Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sunday Photo Blogging: Meowy Christmas!

The short-lived, ill-fated Christmas Tree of 2006.

My patented anti-cat system. I didn't think anything was gonna bring this tree down.
I locked them in the bathroom while I put the tree up and then took a picture of their first reaction to the tree.

Uh-oh. "Aren't there supposed to be presents under this thing?"
Yeah, I think this was a sign.
Uh-huh. Go ahead and keep checking, honey, but I'm pretty sure that knocking over the Christmas Tree puts you on Santa's shitlist.

I'm not sure whether they're caroling, or plotting.


little-cicero said...

That might be the worst Christmas Tree stand I've ever seen! I don't blame the cats, I blame the stand for only providing 2 inches of support around the base of the tree. You can probably find a better stand at a thrift store- try one around Christmas time.

little-cicero said...

By the way, Merry Christmas to you and your mother. May your days be merry and bright because I know this Christmas won't be white.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully decorated tree! Great candles and ornaments!

Hope you have a Joyous Christmas!

God bless you!

Brent said...

Great pics, so cute. My tree only lasted two days with my kitty! Merry Christmas

Marc said...

I loved this! Your pictures were so cute. I always enjoy your pictures.

Speaking of pictures, it's interesting that your pictures are now properly displayed in Bloglines, whereas before your "testing" post, they only showed up as a shutter icon.

Merry Christmas, Andy. Promise us that if you move in 2007, you won't stop blogging! We happen to be pretty keen on Portland, too.


p.p. said...

Merry Christmas!!

Jess said...

Merry Christmas to you and the felines!

Matthew said...

What a great looking tree! Oh, and nice digs, btw.

Hope you and the kitties have a Merry Christmas, Andy! :-)

Quinn said...

Next year in Cascadia.

kr said...

LC, if you're going to say something less than positive, especially about such a happy blog entry, it would behoove you to at LEAST wait until a few other people have commented so it's not the first thing the rest of us have to read. That was kind of an unneccesary downer at Christmastime.

Andy, beautiful tree. ("At least you'll always have the memories" ; ). ) Cute kitties too : ).

little-cicero said...

Oh, come on now! Just because I didn't riddle the comment with emoticons you can't take it as a joke? I know my sense of humor isn't appreciated here, but even with all joking aside I don't see how a ridiculous criticism of a Christmas tree stand is so hard to bear.

By the way, Merry Christmas kr. If you, as a mother, have anything to say about Santa Claus, I'll be happy to post it (just send it to me today, or I won't get it as I will be on vacation tommorrow).

little-cicero said...

By the way, I would like you to know that every time I saw a good tree stand in the stores this holiday season, I thought of you, Andy. Unfortunately, sending one to you would have been difficult.

All engineering aside, It is a beautifully decorated tree. I do my tree with red and gold beads and speckle it with silver and red bulbs. It looks like you have some family heirlooms on there. I like the candles as well.

Andy said...

LC: thanks for the offer, but as this was an artificial tree, the "stand" was actually part of the structure, the legs were inserted into the base (trunk?) of the tree, and that's what snapped. I don't think a regular stand meant for a real tree would have worked.

little-cicero said...

Actually, I have one about your size downstairs- we always use one for that. It's a sight to behold- perhaps thirty years old- got it from my grandma. At the center is a bare wooden pole around which we strap giant green pipe cleaners to cover it, and into which we poke "branches" of twisted wire with plastic needles poking out. Of course, just as with the Charlie Brown tree, all it needs is a little TLC- let's just say you can never over-decorate a Christmas Tree. Ah, good times. We still put up the homemade ornaments and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ornaments.

Gino said...

despite the best plans, cats seems to always find the weakness.

right now, i'm attempting to keep them from two chinchillas i'm babysitting for 10 days.

luckily, i have a spare room, and now the door has a gate latch near the top where you know who cant reach it.