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.
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.
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.
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.