We had a lot of excitement here on Thursday! It all started with dinner. In addition to our usual food, there was something different in our dishes, and it was yummilicious!
Mom said it was cut up turkey. Mom doesn’t eat meat, something no self-respecting cat understands, but I love her anyway. But apparently, she went to have dinner with friends who did eat meat that day, and one of them was kind enough to send a small piece home with Mom to give to us. We love Mom’s friends!
After dinner, Allegra and I got ready to settle in for our post dinner naps when we heard a lot of commotion downstairs, so of course, we had to go check things out. Mom was pulling boxes out of the closet, and taking all kinds of interesting things out of the boxes. I asked Allegra what was going on? Allegra said she wasn’t sure, but she thought she remembered this same thing happening this time last year.
It got even more exciting. Mom moved some furniture around in our living room, and then she lugged a really big box upstairs. I got a little scared, the box was so big! But Allegra said there was nothing to worry about, and wait ’til I saw what was in that box. I watched, but from a good distance. I wasn’t sure about any of this. I like my house the way it is.
Next thing I know, there’s a tree in our living room! It’s on a little table with a very cool tent underneath. Now wasn’t that nice of Mom to set up such a fun toy for us. I immediately went over and checked it out.
But it looked like Mom wasn’t done yet. She took some odd-looking, snake-like things out of a box, and draped them all over the tree. Then, all of a sudden, little white lights came on all over the tree! It was like magic! Sparkly!
And then Mom brought even more boxes upstairs! She started hanging what looked like lots of little cat toys on the tree. How thoughtful of her! I ran to get Allegra to show her. Allegra and I checked everything out. Allegra said that those weren’t toys. In fact, she said Mom doesn’t want us to play with them at all, they’re just to look at. I don’t believe her – we’ll just have to see about that! I tried to help Mom hang the toys on the tree, but she said she’d be fine without my help.
Since Mom didn’t want any help, Allegra and I played a game of hide-and-seek underneath the tent. That was way fun!
Later that evening, Mom turned out all the lights in the living room. The tree looked so pretty, with all the dangly cat toys, and the bright little lights. I jumped up on Mom’s lap and we both sat and watched the tree for a while. Then I got bored, and went in search of Allegra to see if she wanted to play some more hide-and-seek.
I just know that I’m going to have lots of fun with this tree!
Conscious Cat Sunday will return next week.