Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day, actually today is going to be take down the Christmas Tree day-maybe. I was thinking of putting all the ornaments away and maybe just leaving the tree with lights for a few more days being that it is artificial it doesn’t matter that much. Hubby would have me leave it up all year.

Newton and Pierre of Sometimes Cats Herd You ( recently posted about the fun of playing with straws. Its one of those simple things like milk jug caps and boxes, but kitties sure do love the simple things. They were lucky and had a bright orange one, I only had purple and blue, but the kitties didn’t seem to mind.


Have a great day everyone!


  1. You could leave the tree up all year and decorate it for the current holiday. Valentine’s Day is next, so you could decorate it with all kinds of hearts. Straws are great!

  2. Takin’ down the Christmas tree, huh? Peeps got ours up late so I’ve told ’em it should stay up late, too. I’m thinkin’… Valentine’s Day.


    PS. Gonna show this post to my Peep #1. As soon as she gets the milk ring thingies from the containers, she cuts ’em in half (to protect wildlife) and puts ’em away. Gonna use this post to show her that the BEST way to recycle ’em would be as toys for us kitties. purrs

    1. Yes, she should give them to you and your siblings. Tell her to toss you some straws too πŸ™‚

    1. You may have to take one out of someone’s beverage if they won’t just give you one πŸ™‚

  3. You are so right about the simple things – Mom is going to try me with a straw. I love twist ties and milk carton caps a lot too.

  4. Simba, you said it! Twist ties are all the rage in our house, but I am careful to put them away, because Chuck has a tendency to eat things like that…

  5. My human has a whole bunch of straws hidden somewhere, I just know it, but so far she hasn’t shared any with me.

  6. I like what Allie above said. Annie says to try celery leaves. Actually, she just likes to rub on the. I wish the kitties here liked simple things like milk rings or straws. Our cat Lucy loved milk rings.

    How nice to leave your tree up for a while.

  7. We undecorated the tree Saturday and then brought it down to the compactor room yesterday. I read somewhere that it was bad luck or something or take it down after the 6th but I don’t believe it.

    1. OH NO! I am very superstitious so now I am scared. I am going to research that later.

  8. Mum always takes our tree down on Twelfth Night. It looks bare with it gone, and I miss the dangly unbreakable toys around the bottom.

    1. I should have taken mine down then, but I didn’t. I am sure you miss the extra “toys’ hanging around.

  9. We too like straws and our decorations also are still up. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. I took down a bunch of Christmas stuff, but the tree is still decorated πŸ™‚

  10. We’d like to leave up Christmas decorations year round too! We’ve never tried straws, looks like you are having fun with them!

  11. You know, I am a strange kitty. I am NOT a fan of milk caps like most cats, nor was my Grandpa Bobo. Mom won’t let me play with straws unsupervised because I try to eat them. Love, Cody

  12. We love straws and Dad got us a box of bendy straws a few years ago. He thows a few out from time to time and we love them. Those small Chinese handcuffs are real fun too but do not hold up really well. Dad gets those at petsmart in the toy aisle for a buck

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