Considering how many puppies we’ve had, it’s somewhat surprising that we haven’t had any huge Christmas tree disasters (
i.e. one in which the puppy brought the entire gigantic tree crashing down.) Most of the dogs have been very good. But Darby’s making us more nervous. Already she has murdered one of my oldest ornaments, part of a set of Japanese paper figures that I brought back from my very first trip to Japan, in 1979. Here you see the attack, before…
She also has liberated several other adornments from the tree but without destroying them. We’re trying to fight back with much closer supervision.