Saturday, December 21, 2019

Time will tell

Our intention was to decorate our Christmas tree last weekend. The blue ice cypress was one we had a few years ago. After Christmas, I planted it in the back yard.  I dug it up last weekend from the back yard and hauled it inside.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the decorating did not happen,

Finally, yesterday we cleared our calendars and Jordan came over to lend a hand. The tree was a little thinner than we remembered but Jilda is a master at making Charlie Brown trees look good.

When we started decorating, a thought occurred to both of us at about the same time. Kodak. The puppy.

We both realized that decorating the tree with priceless ornaments from 45 years of marriage would be unwise.

We went to plan B. which involved using ornaments with little sentimental value that would not be too unkind to Kodak's digestive system.

We made all the dogs go outside while we decorated. Not long after we started, I glanced out the wind and saw Kodak looking in. He was enthralled.

When I got up this morning, I expected the worst, but so far he sits nearby and looks at the tree.  We have our fingers crossed that he doesn't destroy it while we're distracted.

Time will tell.


  1. Time will indeed tell.
    Thank you and Jilda for being careful in your decorations.

  2. He's going to be a good one!

  3. I have known of a couple trees taken down by pets. But Imma thinking Kodak will do great. I love the shot. Today I did something i seldom do. I went to the local paper on line. There was a picture of a kid caught intently watching a parade. I immediately thought of you and photographers catching History and many of us take it for granted. NICE

  4. I love the imperfections of the natural cut trees. I think Kodak will be ok with it unless this was his post. Time will tell.

  5. Awww! I'd love to see this image go viral -- particularly on animal rescue sites everywhere. ADOPT, don't shop!

  6. Great picture! The dog's starring at the tree through the window is priceless!

  7. He looks so adorable as he watches. That's an award-winning photo to me.


  8. Animals and Christmas trees are not always a good mix

  9. I just want to hug that sweet pup! I hope he just continues to enjoy the tree. We've never had a dog or cat that bothered the trees. Our cat Squeak loved to sit under the tree but never climbed it or did any damage. Love the should go viral like some comments stated.

  10. I'll say it again. He is such a cutie.


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