Here's a peek at our Christmas decorations for Darwin's first Christmas!
I went to a couple stores looking for a cute stocking for Darwin. Couldn't find one that didn't have a brown or white puppy on it, and that just wouldn't do. I was torn on what to do and then I saw the perfect stocking hanger!
A silver Christmas doggy! The only one left on the shelf! It was meant to be! Here's the end result:
And here's our tiny tree! So far Darwin has been pretty good about leaving it alone. She makes attempts at taking a snowflake off, but for the most part leaves it be. During the days shes contained to the kitchen, but at night she has access to the whole house, and yet once we say it's bedtime she usually just sleeps... on the couch where she's not supposed to. But the tree is always in one piece in the morning! Knock on wood that it stays that way!
An update on the doggy day care:
We took her last week, and she was much better about going in, but again when we picked her up she was in a kennel because she was getting anxious when other dogs started leaving. Come to yesterday. We dropped her off, and she was pretty good about getting dropped off. When we picked her up though, the staff said she had a "bad" day. Apparently she seemed stressed out so they tried to get her to go to into a kennel for a rest time, but they would call her over and she'd bark at them and then run away. Not horrible bad, but she is not listening to commands as well. Is this part of her 10month old adolescent phase? She was also very hyper and anxious when we picked her up, and was jumping up and putting her feet on their counter, and she doesn't usually jump up like that. We're going to try this place out a few more times, but if things don't improve I may look into trying some place new.