07 December 2007

Feline Friday: May your Christmas be tethered and bright!

Last Christmas, Lily knocked over the small tree in our dining room more times than I could count. I put no decorations on it other than a string of lights and garland. Every day, it looked more and more bedraggled, as did I.

This year, I decided that I would outsmart Lily. Motivated by my desire to hang my growing (and very fragile) collection of Shiny Bright ornaments, I tethered the tree to the bay window with fishing line and twine in four places.

While not especially attractive, the tethering does seem to be working. This morning, one ornament was on the carpeted floor, but the tree was still standing. I'm sure its days are numbered, though.
Even as we speak, Lily is testing my resolve with her very sharp teeth.

She obviously thinks SHE is going to outsmart ME...and I think she's right!

8 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Your tree and ornaments are gorgeous! The photo of Lily pawing at the fishing line cracks me up. She's working on her plan. ;) On a side note, love that new photo in your sidebar of Mount Rainier.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Your tree looks great and I love your feline Fridays!

Cheri said...

I agree; Lily is going to get the better of you before the season is over! ;)

toners said...

They will always try to figure these things out! ha ha! I wondered if ours would fall over at some point, but so far so good...

:: gingerkitty :: said...

I did this too. Now I just don't do trees. Cats are amazing and clever. It is all that time they have on their hands. TO think and think.. How am I going to get in some good trouble today.

Sharon said...

The tree is beautiful!! Love the ornaments. Everything looks wonderful with the new paint. You are so coordinated. Lily is hatching a plan. Methinks that the tree will not last until Christmas. Count the days that it lasts.

jp said...

Thank you, guys! So far, the tree is still upright, but she's pulling ornaments off daily. Thankfully none have broken. Meanwhile, she has completely removed the tree skirt from the big tree and it is now positioned by the front door for napping. :-) Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by! Janet

Jill said...

I LOVE Lilly! :-) Can she come visit my kitties? :-) :-) :-)