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Monday, December 5, 2011

Another Battle



















I finally broke down and bought a new Christmas tree. Here it is, all "spruced" up and ready to go. Putting this tree together was so much easier than the old tree, which had to be assembled branch by branch. This one is like an umbrella consisting of three poles that fit together one at a time. The branches fall into place. No need to add any lights...this little beauty has them built right in! 

Of course, putting up the tree brings a familiar complication.















Bogey...hard at work performing his de-decorating duties. Oh yes, we've been there before. I've tried every possible solution to keep him away from the tree in past years. None of them has been successful. Bogey doesn't listen to anyone, least of all me.





























But now I have hope. I won the battle of the curtains. I'm sure I can prevail in the war to preserve the Christmas tree!















Mom vs Bogey. Here we go again...

17 comments:

House of Carnivores said...

Best of luck! I know that we were eventually able to convince the cats to leave the tree alone. And then we got a young dog... we're skipping the tree this first year, LOL.

The Cat From Hell said...

Mommy ties our tree to the ceiling. That what when me climbs it, it does not fall over!
Kisses
Nellie

Shane Kent Louis said...

wow, what a beautiful Christmas tree! it looks great!



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Two French Bulldogs said...

so purrty. Wonder if kittys could climb that tree
Benny & Lily

irishoma said...

Looks great, especially with your new floor.
Donna

Alittlesprite said...

Lovely tree!

Mariodacat said...

he he - good luck.

Magic said...

Beautiful tree but I think you will need good luck to stop Bogey taking the decorations off :-) love from Magic xx

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your tree looks gorgeous!
Bogey, you are a tinker, hee hee.
When we first got married we had 2 siamese cats. I used to have to pick up the tree and redecorate it about 19 times a day, they thought it was heaven!
Hugs, Lynne x

Frankie Furter said...

BaaaaaWAAAAAHHHHHHH ... All "SPRUCED" UP... NOW THAT IS FUNNY!!!

I can see it now... Your Spruced Up Tree... all covered with Contact Paper....

Maybe if you just cut out some Gingerbread and Star Shapes and Stick Those on..?????

Lynn said...

Ha, I like Frankie's idea of the contact paper shaped into ornaments. Good luck!

Linda O'Connell said...

Well, he is the king of his kingdom and believes it is HIS tree. Beautiful tree by the way.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Very nice tree! I'm surprised there was no contact paper around the tree.

Roo said...

Ha! Ummm as I am a bettin dog, gonna have to go with Bogey on this one ;)

Pretty Tree! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Cozy in Texas said...

I debated whether to put a tree up this year as I look after my 10 month old granddaughter during the day. I finally did and she has a great time trying to get the cat out from underneath the tree skirt. So far the tree has stayed upright but there are no ornaments on the first two feet of branches.
Ann

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

OMD! We have that GusGus ornament too and mama said that her old cat, Chuck, used to box him off the bottom of the tree every year. She's find him under the table or couch...rarely on the tree where he belonged. Bol. Your tree is pretty.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hi Pat - There is a product called Ssscat that I wrote about on my blog last week. It has worked great at keeping the kitties off my kitchen counters, and we'll probably pick up a couple to put under the tree, too. :) Our older cats aren't too much of a problem, but our kitten, Luna, will probably try to climb the tree. We're expecting a disaster. LOL