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December 16, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Vanna’s First Christmas Tree

Mother bought an artificial Christmas tree many years ago, tired of fighting the yearly mess. (And the predictable attack of severe allergies.) Eventually she gave up on the artificial tree, too. She replaced it with a small ceramic tree, which fit on the table and was easy to put away when Christmas was over. All of this means that Vanna, who is thirteen years old, has never seen a real Christmas tree. Until last night…

Cats with Tree Dec 15

Her housemates are accustomed to our mysterious mid-December decor, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to the tree’s allure.

Cats with Tree Dec 15

This year’s tree seems to have earned the approval of all three cats. It survived the rigors of feline inspection and is, for the moment, their favorite spot in the house.

Cats with Tree Dec 15

8 Comments

  1. Sharon Poch / Dec 16 2012 7:31 PM

    Yes, Vanna, there is a Santa Claus . . .

  2. Gillian / Dec 17 2012 12:35 PM

    I have an artificial one which the cats won’t leave alone, either! They play with the decorations, chew the needles (yes, the plastic ones) and one of them even attempted to climb up inside it. So no more tree for us. 😦

    • Rae Spencer / Dec 17 2012 5:58 PM

      Vanna’s brothers (the Pirate Cats) had never seen a tree, either. When my brother and sister-in-law brought out their artificial tree, the boys behaved so badly that the tree had to be moved into a closed-off room.

      We haven’t decorated our tree yet, so Vanna hasn’t been introduced to ornaments. It will be interesting to see how she reacts…

  3. jeaniemac100 / Dec 18 2012 6:35 AM

    Ohhhh. How adorable. I’m glad they all agree!

  4. Jeanette Gallagher / Dec 20 2012 10:06 PM

    All so sweet … a great Christmas Story, Rae. Thanks for sharing.

  5. bardessdmdenton / Jan 4 2013 12:28 PM

    Ah, the ole ‘tree alure’! Another sweet post, Rae.

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