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Christmas Ornaments for Cat Lovers

Updated on March 5, 2017
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

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 | Source

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 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 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 Cat

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

Did you know that?

Amazing the things one can learn here on Hubpages!

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?

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.

Our cat Dusty
Our cat Dusty | Source

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!

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?

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      Peggy Woods 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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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      C E Clark 23 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 Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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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      C E Clark 2 years 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 Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this so that people with cat lovers on their list may find this to be the perfect gift solution for someone. Christmas is only 2 weeks away!

      Hope you are enjoying all the events of the season!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DREAM ON,

      I thought that these YouTube videos were cute also. Appreciate your comment. :)

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Such a cool hub.I enjoyed it very much. Cats are something else. I could watch the you tube videos all day.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Frank,

      Same wishes are extended to you! Enjoy this holiday season and new year ahead.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Just wishing you and your family a happy holiday

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Eddy,

      Happy to know that you liked this! :)

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      Nice you solved their problem with your gifts taking into consideration their cats. Ha! Thanks!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for sharing this great hub.

      Very useful indeed.

      Eddy.

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Cute ornament ideas and videos! My cousin had trouble with her cats climbing the Christmas tree and stealing the ornaments year after year, so every time I'd go to her house at Christmas time, she and her husband just displayed a bare tree with perhaps a cat toy or two thrown in. One Christmas I got them several packages of unbreakable ornaments and cat toys at the 99Cent store and put them all in a big canister. That gift was a big hit! :)

      Voted up, interesting and Tweeted! :)

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sherry,

      When we used to put up Christmas trees and had hundreds of ornaments, we did have some cute cat ones as well as dog ones. They surely are cute! Wishing you a great upcoming holiday season!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rick,

      I don't think that we are supposed to leave links to our own hubs in the comment section of others. Just a heads up if you were unaware.

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      Sherry Hewins 3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      They sure make a lot of cute kitty ornaments. I never buy them, but they're fun to look at.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ptraubie48,

      Hard to believe that it is almost that time of year again! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and also a Merry Christmas. Sending angels back to you. :)

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi younghopes,

      Glad that you enjoyed this hub regarding cat ornaments for Christmas. I am well...just very busy on another site right now. Hope that you are doing well.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes Christmas is fast approaching. Cats do lend a lot of character and cat hairs to a home. Ha! Our Peaches is on the desk right in front of me watching the computer screen and listening to me typing. Of course she is happy for a pet now and again also. Thanks for the votes and share.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Roberta,

      So sorry that your sweetie is no longer with you. It is always difficult losing a beloved pet, but we do so cherish their memories.

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      rickzimmerman 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub for all us cat lovers! While you're getting ready for Xmas, watch out for this guy!

      https://hubpages.com/holidays/Little-Known-Santa-N...

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      Love the live kitties so would love some lovelies to hang on my trees too. Thank you for sharing. I will begin hinting and possibly by a few myself.

      Have a marvelous Monday...Angels are on the way ps

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      What a beautiful hub with these cute cat ornaments and i always love to see the pics of your cats. I hope you are doing well, good to hear from you after long time.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I had a cat until I became allergic to them, and I still love them and miss not being able to have one. Cats add a lot of character to a home, don't you think? (That's an observation that was in one of my daughter's children's books years ago and it was narrated supposedly, by a cat.)

      Christmas is nearly here. Just 44 more days I think? People need to be getting ready to avoid having to rush at the last minute.

      Love the videos! Voted up and awesome, and sharing!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Such a cute look at cat lover's holiday ornaments. Thanks for the smile! It will soon be a year that we lost our sweetie. She would be hard to replace, but one day…maybe…

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sharkey11,

      At least your cats keep themselves entertained! Must be fun to watch. :))

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      I saw some Autumn decorations in a shop a few days ago. You are right in that Christmas is not that far away. Seems to come around faster each year the older I get. Ha! Thanks for the pin and share.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Love reading your cat stories. Cats are so weird and entertaining! We have one inside cat and one outside cat, and neither wishes to change places. However they love to stare at each other through the window and will occasionally get into a boxing match through the glass. It is fun to watch, and keeps both cats entertained.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this hub to my 'Christmas' board since people will soon be thinking about that holiday that is now only 128 days away. Will share again also.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      So sorry that you developed an allergy to cats since you used to have one and like them. I seem to be developing more allergies as time progresses. Never had any as a kid...except for the dreaded poison ivy! Was always allergic to that! Appreciate your comment on this hub regarding Christmas ornaments for cat lovers. Surprised that you even clicked on it with your aversion to cats these days. Brave girl! Ha!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I love cats, and I used to have one, but after taking allergy tests, not just scratch tests, but the kind of tests they inject under your skin like a TB test, I became allergic to cats and all other animals, so I can't have one anymore. I get asthma just hearing someone whisper 'cat.'

