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Kitties and Christmas Trees (photo blog)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

My cats like laying under the tree. Not together of course, heaven forbid they actually occupy the same space...

Leroy



Lucy Kitten

  
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-LINDA_S 12/6/2012 6:45PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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THROOPER62 12/6/2012 5:40AM

    emoticon for sharing. So cute.

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DANILYNNG 12/6/2012 12:43AM

    My girls like climbing up into the tree and curling up there!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/5/2012 11:54PM

    Awwwww....so cute!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/5/2012 11:54PM

    Awwwww....so cute!

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KPACE7 12/5/2012 10:55PM

    They look like they are hiding. emoticon

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EUEK098 12/5/2012 7:29PM

    Ha ha ha, cute

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LITTLE_MCTURTLE 12/5/2012 6:08PM

    Very cute! I wish I could put up my tree, but there's no space and my puppy would have it down in no time at all, or chase the cats up it...

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SOFT_VAL67 12/5/2012 5:59PM

    bittersweet memories for me, i have a pic of my little dog sparky laying under my tree from last year
this is my first christmas without him
but i wish you a wonderful christmas with your loving pets

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/5/2012 5:11PM

    Very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

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DOUGLYE 12/5/2012 5:01PM

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Cute Christmas Presents
(need more ribbon)

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COOKINGSTARS 12/5/2012 4:54PM

    That is cute thanks for sharing

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JULIERAE41 12/5/2012 4:34PM

    I once saw a christmas card about how cats view a tree. The star at the top is worth 100 points! LOL Maybe there is a kitteh sparkcats?

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new hair -- photo

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

my hair looks totally awesome, but since I can't take a self portrait to save my life, it doesn't do it justice

  
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-LINDA_S 12/6/2012 6:46PM

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EUEK098 12/5/2012 11:41AM

    Lol, it's looks good.

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PATTYR81 12/5/2012 11:19AM

    You look TERRIFIC Courtney-Lee!!



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ANDYLIN90 12/5/2012 2:30AM

    Looks great with a new face. Good for you on your weight loss.

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HEALTHYGAL01 12/5/2012 12:49AM

    You look wonderful - amazing progress requires a new do for a newly revealed face

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CHRISTINASP 12/4/2012 11:46PM

    I think it looks great! I went to your gallery to compare and I think this new cut really makes your face come out. It enhances the shape of your face as it is now and brings out your eyes. Enjoy it!

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GOODGETNBETR 12/4/2012 11:37PM

    Not bad.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/4/2012 11:02PM

    You're doing good!

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JUNEAU2010 12/4/2012 11:01PM

    NICE! A cut that makes you feel great is a rare and wonderful treat!

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Baby Dwarf Goats! and a Christmas Tree (Photo Blog)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Me feeding baby dwarf goats



Me and my tree after we cut it down



After it is decorated



My boyfriend and I



  
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CGWALKER2012 12/2/2012 11:28AM

    You look great in your pictures.

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SURVIVOR61 12/1/2012 4:01PM

    I love the country Christmas....Tell hubby to smile or I'll nick name him Mr. Scrooge..Lol

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EUEK098 12/1/2012 1:26PM

    Nice

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PATTYR81 12/1/2012 1:08PM

    I love reading your blogs and seeing your pics!!!

You look great and very happy!

THANKS for sharing!!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 5:45AM

    Great pics!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2012 5:45AM

    Great pics!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/1/2012 4:02AM

    Aw the goats are sooo cute! I love the Christmas tree, is the red bit a bow?

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CHRISTINASP 12/1/2012 1:50AM

    Nice pics! Your tree looks wonderful.

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Wearing Clothes from 5th Grade (photo blog)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am now able to wear a vest that I wore in fifth grade. It is a size 16 1/2. I think they refer to that as "pretty plus" = That was JC Penny's version of fat girl clothes. Which I always had to wear because I was chubby.

I am not sure what I am most disturbed by. The fact I still have a vest from 5th grade or the fact I can wear it.



I had matching pants... thankfully I do not have those any longer...

My mom gave me an awesome new Harley Davidson t-shirt. It is a size Large. If you know anything about Women's Harley clothes, they run super small. Which I never understood since Harley women aren't exactly known for being small? Anyway, the shirt is a size large and, not bragging, but I think I look pretty awesome




I think that is all for now

ps: 5th grade was circa 1990-1991

  
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-LINDA_S 12/1/2012 6:17AM

    emoticon That is odd about Harley women's sizes...

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EUEK098 11/30/2012 6:30PM

    WOOOOOW

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MISSB8604 11/30/2012 2:32PM

    SO cool!!!!

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HEATER1369 11/30/2012 2:14PM

    emoticon You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BARB4HEALTH 11/30/2012 7:18AM

    You do look emoticon

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RLT5089 11/30/2012 5:07AM

    Love the Harley shirt! Looks like you are working towards setting a new stereotype of Harley girls.... Fit and lean! emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 11/30/2012 2:42AM

    I like the vest. You should treasure it.

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HEALTHYGAL01 11/29/2012 10:06PM

    Fantastic news - your looking good

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COCK-ROBIN 11/29/2012 9:33PM

    Wonderful!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 11/29/2012 8:33PM

    Omg, too funny. Love the vest. You should keep it - things like that have a tendency to come back into style, haha!

