Our four cats love to sit under the very small pine tree that lives in our front yard, or under the neighbors' juniper bushes in the parking strip. They're all low to the ground, providing a comfy sleeping place, shade on a hot day and dryness on a wet one, and good shelter from dogs or people they don't feel like seeing, all year round.
It's no surprise, then, that our addition of a whole entire tree to the living room is meeting with immense approval. One by one, they're all taking turns lolling around underneath it, blinking up at us from the branches. They drag their little catnip cigars under there with them and have a toke. They snuggle up in the most comfortable part of the tree skirt. "This is really comfortable," they say, "but will you turn off all of those little white lights? I'm trying to get some rest."
Max chilling out