Sunday, December 23, 2012


We have a beautiful Norfolk Island Pine Christmas tree that can't come inside the house.
Here's why:

Reason Number 1: Our adorable Flame Point Siamese * mix kitten. This is BINKY. Can you see the look in her eyes? She's saying, "Yes, please bring me a tree filled with shiny moving objects." 
And most of us remember that cute little song from a children's movie:
"We are Siamese if you please...dut dut dut"
I'm just glad Binky hasn't watched the movie! LOL

Reason 2: This is our other kitten, Bear. As you can see, Bear still holds the latest evidence of his escapades. This Santa was on a shelf and then mysteriously found on the kitchen floor. Bear loves Christmas!
 Imagine an entire tree for Bear to enjoy!

So here's our Christmas tree on the front porch. It's almost 6 feet tall.

Our Christmas tree is really 4 smaller trees in one container. 

This is our third year to decorate our Norfolk Island pine. 

We mostly decorate with simple red decorations since it combines well with the glossy green foliage.

So now we have it all figured out; the kittens stay INSIDE while the tree stays OUTSIDE.
There's just one problem and that's where to put the gifts!

Well that's it for today. Since I'm finally out of school, I plan to visit a lot of your gardening blogs this holiday and catch up on what's been happening in your gardens. 
Until then, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
David at Tropical Texana
Here's a Flame Point Siamese photo for comparison. It's almost a perfect match. Reddish ear hairs,  very light blue eyes, dirty reddish face, and reddish orange ringtail. Ours even has a reddish orange tint on the paws. 
Technically, these cats should be called Red Point Siamese, but Flame Point is a term with more pizzazz and will probably become the standard term in future years.
They are quite talkative and love attention and affection. They are very playful and excited to be around people.


  1. I love your solution. While kitties Pixel, Dusty and Max might behave around a tree - kitty Ansel is 6 months old and climbing EVERYTHING. We decided on no tree this year - if he's still climbing everything next year - I may go for an outdoor tree too.

  2. Ooooh, I remember when my cat was a kitten, the Christmas decoration was soooo fun! I have a Classic Brown Tabby, he is 11 years old and he couldn't care less about Christmas decoration anymore! He is very cuddly, but sleeps most of the time.
    Hope you all have a very nice Christmas and all the best for 2013.

  3. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family

  4. I can totally relate since we have cats. Fortunately, ours are a bit older. We've been fortunate to have two seal point siamese and they have both been wonderful kitties. One thought she was a dog in cat clothing...amazing. We miss her very much. Smart idea to put the tree outside. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  5. I brought my Norfolk Island Pine inside when the last bout of low temperatures came through. I've gotten as far as stringing lights on it but tomorrow I hope to decorate it with my 6 year old visitor from Missouri.

  6. They all look so adorable and your tree is lovely! Merry Christmas to you and your family David!

  7. Dear David
    Your story always make me laugh:) That's why I vist your blog again and again:)
    How adorable your kitties are!!! And I like your Christmas tree:)
    Merry Christmas to you!
    Your friend, Keity

  8. We have the same exact problem. Last year no tree and this year we put one up with just lights. Our cat still enjoys climbing it! Merry Texas Christmas!

  9. Your cats are adorable. And I understand completely - my cats always climb the tree, bat at the ornaments, and tear at the presents. We hadn't thought about putting the tree outside! Smart! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  10. I like your cats a lot. ^_^

    For us, this Christmas, any decoration, or better, only one at the entrance door of our home... our Moneypenny is too young (4 months old) and together other 4 our cats, they're so lively band ^_^

    Merry Christmas! ^.^

  11. Hi David
    Thank you for you greeting. You and your family wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  12. No cats here... just toddlers. But they are a constant threat to our tree as well! :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!


I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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