Olivia Approves.

If you missed it Saturday, our Dear Niblets, Week Six letter is here. Also, a Niblet interviewed a potential foster family over the weekend, with help from another Niblet and by ‘interviewing,’ we mean falling asleep in a lap for a hour despite all the “aww-ing” and cooing and kissing.

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Official Seasonal Supervisor Olivia - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Official Seasonal Supervisor Olivia – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Four times a year we decorate for the season – winter, spring, summer and fall. We’ve significantly toned it back from years past in keeping with today’s sparser interior decor trends, and partly due to cat tastes.

You did know that cats dictate home decor, right? We’re not so much talking about leather versus pleather versus chenille, hardwood versus carpet or fresh flowers versus silks, but taking into account the “toy” factor.

Whenever out shopping (or browsing) when viewing some bauble, the questions alway comes up. Is that a toy? How long before it becomes a toy? Who’s toy will this become and how fast? Doesn’t matter if it’s a fist-sized clay mock orange or a 1940’s Belgium sideboard, sooner or later, they all becomes toys. The key is to plan and embrace that fact, mixed with just a bit of hope that the season will pass without much notice. Cat notice, that is.

Olivia Approves! - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia Approves! – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Seasonal Decor Supervisor Olivia approves of the fall fruit… and plans ahead on how and when each apple, orange and lime will entertain her for hours. Already missing from the arrangement before photos were taken, the pinecones *sigh*.

17 responses to “Olivia Approves.

  1. 🙂 Mom says we are the reason there is never a tree here for Catmas.

  2. Yep, our mom is very familiar with having to be…careful… with what she puts out.

  3. Tee hee kitties all love the toys…er I mean the decorations!

  4. The human agrees with that. Now about these pinecones…

  5. Mom says that it’s because of us that she doesn’t put up a Christmas tree with the expensive old ornaments. We don’t understand what she means. We just like to investigate…..that’s all. 😉

  6. Our mum goes made with decorations on many occasions throughout the year, however seasonal ones you have now given her a new idea 😉


  8. Olivia you sure know how to put your paw down when it comes to decor.

    Emma and Buster

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    olivia…play furst N pie later…grab thoz applez coz they make de best pie next ta pizza pie…dont suppose any pepperoneez iz layin round any wear !!

  10. LOL not having cats we never thought how decs can have a dual purpose. BOL funny and laughing at Olivia approved.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. We love the holidays! Things that you never thought could be toys actually are for us! 😉

  12. I think my human should decorate for the holidays – you know, hang a few dead fish around, add some more shiny cat toys, etc.

  13. Olivia, your beautiful black fur is a beautiful complement to the fall décor.

  14. My mom said something about “tree” and “shiny” and ” I wonder” and “Willow” talking to daddy. I wonder if that means there’s some toys… I mean …decorations in my future???


  15. You made our mommy really laugh. She does way less decorating than she used to; though, she cannot help but go all out at Christmas, and we believe that every wreath, bow, ornament and whatever else she puts up is a toy. Whoopie…Christmas is almost here! Olivia appears to know her duties quite well. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo m

  16. Great job snoopervising, Olivia. And wqe think you look extra beautiful amidst all of those decorations. 🙂

  17. well, of COURSE. (Are pinecones fun? We get dreidels over here.)