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sunnie,

      Hopefully your Charlie will learn to trust a bit more and also learn how to play. At least he has you looking out for him which is nice. Our Dusty was just busy batting some balls with gingle bells in them around the house. He loves that! He could use the exercise too! Haha! Right now he is sprawled out on the desk in front of the computer...one of his favorite spots since he knows he will get some petting. As to the Christmas ornaments...there are such cute ones with cats. They are bound to bring smiles to people's faces who are cat lovers. Appreciate your comment...and hugs back to you. :)

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Hi Peggy,

      Thank you for sharing your love of cats and the ones who blessed your life growing up. We have a stray, an orange tabby, named Charlie that has taken up residence with us. While he is still shy to come in the house, he looks through the glass door until we come out to love on him. We had two cats for many years until they passed Israel and Gina, I will forever remember them fondly. They lived to be almost 16 years of age. Ornaments would be a great gift for cats, we are still trying to teach Charlie to play as he seems to have never had that in his life, maybe an ornament will make his Christmas bright.

      Hugs,

      Sunnie

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      18 days and counting to Christmas! Every year it seems to come around faster!! Glad that you liked these Christmas ornaments for cat lovers. They are cute, aren't they! Thanks for the votes and share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      S0 many cute kitties, and some great gift ideas for cat lovers. Christmas is just 18 days away!

      Voted up, BAUFI, and will share!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Nicky Page,

      Peaches regularly relaxes next to her "friend" on the coffee table. Ha! Thanks for your comment. You must like cats or know others who like them?

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      Nicky Page 5 years ago from Indiana

      Hi Peggy, interesting hub! Love the photo of Peaches and friend also.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi SanneL,

      Cat ornaments are always great gifts for cat lovers and there are so many cute ones from which to choose. Thanks for your comments and votes. "Tis the season...!"

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Great hub!

      So many of my friends are cat owners, and they'll definitely like these ornaments as gifts. Since I have three cats too, I wouldn't mind getting them myself!

      Thank you for sharing this!

      Voted up and useful.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dave,

      Your account of your cat vs. the train is hilarious. Your "cow cat"...we have one of those also! Haha! Your statement..."I didn't think dead weight could jump!" had me laughing.

      Cats are definitely not stupid. Our two cats have us wrapped around their paws and have us trained quite nicely. Haha! Of course...then there is the dog!

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Hi Peggy,

      Nothing beats the real thing! As for the trains, well, I hate to say some of them didn't survive the 'giant cat attacks', though one of my cats really learned her lesson when she actually got on the train board and sat her fanny on the tracks! Talk about going nose to nose with technology! She wasn't a petite cat either..more like a cow cat! Definitely loved her food dish!

      Anyway, when the train smacked her snoot, she jumped about 10 feet straight up in the air and took off like someone shot her! LOL Moving her bulk that high and fast totally astonished me! I didn't think dead weight could jump! LOL She wasn't hurt, but mostly surprised since the train didn't run away! I wasn't at the controls, so couldn't stop the train since I was getting my dad to catch the 'train vs cat' scene! But kitty sure got over her fright, because a few hours later she was right back, but this time, NOT on the tracks! Cats are certainly not stupid! ROFLOL

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dave,

      As you say...you have the real thing! Can just envision your cats being fascinated by an electric train. Haha!

      Just imagine it from your cat's point of view. That Christmas tree with all those shiny objects just begging for attention. LOL

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      ROFLOL! Boy, does this bring back some memories of cats during Christmas! I have mainly had Tabby cats, and all have had a fascination with the Christmas tree. Taking swings at ornaments hanging on the branches, dragging off stuffed elves at the base of the tree, trying to climb the tree and getting snarled in the light cords, etc. Ah, the joys of cat ownership.

