12.13.2011

the day our great dane decided the holidays were over.

yes that face is innocent (looking) and adorable, but don't let our 2.5 year old great dane Brixa fool you!

saturday started just like any other day...matthew went to the grocery store while i was at the gym...he picked me up, we drove home, walked through our front door and what we discovered was shocking...brixa decided the holidays in our household were OVER.  she greeted us as always, only this time she had glitter all over her face and behind her was a living room full of shattered ornaments.  the bottom half of our tree was completely bare.  apparently she thought those sparkly objects were toys.

we immediately called the vet and brought her in.  we accounted for all of the ornament hooks, but discovered that at least 18 of our 50 ornaments were destroyed by this little monster.  thank goodness we purchased the "shatter proof" ornaments from target that were made of a hard plastic rather than glass...otherwise who knows how this would have turned out.  luckily she is okay...she did get sick later that evening and let's just say there is plenty of glittery holiday cheer in our backyard. 

her weekend was filled with plenty of belly rubs and kisses and she is starting to feel more like herself.  in the end i guess she got what she wanted because we took down the tree and put it away for next year...maybe :) 

14 comments :

  1. What are you talking about?! She couldn't have done THAT! (note the sarcasm) It had to of been an evil elf. hehehe I only laugh because our dane has knocked over our tree twice in a week by backing up into it. lol oh, they are fun!

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  2. Look at that face! Haha. Piper has tried to eat our ornaments also, but our tree is still standing...so far. The shining lights and sparkles must be too hard to resist.
    xo

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  3. Oh my! That poor tree didn't see it coming. I'm glad that your little mischief maker is feeling better.

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  4. Awww dear! Hehe.. still such a cutie though!

    You'll look back and laugh in a few weeks, and then give her more belly rubs!

    Niki @ LQM&M
    xo

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  5. Oh my gosh, so glad she's ok! Even though she is one sneaky girl, can you be mad at those eyes? :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is too funny. And pretty much my worst fear right now...but our little Olive has yet to any of our Christmas ornaments. That I know of...

    Glad she's alright though!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  7. Oh my goodness, she's so precious looking. I'm glad she's alright! I'm sorry about your ornaments, though. :( Hopefully most are replaceable!!!

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  8. Awww beastie :( Cypress has chewed up so many ornaments. She never eats the glass, just destroys them, but still!

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  9. Oy..scary stuff not knowing if the ornament fest would be harmful..glad to hear everything will be okay! Our cat seems to the think the tree is her personal playground..it's impossible to keep her out of it!

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  10. Oh goodness! We don't have dogs but our cats have wrecked havoc on the bottom of the tree. We even didn't put the presents out the first couple years because we were afraid that the cats would open them before Christmas Day :P Before the cats, we had no problems. Except the year my brother and I knocked the tree down. That was the last year we had a real tree ;)

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  11. Haha oh my! That is so crazy that she did that, but I dont think anyone could ever be mad at such a cute face!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  12. Oh my goodness, I couldn't even imagine! So glad that she's ok though. Seriously, I don't think I could be mad at such a cute little face like that either.

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