|Jam lying down on the deck with his Christmas collar on.|
|Eric the red sitting pretty with a big smile on his face.|
|All four big dogs (Jam, Dawson, Trapper and Duke) playing with the same blue tug toy.|
|Dawson, Trapper and Jam with the tug toy.|
|All four of them wrestling with the tug toy again.|
|A six dog sit on the steps of the deck: Willow, Jam, Dawson, Eric, Duke and Trapper (and various humans).|
I was a little worried about having them all in the house, but they actually did pretty well inside. There was only one incident of puppy crazies (not Jam!) involving couch jumping, but other than that everyone was on their best behavior.
After a delicious dinner during which the dogs acted very good under the table, we went outside to watch the boat parade. Music, flashing lights, boats driving back and forth, dancing Santa. None if it phased the dogs.
While Willow was content to nap during the party, Jam would absolutely not! No napping, no stopping, no turning it off. So, when we got into the car to go home, he crashed.
Boat parade = successful exposure! (And a lovely party with delightful friends 8-) A good time was had by all participants.