Beaumont: Louise, can you spell unimpressed?
Me: Of course. Why do you ask?
Beau: Just checkin’. In case you had to look it up.
Me: Why would I have to look it up?
Beau: So you could name the way I’m feeling.
Me: Because you’re sitting amidst the Pointsettas like a Christmas Tree? I think you look very impressive.
Beau: I’m a Sheepadoodle. Louise. Not a Christmas Tree.
Me: I love Christmas Trees!
Beau: Then maybe you should put your PointyWhatevers around it instead.
Me: They’re called Poinsettias Beau. And we haven’t put up our tree yet.
Beau: So… let me get this straight. You haven’t put up the Christmas tree yet so you’re making me the stand in?
Me: Oh Beau. It’s waaay more artsy than that!
Beau: Dawggone it. How is surrounding me with PointyWhatevers on the couch artsy?
Me: You kind of look like a Christmas Card.
Beau: I’d rather you leave me to look like a dawg.
Me: Would you settle for the fact you look like a dawg in a Christmas photo?
Beau: (giving me ‘the look’) What do you think?
Me: You’re unimpressed?
Beau: Good girl. Now go get me a treat. It’s the least you can do for making me your holiday prop.
Me: The poinsettias are the prop Beau. You’re the centrefold for my holiday spread on social media.
Beau: Do I get royalties?
Me: Will you settle for a treat?
Beau: At this point Louise I’ll settle for just about anything if you get these PointyWhatever’s away from me. I read somewhere they’re poisonous for dogs.
Me: Only mildly so. And only if you eat them.
Beau: Seriously? You put PointyWhatevers around me knowing they could kill me?
Me: I think you’re over-reacting just a tad Beau. Remember, only mildly poisonous.
Beau: Bottomline Louise is ‘they’ll make a dawg sick’.
Me: I trust you not to eat the leaves.
Beau: And I trusted you to be a more conscientious hooman.
Me: Fine. I’ll take them away.
Beau: And get me a treat. Right?
Me: Yes Beau… Oh wait! I wanted to get a photo with your Christmas collar. You know, the red and white with all the bells on it.
Me: Pushing it a little?
Beau: A lot.
And so, my plans for a big Beaumont Christmas spread were thwarted. But I still think he looks kind of cute.
Now… I wonder if I can sneak the Christmas bell collar on while he’s not looking….