December 15, 2010

Our Christmas Tree. Likely Doomed This Year

Dan and I went out the other day to cut a Christmas tree from the goat field. It didn't take long before decorating efforts looked like they were going to prove fruitless.





After repeated "no"s and chasing them off a few times, I thought they got the message.




Apparently not.

Well, it is Riley and Katy's first Christmas, but I think redecorating the bottom half of the tree every morning is going to test my Christmas spirit.  :)

As usual, photos & text of Our Christmas Tree. Likely Doomed This Year © December 2010 Leigh at http://my5acredream.blogspot.com. Please respect my copyright.

28 comments:

Alla said...

OHHHH!, but they,re so cute and they just love the glitter of Christmas!

Out Back said...

Oh what naughty pussy cats, but oh so CUTE!

evelynoldroyd said...

Great photos! Brings back memories - I have special cat/children proof plastic ornaments for the bottom part of the tree, but it did come down once when the cat tried to climb it!

tami said...

Ohhhh how sweet! Great pics!

I ONLY decorate the top half of our tree (grin). So far this year there is NO interest from any of the critters, but I have picked up plenty of trees that fell over due to puppy/kitty curiosity.

Have they climbed it yet?

Theresa said...

Well gosh Leigh, I mean the tree, isn't it for them anyway????;)
I haven't had ornaments or lights on the bottom of my tree for years. You do have it wired in to something right?

henbogle said...

Apparently you are forgetting your role in the greater scheme. As Theresa said, it is their tree... you and Dan are merely the humans who provide for all their needs, including December indoor entertainment!

I too recommend the use of nonbreakable ornaments for the bottom half of the tree. Three evil cats at Henbogle, need I say more?

Peaceful said...

I used to have a bunch of wooden soldier ornaments on the bottom for my cat to play with- great photos!

Mama Pea said...

Sure are cute little kitties though. :o) No cats in our house for entertainment but our daughter has two kittens born this summer so I'm eager to see how they react to her tree this year. Seems two of them together manage to find all the more "fun."

Jane said...

Perhaps they are schooled in interior design. They are making a few judgement calls on your taste in ornaments

Laura @ Getting There said...

I feel your pain...I am having the same problem this year with my rambunctious two-year old! He's already broken half a dozen glass ornaments, as well as one ball ornament that was at least twenty years old. I think I need to keep only ornaments made from wood, plastic or cloth on the bottom half of the tree!

Pam said...

We are going through the same thing with Lily (our kitten)....so we decided on no real tree this year...lol! Enjoy Sweetie, they are so cute!

Nina said...

For years we only decorated the top 3/4 of our tree. If it wasn't cats, it was babies. Even now the bottom part of the tree is sparsely decorated and we still only hang unbreakable bobbles there, while the antique, glass and other special ornaments go on top. I guess it's "tradition" now!

Renee said...

well you DID place the perfect size toy ornament right at their level. ;o)

I agree with the minimal & safer ornaments at kitteh level, and a spray bottle helps too.

Our problem is the extremely long dog tail. LOL

The Apple Pie Gal said...

I love it! We had a cat that climbed the tree one year and knocked the whole thing down! But how can ya be mad when they are so much fun? :oD

Leigh said...

Well ya'll, that one blue glass ornament only stayed on that branch for the duration of a few snapshots. All the snowflakes are plastic, so no problem there. Actually, they seem to be most interested when I'm decorating! They ignored it the next day until I went to finish hanging ornaments. They they were interested all over again!

Pam said...

Leigh, you are such a lucky girl..he he!

Toodie said...

The photos you took told the story. Oh boy you are in for some fun ;-)

Scented Leaf said...

waw... I really understand their enthusiasm and curiosity (although it is not my first Christmas season :-) ) Great pictures. Cats sitting under Christmas tree make such a serene and peacefully decor for your Christmas season!

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

That's cute, I bet they'll be up to the top by the end. LOL, but they are such a pretty pair.

mangocheeks said...

Oh that is so funny. Naughty kitties, send them over to mine. I won't be putting up tree this year :(

MiniKat said...

Oh dear..... :-)

Laura @ Getting There said...

Hello again Leigh--after your comment on my blog, I just wanted to let you know that it IS very easy to coat things in chocolate--the secret is just that you need to use the chocolate wafers from the bulk store that are meant especially for melting. I used these ones:
http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/products.html?product=3267

Yes, I know they have hydrogenated oil in them...but I only make these once per year. Everything in moderation, I say! :)

City Sister said...

One year we found our cat topping the tree...It wasn't up for much longer...it was more horizontal.

Peaceful said...

P.S. I fixed my blog. I had snow falling on it but it even locked my computer!

Leigh said...

I'm loving everyones Christmas tree cat stories!

Laura, thanks for that. I agree about things in moderation. The pretzels especially look really good!

Peaceful, funny how it was doing that. I'm glad you figured it out!

Sharon said...

Ah yes, and that's why the wooden ornaments are hung low and glass one hung high. Love, love, love your kitty pix. Charlie likes 'em too. El obnoxio gato.

Grace said...

I have too many cats and they all love to wreak havoc on the Christmas tree. One of my favorite moments with one of my past cats was when she got the weasels (You know, when they puff up all of their fur and chase each other all over?) while sitting under the tree. She was a long-haired cat and when she puffed it all up she looked enormous. She came charging out from under the tree at our dog,walking on her back legs with her front legs held out in front of her. The best part was that she had caught a string of lights across her chest. The dog went running off crying for help with her right behind him all lit up and scary. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen.

Robin said...

Oh dear, how funny.