Meanwhile, my own little tree was stripped of all its finery and kicked to the curb today. Denver's Treecycle program will turn it into free mulch to be picked up in May.
As I was putting away the ornaments, I remembered that I hadn't included the poodle ones in my poodle tchotchke roundup last year because they were packed away. Here they are, with poodle feet for scale:
As always, it's a little bit of a let-down to put away all the lights and decorations. I confess that's why I had a party I didn't want to put everything away without more people enjoying it! I think I got my effort's worth. Maybe I'll do it again next year.