For those of you that guessed I was under, and then on the tables for, my Christmas Village, you were right! Whoo hoo!
It makes us sad that so many beans don't put up villages cause they have kitties. So, we are going to share some tips mommy uses to decorate Halloween and Christmas Villages when you have a cat. These keep us both happy and safe.
1. Understand we WILL get on your village. Why? It is cool, we want to, and we can. Mommy puts up the tables a day in advance to see which sides I jump up on. Then she leaves space for me there. Also, if the village is by a window, we will nap by that window. Leave a space for us. Here I am last night.
Do as I say minions or Catzilla will crush you like little bugs.
2. Make the "streets" in the village wide enough for us to walk through. Why? We will take the paths of least resistance and if there are streets we will take vs walking OVER your houses.
3. Buy "Bitter Apple" spray in the woofie aisle at the pet store. Why? Cords. Lots and lots of cords. Even if your cat has never shown an interest in them, it only takes one bite to injure or kill us. Bitter Apple makes them taste awful. I try to chew all cords and this stuff works great for me. TIP: My beans also use Bitter Apple on the bottom branches, ornaments and light cords on the Christmas trees to keep me from chewing those.
4. Mommy uses double sided sticky FOAM she found in the scrapbooking aisle. It is thicker than tape and helps keep minions and trees from toppling over while I stroll.