German Shepards Refuse To Let Owner Throw Out The Old Christmas Tree

Erin Graham never expected a Facebook video of her two playful German Shepards refusing to let her husband, David, throw out the family's old, dried-up Christmas tree to go viral, but that's exactly what happened.

With nearly 700,000 shares and over 100,000 comments, this 🔥 🔥 🔥 clip shows the excitable dogs dashing the hubby's efforts to toss the old tree over the fence.

"They see it as a big giant stick to play fetch with," David Graham told Inside Edition. "We have a couple of Christmas trees back there that still have the bite marks on them."

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So I asked my husband to toss the old Christmas tree during the cleanup efforts and noticed it was taking a REALLY long time... then I look out and see this struggle going down... https://www.instagram.com/erinsgraham/ * Jukin Media Verified * Find this video and others like it by visiting https://www.jukinmedia.com/licensing/view/981575 For licensing / permission to use, please email licensing(at)jukinmedia(dot)com.

Posted by Erin Sharkey Graham on Saturday, January 13, 2018

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