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December 13, 2012

Tree of Life

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I live here now, in this tree.


For the first time in eight years I decided to get a real Christmas tree. Of course I decided this during the one year I am living at the top of a three-story walkup, nonetheless, Happiest Time of the Year!

It wasn't until I got the tree home that it dawned on me Bob and Frankie have never had a real Christmas Tree. Frankie has been living in the tree since Saturday. She thinks she is a wild forest cat.

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Forest cat waits for Meow Mix to arrive.

She has sap and pine needles stuck to her fur and she smells like Christmas. It's wonderful. And those tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow? In my home the glowing eyes are coming from inside the lower 1/3 of the tree. The tree has been summited several times, like cats to Everest they are called to climb it. There was a light incident yesterday that resulted in all the lights coming off the bottom of the tree and the cats gathered 'round to feel the collected warmth.

I found a snowflake ornament in my shoe this morning, how it got off the tree and moved across the room and deposited into a patent-leather spectator pump one will never know.

These are the mysteries of Christmas cat.

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Posted by laurie at December 13, 2012 6:10 AM