At one time holiday decorating was a highlight of my year. I have 5 totes filled with decorations that I’ve collected over the years, and I just loved making my house joyful and festive.
This all changed about 5 years ago when we adopted a new furry cat friend. She was the runt of the liter, and has remained really tiny making it easy for her to get into things. Including climbing to the top of an 8 foot Christmas tree and taking a nap. Seriously!
Every year around this time she just knows what’s about to happen. She sees those green totes come out of storage and her little face just lights up with excitement, and mischief. Within minutes of the tree going up, she’s hard at work destroying all my hard work.
We’ve resorted to having an artificial tree, because cleaning up all the pine needles from her destruction on an hourly basis got to be too time consuming.
The decorations stay on the tree just long enough to snap a picture every year, then they are strewn all around the house. Have you ever stepped on a ball hook with bare feet? Ouch!
Every single year I say, “Never again! I’m not dealing with that hassle and the constant cleaning up.” Yet every year here I am digging the totes out of storage and getting in the holiday spirit.
Oh LOOK! Just typing that sentence out on my blog brought her up on my lap. She knows what’s happening today…she’s ready and waiting! She’s lucky she’s so cute.
I am sharing my holiday home decor and cleaning tips for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls and Great Cleaners.
That’s so cute! My cats do the same thing. Our cats are all strays so they are probably fantasizing about their former lives.
HAHA, that’s funny Mari! Cats are such cool animals
My cat, Tom, was as good as gold all Christmas. He’s a stray that showed up one day and begged for hours to be let in. I gave in eventually and he’s been with us ever since. The following week someone gave us a hamster and I live in dread of the inevitable which has yet to happen even though Jerry (the small hamster) has walked into cat HQ (the living room) all by himself twice now. (Children do eventually learn to close cage doors).
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Yikes! I hope this story doesn’t end bad