I like going into the card aisle at the grocery store or even stopping by Hallmark just to look through the cards. Granted I usually end up buying one or two so I don’t do that very often. I did stop in Hallmark the other day to try and find one last card for Christmas and ended up not buying anything but just sitting there reading the cards for a good chunk of time before I realized I had to get going so I could feed
her royal highness the dog before she starved (Corgis always think they are starving even when they are little pudge balls).
This was one of my favorites that I saw there and I would have purchased had the people I still needed a card for understood the card…I am afraid they are not really animal people. *gasp!*
If you have pets then you know this is true! Last year we ended up with our Christmas tree cordoned off with an x-pen so little puppy jaws and claws could not reach the presents or the ornaments. This year we decided to try letting her near the tree and she has done well about leaving the presents alone and we did refrain from putting any ornaments down low. Well, there are a couple but they are metal (i.e. not easily broken by a curious Corga!). The only time she touched one (it was a white metal horse) she jumped back when it moved and started to bark at it. Since then she’s left it alone!
In the past, my family had two cats and we had to anchor our tree to the wall…I don’t remember exactly what our cats did but I have a feeling it had something to do with climbing up inside the tree and thereby making it fall over. So my parents were smart and just anchored the tree so the cats could play inside their new evergreen treehouse.
I tried to find some pictures of trees by people with pets, but it was difficult to find anything! I know I have friends that have to set trees on tables and presents up on shelves but I either couldn’t remember who had those trees or I couldn’t find their pictures! I resorted to Google Images….
I found way more cat photos than I did dog photos but I did find this link with some helpful reminders about Christmas safety. It is quite close to Christmas but some things to maybe think about next year.