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KTREK32 11/29/2012 8:23PM

    You are looking great!! congrats

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The Christmas Tree Debate

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I am still debating on what to do about a tree. I have until Friday to decide. I am not sure what to do. I didn't have one last year because of the cats, and I am not sure how they would be this year around one. If I do decide to put one up,I will have to buy all new decorations. Most of my ornaments are Hallmark collectibles from my childhood, and I would be very upset if something happened to them. I think I may buy a few of those $10 kits at Walmart IF I put one up.

I only have until Friday to decide because that is the only time our schedules will allow us to go get a tree. We don't go to a lot or even put up an artificial... we do it the old fashioned way. We go to JB Tree Farm and walk all through the fields looking for the perfect tree. Once we find it, we cut it down and drag it back to the station where they shake it out and wrap it up.

The more I think about it, the more of a pain I realize it is.

  
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ATTACKFATCAT 12/3/2012 12:52PM

   
I've had luck with the following with cats & Christmas trees:

1) Spray the lower branches with Bitter Apple or some citrusy type of spray. The scent/taste is usually enough to keep them away, or at least keep them from chewing on the tree.

2) I will use hair elastics instead of hooks. I get the cheap ornaments from Wal-mart, a whole lot of black hair elastics, and use those to hang the ornaments. Not only can you wrap them around a branch and make the ornament more secure, the black is usually almost invisible against the branches.

3) If they want to climb it, try some clear fishing line tied to the top of the tree and hooked to the wall or ceiling to keep them from knocking it over.

I do put a few breakable ornaments on there, but they are always close to the top of the tree and super secured with ties. The rest are usually plastic or cloth. The tree still always looks pretty, but it brings me peace of mind.

Good luck with your tree!

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SURVIVOR61 11/28/2012 7:43PM

    emoticon Kitties & emoticon they just love them...so try not to hang any low wheree they can swat their paws at. I love my Christmas Tree, to me it symbolizes the birth of Christ. And with my boys all grown up and far away from home all the more to put it up now...to light their way home. Especially the older one, he's my Christmas Eve baby and he will be turning 33 this Christmas Eve. I love my pets too...we have stockings for each one, they get their treats and a special can of kitty food, like fancy feast and the 3 dogs get a smoked beef bone. And what is so funny is watching the cats trying to steal the dog bones...Lol what ever you decide have a Merry Christmas!!

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QUEENMOXIE 11/28/2012 5:47PM

    I put up my tree not knowing that cats love Christmas trees. My cat loves it so much, he keeps eating it. It is artificial. I am about ready to take it down. emoticon emoticon

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PATTYR81 11/28/2012 11:13AM

    Reading your last line, may I suggest perhaps something different this year?

Give yourself a break and get a nice tree from one of the local tree lots. Some are run by charities/churches/non profits so you'd also be helping the less fortunate at the same time.

Have a relaxed and festive time setting up the tree and decorating it. Then enjoy the sights and smells of a Christmas tree with less of the hard work and hassle of the 'old' way.

Relieve the schedule pressure, eliminate tasks that are now more hassle than fun and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and allow your loved ones to enjoy a less stressed-out you!

Happy Day!
Patty

PS: I wrote this for MY benefit as well. It's something I work on EVERY HOLIDAY! emoticon

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OBIESMOM2 11/28/2012 11:07AM

    I haven't put up a Christmas tree at home in years. We don't have kids. We never have company. It's just not worth the effort to me.

I have to put up a tree at the office, and it's never good enough for the boss. He always wants more: more decorations, more lights, more garland, more something!

do what YOU want to do. If you really want a tree, make the cats behave! (I'm not a cat person...is that even possible?)
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COCK-ROBIN 11/28/2012 8:06AM

    I put up my Christmas tree last month, as that's the only time I had to do it. It brightens up my apartment, and I don't regret putting it up early.

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BARB4HEALTH 11/28/2012 7:45AM

    When my daughter lived at home, she always had a cat. One of my fondest memories of having a cat around the holidays was when her cat decided to play with the lower branches of a live tree. He bounced the branches and, of course, bounced some balls off. However, when he rolled over on his back and wrapped his lips around a light bulb, his mouth lit up! He didn't chew on the bulb, just played with it and lit up! In our family, we still talk about the cat who lit up!
We have been married 40 years and have always had a tree for Christmas-- mostly live. Hope you decide whatever you think you will enjoy for the holiday season!
Merry Christmas! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 11/28/2012 6:00AM

  We have a small, artificial tree on a stand. My cat is usually interested the th presents and doesn't bother the tree much.

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LISAN0415 11/28/2012 4:21AM

    I put up my tree with my 2 kittens, I have a very very sturdy tree stand.

My son decided to put all of his stuffed animals on it instead of ornaments, the cats stay out of it.

I would say put up the tree for 1-2 days BEFORE putting on ornamnets, when the cats go near, use either the spray bottle, or shake the jar with pennies in it, and then they will stay away.

I think if you want a tree, you should be able to enjoy it. Everytime I look at mine, it gives me a warm feeling and makes me smile!

Lisa

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