Well, I was forced to give up on my plan to decorate our tall (fake) Xmas tree this year…mainly because of our mischievous little Peekaboo. She is definitely a jumper whose favourite pastime (well, one of them) is to climb all the way up Stefano’s bookshelf and gently tap away at any objects up there…until they crash onto the floor. The more noise she can make, the better. These bang crash boom noises used to startle me so much that I would dart upstairs to make sure that all the cats were alive.
And every time, the little rascal, who by then had jumped down off the bookshelf, would approach me with an innocent I-didn’t-do-it! grin and a friendly meow, her tail straight up in the air. Needless to say, crashing sounds from Stefano’s study don’t alarm me anymore. At any rate, this is why I knew that a tall Xmas tree in our living room would probably not be a good idea. But we had to have a tree!
So I set up a small (fake) Xmas tree. This ended up being a time-consuming project…since both Peekaboo and Priscilla had made up their stubborn little minds to help me at all costs (so adorable, though…).
I stuck the tree on top of a small cabinet in a corner of our dining room, up against a wall on one side and barricaded with packages and Italian panettone and pandoro on the other, trying to make the area as cat-proof as possible. So far, my obstacle course has worked. So far…
Well, tomorrow is Xmas, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Xmas and Buon Natale! Auguri!