Friday, November 22, 2013

My dachshund and pet theme tree!

I love Christmas! Everything about it!!! Except the shopping, grumpy people, and those that try to steal the true meaning and joy of Christmas! I believe in giving, just not on December 25! All year long! Anyway back to the fun!

I started a dachshund theme Christmas tree after my first Christmas season spent working at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina! Christmas is a special time at Baptist hospital! In the Brenner's Children's Hospital especially. Each unit has their own theme of trees. I saw a dog theme tree my first year there working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist! So, that sent me on the path of collecting dachshund ornaments for my tree. Well, my daughter informed me that she has cats as pets, so a few cat ornaments are added. One year we found an adorable Chow Chow ornament that looked exactly like a Chow Chow we had when the kids were toddlers. So, in Lebo's memory there is now an ornament that looks just like him near the top branch on the tree. We have lost 2 more doxies that we loved very much since I started decorating the tree so I enjoy seeing their ornaments even if it does bring a tear or two running down my cheek! I try to find a new ornament each year to add. Sometimes that is harder than user, Dachshund things sell out fast when they hit the retail market!!! Looks, like the companies would make more!!! LOL Enjoy these pictures and have a wonderful weekend!










I plan to do more decorating, make Christmas cards with my daughter, do lots of Christmas crafts, watch Christmas movies, and listen to Christmas music!
Hugs,
Lynn

12 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your tree, a doggy tree, such a good idea. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas! hugs, Lecia

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sounds like you are in the festive spirit this year. Warm Blessings! Amy

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Wellie and I love the doxie tree! We only have two wienie ornaments I think. Plus I have a red Shiny Brite that says NOEL (her real name), that I put by her other two ornaments. Yes, they are kind of hard to find. Target has a cute knit on this year. I didn't let myself get it though. Actually they have a whole line of doxie stuff.
OK- Have fun decorating! And thanks for showing us that PAWSOME tree! heehee
Erica :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

*knit one

Weekend-Windup said...

Love the tree with decor. Dog picture in tree is different idea. Happy Thanks giving Day.

Shirley Hatfield said...

You are such a cutie! What a delightful tree...it warms my heart to see the love that people have for their "furbabies!" Bless you, sweet Lynn.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thanks for always stopping by my blog. You are always so generous. I love your special tree. It's totally YOU!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Hi Lynn! Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! I love it! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!!!! Your tree is adorable!

Carmen and the Primcats and Holly

Allison said...

Hi Lynn-- Just checking to see if you've received my emails?

Allison said...

That is the email address-- I've emailed you at.

joanne said...

Hi Lynn,
I'm your swap partner and having been trying to reach you for your addy. My package is all ready to go~
joanne

Lori said...

How fun - love your Wienie Dog tree!