Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Change of plans

So yeah, no. No Christmas decorations got put up. Christian took pictures of the cats and massaged the blog. Kristin watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town (the Rankin/Bass Claymation one!!!) and baked Midnight cookies.

Decorations tonight. No, seriously. We mean it.

So what do you think: Should we allow the cats to climb the Christmas tree before we decorate it?

Album of the moment: Ray LaMontagne, Till the Sun Turns Black

Till the Sun Turns Black

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  • Dude, the cats are going to climb the tree whether you "allow" them to do so or not. I speak from experience. Although, lately, my cats are too lardass-y to climb much of anything.

    By Anonymous guinness girl, at 10:53 AM, December 06, 2006  

  • Ha ha-- I'm with guinness girl on this one. It's not up to you! Trust me... my wife and I are cat people, too. We got a small table tree this year. There's much less hassle/damage to property this way.

    By Blogger Greg, at 11:39 AM, December 06, 2006  

  • I should have been more specific, I guess -- the cats do not get to go into either of the front rooms of the house -- dining and living rooms. Too much breakable stuff, fireplace to play in ... jst not worth it. But I'm considering a one-time-only exception, just to see what they'll ldo!

    Welcome, Greg! Looks like we have very similar taste in music. We'll definitely check kback often. Out of curiosity, how did you land here? We don't have many readers beyond friends and family....


    By Blogger CK1, at 12:49 PM, December 06, 2006  

  • I don't know if the cats will do so much climbing as eating the christmas tree. We have a small fake tree and the cats even seem to think it tastes yummy.

    But those cookies, I'd like to see the recipe for those!

    By Blogger melusina, at 4:42 PM, December 07, 2006  

  • Well, I guess if I had read your blog a little more before I posted a comment, I would have the link to the recipe!!

    By Blogger melusina, at 4:45 PM, December 07, 2006  

  • I went ahead and posted it anyway, Melusina. I have refined the recipe since first clipping it from the Post, and I think my version is better. Enjoy!


    By Blogger CK1, at 4:52 PM, December 07, 2006  

  • But I'm considering a one-time-only exception, just to see what they'll do!

    If you all have a corner to put it in where you can anchor the tree with some string/rope and a nail, then by all means, go ahead.

    After the first couple of years of trying to ride that thing down like Kate Winslet on the cinematic Titanic, they'll tire of their frivolity and stretch out under it on the tree skirt to wait for Santy like the good kittehs they are. (And no breakable ornaments the first couple of years and only on the upper branches after that. Only inviting mess and potential vet visits there.)

    If you don't anchor the tree, though, I can guarantee you that your first Christmas with Kittehs will be a vexing one. Gua-ran-tee.

    We have photos of Harry peeking out of the upper branches his first Christmas (after we learned the hard way, twice, and anchored the tree next to the fireplace) -- verrah verrah cute. He'd slither up the trunk like a snake and pop out under the star with a "mewp!"

    Last night he was lounging on the tree skirt with his "Dude, I've been good this long, come ON" expression. All he needed was a martini in one paw and some Dino on the box. Of course he sauntered off before I got the camera, the fuzzy bastage.

    Here's to y'all's merriest of Chrimbles and happiest of new years. Smooches and tuna to all!

    By Blogger grandefille, at 6:07 PM, December 07, 2006  

  • ALLOW?! Allow? Are you kidding? They're gonna do it no matter what! :)

    By Blogger Jasclo, at 10:04 PM, December 07, 2006  

  • Oh sorry, question on the table:
    You're on Guinness Girl's Blog-O-Rama.

    By Blogger Gregory, at 10:03 AM, December 13, 2006  

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