Friday, December 17, 2010
Tour of Holiday Homes
I love to decorate. . . but, it's difficult with dogs in the house.
I spray painted some pine cones and nuts and put them in pretty glass bowls. Then I set them out around the house. The problem: Sasha didn't understand that spray paint meant "NO EATING".
I came home to find chewed up pine cones littering the floor. She'd actually cracked the nuts and eaten the insides out.
"Spray paint," Sasha says, "NO PROBLEM!"
Not for those giant teeth of hers.
But when I saw that she'd eaten the glass Christmas balls, I was worried - for a second. Sasha must be part goat. That glass didn't even hurt her at all. Still, she knew better and quickly crawled underneath the coffee table to hide. She just didn't think to hide the evidence - empty nutshells were right beside her head.
Still, I decorate. But now I don't put tempting treats (like glass balls) so low to the ground. No need to tempt those teeth of hers.
I pulled out some of my pretty Christmas plates and did a test run on the table - higher up.
And, some of the pretty plates, I even hang on the walls - way out of reach from Sasha.
Plus, I've got stockings hung by the . . . stairs with care. Well, not so much care but I still think they're pretty.
How 'bout you? How do you decorate and do you have any challenges - like Sasha?
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