Leo vs The Christmas Tree

Last year we were pretty worried Leo would knock down the Christmas tree. Luckily he didn’t, but he did come close! He was very interested in the tree, though. Every chance he got, he would sniff all around it and nudge the lights and ornaments. We made the right decision in buying all plastic ornaments because he would pull them down as well.

This year he is still very much interested in the tree but he doesn’t knock the ornaments down, at least not with his nose, that is. His tail, on the other hand, is a totally different story. Leo’s tail alone can take anything down, including all of the ornaments that get in the way. Our tree has only been up for 2 weeks now and all of the ornaments that were at Leo’s tail height have now been moved up. So now there’s a big gap in the tree because I got tired of picking up ornaments that went flying when Leo’s overly exuberant tail passed by. Leo doesn’t seem to mind.

Maybe next year we’ll be able to get some poinsettias, but that’s a far stretch since Leo absolutely loves to destroy any houseplant.

We hope you all have a great holiday and a very happy new year!

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  1. Happy holidays!!!!!!

    Looking forward to more Leo stories in the new year….lol

  2. I absolutely love reading about Leo and his escapades. Hobbes, my Wheaten Terrier is about the same age as Leo and it’s amazing to see them achieve their milestones simultaneously.
    Leo is adorable!
    Merry Christmas/ Happy Hanukah and Happy Kwanzaa, best wishes for the season.

  3. i bet Leo was sniffing out the presents under the tree to see how many were his. you are lucky because i heard on the news this morning some family found a live owl that had been living in their tree for over a week. Leo would surely have tried to get him and that would have been the end of the tree. Leo is so well loved and is such a happy child. those are some very cute pictures. have a wonderful holiday and new year.

  4. Be careful of the poinsettias, it is poison to a dog.

  5. Have you considered silk poinsettias? We have a set that looks so real I can’t tell them a part even when sat next to a real plant. I gave up on real ones with our dogs who cannot resist the temptation to shred them. Got our silk poinsettias after the holidays when they were 75% off.

  6. Marcia Yero
    December 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm
    My kitties would take turns on the window perch I would have to buy at least 3 more if I won

  7. Marcia Yero
    December 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm
    My kitties would love to watch the birds and squirrels from the window perch.

  8. My Penny P would LOVE the perch. The “P” is for perpetuity as she is a rescue and we will keep her forever. In perpetuity as it were. She is a small Maine Coon cross and has all the good and (some of the bad atributes ) Coonies have.

  9. When our children were little, I would put the Christmas tree in their play pen so they could see but not touch. Our Hank (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) is about the same age as Leo. Last year he was so exuberant that we didn’t get a tree because he would have knocked it down. This year we gave it and got an artificial tree, and only put lights on it. He is very interested in it, but at least it has stayed upright. I do regret not having a play pen to put the tree into, though. Then I could put up ornaments and presents under the tree.

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