There’s nothing like an encounter with a bunch of dogs who have brought their families with them to a photo shoot with Jolly Old Saint Nick to awaken the seasonal joy of Christmas in one’s person. The onslaught of goodness on four feet to which I am referring is the annual Jefferson County Human Society pictures with Santa event.
The festivities take place at Margland Bed and Breakfast, a magnificently restored Victorian domicile in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, my fair city. There is no place I know of that is more Christmasy, so it is a perfect setting. The event is a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Humane Society which is 100% dependent on contributions to continue its noble work. You can see more of this delightful event on the Photo of the Week Page at Corndancer dot-com. We will patiently wait here.
Dogs are the perfect embodiment of the season. Their hopes and fantasies are not manifested in tablets, game boxes, bicycles, skate boards, jewelry, or big screens. They simply share space with their human companions, to be loved, and to return that love with wagging tails and sloppy kisses. The Jefferson County Humane Society affords this opportunity to dogs and their potential companions who might not meet under different circumstances. Keep this in mind as you complete your “Christmas list.”
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