Last night I decided to start putting up my Christmas tree. I was about 1/2 way through putting on branches and lights when I decided to take a break. I found myself starting to get a little down because I am decorating for Christmas alone this year. I played with the doggies for a bit and told them I had to stop decorating & turn off the Christmas music for a while because I was sad. After our play time, I jumped on my Xbox 360 for about 1/2 hour. When I was done I put Christmas music back on, turned toward the tree and saw the cutest thing ever. Denzel was laying under the tree. He’s never done that before. When they were pups both dogs were trained to stay away from the tree because they liked to steal ornaments & drink the water. It surprised me even more that he stayed under or right next to the tree until I was finished putting on the branches and lights. I’d talk to him and he’d look at me & tilt his head to one side as if he was genuinely interested in what I was doing and saying. When we were all done he went & laid in his usual spots around the house.
I’m really disappointed that I didn’t take a picture while he was laying under the tree because the look on his face was enough to make me nearly cry. For as difficult as last night was at times, he certainly made it special by sticking so close to me so I could finish putting the tree up.