I first blogged the amazing “Fire Dogs” last winter (click here to ping back).  Must be something about dogs and fireplaces.  Anyway, here’s  the holidays ’07 version of the same two creatures before the hearth, this time begging from their beloved Ann.    In this case, they’re not craving the comfort of the fire as much as  they crave  a bite of the cookie Ann holds in her hand.  No doubt they succeeded in  obtaining the donation of a morsel or two, since they remain so persistent in their vigilance, one determined not to be outbegged by the other.   What amazing creatures.