Monday, 17 December 2012

Chaos Before Christmas

Bloggie friends!!


With a crash and a bang and a thud, thud, thud
I tumbles and stumbles and go judd, judd, judd
I scatter all things in my path with such glee!
I am silly and ditzy and my name is Gumtree!



Charlie says: I ignore everything.

This was a rare sunny moment last Saturday morning. Notice I don't have any Christmas decorations up yet. The Gumster is in full attack mode and everything is game but I'm hoping to have some up by this weekend! 

Have a great week everyone!

78 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just say goodbye to the tree right now!

Brian said...

Go Gumtree Go and Charlie you enjoy the show!

Mark said...

Cats + Christmas trees = FUN! But seriously find something sturdy. Gumtree sounds just like my Kadie and I would not want to put her near a Christmas Tree.

Norma Beishir said...

And a very Merry Christmas to all of you! *meow*

Debbie said...

Cute poem.

My Barney loves playing swing ball with the baubles. Happy days.

mshatch said...

He looks like my bad black cat who is full of mischief and naughtiness. I am glad Charlie is able to ignore him :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

HA! There's mischief just waiting to happen! I hope you get your decorations up by this weekend... I think next weekend might be a little, er, late! (Or really early for next year!)

Pasha said...

Why do I keep thinking that a Gumster in full attach mode and a Christmas tree will not make a very good combination?!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck when you put up the decorations. Hopefully it'll go well.

~*Connie*~ said...

Bad Poetry... :)

May you enjoy every moment of the chaos so it is a fun time..

meowmeowmans said...

Charlie, you are a very zen kitty!

Gumtree, you sure know how to have a great time, don't you? :)

Old Kitty, glad you got a little sunshine to enjoy. Hope you can get a few decorations up without the Gumster wreaking too much havoc. ;)

Helena said...

I love Gumtree's poem -- and Charlie is so mellow as always. I'm glad you had the sunshine, but now for a white Christmas to make all your decorations sparkle!

stacy said...

LOL! Gumtree seems like a sweetheart.

I love the Terry Pratchett quote.

The Chair Speaks said...

LOL! So Gumtree is a clumsy klutz! Well, our human has decided not to put up any decorations for now. Purrs!

Teresa Ashby said...

I love the way Charlie is looking at him! I bet when you do put your decs up, Gumtree will have huge fun :-) x

Medeia Sharif said...

So cute. I had to hide things and draw my cats away from chewing ribbons and jumping into boxes this weekend as I finished wrapping gifts.

Gail Crane said...

We once had a two children, a dog, a cat and four kittens - all convinced the Christmas tree was for their exclusive enjoyment.
Now there's just me and OH and I don't have to bother with decorations any more.
And I love it!!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

I suspect Gumtree is much like Nicki. LOL. He's certainly a gorgeous tabby boy, beautiful stripes. :-)

Happy holidays to you all and may kitty peace reign in your household!

Jemi Fraser said...

Good luck with those decorations - not sure Gumtree is going to let you have any up at all!! :)

Liza said...

Our kitty is old enough now that she mostly ignores Christmas...although she likes to curl up on the tree skirt under the tree. She's an indoor kitty and I like to think she's imagining herself in the great outdoors.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the poem, Gumtree. That's going to be rattling in my head all day. :D

Esme said...

Do not worry about not having any decorations-we are i the same boat-with just a few.

I am glad to see Charlie can avoid the ruckus.

Rene said...

Oh look at how big Gumtree is getting! I like how Charlie is up high, avoiding his antics perhaps?

Hannah and Lucy said...

Gumtree is so cute - we bet he is forever on the go. We hope Charlie is getting used to having a whirlwind around!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Life 101 said...

Kittys and Christmas trees. I could tell you some stories :)

Marilia said...

Funny!

Tamago said...

Ohhh sounds like it will be lots of fun with Gumtree when you decorate! I wish you all very happy Christmas!

Words A Day said...

have a great christmas Old Kitty, and a wodnerful 2013 when it rolls around:)

Words A Day said...

wonderful, I mean, wonderful!

Cole Cat said...

Good luck on those decorations with that wild man on the loose! Purrs...from your friends at Colehauscats.com

Theresa Milstein said...

It's hard to put up decorations with a rambunctious kitty. You'll have to put them very high!

Charlie appears stately, as always.

Have a Happy Christmas and New year! xo

Lynda R Young said...

lol! I love Charlie's reaction, or lack there of hehehe.

Carol Kilgore said...

A great week to you, too! And good luck with those Christmas decorations :)

Gumtree says he'll be happy to help!

klahanie said...

We don't have any Christmas decorations up yet either. I'm waiting for my human to put up the tree so I can knock it down. Enjoy your week and may we think of those who find this time of the year particularly tough.

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! xx

klahanie said...

We don't have any Christmas decorations up yet either. I'm waiting for my human to put up the tree so I can knock it down. Enjoy your week and may we think of those who find this time of the year particularly tough.

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! xx

ABBY said...

Oh Gumtree you are quite the boy who loves to play aren't you? Such a sweet tabby!!! Charlie are you ready for Santa Paws to come? I bet you'll help your Mom with a tree.

Eileen said...

When my cats were young, I used to tie my tree to the ceiling. I had three hooks in the ceiling (plant hooks) and I used those to anchor the tree. Didn't do much to save the ornaments but it kept the tree upright (mostly, lol)

And I invested in plastic ornaments, not glass.

Have fun and Merry Christmas!

Jay Paoloni said...

