I took the above snapshot in about 1975, I'm guessing. That's Violet, our beloved German Shepherd, wearing a wig. Looks like it was the early stages of Xmas madness!
I still have that great chair, circa 1956, thoughtfully reupholstered for me by my parents several years ago as a surprise gift. Earlier, the dogs had taken over that chair and its mate, leading us to refer to them as the "tick chairs," because if you dared to sit in them you'd pick up parasitic hitchhikers (Ew! Ew! Ew!). I wish I had that lamp in the background.