Somewhere, there is a video.
my parents had limited contact with some family.
One year, it was decided to *try* to all get along for christmas. So my mom and all 5 of her siblings (with their respective families) descended on grandma's house...along with grandpa's 6 children. (her mom and my grandpa had just gotten married...and it was a whirlwind romance).
My parents brought their well behaved dog--it was invited by grandma.
My step-aunt brought her well behaved cat--it was invited by grandpa.
Cat HATED dogs. Dog HATED cats. They were seperated. I'm not sure what went wrong, but while everyone was in the living room, opening gifts (a loud and chaotic endeavor with this crew--they're fun but..."interesting"), cat darted up the tree, and Dog followed. The entire thing came tumbling down...
BUT...my parents, who were sitting closest, popped the tree back up.
Somehow, w/o anyone noticing, they cleaned up everything, seperated the pets, and stood the tree back up.
No one would have ever known, but the video camera was on.
And someone decided to *watch* the video...
and everyone was amazed it happened.
(and step-aunt was furious that dog had 'attacked' her cat. She eventually forgave us, but I"m not sure she ever forgve Dog