Monday, December 5, 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Today was my official getting into the Holiday Spirit day.  I started the Christmas baking and up went the tree.  The dogs were instrumental in distracting me helping!  :)


First, I got everything out for baking.  I mean everything.  And I arranged it all nicely for a blog picture - and then proceeded to move it all out of the way so I could get started!


Sadie & Hurley supervised from the comfort of their beds while Maggie kept the kitchen floor spic & span!


And then we got sidetracked by a little photo shoot.

 

Isn't he just the cutest puppy in the whole wide world??  Of course, with all the picture-taking, I did not get all the baking done that I wanted but we had fun.  After starting cookie dough, I took a break and headed out with Hurley to pick out our Christmas tree.  Somehow, I came home with a gi-normous tree that barely fits in our living room.  I blame it on Hurley.  The big tree made him look like a little puppy and I couldn't resist.


Sadie was a big help while I was decorating!

 

Then I ran out of Christmas lights and we had to take a break to get back to baking. 






Hurley was so kind as to "help" me with the Peanut Butter cup cookies.  And by help, I mean he snatched a half dozen off the counter while I wasn't looking.  One panicked google search on chocolate poisoning in dogs later and sigh of relief when I found he hadn't gotten enough chocolate to be worried, he was banished from the kitchen entirely.

The Hubster arrived with more Christmas lights and saved the day.  I finished up the tree and these three were so kind as to pose nicely for me!  


7 comments:

  1. Your dogs look to be about as much help as mine were! Has Hurley tried to mark the tree yet? Turk totally did and all I could do was laugh..in almost 5 years, he's never done that before!

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  2. @waldobungie

    Hurley has not figured out that he can lift his leg to pee. I'm hoping he never learns!

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  3. That is quite the pose! I can't believe they all settled down so nicely for you at once--mine wouldn't dream of being so well-behaved, even for a moment! Sounds like you had a nice holiday fun day together.

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  4. @Kirsten (peacefuldog)
    Thanks! I was pretty surprised that they were so willing to do photos but I take a million pictures of them nowadays and they seem to be resigned to photo shoots. I get a few "are we done yet, Mom?" looks though!

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  5. You have far more Christmas energy than I do, I look more like Hurley & Sadie...

    This Saturday I will put up our tree and I know S & D will be as helpful as your dogs were. :-)

    It looks like you all had a fun time (minus the chocolate incident) and I'm sure Delilah will be helping me in the same way Maggie helped you. ;-)

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  6. We are excited to have our tree up!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  7. A friend of mine made 12 DOZEN peanut butter blossom cookies for gifts, took a shower, and came back to find her dog had eaten all but two! Her dog was fine but she did need her stomach flushed. What a nightmare!
    He must have thought you baked him some fantastic doggie biscuits. =)

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