Friday, December 23, 2011

As Christmas Approaches

As Christmas Approaches, our daughter has returned home from College, bringing the Holiday Spirit with her, which has been missing around here with our recent tragedies.  She went on a baking spree and whipped up sugar and gingerbread cookies.  She whipped up so many of them that we couldn't give away or consume them all.  I've even added some to the horses' grain at night.

When our daughter was little she loved to go with us to the tree farms in our area to pick out and cut our tree.  Then we went through "the stink-eye phase" where she had no interest in our annual adventure.  This year we've come through the "other side" and she was again with us, helping us choose our tree and also doing the decorating.

Tuna the Mighty Hunter has been assisting us with decorating (or should I say undecorating).  This is her second tree and for some reason this year's tree has been more interesting to her than last year's (kitten) tree.

If you note the picture above, you'll see a nice tidy rug underneath the tree.

I can't count the times Tuna has drug that rug around the house.  I keep putting it back only to find it in some other room.

We've also had the same issue with Christmas Stockings and decorations.  Tuna drags them from one end of the house to the other.  She sits next to them and howls until somebody comes to see what she has "caught".  Once we arrive she sits proudly next to her "catch".

So as Christmas Approaches, if we can get the rug back underneath the tree, figure out where all the ornaments have gone to and place the stockings back next to the fireplace, I'm thinking all will be well.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!


  1. Kids all seem to go through that faze don't they, glad your daughter has joined back in your family fun. Does she ride? Lucky horses, sure they are loving her gingerbread cookies! What a funny kitty, sharing his catch of the day - at least it's not a mouse! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas at your place. Just wanted to say....Merry Christmas from Lisa and the entire herd at the Laughing Orca Ranch!!

  3. Tuna will keep things interesting. We're not putting up a tree this year because I know our four month old German Shepherd puppy would destroy it. Gifts are out of his reach on the dining room table and so far he hasn't paid any attention to the stockings.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  4. Hi Aurora - Our daughter used to ride, particpated in 4H and even did some Breed shows. She decided to leave horses when she headed off to college. Recently, as she heads towards graduation this year, she's informed us that she'd like to participate in our search for a horse to replace Poco. More on that in a future Post.

    Merry Christmas to all of you!


  5. Those cookies look wonderful! Have a Merry Christmas!