|I always get lots of help (thanks, Evan!) decorating the tree and arranging gifts beneath it. This was Evan being my helper elf last year, and I'm sure he'll help me all the same this year.
With the help of experience and at least a little lick of logic, I've developed more than a few rules of thumb in my house during Christmas. These are just some of them:
- no tinsel on the Christmas tree (thanks for this tip all those years ago, my sweet angel Rosie!)
- no candy canes or other food goodies on the Christmas tree (and thank you, angel pup Shellie, for this important rule!)
- and no candy canes or other food goodies kept unattended anywhere in the house (again, thank you, Angel Shellie!)
- all stringed lights and their cords and cables must be safely secured (this one's for you, Toby!)
- no breakable ornaments on the lowest branches of the Christmas tree (courtesy of puppy dog tails and curious cat paws)
My hopes are that the same will go for Eddy and her first Christmas. Sure, she's untiringly active, and comically ornery, and just a tad bit sassy and stubborn. But, she's also this momma's sweet little lap kitty. And, believe it or not, she has quickly learned and often actually heeds various commands and even seems to know what I mean when I say "no" (even if she quite literally talks back sometimes).
What's more, Eddy seems to have matured quite a bit, even in just the past few weeks. She even lately sits still long enough for me to get the occasional - have you noticed? - non-blurry picture of her!
Anyway. I recently decided to do a quick Christmas trial run with Eddy. I set out a couple of innocent Christmas decorations to see how she'd react and behave around them.
Then, Eddy decided to do an up close and personal meet-and-greet. So I decided to get some video, hoping to get evidence of some innocent Christmas kitty cheer.
Well, happy Friday, everybuddy! I hope yours is as festive as my furbabies' and mine!