Cats and Cards

Dec 20th, 2014

Cats and Cards

I put a row of Christmas cards on the mantelpiece this week, and, perhaps foolishly, decorated it with some tinsel.

Today I have had both cats up there. Their modus operandi is to push all the cards onto the floor and then attack the tinsel. I don’t mind this too much with the cards but in their enthusiasm I could sense they were going to start with the other ornaments, including the lovely little clock I got for my birthday. So sadly I needed to remove it from its place of honour and lock it in the china cabinet.

I am also feeling very tired tonight because at 5am today Tora came in and made the loudest howl I have ever heard from a cat (I presume he may have been warning us about badgers in the garden). The noise woke Schrodi up and he then decided it would be a good idea to jump on the (leather) bedhead, give it a good scratch, and then attempt to pull the tinsel off the picture on the wall behind the bed. After that they had a bit of a fight with each other and I had to shut them out of the bedroom – by which time I was thoroughly awake and couldn’t get back to sleep again.

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