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Christmas traditions


Christmas is a sneaky little holiday and I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks away. This is a slight problem because I realized I haven’t done anything very festive yet. One thing I do each year though is watch the movie Prancer. With Sam Elliot (aka the voice of “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner”) and a real live Prancer set in the 1980s it’s hard to beat.

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Houndstooth Ball

Houndstooth Ball 1

Houndstooth Ball 2

For my birthday last week, Josh bought us tickets to the Houndstooth Ball, the annual holiday fundraiser and celebration hosted by One Tail at a Time. Not only do sales of the tickets go directly back to the organization, but it’s a time to celebrate all the wonderful rescues and adoptions that took place over the course of 2012. I’m so thankful that OTAT brought us to little Chick — she’s definitely the best part about our 2012 — and I can’t wait to see everyone else there tonight with their pups, celebrating the same thing.

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No tree here

The first thing one tends to think of when it comes to Christmas decorations is a Christmas tree. While Josh and I agreed last year that we would get a tree this year (after I convinced him that a fake tree was the way to go–real trees can be harmful to dogs, right?). But then we took a trip to the store and realized how expensive fake trees are (yes, we are that cheap)! So we decided to forego one for now. I can’t decide if this was a good decision yet or not.

Do you decorate with a tree, or no?

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