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Jean Claude and Koko have had quite a time during the holiday season. First helping me to decorate, including supervising getting the decorations out of my garage. Then of course playing hide and seek under the Christmas tree. Yes, I brave it. Getting a live tree every year, plus so far they’ve only pulled one decoration off the tree – a gold colored cloth decoration shaped in a heart. This photo was too funny to resist.
CCL and I have hit the road “over the river” and through Pennsylvania for family Thanksgiving dinner. Tradition, family and love. Just passed a herd of cows. Years ago my parents took my sister and me on road trips. My mom would have us count the cows on our sides of the car. Whoever got the biggest tally would win some candy. If you passed a graveyard it meant your tally was wiped out and you had to start over.
Clearly Jean Claude and Roxie are fascinated by the Christmas tree in my living room. They’ve spent endless hours just watching it. Years ago they used to knock the tree down but now their play in the living room and dining room centers around removing the colorfully wrapped candy pieces out of the Christmas bowls and batting the pieces around on the floor . JC is particularly found of playing with the foiled wrapped candy as well as a grape I must of dropped when I was getting food out of the refrigerator. The grape has moved from under a dining room chair to under my living room couch – I guess so it can get a better view of the Christmas tree too!!
I am blessed in so many ways, with friends and family, and staff I enjoy. It’s easy to overlook those things with life challenges and people whose inner demons make it hard for them to relate or care. I think the trick is to focus on those who do care about themselves, so they care about others. Friends help you love you better. Roxie and Jean Claude of course have limitless love for me and CCL – because they know they are royalty.