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The Fallen Ornament Mystery

December 20, 2007 Sarah Coggins

I found inspiration for tonight’s card on Toni’s blog. She commented about her kittens knocking ornaments off the tree. Fortunately, neither Cali nor Chester have ever paid too much attention to the Christmas trees (well, except for Ches loving to sit under it). When we lived in apartments, we had a 3′ tall artificial tree and they’d sniff it out (like all new things) and then go about their usual daily activities. I worried a tad bit the first Christmas in our house what they would do with a real tree. About the same it turns out – sniff it and then move along. This year we did catch Cali sitting on the loveseat armrest pawing at an ornament after we finished decorating it. I figured since she had seen us “playing” with them earlier in the evening, she thought it must be ok.

Since then, they have left the ornaments alone. Well, we think. About 2 days ago we found Cali’s ornament on the floor. I intentionally put the less delicate ones down low just in case. Honestly, I don’t think they were batting at it. I think Chester bumped it while heading under the tree for a nap. I’ve witnessed him brushing the lower branches with his back as he heads to his current napping spot. But the truth remains a mystery and the ornament still sits on the floor in front of the tree:Supplies: Daisy Hill rub-on; misc. red cardstock; Uniball Signo white pen.


  • Ter December 20, 2007 at 3:59 am
    I really like these card scraps, I have seen them in other blogs as well, and I think I might have to give it a try sometime.
  • Candibee December 20, 2007 at 11:31 am
    Your cat's don't climb up in the tree? Gosh, when I had cats they were always trying to climb up it and then they'd get stuck between branches!
  • Heather Bares December 20, 2007 at 12:10 pm
    as usual, love the cards
  • Gabrielle Beck December 20, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    How funny! Great thing to add to the daily cards!
  • Colleen December 20, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    What a fun thing to do your card about! Great job keeping up with these!
  • Jen Sue Wild December 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    Sarah I just love tis card so cute LOL
  • toners December 20, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    LOL! What a great card! I definitely think that our dog and cats are in it together...those sneaky animals!
  • jp December 21, 2007 at 4:45 am
    This is a great entry! You are lucky your kitties don't have much interest in the ornaments. I pick up multiple ornaments daily! All of our trees are tied to something because Lily knocked them over last year!! :-) Fun times, though! Janet
  • Linda December 21, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    The card is so cute. When I was little our cat left the ornaments alone but she really liked to eat the tinsel.
  • Penny December 21, 2007 at 3:29 pm
    Very cute card! I miss having a cat around Christmas sometimes. My cat at my parents' is really small, and she crawls up the tree and sleeps inside it!
  • Aimeslee December 21, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    sarah, i want to wish you a merry christmas morning and a wonder full new year!
  • Sherry December 22, 2007 at 4:15 am
    Great blog entry. Our old cat, Tobey use to lay under the tree too... it must be a cat thing, cuz the dogs stay far from it! :)
  • oceans5 December 23, 2007 at 9:36 pm
    What a cute story. Love your cards:)
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