December 18th 2011 11:03 pm
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It is true after all. My mum did bring a tree indoors. I am not sure about it at all. I watched very carefully as she brought it in and spread out the branches and hung lights and sparkly stringy stuff and shiny baubles and little wooden toys but I wasn't going anywhere near it.
Mum told us to stand by it so she could take a lovely festive picture but I wasn't going to take any chances.
There are presents underneath it and Josie has had a rootle through to see if there are any for us. She can't read the labels very well but she is very good at sniffing out catnip, treats and anything that smells like it came from the petshop. She reckons there is nothing there for us....yet.
On Sunday mum had lunch with friends and met the Mockturtle. When she asked why the name she was told that they couldn't call him the Turtle because he isn't one. No - he is a very large and friendly black cat.
My mum's friend had spotted him sneaking in to take her cats' food so she started leaving some outdoors for him - and gradually moved the bowl closer and closer to the house until he moved in. As he has such an amiable nature and the move was gradual her cats are happy with their new companion.
On Friday he's off to the vets for a thorough check over and to see if he has a chip just in case. (The shelters haven't had any reports of a boy like him missing and she hasn't seen any pictures out looking for him.)
This is the friend mum had been talking to on the phone who also has been looking aftre the stray called Princess but she hasn't been able to persuade Princess to move in but she knows where to come for food and shelter when she needs it.
Mum reckons I might get more brave with the tree when I get used to it. I shall report back - and let you know how the Mockturtle gets on at the vet.
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Don't let your mum read this comment what I'm about to tell you if you act on it could get you and me into trouble. Christmas tress are nothing to be scared of. In fact they are good fun. You can climb them, hide under them and wacky paw Josie as she walk past and all those things that are hanging off the tree are great toys if you want to play with them. The best fun is trying to get them off the tree as they are better play toys off it than on it.
Christmas trees are cool, just don't eat that stuff that's hanging on it.
I think that Mockturtle is a great name! From Alice in Wonderland! Do they have a Cheshire cat and a Gryphon too?