|I am completely and deeply offended that you do not
want me to assist with the decorating
As always, Ray was a gigantic help, positioning himself between me and the tree or me and the bin of ornaments until, in total exasperation, I told him to "Golaydown." Ray huffily complied only to be replaced by Juno and Harvey. While Harvey enjoyed basking in the shade of the tree under construction, Juno took a more Ray-like approach to the whole process. Although, instead of getting between me and the decorations, she just positioned her dumpling self on top of them.
|This is AWESOME.
I think we should always have a tree here.
|Hmmm hmmm hmmm. Hmm hmm hmmm
jingle all the way…
|…oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
Laughing, outraged, and feeling more than a bit bad about Harvey, I went to re-decorate the tree. In his frantic flight, Harvey had unplugged the string of lights and snapped an ornament in two. The other ornaments had been stripped out of their dangly holders. I re-hung the gold beads on the lower branches of the tree and went to look for the scaredy-cat.
|You don't like Jingle Bells? I know others.
That is, wouldn't come out at all until Gregg came and shook the treat can. The Dumpling came right inside. It took Harvey two more hours to calm down.
Note to self: Do not use dog-correction voice with cats.