I've got a huge squirt bottle. I can squirt Oliver right between the eyes from ten feet away. Now, they no longer do the damage in front of me, they wait until I leave. This way I come home to Christmas destruction.
I have a Santa with a shiny long beard made of the old icicle material hanging on the door. There's also a bell involved. Oliver loves to launch himself on Santa, little claws digging in while he swings on Santa. He then runs screaming through the house with red shiny streamers flying out of his mouth.
Oliver, Maddie and the rest of my pet crew love Christmas and throw themselves into it with abandon and joy. They make me laugh every time I dig a Santa out of the litter. I'm so glad I have pets with a sense of humor. They make my holidays bright. Oliver and his buddies all came from the Animal Protection League. Once they were unwanted and homeless.There are a multitude of Olivers and Maddies waiting for you. Waiting and willing to give you unlimited Christmas joy.
Maleah Stringer is executive director of the Animal Protection League, 613 Dewey St., Anderson. She can be reached at 356-0900 or at email@example.com.