A Traditional Adventure

by Bunny Hound on
Bunny here at the keyboard writing about a traditional adventure that we had this weekend.

One of the things that I love about Thanksgiving, besides our special Thanksgiving Day Dinner in a can (thanks Merrick!), is that it means extra time off from earning green paper for our humans.  So, while they go off on Thanksgiving to spend time with other humans, we still get extra time with them.  Part of that extra time is enjoying some traditional activities together.

Ready To Go -- Tales and Tails

Ready To Go

Our big adventure is going out to get our Christmas tree.

Every year, we go out to the Ol’ Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farm and hunt for our Christmas tree.  After a few years of drought, the selection of trees in our area is pretty slim, but we persisted and we found a lovely tree.  Flattery and I petitioned for Küster to come along as well, but he is not known for standing still.  We thought it would be a good idea to let him pull the tree back to the barn once we cut it down, but Dad was not into the plan at all.  My human said something about not wrestling a kangaroo with one hand while holding onto a pair of nosy busybodies with the other.  I have no idea what she was talking about.  The end of it all is that Küster stayed home.

It was a beautiful day to go out for a tree hunt.  My human didn’t even need a heavy coat, and we hounds opted to leave ours behind as well.   There were quite a few other people out hunting for trees, too, although for a change we were the only dogs there.  It didn’t take long for us to find a tree that would be perfect for us, and Dad got it chopped down in short order.  Flattery helped him pull it back to the barn and my human and I carried the saw back.

We'll Take This One -- Tales and Tails

We’ll Take This One

Our other tradition is finding a special ornament or two for the tree.

This year, we didn’t find exactly what we were looking for at our usual spot, which is a special ornament store in Kickapoo.  The humans went in to look, but didn’t find one that they felt was perfect.  They’d heard about a few other places and we decided to go out together to see if we’d find something there.

We still haven’t found just the right thing, but we did have another fun day out looking around for one.  We stopped at another fun place called the Red Barn where they sell Christmas trees and ornaments, and I wouldn’t be surprised if my human didn’t end up going back there.  She seemed to like more ornaments than Dad did.  We’ll see what they come up with.

Which One To Choose -- Tales and Tails

Which One To Choose

As of right now, our tree still isn’t ready.

It has lights, and a tree skirt, so it’s not naked, but my humans are looking for a few special things that they say they need before the ornaments and tree topper can go on.  I think it looks nice already with just the lights on, so I’m pretty excited about dreaming under it every day until Christmas gets here.

What I love the most is that our family has traditions that include us.  I’m curious to know what all of you do to celebrate your favorite holiday with your canine companions.  Maybe we’ll hear about something new to try.  Here’s hoping that it will be a wonderful holiday season for everyone.

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  • Sue Dyer

    Glad you found your tree. Hope you find the ornaments you want soon as well.

    I don’t have room for a tree, but do put up a few hanging ornaments. As it’s my birthday Christmas Eve I get a lot of cards, so they are scattered around the room.

    My girls get to share a Christmas meal for dogs on the day and no doubt a few extra treats. As I will be here alone with the girls, we will settle into watching some films and just chilling out together.

    We hope you have a good week. Sue, Polly & Honey

    • Trisha L.

      Sue, where do you live? If you are near Madison, OH, you and your girls are welcome to me and my family for Christmas!

      • Sue Dyer

        Trisha L. You are so kind, but I am rather a long way from you. I live in Norfolk, England:) LOL

      • Sue Dyer

        Answered this via Tales & Tails blog, but not sure if you got it.

        Thank you so much for your very kind offer. Unfortunately, I am rather a long way from you. I live in Norfolk, England.

        • Trisha L.

          Hi Sue,
          Too bad we are too far from each other, because you would be welcome!! Do you have any family near you? I wish you a very Happy Christmas🎄🎅🎄

  • Trisha L.

    We have a little pre-lit (white lights) that we put on a table near the sliding doors. I downsized the tree because I am the only one who decorates it. The Boy’s keep me company though and my husband if he is home. I love Christmas decorations🎄🎅🎄
    Our houndy’s get Christmas goodies of course!!!

  • Casey the Boxer

    OMD, you got a second weekend too?? We spent two days at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, then ANOTHER two days at home with Momma! She spent a lot of time putting things in boxes while we snoopervised. We don’t get a tree this year, so we’ll admire yours!

  • Vicky

    Love the pictures. Sounds like you had a great weekend and I love that you have traditional things that you can do with your humans every year.

  • ShineJake

    It’s nothing special to be honest! Or well, it is, but it’s not complicated! We enjoy the holiday together with the family, snuggle up with some treats and exchange gifts! Their gift to us being that they’re there for us every year for comfort, and our gifts to them a few new toys and a slice of ham under the table! Ha ha ha!

    I love your tradition! Thinking of doing something similar like looking for ornaments and such! We have nothing new or exciting to use, so why not switch it up this year?