Awww, poor babies! No tree. Bah humbug, indeed....but then I banished all glass ornaments for a couple of years when mine were itty and as for hooks -- they were replaced with short ribbons -- and tinsel -- just a memory of Christmas past (and as beautiful as tinsel is, I'm much happier with kitties than sparkle).
Oh goodness...poor little kitties...no tree to jump on, no ornaments to destroy, no tinsel to scatter all around the house...oh life is so hard sometimes :) Don't worry little ones, I'm sure you can find plenty of other ways to get into mischief :)
It ain't the scattering of the tinsel around the house that's a deterrent to using it, in my Christmases past, it was the finding of tinsel/icicle & poo necklaces in the litter box. Gross but funny.
They just can't help themselves, can they? Christmas blows their kitty minds! We're postponing our Christmas tree until I can be home to fish Henry and Agnes out of it on what will surely be a regular basis. What I'm more worried about is their love of chewing on boxes. Christmas will be an adventure this year, for sure!Happy Holidays!
hmm , well Lori, I STILL dont see the issue here.wouldnt it be fun just to put the tree up, undecorated 'just for them' for just a day or two before they go to their new homes? hmmm???they look so bored!
Oh, Anne Boleyn... I have a cat who ingests stuff... long strings of poo... yuckie, but funny!No Christmas tree in our house this year either - four grown cats who all think they are kittens. And three dogs with big tails! Nope - not this year...
Please everybody be careful about your animals injesting tinsel and what-not. It can do bad things to their innards.
We don't get a Christmas tree either!Junior and Orion
How can you say no to those little faces? It's only a matter of time before they start trying the Kitty Mind Trick on you and you will really want to put up a Christmas tree!
Ha! The pictures of Butterbean on tree patrol totally cracked me up! Good to see Ms. Butterbean. I've missed seeing her pretty self.
Oh, what glum little faces. Poor deprived kitties. Not! Our experience w/kitties and trees is like many others here. When we do get a tree we leave it on its side in the front entryway for a day or two before standing it up and decorating it. That lets the two three-year-old boy and five year old Maren explore safely. We put only soft, safe ornaments on the lower branches and keep a spray bottle of water handy to discourage climbing. Rubbing catnip on their scratching post gives them something else to focus on, too.
Poor kitties...I am sure my 1 and half year old cat knows how you feel...No xmas tree for us this year neither because my kitty just climbs on it...and he is pretty big now,so the tree will just drop!!!But don't worry kitty,you can climb on other places like:kitchen counter,wardrobes,windows etc...or Craig's shoulders!!!! Have a good Xmas kitties and everybody -- Jeanne
Off subject I noticed that the website now says all the itty bitty kitties have been spoken for? Is that true? Are the remaining little LaBaths going to their furever homes? Please say yes!And can you give a 4 month foster parent advice on how to get his own not so itty bitty kitteh adopted? My 9mo old kitteh hates going to the shows and seems driven to convince me to keep her.
Poinsettias are poisonous for cats - be careful out there guys!
Jason, Enid and Hester Sue have a home, their new Mom just couldn't take them home rightaway.She already has a blog for them: http://enidandhester.blogspot.com/Here's the Itty Bitty post of Dec. 1 that mentions the girls being picked by Karen: http://ittybittykittycommittee.blogspot.com/2008/12/ok-you-two-can-relax-now.html
Maybe there will be a Christmas tree for them when they go to their new home?I'm so pleased they have a great home to go to!
I can't wait to pick up the kittens. I will not have a Christmas tree this year. I learned my lesson when I had my first batch of kittens - they pulled all the ornaments off and horded like dragons laying on a bed of gold. Next year the kittens will have a tree.
Karen, I can't figure out how to leave a comment on your kitty blog. I am not blog literate enough to post beyond "anonymous" or "name", and neither of those are options. I'm VV excited about your kitties and your blog!
Anne B, at the end of each entry there is a hyperlink that says "Leave a comment" Just click that and you can leave a comment. There is also drop down menu if you want to use your GoogleID, LiveJournalID or anonymou etc. Hope that helps.
Karen, I think Anne's problem is that you do not allow anonymous posting on your blog. The dropdown is mandatory, and if she doesn't have one of those profile IDs, she can't post, as there is no anonymous choice in it.