Look at that cute face! Our sweet adopted little Sadie Sue is looking so innocent in this photo, but let me tell you what happened…
A cat, after being scolded, goes about its business. A dog slinks off into a corner and pretends to be doing a serious self-reappraisal. ~Robert Brault
In the beginning of December, I put together this beautiful tablescape for Christmas. You can see more of it here. I put an egg white wash over the apples and then put sugar on top of this and let it dry. I arranged them on my thick wood tray, and then scattered faux snow over everything.
Say It Isn’t So…
Mr. Cottage and I kept noticing that the faux snow was somehow getting onto our tablecloth, and occasionally one of the bottlebrush trees would be toppled over. Then one day I was shopping, ran home and left again. I talked with Mr. Cottage on the phone before finally returning home, but he warned me I was going to find a big mess. Mr. Cottage had a prior commitment and our paths crossed that entire day.
Silly me wasn’t thinking at the time, but I should’ve taken a few photos of what I saw. Our sweet Sadie had gotten onto the top of our dining table and had scattered the snow everywhere, and then licked lots of the sugar off the apples. That morning I had been to World Market buying a few stocking stuffers for Mr. Cottage. When I stopped home earlier, I put that bag on the table and put a Pottery Barn bag on top of the other bag. Don’t ask me how, but Sadie got into the World Market bag and pulled out the tiny summer sausage I bought (fortunately she didn’t open it) and she ripped the cellophane off a tin of Tabasco spicy chocolate! I’m so thankful she wasn’t able to open the tin.
It was such a disaster! I took the tray to the kitchen but there was no salvaging of the apples or the snow, so into the trash they went. I ended up shaking the snow off the tablecloth and then throwing it into the washing machine. There were several places on it where it was sticky from the sugar.
She knew she was in trouble! Her ears went back, her tail dropped and she gave me the really sad eye “I’m sorry mom” look.
That’s her hair laying across the top of the candle. We have our dining table right behind our couch and up until now, we’ve never had an issue with a dog getting onto it. I think I’m going to have to either train her to stay off it or redesign our living area.
Fast forward to Christmas Eve. We went to our youngest son’s house and she had so much fun and loved every minute of it.
She got to finally meet their adopted dog, Buckley, and they got along so great. I know the photo above is blurry, but that’s Sadie and Buckley having fun playing.
Even though she had been naughty, Santa still came through with some gifts for her; as well as me making special dog treats for her and our grand dogs for Christmas.
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