      I swear, people that sell those trees must plant catnip inside the trunk or someplace to get our cats to go nuts! LOL. Even though I never had a cat knock over our tree, they did manage to leave their mark on it somehow!

      And the electric train...horror of horrors! Another cat magnet of the highest order! ROFLOL

      The cat ornaments are really neat and will have to check into some of those, but who really needs one if you can have a live cat hanging in the branches during Christmas season? LOL

      Thanks for the interesting article and funny vids!!!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Jo Deslaurier,

      Many of these Christmas ornaments should please cat lovers including the one you mentioned. Purchasing online makes it easy to acquire just that right ornament without the hassle of shopping for it in crowded stores or malls. Are you tempted to buy it for yourself or someone you know?

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      Jo Deslaurier 7 years ago

      Love the black short haired tabby ornament.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      The Christmas cat ornaments are cute, aren't they! If we were still decorating a Christmas tree, we would be tempted to purchase these cute ornaments. We have cut back on our Christmas decorating these days.

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      Cheryl 7 years ago

      Another great hub. A lot of valuable and amazing information on cats. The Christmas cat ornaments are great gifts for cat lovers.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Springboard,

      From your comment, your wife must be a cat lover and need (want?) some Christmas ornaments on the tree this year made especially with cat lovers in mind? There really are some cute ones! Amazing! I actually have the entire desk free right now with no cat on it! They are both lounging in favorite chairs in our living room at the moment. :-)

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      I've got to pass this one along to the wife. :)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hello, hello,

      I really did not go into any kind of depth with regard to the cat breeds but was interested in showing all the different Christmas ornaments they have for cat lovers who wish to purchase gifts online. Quite a selection, actually! If we still put up a big tree, I could see some of these ornaments adorning our tree. :-)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you explaining all these various cats. Very ingteresting read.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      Persian cats are so pretty...but then they all are! Ha! Glad that you liked these Christmas ornaments for cat lovers. Do I see a Persian ornament in your parent's future? :-)

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Peggy my parents have a Persian - 12 years old and he is still one heck of a character and even being a dog person I get really really attached too. What perfect cat Christmas ornaments.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi nifty@50,

      Oh your poor dear cats! Yes, I guess other Christmas ornaments minus tinsel is the answer for homes with cats. Couldn't have been a pleasant experience for them or you! Thanks for the comment which may also serve to educate other cat lovers!

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      nifty@50 7 years ago

      Cats definitely add to one's quality of life! My only advise regarding cats and Christmas trees,is don't use tinsel! We did once and our cats were pooping tinsel for 3 days! Luckily they suffered no lasting ill effects! Great hub Peggy, keep up the fine writing!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ethel,

      We are both dog and cat lovers although until our later years we had dogs for the most part of our married life together. My parents always had both. When we used to put up a Christmas tree and ornaments, we had some cute dog ornaments but no cat ones. I see that they get equal treatment when it comes to sales. Nice! Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      "God must love cats!" He and others do as well. You must admit, these Christmas ornaments are cute! Haha!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stephanie,

      I think that your cat peeking out from under the Christmas tree makes the perfect sounding ornament! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Glad to hear that you found some Christmas spirit in this hub about ornaments that would please cat lovers. I agree...some of these Christmas ornaments are really cute! Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello FloBe,

      So Burman/Japanese Bobtail cats "march to their own drummer." We have had some through the years that would come just as most dogs do if you call them and others that seem not to hear that summons. Ha! Cats can be quite the independent creatures if they choose to be so...and many do. Thanks for commenting on this Christmas ornament for cat lovers hub.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I love cats even though i have never owned one. We are doggie people :)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God must love cats! God bless Peggy!

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      Stephanie Henkel 7 years ago from USA

      Great suggestions for cat lovers ornaments. My cat would like to be a Christmas decoration himself as he loves to sit under the tree with the gifts and peek our from under the branches.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I found a Christmas spirit here. I never seen about this before. I believe the cat looks beautiful wearing these ornaments. Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      FloBe 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love Persian cats and had a couple for years. The ornaments are so cute! I now have a Burman/Japanese Bobtail cat who absolutely will not listen to "no" and I was forewarned and didn't listen either :) Perhaps like her owner??!