Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Tree Delay

We're not havin great luck on the Holiday Tree.  First, TBT spent a lot of Caturday just moving stuff around and cleaning.  We told him it dint need anny cleaning, but that was cuz we dint want the sucky machine turned on.  By the time he finally had made room fer the Holiday Tree, he was too tired ta set it up.

So he got at that after lunch today, and oh wow was he surprised!  He opened the box expecting to find a tree where he just folded the branches down an evrything would be good ta go ecept hanging a few special ornaments and the bubble lights. 

WE were upset cuz it dint SMELL like a tree.  Well, he dint tell us it would, but he dint say it woundnt either, and what WOULD ya espect a tree ta smell like ecept a TREE?

The problem seems ta be as iffen we had ta construct our own toy mousies.  There is a lotta werk involved.  Like bending 12 bazillion branches and twigs into position...  So he is gonna decide tomorrow whether ta keep or return it.  OUR view is that he is welcome ta return it.  Iffen it doesnt smell like a tree, WE arent innerested.

TBT has some thoughts on his own blog that dont really apply ta us cats, so we will leave that ta HIM!  Cavebear's Lair

10 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh yeah, the mom says putting up the tree can be a real challenge. 'Specially the first time because you gotta do a lot of shaping, etc. because the tree's been squished in a box. But once you've done that, the next year is a little easier and you don't hafta work as hard. We have a big tree that the mom puts up and decorates, but her favorite is the little one in our family room (about 3 ft high) that she never undecorates and just puts in the basement closet with a bag over it so that next year, she pulls it out and it's ready to go...no problem!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

A small artificial tree would sure be easier fer TBT ta handle. We will mention that to him.

Bagging a small tree sounds really smart. Are you able to pull it over?




Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We have a fake tree. My human hasn't put it up yet, but she has before, and yeah, she has to assemble it and bend the branches around. She does not think it is that big of a deal. But maybe it is easier after you do it once (and the first time she did it was so many years ago she does not remember how long it took).

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Yep, ours is a fake, too. Tell TBT not to put it back in the box after Christmas and just buy a plastic tree bag to pull down over it. Store it away and VOILA!

We think trees should smell too, though.

XOXO

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Leaving it up set up with a bag over it? That's worth thinking about.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Bagging it ready to go might work ifn'n you had a big dungeon to store things in...but all we gots is wee closets and our cellar truly is a dungeon, complete with roots coming in through those rocks that somehow the cementing is coming undone after about a gazillion years...and snakes...sometimes and bugs, and mousies and YIKES!
(We do dwell in an old frame house of vintge 1907, complete with a former dirt floor in the said dungeon, now poured concrete but those rock foundations are still in there...not a furry good place to store too many things.)

Well, a real tree might be nice, but we kitties here do like to sample a lot of things, we hear that isn't good...sigh...back to our small 2 or 3 foot high mini trees...

Have fun with your tree!!

Megan said...

Perhaps TBT could buy tree smell in a spray can and spray it around every day?

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Flynn said...

We've got one of those artificial trees too where mum has to bend all the branches the way she wants them. The idea of putting a bag over it is a good one and mum thinks it could be stored in the closed barn. It's 6 feet high though so dad might have a bit of trouble carrying it with all the decorations on.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Ours is WAY too big we think. Nearly to the ceiling. TBT goes allus goes overboard... We wish we could go shopping with him to keep his desires in bound.

Pretinha said...

Nós somos muito bagunceiros para ter uma árvore hehehe