Yesterday we visited Costco as our dry dog food supply was running low – one cannot run out of dog food with 4 dogs to feed. We get dog food and related items there and at Olsen’s Grain. The dogs do well on Costco’s turkey and sweet potato food. I try to avoid most retailers (other than the grocery stores) this close to Christmas as I dislike large crowds. There was a Santa Claus and a Mrs. Claus there greeting people as they entered the store. I noticed several children whose faces lit up at the site of Santa.  That was enjoyable.