Poor tree, and poor Christmas decorations!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

We finally got ours up. It was such a huge task yet now as I look around it doesn't seem like much has changed LOL. Merry Christmas, dear Kitty!

RaShelle Workman said...

LOL. Such a fun poem. We have a few decorations up, but nothing too drastic. =)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad Charlie can retreat to a high chair when Gumtree is feeling frisky! :)

Hope yiou are enjoyig the Christmas season!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Gumster is ADORABLE! My cat, Bella, has been trying to unwrap all the presents under our tree! Guess she can't wait for X-mas!!!!Happy holiday to you all!

DWei said...

Thought I was at Patt Hatt's blog for a moment there with that rhyme. :P

Susan Fields said...

I love your poem! I was nervous about putting presents under the tree with the dog, but she's left them alone so far - whew!

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* Oh, kitties and Christmas... Cali keeps burrowing under the tree skirt. We finally removed it until we have presents to put on it.

fairyhedgehog said...

Cats can be so contrary!

Cherie Reich said...

Ah, the joy of having cats! We had to get a smaller tree to put on our entertainment center instead of the normal tree because our newest kitty won't leave things alone.

Happy Holidays!

Maggie M said...

We like your poem. Mumsy hasn't put up a tree for us either. We sure would like to slap some of those meeces around she hangs on it. Maybe you will have some decorations and maybe a tree soon. Hugs and nose kisses

Katz Tales said...

Have a wonderful holiday full of laughter and good stories - and purrs of course!

Katie and Glogirly said...

We don't have any decorations up either. First time EVER. ...something about Waffles Too and his maniac-tendencies.
; ) Katie

Ellie Garratt said...

Hehe. Naughty Gumtree!

Have a fabulous Christmas and happy New Year!

Felted House said...

I just wanted to say I know I've been absent for so long but I do think of you often, and now I have finally checked out your blog I see you have the amazing Gumtree settling in for his first Christmas with you - have a lovely time the three of you and I wish you much cat harmony!! Monty and Leo are fine and enjoying unwrapping and playing with the presents I have bought for our friend's cats! xx

Betsy Brock said...

Oh how fun...and I can relate to the games! haha. He's getting so big!

LTM said...

LOL! Look at that naughty, precious Gumtree! He looks too hilarious. And yes, Sir Charles says, "I'll have a bawth." :D

Merry Christmas to you~ <3

Marg said...

Hi there Gumtree and Charlie. You two sure are looking good and just you wait Gumtree. There is a fun thing coming to your house in the shape of a tree with all sorts of toys on it. Have a great day.

Ann Carbine Best said...

Merry Christmas to ALL of you: Charlie, Gumtree, "Old Kitty," you are the greatest!! (See Jen waving. She also wishes all of you the very best holiday and awesome new year.)

Jackee said...

Kittens DO make decorating hard. :o) We have a new puppy this Christmas and it seems like my favorite word these days is, "no".

Have a happy Christmas! <3

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I bet Gumtree is going to have lots of fun with those Christmas decorations! Playful kitties are fun kitties.

M Pax said...

I had a childhood cat named Charlie, also a tabby, and he was always up the tree. My gals like the lights, but aren't into climbing it. Thank goodness.

LynNerdKelley said...

I don't have any decorations up yet either, so don't feel bad! Alex is right about the tree. Keeping the 15-month-old away from the Christmas tree is a lot easier than keep a cat away. And with two cats, oh my! You better cement it in or tie it to the ceiling. But whatever you do, I hope you have the best Christmas and New Year ever!

Hilary said...

Gumtree & Charlie - have a wonderful holiday buddies!

Stephen Tremp said...

Why? Simply because Gumster is a cat and can et away with it my blaming someone else.

Talli Roland said...

Aw, Gumtree! Good thing he's so cute. :)

Cheri said...

Can't wait for the decorations to be attacked!

Thank you so much for your kind words of sympathy about our Joey.

cats of wildcat woods

Jamie Burch said...

Oh...what an adventure! Happy decorating, if you get around to it. Hugs and warm wishes to you and the sweeties!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL, Peaches keeps trying to climb the tree, batting the ornaments around and chewing the bows. I cleared a spot out under the tree and she seems to be a little calmer now she can lounge under it.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Madeleine Sara said...

Awh bless! So cute AND we get to see more of your home.
Happy Christmas & a Merry New Year

Summer Ross said...

I hope he Gumtree stays out of the Christmas tree and if not- take lots of pictures. Merry Christmas!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Merry Christmas to all of you. You might want to glue your tree to the ceiling. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Love the poem! :)

Hope you got the chance to put up some of your Christmas decorations. I just put the lights and a few ornaments on our tree earlier today.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - I'd leave it til next year?! Gumtree rules the roost ... just enjoy whichever which way the land lies ...

Happy Christmas and New Year .. cheers to the three of you - Charlie has the right idea ... just gets on with his cleaning .. wondering who is going to clean up after Gumtree?!

Happy days .. Hilary

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Gumtree and any decoration you might up, might become 'one' with each other as they decorate the floor.....:)

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Happy holidays to all of you. Kitty kisses xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

thud wallop... we know how you feel. But hello dears. It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Romance Book Haven said...

Merry Christmas! Have a happy time!

Nas

Manzanita said...

Oh Oh, Gumtree is in the cathouse. He says, "Hey Mum, I was just curious."

Puddy pushed over a pile of books from a high self. I nearly jumped out of my skin.

They can be rascals all right.

Merry Christmas, dear friend and Charlie and Gumtree.

William Kendall said...

Those two are priceless! I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!