First Xmas…

Stefano has a cold and all of my students have colds, fevers and coughs…so now I have a cold, too. I have been taking vitamin D, vitamin C and Sambucol, in addition to my usual curcumin etc. So far, so good…though I admit to feeling a bit sluggish…

Getting to the point of this post…We adopted our youngest kitty, Pinga, at the end of January 2010. She was more or less 4 months old at the time, so this is her first Xmas with us. Yesterday I set up and decorated our little, fake Xmas tree instead of the big, fake one. I left out our fragile ornaments…and used just the basics…There is a reason for all this caution…

We wanted to see how our terrible little Pinga would react to her first Xmas tree. We were certain that it wouldn’t survive the night, that we would find it smashed on the floor this morning. But, amazingly, it did survive. Intact.

And yesterday, while I was hanging the ornaments on the tree, Pinga showed no interest in what I was doing. She seemed totally cool about it. Well, I thought, this must mean that she isn’t a rambunctious, mischievous kitten anymore but an adult cat with more serious and subdued interests…

Think again.

At lunchtime today I found her sitting next to the tree, leaning across and pushing aside the various obstacles/barriers that I had put in front of it…She stuck her silly little head inside the tree at one point (too bad the photo came out all blurry…), chewed on the branches (see photo) and batted at the ornaments…I took a few photos, then managed to catch the tree as it tumbled to the floor…

I am immensely relieved…Pinga is still a kitten! 🙂

4 Comments

  1. On the subject of colds, flu, etc., I have been using Boiron’s Oscillo for four years to fight off various potential ‘stuff’ and i use it just when I sense I am ‘getting something’ with aches or fever or such. If you can get it, (six ampules to a box) follow the instructions and see if it helps… I usually only have to take one to give my immune system a boost to knock out whatever is lurking.

    Pinga makes me yearn for kitten energy around me….

  2. Well, as you can see from today’s post, Paula, she “got” the tree yesterday evening. Hehe. Too cute.

    Thanks, Sandy, for reminding me about oscillococcinum…I have it in my medicine cabinet but forget to take it! I am taking a dose right now.

    Eh, Doriana, è terribile, vero, ma è pure di una simpatia unica…dolcissima, poi, ed affettuosa. E buffa! 🙂

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