Well, my worst Christmas fear has come true (I think)…I am pretty sure Marly zapped herself while chewing the extension cord for the Christmas lights. Luckily, when I found the cord (and the skittish pup) the cord had been pulled out of the wall. Aside from circling wide around the tree now, she seems to be OK. I will keep an eye on her and take her into the vet tomorrow if she is acting at all funny. (Of course, I will find the emergency place if something happens that needs attention sooner.)
So, there goes the $7 I just spent today on the extension cord. Have I mentioned how much I hate putting lights on the tree. Next year, I might…just might…resort to purchasing a pre-lit artificial tree. And then I will have several “live” wreaths in the house to make up for the missing tree scent. We’ll see. This year has been about the last straw…maybe it would be different if I had family coming or I was throwing a party, but as it is, if it is just me then really what’s the point of this much effort?