Le décor de la saison

Now that October is well under way, I can officially start filling Le Château with Hallowe’en paraphernalia without looking like a complete freak.

Cat Daddy: “[Unrepeatable expletives]”

I have just discovered a website of fabulous seasonal decorations, and I am having to sit on my hands to stop myself from ordering because I can see it escalating dangerously. The merchandise itself is quite pricey, and the fact that it’s an American site means that the postage will also be ruinously expensive, so, rather like smoking or doing drugs, it’s probably better not to start at all than to start and then try – and fail – to moderate.

If you like Hallowe’en decorations and you have more self-restraint than I do, have a look here: https://www.grandinroad.com/halloween-haven/#1

My friend Lizzi has been shopping a little closer to home – TK Maxx, to be precise – and here is one of her purchases from earlier this year, in preparation for the spooky season:

Reminds me of someone …

I know. I didn’t know what to say, either.

Whoever designed this object has clearly either met Louis Catorze or been astral-visited by him during a nightmare, because this is exactly what he looks like when he screams. I guess at least Lizzi won’t require any kind of protective amulet to ward off demons on full moon Hallowe’en night. Because not even Satan himself would set hoof on a property containing this monstrosity.

Lizzi’s cat Boots also doesn’t know quite what to make of his mamma’s purchase. Just look at his “… the hell is THIS?” expression:

“Put down the debit card and step away from the shop.”

What do your cats think of your seasonal decorations? I know that the answer is likely to be either “Couldn’t give a hoot” or “Ripped them to shreds” but I’d love to hear anyway.

19 thoughts on “Le décor de la saison

  1. Oooh, dear…we have none but imaginary cats in this household, but the Halloween decorations stay up year round (other holidays added on top as necessary), so I am trying to stay away from clicking on that tempting link as long as possible!

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  2. The cats only play with things that are round and roll like small Jack-Be-Little pumpkins or fluffy things they can be pulled out like grass in a centerpiece. They do like to sleep on the center cloth for the dining room table (where they are not allowed).

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      1. They say they have better taste than I do and what is better than a reclining cat sleeping on the middle of a dining room table. (I still lie to my friends and tell them my cats never go on the table!)

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  3. I clicked, but between cats and books we are out of room (it was different when I had a part-time job and could display at work). We noticed there is an index by category for ghosts/tombstones/witches but no CATS ! What are they thinking of?

    Is the likeness of Catorze a flashlight or CCTV camera ?

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  4. I have a papier mache cat with an arched back and puffy tail that freaked them out a little when my guys first saw it, but they’re used to it now (I keep it out year round). Mostly they ignore holiday decorations, which is probably for the best 🙂

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