Christmas Ornaments for Cat Lovers

Getting ready for Christmas!


I love purchasing Christmas ornaments and enjoy getting them for the cat lovers who I know will appreciate them. There are just so many cute choices!

Cats, just like dogs, come in all sizes, colors and shapes and have personalities to match.

I grew up in a family that had both cats and dogs and sometimes birds and fish to add to the excitement.

Archie and Willie were the pair that I first remember as a child. They were so amenable to being dressed up in doll clothes and being played with...until they would finally tire of all that attention and run away from us...sometimes still dressed in those doll clothes!

If you have read the hub about my mother's favorite Dionne Quintuplet doll named Annette, you already know that I was not fond of playing with dolls. But I loved playing with our cats!

Our cat Peaches and friend

Our cat Peaches and friend
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Persian cats

While Willie may not have been a purebred cat...and then again it is possible that he was...all I remember is that he had soft and long hair much like a Persian.

He was my favorite cat as a young child.

Long will I remember the day that he, along with Archie, escaped our dressing up session and not only did he run away from us but he caused a bit of excitement. Why? He ran up a telephone poll dressed in some of my doll clothes and did not seem to know how to come back down!

After quite some time ( it seemed endless! ) of cajoling and encouraging him to come down, he gradually inched his way very slowly backwards and then from quite a distance literally launched himself into my mother's waiting arms.

All ended well but we were told not to bundle him up in such warm clothes in the middle of the summertime again. Poor guy was probably roasting!


Tabby Cat and the Model Train

Tabby cats

Archie better fit the description of a tabby cat.

He and Willie were quite the pals.

Not only did they put up with our child's play of dressing them in doll clothes occasionally but they also took turns sleeping with us.

Normally Willie slept with me and Archie would sleep with one of my two younger brothers.

They were sweethearts!


Siamese cat and bath water

Siamese Cats

Anyone who has a Siamese cat knows of their distinctive voice as they can be quite vocal.

They are also very affectionate and love being stroked.

Our next door neighbors in Wisconsin had a Siamese cat and another little tabby cat as a companion.

Their Siamese cat named Sammy used to lie on the hearth of their fireplace in the Winter and looked so comfortable warming himself next to the flickering fire.


Maine Coon cats

Maine Coon Cat

According to what I have read, the Maine Coon cat is the official cat of the State of Maine.

Did you know that?

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They have long flowing coats and possess gentle personalities.

Apparently they can get quite large, males ranging from twelve to eighteen pounds with the females being smaller.

Do you know anyone who has a Maine Coon cat who would be pleased to find a special Christmas ornament to dress their tree this year?


Himilayan Kitten and the Balloon

Himalayan Cat

A very special cat in my life, while not a Himalayan, was Soloman.

My parents had a German Shepherd dog named Sheba and when this particular cat joined our family, his name became Soloman.

While in high school and even college, Soloman was often draped across my books as I studied well into the night.

He also slept draped over my head at night.

Soloman was my very special buddy!


There are so many breeds of cats and at the same time, there are many mixtures, all of which are cute.

The two cats in our life right now both came to us as strays.


Dusty our male cat considers himself to be the boss of the house.


Peaches lets him think that he is the boss, but she actually has him wrapped around her precious paws.

Kitten plays with faucet

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And finally...where should Santa rest after his busy Christmas Season? The North Pole or Sunny Spain?

Christmas Ornaments

Does the idea of giving cat Christmas ornaments tickle your fancy?

When K9keystrokes commented on my hub about Christmas Ornaments for Dog Lovers, a special request was put in about doing a similar hub for cats. So here it is K9...special just for you!

Avoiding the crowds in the stores this season and finding just that perfect gift online for the cat lovers in your life might be an easier way to shop for the friend of K9keystrokes as well as you, the reader.

You can also treat yourself to a cute cat Christmas ornament and then enjoy it year after year. What do you think? I'll undoubtedly be adding some to my collection for gift giving purposes this year and waiting for the appreciative smiles.


Do you have cats or know some cat lovers?

  • Absolutely...I am one of them!
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Peggy W 9 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Au fait,

We are now a 1 dog and 1 cat household. Still miss our Dusty. Yes we are enjoying the cooler weather but it is a bit of a roller coaster for us. We will be nearing 78 to 80 as a high today and tomorrow and then down again. Typical for this time of year.

Enjoy your holiday season also. Can't believe how fast the time is going! We just got our decorations up!


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Au fait 9 months ago from North Texas

Came back to share this article again. Note your hubs are disappearing regularly. A special ornament for someone's special interest seems like a great gift idea.

Hope you are enjoying the lovely cooler weather. We are in the 70s and that's plenty hot for me. Only 15 days until Christmas! Can you believe we are nearly to the start of a new year? Hope all is well with you and your husband and that you're both enjoying the holiday season! Take care . . .


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Peggy W 11 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Au fait,

Yes, the gift giving season is fast approaching. It will be 92 degrees in Houston today but starting tomorrow it should start being a bit more seasonable.


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Au fait 11 months ago from North Texas

Hard to believe, but there are only 70 days until Christmas. Just over 2 months. To avoid a hectic holiday season it makes sense to start planning ahead so that one can relax and enjoy the holidays with everyone else as they arrive. Only 41 days until Thanksgiving, and by then the rush is well underway.

Sharing this so that people with cat lovers on their list will get some great ideas for gift giving.

We have another day of awful heat. Yesterday's high was 97.7 and today is to be similar. Currently 97.2 at 3:45 PM. I'm ready for winter such as it is here in Texas. :) Hope all is well with you . . .


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Au fait,

Staying busy as I am sure you are also. Appreciate the share. We don't put up a Christmas tree any longer or I would be tempted to buy some of these cute ornaments. We just have a real norfolk pine tree with some ornaments more suited to the outside since we have it outside our front door.


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