The Bauble Basher

December 28, 2009

 As we are now enjoying that curious ceasefire in the festivities between Christmas and New Year, let me show you exactly why the tree at Divorce Towers is never, ever, ever going to make it into the pages of World of Interiors.

Every time my back is turned, a certain furry someone creeps into the sitting room and removes a choice bauble:


Then, if she thinks she can get away with it, then Mme Bovary will take hold of the poor, defenceless bauble, and attempt to kick it to bits ……


She is soooo naughty!

If, by lucky chance, I am around and hear the distinctive whirring, kicking clicking sound of cat-versus-bauble, I will rush in and see this:

pushk“What, Mummy? It wasn’t me, honest!”

I’ve heard this a hundred million times from the girls – but from the cat, it really takes the biscuit! Perhaps you can guess my response from the next picture:


Oh yes, it’s all festive fun and games at Divorce Towers!*

Happy New Year everyone, with a big mwah from me xx and let’s all have a fab 2010.

* Can I just point out that no super-naughty pussycats were harmed in the making of this blog – though they probably should have been

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  • marriedwithfour December 28, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Hysterical! Naughty pussycat!

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:44 am

      Isn’t she a bad girl? x

  • suburbia December 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

    That is SO cute! I miss my cats and can’t wait to be rid of my H so I can get some more!!!!

    Happy New Year to you 🙂

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:44 am

      I know, I could never have one before and they are such lovely pets! We all adore Mme B even when she’s at her naughtiest. Happy New Year and hope things go smoothly and peacefully in 2010!

  • TheMadHouse December 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Aha, we have a cat that too loves the baubles, we dont hang them on the lower branches and we hide it behind a sofa. We once caught him climbing up the tree

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:45 am

      Yes, I’ve done the behind-sofa thing ….just meant the cat had a great launching pad when she’d got to the top of the tree … beware flying kitty! Happy New Year to you and all the Madhousers

  • Rosie Scribble December 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Guilty as charged by the looks of things.

    Wishing you a fabulous 2010 x

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:46 am

      Yep, she was bang to rights this time, definitely red-pawed …..Happy New Year and hope we get to meet up again at some point in 2010 x

  • geekymummy December 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hee! But she is having such fun! With two cats, a dog and a toddler, I resorted to plastic ornaments

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:47 am

      Yep, plastic is soooooo the way to go! Happy New Year to you and all the little geekies (I’m including the cats and dog!)

  • Heather December 29, 2009 at 10:29 am

    ha ha, naughty pussy.

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:48 am

      I know, it must be such fun to be her. She brought me a worm this morning to make up for it. Shudder! Happy New Year x

  • Stephanie December 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I used to live with a cat who would use his paw to open the drawer of my jewelry cabinet, carefully select my life sized butterfly barrette, and take it into the kitchen to play with.
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  • rosiero December 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Strangely our cat has left our tree alone but she does have a shoe fetish. She will lie on top of any discarded shoe left lying around, bury her nose right inside the toe part and then fall asleep (anaesthetised more like!) Happy New Year to you.

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 31, 2009 at 5:49 am

      Awww, that’s very sweet! Would make a lovely picture. I’ve never heard of a cat with a shoe fetish before, she must have been an interesting human in another life! Happy New Year to you and Kay x

  • Part Mummy Part Me January 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’m sure she thinks you put up the tree solely for her bauble-baiting pleasure!

    • Dulwich Divorcee January 2, 2010 at 7:58 am

      I think she firmly believes the whole of Christmas is just a diversion for her – all that lovely wrapping paper, cards to chew, Christmas biscuits to lick (yuck!). Happy New Year

  • February 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful article. I will follow you via RSS.

  • freelance copywriting June 11, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Excellent. It’s the same here in Washington. Can be remarkably amusing, but that’s life in the 21st century.