Not a particularly good shot but one I couldn't resist posting. In my defence, I must say
it's not easy shooting an excited gymnastic cat in poor lighting conditions.
Ever since he was a kitten, Toffee has been fascinated by the Christmas tree. Climbing, obviously,
comes naturally to cats, so he thinks that all his Christmases have come at once when we put
up the tree. What was cute when he was just a little kitten isn't nearly so funny now, as there's
a real danger that he could topple the tree over.
The fun began when the tree was taken down from the attic. Once the box was opened he
jumped in and sat amongst the branches. As our son began to assemble the tree, Toffee
first treated the trunk as a scratching pole, and as the branches were added, decided to
As a result of his exertions and the fear that he might electrocute himself should he
chew the lights, he is now banned from the sitting room unless under supervision.