This is Boomer’s first Christmas, and she has been enjoying the artificial tree a little too much. She figured out that she could climb up the center, spiraling around the pole. The only thing that’s stopped her from being a tree-topper is that the uppermost section is a single piece.
It was cute the first time, not so much the fiftieth time. At this point, she’s practically living inside the Christmas tree. We’ve kinda given up trying to shag her out of there. While most of the ornaments are still hanging, some of them have migrated and the tree is looking bare in spots.
Something similar happened the first year we had Hobbes, except that he was too heavy and actually broke off the branches of that tree. He also destoyed a lot of glass ornaments. That year we tore the tree down as soon as Christmas was over, and it’s looking like the same will happen this time as well.
Hopefully by next December Boomer will be a little less Extreme! Kitten!
Happy holidays to you, my dozen of readers! I hope that you will have many gifts and (if you’re into that sort of thing) a more-or-less intact Christmas tree!