Honestly, look at that poor thing.
Do you like its lovely aluminum foil? They say aluminum foil wrapped around the base of a Christmas tree can help deter kitties from climbing and scratching it. At our house, that means certain kitties (ahem, Thimble) have some fun and sparkly silver stuff to rip off the tree and strew about the house.
Oh, and how about that cardboard down there, all shredded and thrown about like festive confetti? I usually put cardboard down to protect the floor, to put it simply. I would cover it with a tree skirt, and I used to do just that. But, these days, I have yet to find a tree skirt that my paralyzed (and pawesome!) Evan can't undo and drag off with him as he goes on his merry way. So, we just let the tree go nude. Evan doesn't mind one bit, as he loves the taste of the exposed cardboard, not to mention the way it feel beneath his claws.
And that's all not even mentioning those little green needles. Don't you like how well they're decorating the floor? I vacuumed the entire house after bidding ado to the tree. I practically combed through the place with a toothbrush in my attempts to evict all of those poky little buggers that like to stab you in the feet and get stuck in your socks. But, even through to this morning, the needles still seem to be everywhere. Everywhere. Can I really blame the poor tree for any of this, though? No, no I can't. After all, if I had a cat (ahem, Eddy) flying halfway across a room just to land on me, I'd be a little worse for the wear, too.
Oh, Evan and Thimble, don't be too hard on Eddy. She's young and full of spunk, and she just really can't help but get in that overzealous Christmas spirit. (Eddy, for the record, couldn't stand to watch the demise of her beloved tree and spent the day snoozing on her mommy's bed instead.)
And so, the tree is now tucked away all snug and safe until the end of this year. We'll miss it, but we only have something like 348 more days until Christmas 2017!
The countdown begins!
And now, since here we are again with yet another Christmasy post, I guess it's fitting that today's art is another drawing I created as a Christmas gift. You've seen what I doodled up for my mom and my sister, and now it's time to show you what my dad got. To preface this one, my dad recently got a black pickup truck. This truck of my dad's is largely in honor of his own father, who loved black pickup trucks, and who passed away January 7th, 2016. My father's truck is a Dodge RAM, and my dad has of course taken quite a fondness for pretty much anything ram. So, I sucked up my complete and utter disdain for drawing automobiles (because, let's be honest, I'm just no good at drawing anything without four legs and fur) and struggled my way through this:
Now, I'd say we're all out of Christmas posts for you. But, well, Astrid has a bit of it left for you tomorrow. So, stay tuned for her last festive hurrah!
Warm wishes to all!
Our Tip of the Day:This time of year, please don't forget to be just as careful and cautious when taking down those Christmas decorations as you were putting them up. Be careful of doors opening and closing as you haul the tree and other decorations out. If need be, perhaps keep your furbabies sequestered somewhere safe so that they can't escape during this hustle and bustle. Also be careful of small bits and pieces of Christmas decorations falling off and thereby potentially ending up in your furbabies possession. This might include sharp and dangerous ornament hooks, poky tree branches or needles, or potentially dangerous petals or leaves from plants such as holly or mistletoe. Our furbabies sure do love to play, so be sure that no festive and potentially dangerous "toys" are left behind for them to find!