Lol! I almost forgot about spending time assembling things! One Christmas, back in L.A., we spent the night putting together a dollhouse. I have no idea why it needed so much assembly, but it took us a long time!
Congratulations to Erin for making manager!
Those sound like great Christmas plans. We used to get cashew chicken from our favorite Chinese place here. How funny to remember that I could still eat nuts then. I remember getting it for take-out on some rainy winter days...delicious. But, everything of theirs was.
That's great about the rattle toy working so well!
We have a squirt bottle, which we use very little, but Krypto will go and lie down if we pick it up!
I also have a can of canned air, like you clean a computer with, only it's meant to distract dogs. It make a hissing noise which he doesn't like at all. I think that it works on the same principle as your rattle toy.
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