Time for my annual treat for the few of you who ever bother looking at my blog!
This year I'm dedicating it to all those new friends we've made this year, especially those who we found in the most unusual places, who've brightened our lives up and made us look at the world in a new way.
The star of my cartoon is Miss Rosie Muhlbauer, one of several dogs rescued from an unethical back yard breeder in California this June. Despite having many congenital health problems caused by inbreeding, Rosie stole everyone's hearts thanks to her fighting spirit, happy personality and unconventional cuteness and now she has over 32,000 fans on Facebook.
So here's Rosie enjoying her first proper Christmas, being spoilt rotten as well she deserves!
So a big Happy Christmas to all of you I'd never heard of 12 months ago but now couldn't imagine living without.
• You can learn more about Rosie's story from her website and her Facebook page. Follow the progress of the dogs rescued alongside her at the Help Still Needed CA Hoarder Facebook page.
If you want to see my other Christmas cartoons, here's 2010 and 2011.
Join me back here very soon when I'll be kicking off 2013 with a MASSIVE new project launch!