We brought into our home a young cat whose mission, it seems, is to seek and destroy. His name is Hoku (it means "star"), but we should have named him Kolohe (rascal). We love him, but his curious, energetic presence means minimal decorations this year, certainly nothing he can climb, claw, pull down, knock over, or pulverize.
Or eat. Which means no poinsettias. Sad.
So, yeah, we are back to baby-proofing our house for a little devil disguised as a 9-month-old kitten.
But then Ward, my husband, said, "Let's get a tree anyway! We don't have to decorate it."