11/24/2009

Wordy Wednesday, Decorate a Christmas Village With A Cat

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.

16 comments:

Jana said...

well i guessed it had something to do with xmas! i was thinking a tree on a table because you might try to climb up the tree! thanks for the bitter apple advice... may need to use it when we get a tree... i'm afraid prada might want to climb up in the tree! hopefully the spray will deter her... because nothing much deters her!

Laila and Minchie said...

The Christmas season is now officially here!

Cory said...

Santa Paws can't be far away now!

The Island Cats said...

Your village is awesome, Hendrix!! Our mom doesn't have a village but she does put out other decorations and for the most part we leave them alone...except for the tree. She will put up the tree and leave it undecorated for almost a week letting us get used to it. Thanks for the bitter apple tip about putting it on the branches! She never thought of doing that...but will try it this year!

catsynth said...

We think cats are a great addition to any holiday decor!

The scene with the village reminds me of the holiday windows that Macy's in San Francisco does in conjunction with the SPCA, featuring adoptable animals. I will definitely be going to see that (and hope that it helps more pets get adopted).

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Will Tole need Bitter Apple too?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Angel and Kirby said...

WE think a village and a cat can co-exist! However, Mom does not do much decorating any more. She is interested in the bitter apple, though. We like cords on computers ans sewing machines!

you lool very comfy in your village!

The Creek Cats said...

Yay for the return of your village!

Forever Foster said...

Your village is looking great, Hendrix. Your tips are very good, too:)

Gattina said...

We never cared about Christmas decoration and cats ! the only thing we did we have an artificial tree now, in a real one they tried to climb. Otherwise they walk through the village, knock Joseph or Mary over, and our dog even ate little Jesus, because my mother had replaced the ceramic one with one out of chocolate (what an idea !) The cats play with the balls That at least is Christmas fun !

Fin said...

Those are great tips!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

What great ideas! We've always decorated the tree just for the cats and wired it to the wall to keep it in place. They would love a cat village too. Now I just have to find a space for it among the cat beds and dog crates.
~Lisa Co9T

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I knew it! The Woman had a village for a couple of years but she put it in places we couldn't get too...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You have a smart mom, Hendrix.

Shadow / Molly said...

Our the mom finks cuz we attack the tree dat we'd do worse wif dem villages. It does look fun ta be monster size in a village though.

Derby said...

I would be doing my best to whap the stuff on the floor.