Decorating for the Holidays Blog Hop post

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Thanks so much to The Frugal Housewife for organizing this Blog Hop.

It is not easy to decorate for Christmas with cats, dogs and what ever else around you. You have to be very careful with the kind or ornaments you use on the tree because those ornaments become instant toys for the cats and then they are in one million pieces. The best kinds of ornaments to use are the plastic ones that don’t break. This is kind of sad; because I am sure everyone has collected all kinds of wonderful ornaments over the years. But if you want them to stay in one piece, leave them in the boxes until the kittens are old enough not to care.

Here are all the Rudolphs

Also that wonderful tree becomes a wonderful climbing toy. I can just see their little brains working over time, look there; she brought us a tree to climb. And up they go and so all the ornaments etc. are all over the house. One solution to that is to tie the tree to the wall or a very heavy piece of furniture. My solution is to just have a little tiny tree with not many ornaments at all.

Also one of my many favorite things about Christmas is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Now none of us would ever have had presents if it hadn’t been for Rudolph. And the song is just wonderful and very catchy to sing that is if you can sing. But it is a lot of fun, and over the years I have collected many, many stuffed Rudolph’s. Some of them sing and some do not. And this year is the first year that I haven’t seen any singing stuffed animals at all.

And here is Black trying to be a Rudolph

So when I decorate, it is almost entirely with Rudolph. And so my house is still festive and very musical if I turn them all on.

Please visit this wonderful blog, Gardens and Crafts. It has all kinds of great ideas for crafts and she even has it so you can get all the instructions in a pdf file. It is a great blog.


Comment from: AuntieE [Visitor] ·
Oh I love Rudolph.. and I know about the cats. although he looks like he love the Rudolph's also,lol.
12/14/09 @ 09:10
Comment from: Buggys [Visitor] ·
Love the Rudolphs. Cats do love christmas decorations! I remember the days of walking in from work and spending 30 minutes collecting ornaments to rehang on the tree!
12/14/09 @ 11:57
Comment from: carol at A Second Cup [Visitor] ·
Black looks very happy among the other Rudolphs.
12/14/09 @ 13:02
Comment from: Dottie [Visitor] ·
I love all your rudolphs and your kitty is so sweet! Thanks for participating in the hop. It's been a lot of fun.
12/14/09 @ 13:23
Comment from: Mommy Kennedy [Visitor] ·
You did a great job while being so considerate of your animals!

Here is my post for the blog hop if you are interested too!

Happy Holidays!
12/14/09 @ 14:15
Comment from: Lynne [Visitor] ·
We also have to watch the live plants we put out during the holidays, some are poisonous to our animals.
Very nice post! Merry Christmas!
12/14/09 @ 14:35
Comment from: Becki [Visitor] ·
Great Rudolph collection!
12/14/09 @ 14:53
Comment from: Grampy [Visitor] ·
You did a great job.Not easy trying to take care of the animals at the same time.
12/14/09 @ 14:58
Comment from: Comedy Plus [Visitor] ·
I remember having cats back in the day. I gave up on much decorations at all. They do indeed think they are toys. Our dog thought the same thing the first several years. Now she doesn't care. I'm so happy about that.

Have a terrific day. :)
12/14/09 @ 18:03
Comment from: JT Locke -- The Frugal Housewife [Visitor] ·
Love Rudolph!!! Black is being great with the display. My new little kitten would have had them knocked all over the place!

Just wanted to tell you thank you for participating in the Decorating for the Holidays Blog Hop!
12/14/09 @ 19:56
Comment from: Cher [Visitor] Email ·
Stopping by from the Blog Tour! Great Tips!
12/14/09 @ 20:44
Comment from: Karen [Visitor] ·
LOL My sister in-law gave me all her live plants and won't put up a tree this year. She loves her new cats!
12/16/09 @ 21:29
Comment from: Storm [Visitor] ·
I don't think cats are ever old enough not to care, lol There's something about decorations that they just love!
12/18/09 @ 19:36

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