~ Taunting The Beast ~

It started out like any other Christmas season.  No sooner had the Thanksgiving turkey been digested, that we initiated the launch sequence for Christmas.

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The Moose adorned his Santa hat, paying homage to our favorite elf in the whole wide world.

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The annual Christmas tree was hunted and caught.  The web of Christmas lights,

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ever so meticulously organized, was thrown on the tree, and any non-broken ornaments we could dig up were lovingly placed as well.

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Then it came time for the manly men of the family to assemble The Polar Express down around the base of the tree.

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This is always a wonderful bonding experience, with only a modicum of yelling and whining in between the chin scratching and grunting.

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But in addition to the normal train assembly strife, was added one…

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small…

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furry…

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little…

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problem.

Of course, Walter Sir Caesar McSneezer is enthralled by the tree, the lights, and the ornaments.  Add the RAWTHER expensive miniature train – in motion – and, well, you’re just taunting the beast.

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But if you think Critter is at all oblivious to this, you’re sadly mistaken.  If anything, he sees it as a challenge.  So, essentially, you’ve got one kitten having his first Christmas, and all that that implies, and one 12-year-old who likes nothing more than to experiment with cause-and-effect.

This ought to be interesting.

I can’t watch.

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