AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champDog owners, in a contagious rush of spontaneous good cheer, began carting ornaments, garland, ribbons and other decorations from home to “adopt” a tree at the park, leaving behind rows of little Charlie Brown-style Christmas trees. Somehow, the trees now all look bigger, fuller than they did before. And in a spirit of gratitude – always appropriate for this time of year – one dog owner made up a large handmade sign to hang on the fence, thanking the port for its provision of the park. The sign is now crowded with “amen” signatures added by dozens of others. So take a few moments this season to enjoy the lights, count your blessings, all of them, big and small, and pass along forgiveness, peace and love – good tidings of great joy. Merry Christmas, San Pedro. On my nightly dog walks through my San Pedro neighborhood, I pass by a few beautiful two-story wonders, all aglow and decked out with lighted reindeer on the lawn. Others are more modest, but so charming in their simplicity. They’re my favorites: a small Spanish stucco, with an understated trim of white icicle lights; the classic California bungalow trimmed with old-fashioned, multicolored lights and the words “Merry Christmas” spelled out in green above the porch. One of the most whimsical decorating efforts that sprang up unexpectedly this Christmas can be seen at the new dog park on Front Street on land provided (at least temporarily) by the Port of Los Angeles. One by one, the spindly saplings planted throughout the park began to be transformed a few weeks ago. Donna Littlejohn is a reporter at the Daily Breeze and can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!