“Honey, let’s put up the Christmas tree,” I heard Mom say.
“Good idea,” smiled Dad. He disappeared into the attic and returned with a box with a picture of a tree on the front. He pulled a small tree from the box.

Mom and Dad made it stand in the corner of the lounge. They covered it in colourful decorations. I nudged it slightly. A bell fell off the branch. I chased after it before anyone could get to it. It makes the mostbeautiful sound,I noticed.

“It’s the little things in life that count, isn’t it?” joked Mom. I looked at her lovingly and carried on playing with my bell.

Look at that beautiful light!I thought. There’s another! There are lights everywhere!I did a happy dance. I believe Mom and Dad feel cheerful too. They are smiling more. There is music playing about sleighs, jingle bells, and something about a boy playing a drum. I like it.’

Mom went into the kitchen. I hope she is getting me a treat! I’m hungry.

The thing I believe is the best of all is the fluffy blue stuff Mom put on the tree.’ I crept closer to get a better view. It feels tingly and is fun to push around. I wonder if I can eat it.‘ I grabbed some and started chewing slowly at first. I’m not sure about the texture. It’s not quite what I expected, but it is fun to chew, nonetheless. Oh no, Mom’s looking. She won’t like this.‘ I chewed faster. She saw me. She is running towards me at a scary speed.‘ I swallowed.

“You can’t eat the tinsel!” exclaimed Mom. We will have no decorations left if you carry on like this! Honey, we will need to make a plan with the Christmas tree!

“Meow,” I said.

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    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    It was an amusing and very colorful narration of a Cat about Christmas at their home. At first, I really thought it was a story of a child having a colorful Christmas experience in their home. What a nice twist. It was really a fun read. Well written. A Christmas greeting to you, Marianna.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
    1 year ago

    Very well done, Marianna.

    Melissa Taggart
    Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
    1 year ago

    Yes, we very much still view our pets as our children! I love the little twist at the end! I especially love your photo used for this story, I have a similar color tree in my home at the moment. This is a lovely, and fun Christmassy story. Great work!

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    Hahaha, as the owner of two cats who DELIGHT in eating my (artificial) Christmas tree, I can absolutely relate to this story! ???? I love it Marianna!

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