Merry Christmas to all! Well, at least it was when I first had the brilliant idea this would make a good post!
I have seen this pink poodle lawn ornament on previous walking trips, but while walking today, it made a special impression. As my brain noodled on the poodle, I tried to come up with a few theories as to why this creation made it out on their front yard along with the other items that were part of their secular display. (I remember a couple of penguins and related “polar” items.)
A few of my working theories:
- Somewhat who is not an animal lover lost some sort of bet.
- The residences of this house are one of only a few people on the planet seeking a lost herd of pink poodles. This ornament is a constant reminder that there mission is not yet complete!
- These are the remains of a mummified poodle previously owned by the residences. Or, maybe the ashes are stored somewhere on the present ornament. Thus, allowing “Fi-Fi” do live on for many more Christmases!
- This ornament is a beacon to the space ships bringing the invaders from the planet “Bark”.
- The dog works days and the pink flamingo works at night.
All of my whining is not really relevant–really it is not. Where my decorations were a few lights and a loud, “Ho, ho, ho!” whenever the front door was opened, this neighbor chose to make their yard a buffet of animals. If they find it important to have a yard for unwanted ornaments (picture the Rudolph special where there is an island for unwanted toys), then it would seem rather petty of me to criticize their special purpose. Were it not for their efforts, their ornaments would have been picked up by a rather large vehicle that makes house calls and picks things up at the curb once or twice a week.
And, deep, deep down, this is the real meaning of Christmas. We are all attempting to find a purpose, and when we were at our lowest, we were recycled and put in a yard where our King is very proud of us. (Possibly a little too deep and meandering, but I “think” I got us there.)