Joe!

  7. RYKER....
    Rose here. I cannot howl in German!! Or bay, for that matter!! Wow, you are one talented canine!! ;op
    I would not just look at that gingerbread village.... I'd eat it!! Then get in trouble!! But, hey!! A dog has to take risks every now and then, right? BOL!! ;op
    Merry Christmas and happy 2013!! ;op

  8. Wow what a cool village. Did you get a lick? Your uncle Joe seems like a cool dude.

  9. What an amazing and beautiful village--Your Uncle Joe is truly an artist!!

    (⁀‵⁀,) ✫✫✫
    .•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫✫✫ MERRY CHRISTMAS RYKER & FAMILY!

  10. OH Dog! Look at all those cookies! Happy Christmas my friends! woo woo woo!

  11. Ryker....this was the best post....I just loved looking at the hard work that Uncle Joe did for everyone...he must be a special person....you can tell he is...look he's accepting a SnooterSnack from you...taaadaaaa! It was grand to see Momma holding you what a lovely picture....please spread the word and have a very merry Xmas and Happy New Year....love to all!

  12. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas story Ryker! I remember your Uncle Joe's village from last year. Always so enjoyable to see it! Thank you for sharing my furiend! And tell your Momma she has the most beautiful smile :D

    Merry Christmas to you my furiends!

    Waggin at ya,


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