Furry Friday: Caught up in it all

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 12:01 13/12/2013

Sometimes we conscript our pets into the Christmas spirit - often by way of hats and antlers that are issued compulsorily and worn stoically. But often the pets are willing participants in these end-of-year traditions.

The season brings all these smells to investigate, all these baubles to paw, all this wrapping paper to tear, all this tinsel to get tied up and trapped in.

Take Ruby, our cover-kitten. She's lost in the baubly beauty of the tree.

Ruby

William plots an assault on the tree's north face.

William

Jimi feels he should be up there on top, but second best is to position himself next to it as a tree-sidekick.

Jimi

Subi knows what Santa brought.

Subi

Simba has found the cockpit, and is now directing operations.

Simba

If you decorate it, they will come. No cat can resist taking a spot in the Gifts Zone - Felix certainly can't.

Felix

Chopper keeps guard.

Chopper

Buffo prods the low-hanging fruit.

Buffo

For Shelby, it's just another glamorous place to sleep.

Shelby

Mikey wonders when these so-called presents are going to arrive - there's tearing to be done, you know.

Mikey

"No peeking," say the stickers. So Jango keeps eyes discreetly closed.

Jango

Panda can't help noticing that the tree has no ornaments within reach. Is this some mistake? Or a conspiracy?

Panda

Ollie takes the careful approach.

Ollie

Spidercat is bewitched.

Spidercat

Buzz decides to steal Christmas, bauble by bauble.

Buzz

Chance has a parcel. Smells okay. Feels okay. Tastes great.

Chance 1Chance 2  

The wreath is so pretty, Alice assumes it's intended for her.

Alice

Georgie Girl believes that patience will bring a reward.

Georgie Girl

After the presents are handed out, Tigger has a whole new set of toys.

Tigger

Chilli has that Christmas afternoon feeling.

Chilli

Meet Knuckles, who likes to supervise all wrapping and unwrapping.

Knuckles

Smudge is an apprentice Christmas tree.

Smudge

Kona's expression is a worry. I think this might end badly...

Kona

...and it does. Tree destruction accomplished.

Kona 2

Zonda has a bed of glitter.

Zonda

Finally, the late, beautiful Toffee. Precious at any time of year.

Toffee

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