by Janet Blue on December 20, 2014




Christmas is coming, the cats are already fat and sassy, and I am featuring our large (nine-foot) Christmas tree for today’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. We have three trees. This one is in the living room behind closed doors as it has all my glass ornaments on it. The second is the one you see to the left and behind this tree. It is on the other side of the pocket doors in the dining room. The kitties have access to that Christmas tree as it contains unbreakable ornaments.

The third tree is called Twinkle’s Tree. Twinkle is one of our angel kitties who lost her life to a car. Twinkle’s tree started as a two-foot tall, table-top tree but has grown over the years and is now a four-foot tree, also with unbreakable ornaments. It would be impossible for me to deny the kitties access to a tree dedicated to one of their predecessors.

All our Christmas trees are now artificial. It is less expensive, more convenient and avoids allergic reactions by the kitties and me. And Tom avoids the hours of watching me traipse through tree lots and farms searching for just the right tree.

ChristmasTo create the art today, I added a radiance filter in PicMonkey and a frame in PiZap. I didn’t want to do too much to disguise my beautiful tree. Here’s the original photo. It is easier to see the smaller tree in the dining room behind the pocket door windows in this photo.

When it comes to decorating, it is all about the lights to me. Our house has lots of leaded glass windows which refract the light and send it dancing all through the house.

neonWe are joining Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. It’s a fun way to explore your creativity, and I highly recommend joining. To submit art of your own or view the other submissions, click on the badge to the left.

Cat4Tomorrow is Sunday, and you all know what that means: Time for selfies and our weekly blog hop. It might be fun to submit a selfie wearing your favorite holiday apparel. This is, of course, is not a requirement but merely a suggestion. Hope o see you then.

Kitty Cat Chronicles December 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

What a gorgeous tree!!! Mom can’t wait to grow our Christmas decoration collection so that we can have multiple trees and lots of lights. Mom and Dad love lights a lot too – they have the inside and outside of our house decked in lights. Love your beautiful trees! Merry Christmas to you all!
Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every light on in your house.
Love from all of us!
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Deztinee High December 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Dat’s a pawsum twee. It’s so bootyfull.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Canadian Cats December 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Three trees!! Holy man, that’s a lot of trees. I’m glad there is a least one for the kitties but if I understand you….there are two trees for kitties. If I am allowed to grab what I want then I don’t tend to keep grabbing it…I’m allowed…no fun there. It’s the. “Oh no, not that ornament”, that I want. hehehe

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Gattina December 21, 2014 at 2:21 am

What a beautiful tree !
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Happy Cat Family December 21, 2014 at 2:01 am

Oh wow, they are gorgeous! Momma has her tree still in the garage, she hasn’t even put up the reef on the door yet…. We are not on Christmas mood this year…. It’s hard when you don’t have family around….
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Katnip Lounge December 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

Your tree is exactly what Mommy pictures a classic Christmas to be!
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers December 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Unbelievably beautiful and Meowmy spent ages staring at your most lovely trees! OMC!!

Our wee trees look ditsy, MOL!!
Um…we couldn’t even put up a 6 foot tree, much less a nine footer, wowee!!
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Caren Gittleman December 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Clooney December 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Wow, we are in awe of your tree and lights, how beautiful! I would like to know if I could move in to your house and admire the tree with F & G since my Human has never let me have my own tree? I will give you plenty of googly eyes and cuddles if you say yes, Mom Janet…let me know, will ya?

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Marty the Manx December 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Your Tree(s) look gorgeous! I would love to put a tree up if I could keep Marty from destroying it 🙂
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The Island Cats December 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

OMC! That tree is beautiful!
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The Swiss Cats December 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Beautiful shining trees ! Purrs
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Cathy Keisha December 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

That is a gorgeous tree and TW is gasping thinking of decorating three trees. They only half decorated the one real tree we have. The peeps are giddy cos they finally found LED tree lights that have 8 functions and twinkle.
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Sammy December 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm

The trees are amazing – we love love LOVE lights here too and you’re right – the more the merrier!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful trees…………they are gorgeous!

Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
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Purrfect Kitties December 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

PAWSOME tree! So beautiful! 🙂 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

Quinn, Carol, and Catitude! December 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

That picture is precious either way! We love your trees!
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Athena December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Stunning! We absolutely love it 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Annabelle December 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

What a beautiful tree. One of the reasons that decorating a tree is so wonderful is because as you unwrap the ornaments each year you remember from year to year where they originated from. I always thought that decorating a tree was a memory making moment. You have given your trees such magnificence. The graphic you created only enhances the beauty already there.
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Brian December 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

That is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!
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Katie isabella December 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

THAT is an awesome tree. Absolutely the most beautiful I have seen done by “real” people and not commercially.

Mariodacat December 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

Once what a gorgeous tree and to think you have three trees. Ours is artifical too for ease on the humans. Thank you for sharing that tree with us.

Nerissa's Life December 20, 2014 at 7:51 am

Yup, the peeps know ’bout the artificial trees. One Christmas, I am told, the live tree had a truck too wide to fit in the stand and Peep #1 was left with a real ol’ sappy mess, tryin’ to whittle off enough to get it to fit. Very next Christmas, an artificial tree was purchased.

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Flynn December 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

Your tree is beautiful.
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Charles Huss December 20, 2014 at 7:09 am

You have a beautiful tree. Your cats a pretty lucky that they get their own tree.
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Molly The Wally December 20, 2014 at 6:24 am

Lovely. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Mollly
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speedyrabbit December 20, 2014 at 2:55 am

Your tree is so beautiful don’t forget to send in your photo’s for my countdown,xx Speedy
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Summer December 20, 2014 at 2:25 am

OMC, what a gorgeous tree! I can’t wait for ours to go up!
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prancer pie December 20, 2014 at 2:09 am

That is just lovely!
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Lone Star Cats December 20, 2014 at 1:55 am

Pawsome trees!
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Melissa and Truffles December 20, 2014 at 12:33 am

Your trees are gorgeous!!!
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