Our Kona is the most inquisitive dog we have ever had. Since I put up our Christmas tree, which is quite tall, every so often I see Kona staring at the tree, especially once it has been touched and begins to sway ever so slightly. Her other fascinating is the Nutcracker, holding guard near the tree. Interestingly enough though, Kona does not seem tempted to touch the tree and I appreciate that. Legend, on the other hand, shows no interest in the tree or any other decor, although in his panic to escape the vacuum cleaner the other day he plowed right over the Nutcracker, leaving the Nutcracker flat on his face.
Boots (whom I still miss!) was the most mellow dog we ever had, but as a puppy, Boots pulled ornaments off the Christmas tree. He was quite sneaky about it until he pulled the whole thing down, along with the ornament he was tugging at. Boots’ first Christmas with us was notable in that I finally had to take all of the ornaments off the tree after it toppled over numerous times due to his obsession with the ornaments! Thankfully, Boots outgrew his ornament tricks by his second Christmas and eventually came to love laying under the tree, or at least close to it, given his size. Maybe it was fitting then, that Boots died about noon on Christmas Eve three years ago.
However your pets respond or react to Christmas decor and festivities, shower them with love and hugs. You never know how many more Christmas’s they will be there to entertain and love you!