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Old 12-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #15
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I used to cut one down but it just got too difficult and too cold! Now I head to STew Leonards or Home Depot and buy a 6' Frasier Fir. They tie it on the car and I am ready to go. This year I an hosting a neighborhood party so I really would like a nice tree. Next year, if no party or guests, I will probably buy a fake one. Last year I decided NO tree and then on the 23rd I broke down and bought one...just did not feel right.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #16
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we put up an fake palm tree with lights and decorations.
just for fun.

my real christmas tree is one i plant every year in memory of the true meaning of christmas. i have now planted 36 of them .
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My dog has taken to eating the ornaments - even the glass balls. Any tips? Jalapeno spray?
Thomas - simple! 8 foot chain link fence!
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Thomas - simple! 8 foot chain link fence!
Great idea. I could decorate it with red and green ribbons.
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john---i really like your idea!

we have done it all---started out with a fake tree which we used for many years. then switched to a real one--have gone out and cut it at tree farms a couple of times, usually we buy from some local charity. last year, we went back to artificial. this year---we aren't putting up a tree. instead, we are
going to stack decorated cardboard boxes in a roughly tree-shaped pile and see the kids' reaction when they all come over for brunch on boxing day.
(get it? boxing day)....oh yes, for those who don't celebrate boxing day, it's the 26th.
i have to work 24-25-26 afternoon shift---hard to get too excited about "the big day".

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My dog has taken to eating the ornaments - even the glass balls. Any tips? Jalapeno spray?
I would train it not to. I know dogs have iron stomachs, but it could possibly come to harm. Is it just a young pup, Tom?
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Aren't there exit wounds with that?
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When the kids were young we used to go to a tree farm and get one - made a special day of it... NOW = pre lit artificial. Faster, easier, no mess (needles) and less expensive. Most of the ornaments are either kid made (or g'kid made) or trinkets from our various travels. Michele likes to collect ornaments when we go somewhere. Oh, and the prelit artificial is "table height" - sits on an end table. But I **DO** miss the smell of a fresh tree.
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I would train it not to. I know dogs have iron stomachs, but it could possibly come to harm. Is it just a young pup, Tom?
Any tips on training her not to do that? She is great about leaving things alone the rest of the year, but the goods on the tree just seem to tempt her. She is 6 years old, tree problem has been for the last two years.

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Aren't there exit wounds with that?
Don't think I don't worry about it. I was relieved to see the glittery poop after she ate the glass ball ornament.
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Any tips on training her not to do that? She is great about leaving things alone the rest of the year, but the goods on the tree just seem to tempt her. She is 6 years old, tree problem has been for the last two years.
Without being there with her, it is tough to say. Barking (in your own way) loud and mean when she even goes near them would make her think twice.

With all the dogs I have had, the first thing they learn is who the boss is, and don't you dare disrespect that, ever. I can be nasty if I have to, really. This always sets us up for the rest of their lives full of fun and loving.

I have always had retrievers in the past, and now have an Australian Shepherd. Having a docked tail is not my favourite thing, but it sure is around the Christmas tree.
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Maybe decorating the dog would be cheaper and we could let her run outside and shake after Christmas and not have to put away ornaments. Our Christmas foliage is in the big wreath on the Brandywine River Museum. The coordinator of Holly Jolly came by with her volunteers and trimmed our yews which I had let escape heavenward for three yrs. She was very pleased that the prunings were so large (average 2-3') and suggested we continue to allow them to grow with wild abandon. I wish I could do that with the grass and have her come mow it and bale it ever so often.

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What about a smaller tree up on a table? The advantage there is that there is do much more space fore presents!
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Without being there with her, it is tough to say. Barking (in your own way) loud and mean when she even goes near them would make her think twice...........
We've gotten the alpha thing down, but she only does this when no one is around. She gets a lot of exercise (2.5 miles per day walk), but I think the Christmas tree is a novelty that she wants to exploit for entertainment.

Maybe jalapeno sauce spray is a better answer.
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We've gotta the alpha thing down, but she only does this when no one is around. She gets a lot of exercise (2.5 miles per day walk), but I think the Christmas tree is a novelty that she wants to exploit for entertainment.

Maybe jalapeno sauce spray is a better answer.
It seems you are doing things right, including the walking (I am a big advocate of this too, Jasper gets at least an hour every day, rain or shine). I just hope she does not take a liking to Mexican food.
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