A Nativity Play by pooches

Inspired by a post from last year by Wag to Riches Dog Grooming  

We thought it was about time we did our own Nativity Play.

Casting call:

George, of course, was Baby Jesus.I’ve been casted as Virgin Mary – that I amBut trying hard to look maternal.

Amazing what wardrobe can do. Here’s me, I mean, Mary and Baby Jesus looking up at the star who will bring all our visitors. Ahhh, Barnaby aka Joseph has now joined the cast.6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And then came the three Wise Men – Freddie, Mac and MaisyLet’s not forget the animals who were there! Coco plays the donkey, the important form of transport that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.  And the shepherds who also saw the star came along. The sheep came, but the shepherd seems to be missing.8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had

Ahhh, that explains it – the shepherds have gone to spread the word!

So this is the whole ensemble.  And last but not least, the star: – from The White Company! 🙂

May’s comment:  The cast? We were the SleepingRuff doodles – friends that came together through our blog and on Instagram. And we decided to do the Sleep Out together in October and since then our adventures have not stopped!

We so loved the Nativity scene that Wags to Riches had done last year that they inspired us to reenact it.

And this is also for Frank the Golden Retriever who had since passed away. 🙁



  1. Ginny

    Absolutely love it!

  2. Cheryl

    Fabulous! I’ve seen many nativities, this is by far the most fun one!

  3. Jeanne

    So cute! Can’t believe how well-trained your dogs are to sit so still, especially while in costumes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Liz Burman

    Love it! Amazing cast, particularly love the sheep!??

  5. Angie Salmon

    What a cute overload … Absolutely love it

  6. Ian Harrison

    Fantastic tableau – George as Baby Jesus and Miss Darcy as Mary – perfect casting!

  7. Rita Betteridge

    Geoff said George should be called baby Georeus. ??. Absolutely love this tableau. Happy 1st December.

  8. Rita Betteridge

    That should read Georgeus!!!!

  9. Lyndsey

    Amazing. Such special dogs. Love all the costumes ?

  10. Kathy Shoulders

    Amazing!! That’s all I can say. Amazing!

  11. Lisa King

    Oh! George as Baby Jesus! I just can’t even…!

    This is so priceless I had to show my husband. He just shook his head.

    Thank you for making me smile.

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