Friday, December 18, 2015

Flashback Friday (Leo's First Tree)

This one is from December 21, 2011, Leo's first Christmas with us.


It was called Tree Time!



Leo got a look at his first Christmas Tree a few days ago! I know he was alive last Christmas, but he was in the Cathouse at Chrystal's and I'm pretty sure she doesn't put a tree up.. I could be wrong I suppose. So lets say for sure that this is his first Christmas tree HERE!

We have an artificial tree because real ones give me spots. I don't like spots. Spots are not a nice fashion accessory, they don't look good on anyone... So we have a nice artificial tree. That's been through the wars. You might notice tinsel on the tree. That tinsel has been on there for more than.. Oh boy.. I don't want to age myself, but it's been on there since the first year we got the tree, 24 years ago. Oh boy, I sound old.. Anyway, that tinsel is so thoroughly wrapped around and embedded on those branches that it would take a dedicated lumberjack five years to remove it! And yet, every year there seems to be some just hanging delicately off a branch or two... Those, I remove. Someday I'll understand tinsel logic. Maybe

So Leo! And his first look at the tree! I had the camera ready! And missed every shot where he was nibbling on a branch. *sigh*


What the heck... What is this?



Tastes... plastic-y... Scratches the back nice though.



Is this what you meant by 'lights on the tree'??



I not biting it, honest! Ok... not honest, don't want sandy paws thinkin' I'm a liar! But I didn't bite it much!



Ok, I'm being good now, I'm away from the tree... I'll bat it later heh heh



Star got her look at the tree too.
 
Oh this thing again. Why's it in a box this year? Is that MY box??



It is! It IS my box! You broked it!



You shall pay for this, you have stolen the throne of the Queen of the Box and she is displeased. Prepare to be scratched in your sleep!



In my defense, the box is to keep the old metal legs off my new carpet in case there's any chance of rusting, it will be on the cardboard instead. And I think she actually likes the box like that because she has sat in it more than once. We will flatten it once the tree is decorated and in the spot we want. And then yes, we'll get her another good box to play in.

14 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Well, TBT says he learned a LOT of years ago about "tinsel logic". The family cat used to eat one and it slowly come out the other end (ahem). So we dont use it.

On the other paw, we get a lot of safely whappable decorations for US at the lower branches of our tree. The real ones dont give TBT hives, but we have a fake one now fer his own reasons. Its OK with us, we got plenty of real ones outside.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We don't have a Christmas tree or a box but we do have a Cat Tree!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

We have a "fake" tree too. Actually, it's better because it's easier to climb. ;) ~Ernie

Katie Isabella said...

LEO! That was MY almost made it Christmas. Mommy didn't get me till January!

Colehaus Cats said...

Oh, we love the sparkly-ness in these photos! The tinsel in the tree is pretty too!

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your photos ! We have a cat-proof Christmas tree ! Purrs

Summer said...

I bet Leo really enjoyed his first tree!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice flashback :)

Sweet Purrfections said...

Mom Paula still hasn't put up a tree for us.

Noodle Cat said...

We always get a small real tree that can be put up and out of my reach...

Noodle and crew

meowmeowmans said...

We have a fake tree, too. All us cats kind of like laying under it, but none of us seems inclined to climb it...

Thank you for your kindness in the wake of Moosey’s passing. He was a very special boy, and we love and miss him so much. The amazing love and support by our friends has been such an encouragement during this difficult time.

The Indulged Furries said...

It's funny (but expected) that he got in the box!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Fun photos of a great adventure! Our owner won't let us get a big tree so we did enjoy yours vicariously! - Peaches & Paprika

When the Cat is Away said...

Hmmmmmm. We still think it's wrong that you stole her box. Fine that you want to replace it, but how dare you????? Our Mom does this also all the time, and yes, we DO hate it.