Thursday – A Little Personal – Decorations

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, you guys. What are you doing?”

“Decorating the tree. You want in?”

“Goodness. All the ornaments are already on the tree.”

“Well, you wanted to go outside and chase the squirrel.”

“I know but no one said anything about decorating.”

“That’s true Little One. I think they thought it would go better if you were out playing.”

“There is not even an old bone to hang on the tree.”

“Yeah, as if that’s what everyone would want.”

“Did you help decorate, Lucy?”

“No. I took up my position on the couch.”

“Why aren’t all the ornament boxes put away?”

“I think the folks are taking more totes to the garage.”

“It’s a sad thing to know I missed everything.”

“Geez, Twiggy. You didn’t miss anything. How many ornaments could you hang?”

“Well, that’s not really the point. I’m going to give mom and dad a piece of my mind.”

“Good idea. That always works well.”

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  1. If this doesn’t put you into a festive, holiday mood, I don’t know what will. So sweet, John! I loved the first photo of Twiggy. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Jill. She is a cut-up for sure.

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  2. Thanks for the Twiggy Giggles this morning, John! The tree is looking good. Have a lovely upcoming weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a great weekend as well.

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  3. My two are always in the middle of everything as well, John. They take their supervisory roles very seriously..😂 Happy Holidays!

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    1. Yes these two as well. Thanks, Lori. Happy Holidays to you.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    The first photo is a classic…so precious! By the looks on your pups’ faces, they are accustomed to order, and now don’t know what to do. I suspect all will be well, though, as I bet mom and pop will deliver new toys on Christmas! 🙂

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    1. There is a possibility for new toys for sure. Thanks, Gwen.

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  5. Lucy was the supervisor. A very important job.

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    1. Yes very important. She is management.

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  6. The tree looks lovely in your new home. I believe this is the first Christmas in this house. Am I right? Dogs seem to like the Christmas tree. I know Dot does. xo

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. It is the first Christmas in this house. Twiggy loves the tree. Lucy could care less.

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  7. Quite the helpful crew – but shouldn’t they be wearing elf outfits?

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    1. These two refuse to wear anything. Go figure. Thanks, Frank.

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      1. Bummer. They don’t know what they are missing.

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      2. I think maybe they do but are okay with that. 😀

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  8. They look cute, dear John! Especially curious Twiggy outside. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I wonder what dogs think about Christmas. Does it make any sense for them? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. I think the peace of Christmas Eve makes sense. They are totally relaxed.

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      1. !!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. I was hoping for a Twiggy and Lucy adventure today!! The first photo is just priceless!

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    1. She was certainly put out when she discovered us doing something without her. Thanks, Liz.

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  10. The tree looks lovely, John even if Twiggy didn’t help. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  11. John Fioravanti · ·

    How cute, John. I guess you survived Twiggy’s angst!

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    1. She forgave us. Thanks, John.

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  12. Twiggy looks so sad in that first photo, John. I’m sure you were able to sooth her hurt feelings. I understand the desire to get the job done while she was occupied.

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    1. She was in the middle of everything so we let her go out and got it done.

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  13. Lucy and my hubby take up the same positions when it comes to decorating the tree, lol.

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    1. LOL. At least he stays out of the way.

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    2. Same here! LMAO 😂

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  14. Raven was smack in the center of decorating when we put up our tree, John.

    Looks like Twiggy and Lucy still had an important job by inspecting your work.
    Anything out of the ordinary and four-leggeds are there to check it out!

    So cute!

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    1. They do get in the middle and have to inspect everything. Thanks, Mae.

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  15. Love Twiggy’s face from outside… The NERVE!! How dare you guys decorate without me there…
    Fun stuff. Mine will be going up next week. Never before December 19 as Mick’s birthday was the 18th. Had to keep ’em separate. Mind you, in my family always put it up Christmas Eve…

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    1. I always liked the idea of the Christmas eve tree. When I was a small boy my parents did the tree after we were asleep on Christmas eve. In the mornng, we would come down the stairs to a miracle.

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      1. We had a whole ritual. Real tree and while us girls an my dad decorated, my mother made her meat pies, which we then had for supper.

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  16. Poor baby. She just wants to help.

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  17. Twiggy hasn’t covered all the chapters of the veterans handbook, so I’m glad Lucy went easy on her.

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  18. So cute seeing Christmas fun with the puppies! Looks like Twiggy is feeling much better this week. 🙂

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  19. Tree looks great! The girls look as curious as cats with something new in the house.

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    1. An excellent way to put it, Jo. Thanks.

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  20. How funny! Merry Christmas, Twiggy and Lucy!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  21. Welll, Little One did miss out on the fun. Good reason to be a little grumpy about it. 🙂 Christmas Tree looks lovely – always one of my favorite things to do – trim the tree.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. My favorite too.

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  22. LOL! Oh boy, she didn’t like missing this. The tree looks good even without an old bone. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  23. Ha, ha! Poor Twiggy felt left out. Sometimes it feels good just being there even if you don’t do anything. 😉

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    1. Yes, the poor dear. 😁

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  24. They seem remarkably well-behaved around the tree. I still have the 30′ of 3/8″ galvanized chain I used to keep Dixie Rose from tipping our trees over. She didn’t care about playing with the ornaments, but she sure did have an urge to climb that tree!

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    1. Last year we had the tree surrounded by a play pen. Twiggy was six months old and wanted everything on and under the tree. I guess she is getting more mature now.

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  25. My dogs also ‘helped’ us decorate. One of them likes to lay on the tree skirt under the tree as if she’s a present. Love the floors, by the way.

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    1. Hahahaha She is a gift after all. Thanks for the laugh, Don.

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  26. Dallas doesn’t give a fig for the tree, what’s on it, or what’s under it. I suppose we’re lucky there! Sort of sad that Twiggy missed out on the decorating fun though.

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    1. She had a lot of sniff time to catch up. So she was okay until the discovery that she missed out.

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  27. I love they are in the middle of everything but being so polite! Garfield climbs the tree and knocks off ornaments (why we put the cloth ones at the bottom).

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    1. Good for Garfield. Thanks, Noelle.

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  28. You have such a lovely and sophisticated Christmas tree, John. I have a Christmas chaos tree and I still hang the decorations my boys made as very small lads. I even have a lot of the decorations from my girlhood which my mom gave to me.

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    1. Those kinds of decorations are the best. We have balls that go back twenty five years. We have a tradition of writing on the ball the year and who helped decorate the tree and the pets with us. Each year the memories of those previous Christmas’s come back as we place those balls on the tree. Always a bittersweet time. Thanks for sharing, Robbie.

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      1. That is such a lovely idea and tradition, John.

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      2. Thank you, Robbie.

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  29. We’re somewhat late hereabouts this year, but I’m sure we’ll have all the decorations up by Christmas Eve … hopefully. 😉

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    1. Best wishes on that.

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  30. I hope you gave them a piece of your mind, Twiggy. It wasn’t about hanging the ornaments, it was about being there. But then there is always the clean up and putting things away… not so much fun.

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    1. Twiggy did give us a piece of her mind. She got over it though.

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