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 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 (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!
This looks a lot like my childhood cat named Willie. It is so nice to be able to personalize gifts like this ornament. Don't you think that personalizing gifts makes them even more appreciated? I certainly do!
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!
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?
A very special 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 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.
Does the idea of giving cat Christmas ornaments tickle your fancy?
When K9keystrokes commented on my post 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.
My mother once had a cat give birth to 5 kittens and one of them was a calico cat. She was such a cute kitten. I have purchased many different ornaments similar to this and have used many of them to give as gifts.
When we used to decorate a Christmas tree I used many cat and dog ornaments as well as others. I think that they truly personalize a tree particularly for people who have dogs and cats in their lives.
Do you have cats or know some cat lovers?
© 2010 Peggy Woods