I am always a bit slow on decorating the tree once we get it inside. What I really like about a live tree is the smell of it. Awww. It smells so good! Come to find out I was wise to not decorate the tree too soon because Amici had his own decorating idea. We've been trialing him out of his kennel for about a month. We got the Christmas tree and he seemed unfazed by it. Well, one night we got home and this is what we found (in addition to our first snow fall):
Yup, you saw the evidence. He chewed two nice size holes in our tree. Thankfully they were at the bottom so we were able to just turn the tree around. After the shock of him doing that, we started the kenneling again. One for the sake of the tree and most importantly, for the sake of Amici since pine needles can be deadly (they can puncture intestines). Amici has not displayed any side effects from it and has acted fine so we hope that he didn't digest too many pine needles. It seems he just wanted a few sticks, saw a tree, decided to chomp on it, and the rest is history.
He went to see Santa that Sat. Do you think he was on the good list or the naughty list? Apparently by the pic Santa thought he was on the good list. :)
|From Santa & Amici|
These pictures were taken today of our tree and Amici. Although he has gone back to the kennel- which hasn't phased him a bit, he has been a bit nicer to our tree. Today I found him carrying around my Santa ornament in his mouth (it is a stuffed one with my name on it). He wagged his tail and looked all sheepish but he hadn't ripped it. Santa is back on the tree again with a bit longer beard.
We've been getting our DWB Christmas cards by snail mail and email. All of them have been great. Thank-you for sending them to us! It is so much fun to check the mail now!
Here is Amici chillin with one of his few toys that he hasn't ripped to shreds within a few seconds of receiving it.