Tuesday, December 18, 2007

6 Days and Counting

I know it's been some time since I last posted here so I will explain. You see, by now I had hoped to be entrenched in cookie baking, gift wrapping, and general holiday cheer along with beginning a new drawing or two and making art goals for the coming year, (more on that later). Instead I have been swamped with graphic design work of late. Well, 'swamped' is probably overstating it a bit, but busy non-the-less. Busy enough anyway. Which is a good thing for my pocketbook but not so good for art or cookie making time.

So, not to neglect this blog for too long I figured I'd give you an update on our Christmas tree's survival in the home of "He Who Cannot Be Trusted", also known as Sam, the springer spaniel.
Amazingly, the tree has fared very well. A couple of accidental mishaps with broken ornaments but when you have a 9 year old kiddo cooped up in a small house on frigid cold days with a 60 pound dog that's to be expected. And it is a pretty tree. Probably the prettiest tree we've had ever. The canister vacuum cleaner spread around the tree when ever we leave the house has done the trick keeping Sammie away from the tree. Besides, look how sweet and innocent he looks.

But don't for one minute let that sweet face fool you. He has still been full of mischief. See that pillow he's cuddling? Last week we came home to a living room full of pillow stuffing like snow everywhere and one soggy pillow cover with a hole neatly chewed from its corner. Sigh.

And here's our other dog, Sara the Welsh Corgi, also known as 'The Princess", sharing a secret with Sammie. Sara never misbehaves. And she is sure to remind us of that fact, especially when she is scolding Sammie for some misdeed. Actually, she's quite the tattle-tale. What do you think she's telling Sammie here? Maybe,"You'd better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not shout, I'm telling you why. . . . "


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Your tree looks beautiful!
I know what you mean about keeping them looking nice when you have kids and animals! Last year our cat ran right up the center of the tree all the way to the top. Ornaments were flying and breaking everywhere, lol.

Ann said...

Oh my goodness Kasie! I bet that kitty was pretty freaked out by all the ruckus! At least our springer can't climb trees!

Rita said...

Ann, that picture is too funny!
You don't suppose that Sara is actually telling Sammie what to do so he'll get in trouble though, do you? ;)

Ann said...

Rita, it has occurred to us that Sara may be putting Sammie up to all the mischief just so she gets more praise for being 'the good dog'. I wouldn't put it past her. Hope he catches on soon though!


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