Tinsel Tuesday: Pets v Christmas
Yesterday we talked about how to avoid having your pet munch on pine needles or glass ornaments or otherwise come to harm during the Christmas season. The post prompted a lot of you to send in your "pets at Christmas" photos, so I thought, let's have an extra picture post this week. As well as Furry Friday, let's have Tinsel Tuesday, just this once. Or maybe next Tuesday too.
Joy to the world, remove this hat. The grand tradition of putting a Santa hat on the pet is continued by Daisy. Funny how, in a lot of today's photos, the pet looks as though this Christmas thing may be a foe rather than a friend.
Snoopy seems to be saying "Don't you put that hat on me".
Completely unposed: Smooch takes a nap under the tree, upstaging all that fine wrapping paper.
Sofi has the same idea, sussing out that package containing uncle's soft new T-shirt. Every photo collection on Four Legs Good has its sad aspect: Sofi recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 14 and is much missed.
Another sad note is that the Handsome Hansel went missing last year in Wellington. Owner Alannah hopes he found a good new home.
Jerry checks out the view shaft from behind the tree. "Move this particular ornament up a bit."
Tequila would love to make a game of all those ornaments but is much too well-behaved, at least while the photographer is watching.
Tigga is the centre of all attention.
Paget (left) inspires a swirly tinsel arrangement. Meanwhile, Diamond displays a Christmas bow.
Ho, hum, ho: Brina, Emma and Sammie have varying amounts of seasonal spirit. Those hats again...
Amba (left) wants to be woken at New Year. Gemma is a few seconds away from bending that bauble like Beckham.
William is another who likes the baubles of office. He has left his claw and chew marks on quite a few.
Forgive me, at the last moment before posting this blog I gave in to overwhelming temptation and gently stuffed Connor into a Santa hat. Slightly cruel and very exploitive, but he thought it was a game. Then he actually snoozed in his pompommed sleeping bag.
Again, more hum than ho as Goldie submits to the hat. Dads Kevin (left) and Bevan are a bit more festive about it. Great photo, guys!
The tree was begging to be explored and conquered, so Ron and Harry (look carefully) undertook the expedition.
Some pictures don't need captions. The onlooking cat's name is Archie.
Finally, Beaker thought it was time to show that tree who was boss. Cats 1, Christmas nil.