Today's flashback is from December 2009 and was titled
This is a picture of mom's Christmas tree from a Christmas gone by. She just loved it! It had a cat angel tree topper and 99% of the ornaments were kitty ornaments.
Our sisters-who-came-before-us, Angel Cerise (left) and Angel Lilly (right) just loved laying underneath it. This was Christmas 2006, Angel Cerise's last Chrissymouse with Mom.
Well, when Christmas 2007 came along, Laila was a 7 month old kitten. Mom slowly introduced her to the tree but no matter what, Laila absolutely would not go into any room that she could see it from as she was terrified of it. And being we live in a one bedroom condo, she was very limited on where she could go. For two weeks Mom put up with this and feeling just terrible her little girl was so terrified of it. Well, mom said Laila was more important to her than a tree, so after enjoying it for 2 weeks, one night before Christmas she came home from work and took it all down and put it away. It still took a lot of patience for Mom to get Laila to come out into the living room again with it gone, but finally succeeded. Mom has tried much smaller trees and nothing works. She was a terrified little 6 week old feral kitten when she was rescued so who knows what she went through those first 6 weeks.
What a beautiful tree! Does this mean Laila is still afraid of all Xmas trees?ReplyDelete
the critters in the cottage xo
I love seeing pictures of kitty under the tree. That really seems to be a favorite spot (well, except for Laila). I love all those kitty ornaments! Laila, you're mom is so sweet to get rid of such a lovely tree for you.ReplyDelete
Has Laila got any braver with the tree or is she still scared?ReplyDelete
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Poor baby! Your Mama is so good to do without a tree. She loves you very much!ReplyDelete
the critters in the cottage xo
WEll that is too bad. Cats sure are silly sometimes. She just thought a normal tree wouldn't have all that stuff on it,so it must be something alien. Poor Laila. You have a good Mom not to force you have that tree around. Hope all of you have a great day.ReplyDelete
Cats are either really curious and love trees or the opposite like Laila. In her case, you did the right thing. It's not worth stressing her out and there are other ways to decorate.ReplyDelete
My mom-person wishes I would be a little afraid of the CATmas tree !ReplyDelete
Instead I do my best to chew on it and get down the ornament's :)
Happy Furriday !
That is really beautiful but you were so thoughtful to think of Laila and take it down, how is she with trees now? Table tops work at all??ReplyDelete
Oh what a dear story to read..how your mommy made you come first dearest little one. xoxoxoxReplyDelete
Well it sure was a beautiful tree!ReplyDelete
You sure had a nice tree, but having Laila happy is even better.ReplyDelete
Laila, that is so sad you never figured out how much FUN a Christmas tree can be!ReplyDelete
Poor Laila! You're such so good to her to go without a tree. You obviously love her very much to go without a tree all these years for her sake.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely tree. Maybe Laila was chased up one when she was tiny.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tree. Too bad you had to part with it, Miss Peggy, but we know Laila's interests come first.ReplyDelete
We know you loved that tree, but you loved Laila more.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tree :)ReplyDelete