Christmas Ornaments for Lovers of Different Cat Breeds
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.
As a child, I was not fond of playing with dolls, but I loved playing with our cats.
If you have read the post 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.
While Willie may not have been a purebred cat, 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 calling and encouraging him to come down, he gradually inched his way very slowly backward and then, from quite a distance, launched himself into my mother's waiting arms.
All ended well, but my mother told us not to bundle him up in such warm clothes in the middle of the summertime again. Poor guy was probably roasting!
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. Willie usually slept with me, and Archie would sleep with one of my two younger brothers. They were sweethearts!
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 on the receiving side of petting from their people.
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 unique and special Christmas ornament to dress their tree this year?
A cherished cat in my life 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 often draped himself across my books as I studied well into the night. He also slept draped over my head at night. Soloman was my beloved 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 allows him to think that he is the boss but she has him wrapped around her precious paws.
Does the idea of giving cat Christmas ornaments appeal to your fancy?
When K9keystrokes commented on my post about Christmas Ornaments for Dog Lovers, he issued a request for doing a similar article for cats. So here it is, K9keystrokes, 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?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2010 Peggy Woods