Our Christmas Tree And The Importance Of Planning Ahead

Despite his lack of opposable thumbs, Eko was instrumental in selecting and setting up our first Christmas tree as Chicago residents.  Last night we were finally ready to hang up the lights.  Before we began, I thought it best to map out the best path for the lights to go around the tree.  Luckily I had a patient helper who was up to the task.

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The tree at Rockefeller Center has nothing on Eko!  And yes, that is a snow globe with a bear playing electric guitar on his head.  It’s the closest thing I own to an ornament

Eko and I agreed on the best path and then set to work.  We made a great team – I hung the lights and Eko made sure they didn’t get tangled.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, pet adventure

Hard at work

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It was a tough job, but Eko was up to the challenge

Things seemed to be going just swimmingly, but we quickly discovered a major flaw in our lighting plan.

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“Will, I think we may be a few lights short.”

I’m not exactly the brightest bulb in the box, so for some reason I thought that buying only one string of lights would be enough to cover the whole tree.  And so our tree remains a work in progress.  The mission today is to find some lights and get this tree ready asap!  We could also use a few ornaments or a tree topper at the very least.  Anyone have any favorites?

29 thoughts on “Our Christmas Tree And The Importance Of Planning Ahead”

  1. I have a magnet on my fridge that says, A do is the only animal on earth that will love you more than he loves himself. – Josh Billing.

    Eko surely lives up to this as only a dog would love you enough to want to make you happy by making you laugh! My love to Eko!

  2. What a good helper Eko is! I am very impressed! And I am taking notes so I can be a good helper when we get our tree this weekend 😀

    I am really excited to see yours when it is all finished!

  3. Oh how those lights make his eyes sparkle! Don’t worry about the light situation, I never get it right either, I seriously doubt mine will even work this year! This Christmas will be out pup Bessie’s first Christmas, she’s a chomper and I have a sneaky suspicion that some new decorations will be on the cards next year….


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