Sunday, November 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to the Cat!

Yesterday, we put up the Christmas decorations and the tree.  As I was putting out the decorations, and the boys were trimming the tree, I thought how nice it was that I didn't have to decorate half the tree, or worry that little hands would break my nativity.  I could put things where I wanted them and not worry that they would be played with or moved.
Later that evening, I noticed the cat was very interested in my tree.  She smelled it and nibbled it a little.  But I would hiss at her (hey, she used to hiss at me all the time!) and she would run away.  Lesson learned, right?
Well, no.  When we got home from church this afternoon, I found a string of ornaments littering the floor.  One was in the front room where the tree is.  The next was on the stairs.  I picked that one up, and as I did, I noticed there was also an ornament in Kaleb's bedroom doorway.  Great.  My cat thinks there are toys hanging on the tree just waiting for her to play with.
Zach suggested that we dilute some lemon juice and spray it on the tree last night (he's been reading the book about cats the vet gave us).  Apparently, cats hate lemon juice.  But I'm not doing that.  I don't want lemon juice all over my Christmas decorations!  Sigh.  At least they weren't breakable ones. :D

The boys, trimming the tree.  I let them put most of the ornaments on this year.  And by most, I'm pretty sure I only put two on.  It's really the best way to go. :)

1 comment:

Michele said...

Sometimes I think pets are kind of annoying. Your Christmas tree looks great! Can't wait to see it in person in a couple of weeks!