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Monday, December 12, 2016

I Was Set UP!

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  As many of you know, each year, we put up a Christmas tree with nothing but patriotic ornaments on it.  It serves as a reminder of our troops stationed all over the world -- many of whom will spend Christmas away from their families.  It has many special ornaments on it, like this one:


That's a the brass buttons from one of Dad's Army uniforms! Frontier Army families used to tie the uniform buttons to their trees with ribbon for ornaments - and it's a tradition Mom likes to carry on!

Mom wanted us girls to pose by the tree. Maggie went over first ...

"Oh, yeah.  'Pose by the tree.'  Piece of cake! ... or a cookie or two!"

And then ...

"Hey, Cam! Why don't you come on in here!  Mom wants us to pose by the tree!"

It seemed like a harmless enough thing.  And I saw Mags just sitting by the tree -- no props or anything.  So ... I walked on in there and ...

"Oh, yeah.  You look great.  Let me adjust your hat a bit!"
"Hey ... wait a minute!"

What a set up!  But Mom had those little Old Mother Hubbard cookies ...

"How's this?"

I mean ... those cookies are WONDERFUL!  Mom offered me another one, since I was being so very, very good!

"Another one?!?  Just for me?!?"

I might have crunched a bit loudly, because before I knew it ...

"At least I got to ditch the hat!"
"Yeah.  Whatever.  Move it on over, Cam.  You still have plenty of those cookies, Mom?"

It IS hard to resist those treats!  And even if Maggie DID set me up, I was happy to share with her!



  1. That was quite a set up but thank Cod for cookies! We can't figure out why your trees are up where you can't stick your snooters in them. Hmmm.

  2. You all pose so nice for your cookies, eh, your mom! And the trees are very charming and special with their meaningful decorations!

  3. Yes, you were set up, Cammie, but oh my, you look adorable!! And so does Maggie after deciding to join in. I like your tree and the meaning behind it.

  4. Hahaha awwww, you two are sooo adroable!!! Loving the little hats hehe, they look great on you and also very festive! :)
    Enjoy the rest of your day & Happy Holidays!

  5. Oh dear me you two crack us up. That is a very lovely tree with such wonderful meaning. Thank you for posing
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. That last picture is so beautiful. stella rose

  7. Wow, your tree is so lovely! Decorating all patriotic is a very sweet and special way to celebrate and honor our Vets. Hmmmm, I think our peeps are too well aware that we're suckers for yummers. Gets us every time. You might hate the hat, but I gotta bark that you look adorable!
    Grr and Woof,

  8. You Gals did a grrrreat job of dealing with the HATS... AND Scoring the O.M.H. Snacks...

    WE Totally LOVE the Patriotic Tree !!!

  9. Ah, the cookies. What we do for treats.

  10. That sounds like the perfectly delicious set up!! Plus you look sooooo cute in the santa hat!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. We like the decorating with buttons tradition. And your tree is beautifur! This is the best season!
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  12. Looks like your mom got the perfect picture of you two with that tree.

  13. you are both too precious and your expressions crack me up DakotasDen

  14. Those are wonderful pictures and the tree is a great idea

  15. We are sort of glad you got set up, Cammie, because then we got to see how cute you look in that Santa hat. Better you than us - BOL.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  16. You two totally got duped. The upside: LOOKIN' GOOD!!

    Otto and Osa

  17. Totally worth the set up.

  18. the treats make it all worth it!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. Excellent photo shoot, girls - and so well worth being set up!

  20. Wow, those peeps just don't care a bit about getting on Santa's Naughty List, do they? Luckily YOU girls are firmly ensconced at the TOP of the nice list!