02 December 2008

Oh, Christmas Tree!!!

This traditional song has taken on a new meaning at our house. After last year's multiple Christmas tree disasters, I hoped that this year Lily would have outgrown her interest in our trees.

No such luck.

Within a few hours of putting up three of our trees, she had knocked one down twice.

So (like last year) all the trees are
now tethered to stationary objects with fishing line. We have so much fishing line going to and fro that our house looks like it has been booby-trapped. Of course, we keep tripping over it. Daughter got the idea to mark some of the more dangerous spots with pink Post-It flags, but Lily immediately took them down.

We'll see if the Christmas trees make it until Christmas. At this point, it appears to be unlikely. :-)


14 comments:

Lily said...

omg, that is just hilarious. Love the kitty tree pics. Maybe an artificial tree would be less attractive to Lily?

Benita said...

I don't know if I should laugh with you or cry with you! Cute pics, though :)

Janet said...

Lily--They ARE artificial! lol If we had a real tree, you can bet she'd be sitting on top of it! :-)

Benita--Oh, it's impossible to be upset at Lily! I just keep the camera handy! lol She's doing better since we've tethered the trees. BUT I still don't have all the decorations up. For obvious reasons! lol

Superscrapifragilisticspalidocious said...

Gosh I remember those days! My kitty is 11 years old now and he could care less. But my 3 year old dog....likes to mark it as his.

toners said...

ROFL!!! Ours have tried to climb up the inside a couple of times; they don't realize that they're not tiny little kittens any more! Good luck with the next few weeks :)

KarenSue said...

count on Lily...but I did think they were supposed to outgrow that...but then, we are talking about Lily.

My cats don't climb, but I still cannot use tinsel or silk flowers. And any balls (all plastic) at the bottom of the tree, are well, going to be across the room.

denali said...

Oh, those little white socks in the tree make me inordinately happy! I think it's because Lily is obviously enjoying herself immensely - it's contagious :D Thanks for the smiles today!

Suz said...

Great photos! We have 4 kitties & our tree is wired with pretty heavy gauge wire. Ours don't seem as interested in the artificial as the year we had fresh. We bought the Hobby Lobby one last year that is downswept so they hide under & pretend they are hunting eachother...

I've put our old vintage Christmas balls in bowls inside glass front bookcases just in case - can't lose anymore of them.

Linda said...

I am hoping my kitten grows out of this. I am really bummed that I can't decorate my tree as usual.

Casii said...

Now how could you be upset with such a cute Christmas kitty ornament?

We have one who is still considering it her permanent holiday perch.

Janet said...

Super--That would be far worse! YIKES!

Toni--It's an adventure, isn't it? Lily doesn't really try to climb the trunks...she sort of leaps into the tree and makes her way from branch to branch. Makes for some darn cute pics! lol

KarenSue-I also put unbreakables toward the bottom of the trees! This morning a few were on the floor!

Rebecca--I love her socks, too! :-)

Suz--I have those vintage ornaments, too. Last year I put them up and was a nervous wreck. Not sure I'll try that this year! I

Linda-Do you have some unbreakable things you could put on the tree? Lily is better this year than last,so maybe there is hope for your kitty!!

Casii--Nope, I could never be upset with Lily! Well, maybe only for an instant! She's too sweet. Naughty, but very sweet!!

Fonda said...

Lily is so adventurous! I too am wondering if I'll have to tether our tree. LAD spotted Harry lounging underneath of it soon after we put it up, now he thinks maybe he should lounge under it too!

Darcey said...

They can be such buggers sometime! Good thing they are cute:)

Cheri said...

*giggles* Even if the Christmas trees make it, I hope no one in your house is sporting a cast from breaking something in a fall over the fishing line by the end of the season!

I wish you the best...I've been worried about children with my trees, but at least they grow up. With cats, not so much. (but then again that's part of their charm!)