Saleen is afraid of the "Christmas trees". It's in quotes because it's like quater of a tree and a rosemarry bush pruned to look like a tree. The half a tree I got at lowes, it's the very top of a regular real tree that for whatever reason they cut off and affixed to a little baby stand. CUTE! So I got baby lights and a baby tree skirt and slapped a bow and some old timey wooden ornaments on and viola. Christmas spirit.
It's a neat idea IMO and when I saw it I just had to have it even though John and I decided we wouldn't bother to decorate this year, just didn't feel like it. So I surprised him tonight with a super spotless house, dinner and some decor. The rosemary is living next to the fireplace (but far enough away not to catch on fire- promise) and has some silver beaded string thing and a bell on top. They were on sale too at lowes for two dollars marked down from 12.99... all because the pots were falling apart. Yay! My mom and I bought the last three they had.
I was totally shocked by Saleen's reactions. All four dogs were having what I call quiet time in their out of the way place, which is our hallway thats gated off, so she didn't get to see me put the trees up or decorate them. She came running around the corner of the couch into the living room, made it about four steps and then about jumped out of her skin a the sight of the baby tree next to the TV all lit up and decorated. I almost died, and I dearly wish I had my camera handy! She stalked past the tree only to come face to face with the rosemarry "tree" on the other side of the room. She ran into the kitchen and hunkered down. Oh dear...
I realized though that while Saleen had been born by last christmas she was only three weeks old so I'm going to count this as her first christmas. I can't wait to see her reaction when she realizes what christmas stockings are for! It's going to be her favorite holiday I'm sure!
How many other of our poodle friends are celebrating their first Christmas?
Saleen has by the way gotten over her fear of the trees although she isn't interested in touching them which is good. Though she does bump into it with her tail but I guess thats just a clumsy spoo for ya LoL.