after many years of having full, white pines for christmas trees we brought back a fir from the upper peninsula, partly because of the fond memories we have of living in the pacific northwest and christmas with noble firs.
but this one reminds me of the sad christmas tree in the “a charlie brown christmas”. or maybe i just need to give it a chance?
although it looks rough what with the bared teeth, it’s all good old fashioned doggy pack behavior fun, though i’m pretty sure polka’s insistence on being near a human is strategic move in case frida the malamute gets a little too agro ( which never happens unless, we’ve learned, there is food around ).
thankful to have had a good run along lake michigan, but they will be even more so when meal preparation is done and they are no longer banished from the kitchen!
it’s fun when cousins visit and even funner when they bring their dog! poika is being obstinate about not looking at the camera.
odin’s cousin ruby hanging out with frida the malamute, jilly the cavashon and poika the english cream retriever. not pictured, jack the blind miniature pinscher.