Since our girls were small, we have made an annual trek to Stokoe Farms, a nearby Christmas tree farm. For many years, we cut out own tree, but eventually it became clear that I am allergic to them, and we purchased an artificial tree. Still, we make the trip to Stokoe every year to see the animals, walk amongst the evergreens, browse the Country Christmas Shop, and partake of the free sugar cookies and hot chocolate.
This was the third year, I believe, that we took our dog, Kelly, with us. There was a lot of snow on December 20, and Kelly took full advantage of it, romping, rolling, and sticking her head under it. Here she is with her "mama", Grace, before the fun began.
The reindeer did not like Kelly, although she was curious about them.
We walked a bit further to the manger scene, where the llama, already agitated, made it very clear that our dog did not belong anywhere near it.
Just before my camera batteries got too low to take pictures, I shot this brief video of Kelly.