Earlier, I re-posted last year’s account of our Maine Coon, Ruby’s experience of chewing on the Christmas tree light which was attached to the pre-lit slimline tree. I promised to post pictures but for some reason, they didn’t show up. So I will try again.
All was forgiven. Ruby and Skippy enjoyed the tree and were rewarded with gifts on Christmas morning.
After the initial problem of the lights, Skippy and Ruby were well behaved in regard to the tree. Pets chewing on cords and eating tinsel are hazards this time of the year. There are products that one can buy to spray on the cords, tree, ornaments, furniture or anything you don’t want to chew on. We discovered Sour Apple several years ago and it worked very well. We may need to buy some more this year. “Why, you ask?”
This is Alice’s first Christmas with us in her forever home. We want her to be safe and to enjoy the tree as well. (Some of our dainty ornaments may not go on the tree this year, just in case!) Alice’s nick name is “Turbo Kitty” because she loves to run through the house and literally climb the walls! She’s fast and loves to play. I am sure we will have some delightful pictures to share as we decorate our Christmas tree this year!
We have had cats since 1991 and it can be a challenge and entertaining to have kitties checking out the decorations. Of course, we can’t pile presents under the tree until we are ready to open them but that’s okay. I would rather have a bare tree skirt than to have our felines chewing on ribbons which can be dangerous if swallowed. Besides, once the packages are opened, they enjoy chasing balled up paper and sitting in the empty boxes!
And then there was Missy Cat who discovered the true meaning of Christmas!
May you be blessed this Christmas as you focus on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus!