Two years ago this December we received the wonderful gift of a new furry family member ("wrapped" in a laundry basket, delivered to our front door). Spike has decided to re-gift himself this year! We put up a small Christmas tree in our living room each year and this year we decided to decorate it with small straw ornaments. Spike is the one cat that plays happily with anything that even remotely resembles a toy so we kept a close eye on him when the ornaments were put on the tree. Fortunately he had no interest in anything on the tree, other than a quick sniff to see what was hanging beside his favorite blanket. He is definitely a "gift" that keeps giving and we are so grateful to be able to give him a home where he is truly a part of the family.