Santa Claws – The Christmas Tree Mission

The bipeds decided to put up the Christmas decorations at the weekend. Pippin found himself a comfortable spot for a nap as soon as he saw the bipeds getting boxes out. I checked all the boxes to make sure that there was nothing dangerous lurking in them and then I also took a nap.

Mulberry decided that he needed to supervise everything the bipeds did. He often chats and gives a running commentary about what’s going on, but he was so sure that they couldn’t manage without him that he didn’t even take a nap. He helped them choose the purrfect spot for the Christmas tree.

Mulberry, Persian Cat, with Christmas tree stand

That’s the purrfect spot!

The bipeds went through their usual routine of plugging in the Christmas lights and replacing bulbs that weren’t working. They always do this, it takes them a while to remember that they should put the lights on the tree! This year they did this before they’d even put the tree in the stand, so Mulberry was reminding them to get the tree out of its box.

Pippin told Mulberry not to worry – the bipeds always figure it out in the end. The male biped complained that Mulberry was getting underfoot. But Mulberry didn’t care, he just kept on giving instructions.

When the male biped took the tree out of the box and went to put it in the stand, Mulberry was there making sure he got it right. He was telling the biped which way round it went and to be careful not to drop it.

Mulberry, Persian Cat, with Christmas tree stand

Be careful with the tree!

While the bipeds were walking back and forth putting the decorations on the tree, Mulberry was walking between their feet. He kept up a non-stop commentary, telling them where the next bauble should go.

Christmas bauble

There’s a gap to the left!

The male biped said that Mulberry was a menace and kept almost tripping him up. The female biped was draping a string of silver beads on the tree and said that at least Mulberry wasn’t trying to play with the decorations this year. What timing! Mulberry reached up and grabbed the end of the beads and pulled them from her.

The male biped raised one eyebrow and said, “You were saying?”

They both laughed and he scooped Mulberry up into his arms and gave him a cuddle. Everything was finished a few moments later and the bipeds sat down and gave us all a cuddle and some treats, before putting the empty boxes away.

Mulberry, Persian Cat, sleeping

Turn out the light! I’m sleepy

Mulberry is exhausted, but he says he’s very pleased with the Christmas tree that he decorated!

See you next Wednesday!

52 Comments

  1. I imagine Mulberry did an excellent job!

  2. And so he should be. We bet he did a wonderful job. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Mulberry looks plum pooped now Clowie..hard work to be a snoopervisor..hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  4. How nice of Mulberry to be so helpful with the decorating! But I think you and Pippin had the right idea in taking naps during the process. Sometimes bipeds can get a bit stressed with it. πŸ™‚

  5. How would your bipeds ever have gotten the job done without Mulberry? Bipeds need critters underfoot. It helps them focus. Otherwise they’re all over the place, distracted. Well done, M.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  6. Mulberry I know how exhausting it is working with bipeds but I want to say it appears your snoopervising resulted in a beautiful Christmas tree!

    Hugs, Sammy

  7. those cats can be annoying I am always told to go lay down woof it is not fair

  8. Maybe Mulberry should be an interior designer! What art πŸ˜‰

    Have a great day

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  9. BOL! My kitties do the same thing, every single time there is an empty box even for a second, they jump right in!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. We weren’t putting up any holiday decor but now Mom’s knee replacement will likely be postponed due to a couple of stupid insect bites she got in Mexico earlier this week, unfortunately they are on the inside of the knee to be replaced. Total bummer…paws crossed the doc says ok to go today when she talks with him

  11. Mulberry wiped out purrrrrrrrrring holiday songs. Such a cute last photo. He must endlessly entertain ya’ll. Happy Holidays to you Clowie and your grrrrrrreat bipeds. Love from all your friends our end.

  12. Pets make excellent managers.

  13. Will the kitty climb the tree? That is really the question. Mine used to.

  14. Mulberry worked incredibly hard! lol I’m not surprised he was exhausted! No doubt he did a wonderful job and was a great help to your bipeds πŸ˜‰ …. and I love that last photo of sleepy Mulberry!

  15. Awww Mulberry I am pretty sure that the bipeds could not have gotten the tree up without all your help. I am glad you got a cuddle for all your supervisory skills.. somehow I am not surprised about the cuddles.. πŸ™‚ Nice to see you Mulberry.. a nap well deserved!

  16. Mulberry, what a relief there was someone around to keep the bipeds in order. Glad you has sustenance after such a heavy workload and a string of beads πŸ˜€

  17. Mulberry reminds me of my husband when we’re decorating the tree. Some critters are just born supervisors.

    I presume Mulberry didn’t oversee the work from on top of the tree?

    • No, Mulberry doesn’t climb the tree, but he does get tempted by some of the lower decorations! The bipeds always make sure the lower ones are the unbreakable type.

  18. That is a good job very well done, Mulberry!

  19. Mulberry did a fantastic job of snoopervising! Love the photos πŸ™‚ Hope you all have a fantastic holiday Clowie!
    Luvs
    Marty and Mom

  20. Every job needs a supervisor, and it sounds like Mulberry did a very fine job of it!

  21. LOL, what a great tale you’ve told Clowie, I felt like I was right there helping Mulberry decorate. We have a chatty cat too, that being Blossum. She’s always underfoot too. Sometimes she lets out the longest, whiniest meeeeeeeoooooows and we laugh. Cause we know that’s she’s trying to tell us something important, like “I’m sitting right here, don’t you see me? Pick me up and love me ASAP!

    Mulberry is extraordinarily fluffy. Gads, what a puff ball of fur. Looks really soft too xox Boomdee

    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the tale. The bipeds sometimes laugh at Mulberry because he chats so much, but I think it’s partly their fault because they talk back to him.
      Mulberry is very fluffy and his coat is really fine and soft, it gets in a tangle if it isn’t combed most days.

  22. Oh, Clowie. You know that cats are very useful when it comes to decorating Christmas trees. Jake, Charlet and Esme help me every year. They not only tell me when I do something wrong, they support me actively too! πŸ˜‰ Very tasteful, I’m telling you! πŸ™‚

  23. We enjoyed the visit and hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

    Abby the Lab and her Mom

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