This is just picture perfect, not a dog hair out of place!! That is just not reality at my house....welcome to my little fiasco in trying to capture four dachshunds decked out in Holiday garb......not so great, trust me!
First, I put the reindeer horns on Sammie....You would have thought he was being tortured! He slouched down to the floor and just ducked his head.....it was a no go!
So I tried them on Bailey. She froze in the chair under the dog blankets and would. not. move. It was like if she just sat still, I might not see her and it would all go away. Forget trying to get her to sit next to another dog...nope. Not. going. to. happen.
While the first two were acting up with all their shenanigans, Dora and Sophie sat in the chair waiting for Bailey and Sammie to get with the program. Dora likes to dress up most of all out of all the dachshunds we have, so she was eager without any suggestions of treats. Sophie...just goes with the flow. All I needed to do was to get the two younger ones on board, and I was sure to be on my way to the perfect Christmas card.
So I put the bells and the antlers on Sammie....He was looking mighty spiffy and rather regal in his get up....only problem was...he wants to be the star of his own show and does not want to share the spot light with any other.
I tried to convince him he needed to sit with Sophie and Dora, and he had enough of that talk......
Next thing I know...he is trying to rip the jingle bells into shreds and toss them in the air. Just look at the determined face here....like he knows he can kill it if he tries hard enough. Long forgotten are the reindeer antlers. And by this time, not a dog one was interested in a treat.....they wanted the Santa garb off and put away.......
So my perfect Christmas card with four perfectly dressed dogs, with not a dog hair out of place just does not seem to be happening this year. Sophie and Dora were real troopers and sat at attention, well almost attention with the mention of a cheese bite in the works. But what you don't see is Bailey hiding under the covers and Sammie trying to just get the cheese bite and run.........There goes my perfect Christmas card......or maybe it is perfect....in a not so perfect kind of way....pretty much seems to be the way things go around here!
Oh, and did I mention, the whole time this was taking place, I had to listen to my husband sound off that "This is just not going to work......."
Seriously......I really don't give up that easily.....tomorrow is another day and treats make a dog's world go around!