Sunday, December 8, 2013

Why cats don’t like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Why, we even put a sprig of holly in our mousetrap cheese.

Unfortunately, our cat only reluctantly seems to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, don’t blame him or her entirely ‒ pet owners must bear some of the responsibility.

Consider our cat for instance...... more

45 comments:

  1. My cats will have a wonderfully peaceful Xmas this year, no visitors or crackers. They may have their own party as the the neighbourhood cats may come to my house for refuge.

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  2. I never thought about Christmas from a cat's point of view before. YOu would think they would enjoy batting around the ornaments and playing with the garland and such. I am not a cat owner though. Your post is interesting and fun.

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  3. My cats always loved Christmas--sleeping under the tree was their favorite thing to do, and oh the joy of all those empty boxes on Christmas morning! Of course, they didn't have to contend with crackers. They likely wouldn't have appreciated them.

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  4. All those bowlfuls of turkey will more than compensate! Climbing the Christmas tree is irresistible though. What do you expect? !
    I think that house rabbits could have have a similar moan too but they would chew through the tree & need emergency vet care, ruining everyones' day.
    Good fun!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  5. Too funny. My cats LOVE trying to eat the garland and swatting at ornaments. I learned years ago not to use tinsel in the house. It was a very expensive vet bill.

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  6. LOL@Nick--sigh. Cats. My cat does whatever she wants, Christmas or no. Seriously. She is unaffected by the season. But thanks~ ;p <3

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  7. Cats like Christmas better than Halloween.

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  8. My cat loves drinking the Christmas tree water. Other than that, she's pretty calm about the holiday...although before she became so, blase um I mean, mature, our ornaments were at risk.

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  9. My cat was unimpressed with Christmas,until I put up some ornaments ....birds.She loved that.

    The aftermath of the crashing tree/ornaments and the screaming, not so much.

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  10. Thanks for this head up. I have never shown proper empathy for a cat's Christmas experience.

    I am reformed.

    =)

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  11. My cats don't like Christmas because they believe every day is their "special" day and on Christmas it appears they have to share a day with others, including the (*ugh*) lowly dog.

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  12. My cats actually seem to enjoy Christmas. They love to bat the balls off the tree and then curl up under the tree for a nap. They are already trying to get to their presents - they can smell the nip. And turkey is one of their favorite foods.

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  13. I wasn't aware they liked anything ,except when it is time to eat...

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  14. My son and DIL have a FERAL cat. Do you think it is to keep me out? sandie
    (It is NOT NICE at all)

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  15. LOL. And this is why I have dog. He can enjoy the holiday with me. ;-)

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  16. I have the perfect solution: give the kids a cat, rather, young kitten, after Christmas! Tell them it's a "Twelfth-Day-of-Christmas" present, or some such. Tease them every day for eleven days about how much they're going to love their "12th-day" gift more than any other, and that it will surprise and bewilder and give joy to them almost every day of their lives forever after.

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  17. My cats think the tree is another toy bought for them. I think they like Christmas...

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  18. Crabby Christmas Kitty....I love it! Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  19. As for my house, I gave up on big trees. I have a little 30" fake tree on the top of my pantry and another 8" LED tree on my desk. After having the cat herd destroy a 7 foot fake tree (broke all the limb holders) over the course of one season a few years back, this works out to be far less stressful for both me and the cats.

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  20. I once had a cat that used to climb the real tree. Got a fake tree. Cat attempted to climb that, too. Fake tree fell. Ornaments everywhere. Cat was delighted. Me, not so much.

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  21. Dogs will tolerate it because they like to please their people. Cats, on the other hand, get upset when their staff gets uppity!

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  22. My dogs always seem to know what gifts are theirs under the tree, and leave the rest alone. Our little Precious allowed us to put that silly Christmas hat on her one year for a photo, but she pouted for the rest of the season, and was never quite the same.

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  23. Emily will probably sleep through this Christmas, as she has the past 13 Christmas' of her life. YAWN... oh to have her cat life

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  24. I'm not a cat owner but I'm friends with a neighbour's Burmese. He has so much attitude and is above Christmas.

    Last year his owners tried to photograph him wearing a Santa hat. It wasn't their finest hour.

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  25. ZivaTheDiva and HisNibsMrGibbs don't mind Christmas as long as we're around to indulge them in their indulgences.

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  26. My cat can't wait for Christmas to be over. He removes ornaments on a daily basis and has already taken down the whole tree twice.

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  27. Wonderful ! Keep things like this coming.

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  28. Wonderful!!! Our cats will be home alone for 3 days over Christmas, but we will make up for it with extra treats when we get back.. as for tomorrow, I have ordered them de-worming medicine from the vet - no exempton due to festive season!!

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  29. I am sorry, but I love that your wife decorates your cat with a special collar... My cat would never allow me to, but I am always dying to dress him up :)

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  30. Simply hyserical, what a brilliant post, all the funnier because I suspect there is a strong thread of truth running right through this! Just popped over to wish you and yours a Christmas filled with laughter and love, I hope it's a good one.

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  31. Our three two-year olds (I'm talking cats, and I know three is excessive) enjoy their first Christmas tree. They haven't (yet) experienced the 'joys' of an electric shock from chewing the lights. They dó however enjoy playing with the decorations.
    Our fourth cat is 20 and deaf and can't be bothered. Of course we do not torture them with jingle belled collars ;-)

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  32. This is a riot! I have a cat who thinks he's a person and a party all unto himself. Great blog post. Thanks for the laugh.

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  33. Every holiday season, I thank the gods my cat is disinterested in ornaments, stockings, and the like. A few empty Amazon boxes keep her happy, and, despite getting high on that Fresh Pine smell from our tree this year, she's been well-behaved.

    I'm not falling for that spleen trick!

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  34. What a horrific holiday for the kitties if they have to endure all of that!!! I have no pets...so I have no one to torment! I am sure all the cats in my neck of the woods are happy critters!
    Merry Christmas and congrats on your POTW award
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  35. If you don't mind me saying so, trying to bell that cat was the biggest mistake you ever made. I'd ditch the bells this Xmas if I were you LOL

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  36. I had a cat I found and it couldn't leave my tree alone. It ate or tried to eat all the feathered bird ornaments, and knocked the darn thing over a zillion time. Renaming it Treetrimmer, the cat and tree went out the front door one early morning. It now stays out in the stable where it loves its freedom.

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  37. Hehe....."a sprig of holly in our mousetrap cheese".....I'm glad you make it all so festive for the entire household;)
    Hilarious read!

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  38. oh your poor little cat, haha. That's too funny. I guess seeing it from a cat's perspective, I can see why they wouldn't like Holidays.

    Anyway, happy Holidays to you!

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  39. Very funny post. I, too, liked the reference to the sprig of holly on the mousetrap cheese. Clever. Congratulations on your POTW mention.

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  40. That is so funny and I don't even have a cat. Luckily, not much of this applies to my dog. HA! My kids would love the cracker tradition though.

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  41. I hate to think about the many broken baubles that have ping ponged off the tree thanks to my appreciative cat over the years*!*

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  42. ROFL...Love it!! Just stopping by to wish you the Merriest of Christmases!! Hugs, Janine

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  43. I hope you-all had a very Merry Christmas!

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