4Cats of Christmas@tinagerow@britblaise

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It may not be the most beautiful tree I’ve ever had, but this one means more to me than all of those others…

 

 

 

 

We haven’t had a Christmas Tree up since 2008. In October 2009 we lost Jon’s 23-year-old kitty Katie…

Katie

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty was left by himself and started mooning around the house, missing his buddy, Katie…

 

 

So we went to the pound and fell in love with our black beauty, Nox (the Goddess of the night)

Nox April 2014.5yo

Nox was only 4 months old when we got her in December 2009, and even though she was pretty skittish because she came from a house with several crawling children, she was a normal kitten and liked to explore and climb whenever possible. So we didn’t think a Christmas tree with all its temptations would be a good thing with a 4 month old kitten in the house.

Then in November 2010 I had my brain blowout, and our house was foreclosed on in December so we moved into an apartment.  No tree that year.

And for all of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter you know that we lost our sweet Rusty in October of this year.

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This time it was Nox’s turn to be lonely and moon around the house without Rusty. She had never been a lone cat in her entire life. And she wandered the house looking for Rusty even though she came and bumped noses with him as he passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

So Rocky came to live with us…our resident small pony…er….Maine Coon.

16.5 pounds of long-haired, purring sweetness…

Rocky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, my guys knew how much I’ve missed having a Christmas tree and decorating for Christmas so on my birthday last week they decided to pull out our artificial tree, do basic decorations and see how the cats handled it.

Armed with the spray bottle I got Rocky to stop trying to chew on the branches and Nox to stop chewing on the bows of the presents under the tree….  After a few days we added more ornaments and they’re still doing fine with it. No broken ornaments and only a few mushed presents – although nothing breakable from just this:

RockyUnderTree

 

 

 

Rocky likes to lie on the smaller presents under the tree. He’s adorable and he’s not really hurting anything so we just let him stay there and look cute 🙂

As for me, I’m still writing. Getting my kink on daily and trying to finish up this current WIP.  Darian just finished finals for this semester and Jon is getting some shows done before he starts vacation next week…

Thank you for joining me for the 4 Cats of Christmas!!  And I hope all of you have terrific holiday seasons, no matter which ones/what you celebrate!

Tina

2 responses to “4Cats of Christmas@tinagerow@britblaise

  1. I loved this post! As you know we’ve lost two of dear pets in the last 5 years. Losing Bobi is still a daily sadness. His beautiful face is on my screen saver across the room, and just this morning I told him how much I miss him and our life on the mountain. However, I don’t miss the hours I spent getting cactus needles out of his face or paws, or dealing with rattlesnake bites. 🙂

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  2. I remember you always having to heal poor Bobi from all of that stuff.

    I’ve lost a lot of people I love in my life, and losing a fur baby is just as bad if not a little worse – at least for me. The fur babies ARE my babies and I don’t think always understood what was happening like the people who crossed over.

    I know we are still heartbroken over Katie and Rusty. But we are so incredibly thankful for Nox & Rocky.

    The more I thought about this I knew I HAD to do a blog about it. Our lives are so entwined with the fur babies we’ve had that it couldn’t be any other way.

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