Deceitfully Yours-Kittens and Christmas

They look innocent and act as if they never do anything wrong. As Bianca scratches at the rug, I firmly say, “No!”. She looks up at me and doesn’t stop. That’s when the spanking happens. It doesn’t faze her. In fact, when I’m spanking Max, he plops over, shows his belly and starts purring. How can you discipline that?

I still try, but more often than not end up laughing. I know-terrible parenting.

 


But, we’ve had some issues this Christmas that’s about to push me over the edge. My firm “NO!”, the increased velocity on the spankings, and air horn blasts that deafen me-are not doing the trick.

Ornaments are found broken and strewn about if I turn my back for a second. And they sit there in the midst of the rubble as if they have no idea how it happened.

 


Our home has become a battleground instead of the peaceful Christmas atmosphere I was hoping for. If I leave home, I have to prop a chair against the swinging door leading from the living room into the kitchen to banish these two naughty ornament destroyers.

(They’ve figured how to push against the door to get it to open. These are highly trained ninja cats.)

 


And the two guest bathroom doors have to remain shut, because they cannot handle the temptations of the tinsel and tiny ornaments in jars.

Their world is getting smaller and smaller and they aren’t liking it.

 


They may look docile, have extremely cute paws and cuddle me to death at night, but don’t be deceived. These highly trained ninja cats with razor sharp claws are on a mission to destroy Christmas and my sanity.

Help! How do you keep your animals away from your Christmas decor?

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9 Responses to "Deceitfully Yours-Kittens and Christmas"

  1. Vere says:

    Ohh my god those cats are gorgeous! and skilled, too :)

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  2. Chris Poersch says:

    I have a squirt bottle with water. A couple of squirts later, they paid attention to my “NO!”. If you get the right kind of squirter, you can get a direct hit very easily. It doesn’t hurt them, but they really don’t like it. In years past, just seeing the bottle was enough to encourage them to behave. I also gave them new furry mice so they don’t feel abused. :o )

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  3. Dayna says:

    Try a littl vinegar in the water. Just enough to smell it.

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  4. Mom says:

    Well, you could just lock them in the closet when you leave. Oh, wait they would probably destroy the closet door.

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  5. Sharon says:

    Oh, your cats sure do look innocent in those pictures : )

    We have 3 teenage cats. Over the years we found out the hard way there is no way to stop the destruction of Christmas. We actually screw the tree stand to the floor so they don’t knock the tree over when we’re not home. I use clip on ornaments so they can’t knock them off. I wrap wooden beads around it instead of tinsel. I thought there way no way to ruin it this year, but yesterday I caught my precious “Inky” chewing the Christmas tree lights! I give up.

    Good luck with your ninja cats!

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    • Rebekah says:

      Sharon-
      Why are cats so dang stubborn?! Hope you have a great Christmas and no cats are fried during your celebratory decorating!

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