Land sakes....I've never been so embarrassed in my life. I just took Sis on a walk and as we walked down one block, a front door opened and out shot a small gray poodle, Precious, who was very intent on getting to know Sis. My stars...I looked down to see my fat black squirrel killing girl, terrified of a poodle half her size. Sis proceeded to do the "choke your own damn self", on her own leash, trying to get away. I will say Precious is a mite forward, so no wonder Sis was unglued to the point of squatting, to avoid a cold nose. Precious doesn't seem to mind any better than Sis, either, as the last thing she does when called, is actually come. I will tell you she is a lot more fashion forward than Sis, given that she had a small orange feather tied into the fur of each ear, from her last trip to the groomer. It was a look all right--just not a particularly good one. Feathers on a dog?? Uh, no.
The Emperor, across the street from us, had a large lightly flocked Christmas tree delivered this morning and dropped off in their front yard. I thought it was kind of weird that it was left in the yard, but then they do "interesting things" a lot. As Sis and I returned from our walk, I noticed Penny (the mom), one of the Hispanic maids, and their son, all out front decorating the tree. It's one of the nicest shaped trees I've seen in a l-o-n-g time--really fat and fluffy-- and I told Penny I had wondered this morning how they were ever going to get it into the house. She said when they saw it, they liked it so much they went ahead and bought it, and decided to put it outside, knowing they'd never get it through any door they have, into their house. True that. The bad news is, she says it's taking a boat load of lights to cover it, but they are almost to the top. I can't wait to see the finished product. It's already really beautiful so this should be fun to have across the street for everyone to enjoy. Neat idea!