Sunday, December 11, 2005

Advent 3--how many cats do we light?

A cautionary tale for cat lovers: It was dinner on the third Sunday of Advent. We had the lighted advent wreath at the center of our kitchen table. We were mostly done eating, polishing off some cupcakes leftover from my daughter's birthday yesterday, when the kitty jumped onto the table to check for any bits of chicken that might have fallen off our plates when the dishes were cleared. We're remarkably indulgent of the kitty, so I didn't think much of this until I noticed that the kitty's fur was beginning to smoke. I yelped, the kitty jumped off the table, the air was filled with the scent of scortched fur. The cat was annoyed, but otherwise unscathed. So--keep in mind that coddled kitties and lighted advent wreaths are not a good combo. Yikes!

2 comments:

SpookyRach said...

Ha ha! Poor kitty!

Thanks for the grin!

Sue said...

Been there, done that. We had some candles lit on the table a few weeks back, and one of our kitties wandered by and set her tail aflame. Luckily, she wasn't hurt, but it was one of those "live and learn" moments.