Monday, December 12, 2005

Ornament thieves

The usual suspect:

The new accomplice:

Look at him - the one in his hand isn't enough for him - he's going in again. At least Captain has backed off the tree this year. It used to be that the minute we were in bed, we heard the tree shaking and ornaments dropping, then being rolled around the living room floor all night. (Unbreakable ornaments may be kind of ugly, but they're worth it at times like these. Luckily, he only seems to like the unbreakable balls, not the breakable blown glass ornaments; and so far, no breakables have been broken). I think last night was the first time it happened this year, but he only knocked off one and then let it be. I wish I could say the same for the garland that's on the mantel and on top of the armoire. I put ornaments in it too, but Captain can't leave it alone. There are ten ornaments on the mantel and six on top of the armoire. One night I listened to him knock all ten of them down off the mantel in succession before finally getting out of bed (this is around 3 a.m. mind you) and going downstairs to kick his ass. By the time I got there he had moved to the top of the armoire and was poised to knock off the remaining six. Now, all sixteen ornaments are sitting in a basket on the living room floor, and they stay there until a few minutes before we have company over, when (if I remember to) I put them all up again and then hopefully remember to take them back down before going to bed for the night.


Kelly said...

Although Liam is as always adorable, your picture of Captian definitely trumps! That is a Christmas card picture for cat lovers if I ever saw it!

Anonymous said...

You know, you wouldn't have a problem with Liam and the tree if you weren't using a contrand walker.
; )