Two Kittens and A Naked Tree

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Two Kittens and A Naked Tree
Watercolor and Ink
Stillman and Birn Bound Beta Journal
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Most of you who read the blog now know that Chris and I have been acquired by two kittens and it has had a definite impact on our lives.

One of things we wondered about was how the kittens and a Christmas tree would get along together.

This past Sunday, we put the tree up, sans ornaments, for a trial run.

As we pulled the various parts out of the box, the kittens came to investigate. Before long Moby was running around jumping in and out of the boxes, attacking anything that moved, nibbling on "branches" and in general, getting under foot and in the way.

Willis was a little more reserved and sat back to observe before deciding it was okay to launch herself into the boxes and give everything the "sniff test of approval."

But Willis couldn't outdone by that young upstart (Moby) and quickly decided she needed to be in the thick of things as well.

This, of course, lead to much chasing and smacking and attacking—in short, they had a blast.

And in case you're wondering about Joey, he was all the way on the other side of the room, tucked up safe and sound in his bed away from the bedlam.

The tree stood unmolested for just over 24 hours before we watched Willis climb up into the tree.

Willis in the tree

We had hoped. (Yes, we were in denial.)

This left a frustrated Moby on the ground going into attack mode. She'd swipe at any part of Willis she could reach and it became quite the game of seek and attack.

With Moby on the attack, Willis climbed higher to get out of her reach. So far, she's reach the middle of the tree, about three feet from the ground.

And that really frustrated Moby!

What's a kitten to do but figure out how to get her furry behind up in the tree?

Moby hanging out in the tree
And so she did.

More sighing.

Before the night was over, I watched Moby run around the end of the love seat and straight at the tree (another six or seven feet) before she launched into the bottom of the tree without ever breaking stride or slowing down. Just like there was nothing to it…


In a little over 48 hours of the tree going up, we went to two kittens in a tree!

Updated Page and Tree
I decided to update the page to reflect the triumph of both kittens and to add the tail at the bottom of the page. 

I used a piece of scrap paper to create the sign and then glued it down. I used a white Uniball Signo pen to add the lettering and "string" to hold the sign on the tree. 

What I don't think we'll be changing is the "naked" part. 

I just don't see the tree being decorated this year. 

All those swing babbles…

I can just see disaster looming...

Yeah…not happening!

And Happy 21st Anniversary to my honey!

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