Why We Can't Have a Christmas Tree
by Doc Kaufman
Jen says we can't have a Christmas tree this year. It all started last week when she came home and found us trapped in the office. We are not supposed to be in the office at all and she usually closes the door. In fact, she put all of the Christmas presents in the office to keep them safe from our usual games of tug of war and wrestling. She also puts the baby doll in the office because she says "This is where the baby will sleep when it comes". She got the baby doll a few weeks ago so we could practice being good around a baby before we actually get the real baby.
Last week, she came home from work and saw the baby (who was supposed to be in the office) in the hallway...naked. She said, "Oh, no!" and started calling us. We tried to come, but couldn't because somehow, we had gotten trapped in the office. I'm pretty sure one of us (probably Schatzi) had pushed the door open and we'd had some fun in the office, playing tug of war with the Christmas presents, burying toys in the Christmas presents, chewing on the Christmas presents. But then, one of us (probably me) pushed the door shut and we were trapped! We cried and cried for Jen to come find us and when we finally heard her voice, we were so relieved, we wagged our tails and our whole bodies with joy.
She didn't think our fun was a good idea and she wasn't as happy to see us as we were to see her. After she sat on the couch and counted to ten, she called us over and let us make up with her. We were sorry, but the damage had already been done. She told us we couldn't have a Christmas tree this year because she didn't want to worry about us playing with that, too.
So, no Christmas tree at the Kaufmans' this year.