Cat Sanctuary

Anywhere But On The Shelf

The Sanctuaryis decked for the Christmas season, even though it’s only the staff and volunteers that appreciate it – we miss our visitors!  But one visitor has been making his presence felt.

Whoever came up with the concept of Elf on the Shelf has a lot to answer for – including the Christmas neuroses of many children!  But not cats…  Cats have more sense than to get freaked out because someone is watching them. They like to be watched – because as all good pet parents know, they are the central point in the home. So having an Elf around at the Sanctuary was probably more weird for staff and volunteers than for the feline inhabitants.

In some cases it was a guarded interest – who was this interloper, anyway?

In some cases the interest was more in the smell – could there have been a little catnip involved?

The Elf made a few excursions into the back pens….

…appreciated by some – but not by others

He finds admirers in the New Aids pen, where he is very popular with the girls….

But the place he was most popular was in the Single-Wide, where Mya constituted herself his fan-club.

Shiva and Elf want to wish everyone a happy Christmas, and a joyful and safe holiday!


Blog (minimal) by Brigid Coult
Photos (and Elf) by Lisa Brill-Friesen