Thursday, December 5, 2013

The reason we can't have a Christmas tree or any other live plants

So many of you are posting photos of your beautifully decorated tree's. You have purchased them, set them up, bought decorations, and have posted photos all over the internet of your beautifully decorated homes.
I have seen your trees all lit up at night in the window, twinkling with lights and a star a top.
That must be nice.

Unfortunately, we don't have that luxury. It has nothing to do with money, time, or principal.

It has to do with him.

We have 2 border collies, and these are some of the smartest dogs in the world. They are the perfect dogs for us. They are active, and fit our lifestyle. I take them running, we take them hiking, or to the lake.  In addition to intelligence, they are incredibly well behaved. It took less than a week to house train them, and I can count on one hand how many times they have torn something up or messed in the house. 

But this one, our youngest dog, Bear has one major flaw. He will urinate on any living plant. He has killed many a bush outside, and all of our pots that we plant flowers in are discolored because he will urinate on them so often. It is the one habit we cannot break him of. P calls it his acid piss, because this stuff is deadly.

We are scared to bring a tree into our home because he know that while we are gone, he will destroy that tree, and spend all day urinating on. 

What about you? Do you have a tree up, or are your pets keeping you from bringing a tree home too?


Brooke said...

i'm sure he's worth the hassle though! :) maybe you could find one of those stick-on trees for your wall? or a book tree? something that didn't inspire his piss-stinkt.

lesley: the dream tree said...

how can you say no to that beautiful face?! what about a small fiberobtic tree for in front of a window? he is so cute tho (:

Amanda S said...

Aww too too cute!!! Our dog has been pretty good lately *knocks on wood* with the tree we set up, so hopefully she'll get used to it as the years go on. Perhaps you can do something else decorative, like Brooke stated above? It would still make your house feel super festive!

Ashten said...

"Acid piss" - LOL..Bear is so cute! My pups are actually scared of Christmas trees & I hope that continues so I dont run into the same problem!

~Carla~ said...

Oh he is gorgeous!!! I'll take him for the Christmas season so you can have a tree! ;) Will he do the same on artificial trees??

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

We can't have a real tree. Our bigger dog likes to drink the water out of it (that makes dogs sick). Our smaller dog likes to sleep under real trees and eat the tree whenever he would wake up.

Denise said...

how about a table tree?