We Have Our Very First Christmas Tree!

Me, Christy, and Echo under the Christmas treeYes, we have a tree. Echo, Ocean and I have been alive and living with mom for seven Christmases and this is our very first Christmas tree. There was a good reason though, I guess, that we didn’t have one all those years. For the first five Christmases, mom was fostering kittens, lots of kittens, and knew a tree was not a good idea with all of them around.

In the beginning, we were those foster kittens. As you may know, Echo and Ocean were mom’s first two foster kitties. I came along a few weeks later. (There were several other kittens between Ocean and me.) The three of us were all a little over six months old that first Christmas.

Last year, we had just moved here and mom was still recuperating from her health issues. She didn’t feel much like decorating for Christmas and she had given away almost all of her decorations.

For some reason, she seems to be more in the holiday spirit this year and started thinking about a tree a few weeks ago. She wondered what kind of tree she should get (real or artificial) and how she would decorate it. She knew she had lights and her friend, Kelly, said she had plenty of decorations to loan us.

Videos like this one of Cole and Marmalade continued to make her wonder if a tree was a good idea. She knows many kitties do fine with a tree but she wondered about Ocean who loves to be up high.

One day she was shopping at her second favorite discount store and saw a simple, small artificial tree and decided that was the one. When she lived in Nevada, she always got a living tree to plant afterwards but we sure don’t need anymore evergreen trees around here. She didn’t want to kill a tree, so that left an artificial tree. It has a few other advantages too. No watering necessary and no water to spill if we do turn it over.

Getting the tree up actually took a couple of days. Putting it together seemed easy enough so instead of helping mom with that, we gave the box a thorough inspection.

Christy and Echo inpsecting box
Christy inspecting box
Christy and Ocean inspecting box
Ocean in box

Ocean just had to taste it. That’s when he discovered that real trees don’t come out of a box.

Ocean biting treeOnce the tree was up and the lights mom had were on, she discovered that she needed more. The next day, after more lights were acquired, mom settled in with a refreshing beverage to put on the decorations. Wine and tree

So far, we hadn’t bothered the tree except to occasionally sit under it. Would the ornaments be too tempting? We all watched patiently while mom hung the ornaments. Once she was done, we checked it out and gave our stamp of approval. The ornaments were interesting but not very play-worthy and we decided they should stay on the tree.

And, as for climbing, well, the tree is a little flimsy and we are all a little, shall we say, robust. I haven’t been into climbing in years and even Ocean decided he prefers the big cat tree.

Actually, we haven’t given the Christmas tree much thought since the first couple of days so mom’s concerns were totally unfounded. So, how about you, my friends and furiends. Do you have a tree? What are your thoughts on the topic?

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season.

Christy Paws

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21 Responses to We Have Our Very First Christmas Tree!

  1. Noodle says:

    That’s a very nifty tree!
    Have a wonderful holiday season…

    Noodle and crew

  2. Yippee for getting a tree! None of us have seen one of those yet around here, ever. Well, maybe Ruby knows about them from long ago before she became our sister. All we know is that they are like scratchy posts but without the scratchy post part. What’s the point of that, we ask?

  3. Noodle says:

    Wow! That’s a great tree…hope nobody knocks it over, I’m just saying…

    Noodle and crew

  4. We don’t have a Christmas tree. Mister Cat is just to curious and playful, so i won’t risk having a tree. So our Christmas decor consists of a Santa klaus and a plush reindeer – and Mister Cat managed to knock the reindeer down a couple of times already 🙂

  5. Concats on the tree! That’s super pawsome! We have been relegated to an artificial tree as well (happened with the arrival of some kittens years ago… go figure…) Anyhow, we don’t mind. We also don’t mind that Mom no longer is able to put up her family heirloom ornaments that are fragile. We think our tree with homemade felt ornaments and unbreakable balls is absolutely purr-fect – after all, the true meaning of Christmas is having us in her life! xoxo

  6. Raven says:

    You have a perfect tree. I have a small tree and it’s fun to look at but I’ve never tried to climb it. And being an older lady cat, the ornaments don’t interest me much.

  7. Oh wow!! You have your first tree!! How cool! We laughed at the video. Cole and Marmalade are brilliant. We always have a tree, but it is so small I never bother with it!! MOL

  8. Your cat tree, eeeeh, Christmas tree is beautiful ! Purrs

  9. beautiful, beautiful tree! Enjoy!!

  10. Summer says:

    I hope we get a tree this year! My human has a cold this week and she is getting behind on stuff – I hope she gets well in time to catch up and put up the tree!

  11. meowmeowmans says:

    We love your tree, and we are glad it’s working out so well! We have one here, and we’re lucky because our cats prefer to be UNDER it, rather than climbing it. 🙂

  12. Kitties Blue says:

    The Cole and Marmalade video was hysterical. We’ll be interested to see if y’all find it is any more interesting than you do now. We see you’ve discovered how nice it is under the tree. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  13. How pawsome that you have a tree this year. We have a tree too. And Ernie has been known to climb it, though he hasn’t done it this year….yet.

  14. Oh Christy weez so glad you finally got a Christmas twee. Our twees awe always so small there’s no climbin’ ’em even ifin we were inclined. MOL Dat Marm is eever a teeny cat or dat twee is huge and sturdy. MOL Anyways, glad y’all awe enjoyin’ da twee. We like da lights most of all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  15. Ellen Pilch says:

    Very pretty tree, I am glad your Mom decided to get one.

  16. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys…yur tree iz awesum, de rite kinda size, mom did a grate job on decoratin it, her can put it up again next yeer, itz BURD FREE, ….yea….yur tree iz awesum !!! ♥♥♥

  17. Yur lookin so fine there Christy an Ocean an Echo!! Pawsum tree mee furendss……
    LadyMum has a smalltabull top tree an mee smacked it down an shee put it away. Shee says maybe nxt year when mee iss over 2 years old an more maa-ture 😉 Mee tendss to bee notty…
    Mew mew mew…
    Wee iss so glad Lady Ava feels bettur an can enjoy Katmass seeson this year!
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxx

  18. Sammy says:

    We LOVE your first Christmas tree! It’s beautiful……….congratulations and enjoy that tree (no climbing though or Mom might decide to put that tree BACK in the box!).

    Love, Sammy

  19. speedyrabbit says:

    Woohoo that is pawsome…hehehe now you can enter my Christmas Countdown…Yippee!xx Speedy

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