Me: You guys sound like a herd of elephants.
Loki: You said I need more exercise.
Hiyu: I DO NOT sound like an elephant. It’s the twins, not me.
Me: You guys are making me dizzy with all this gallivanting about.
Hiyu: We certainly aren’t gallivanting. That means wandering aimlessly.
Kuri: Yeah, we’re running full speed, cornering fast, testing our speed and reflexes.
Me: Dare I ask why?
Kuri: We’re on a hunt for the tree.
Loki: We know it has to be here somewhere.
Me: We don’t have a tree yet.
Kuri: The Christmas boxes have been here a week.
Hiyu: We’re going to keep playing Cat Conspiracy Theory until it’s up.
Me: I thought you guys were having a blast playing The Floor Is Lava.
Loki: It helps having different stacks of boxes everywhere, but Hiyu still wins.
Me: Why do you guys want a tree? You aren’t allowed to touch it.
Loki: We like to lurk around the edges. That’s not really touching it.
Kuri: I like the smell of a tree in the house. Especially now that The Hill got rid of all its houseplants.
Me: I decided you three were more than enough work. The houseplants all went to good homes.
Loki: I miss them.
Kuri: She gave them away because you ate them.
Loki: I only took a few nibbles.
Me: You’ll get a tree next week.
Kuri: Why do we have to wait so long?
Loki: You hid it, we’re going to find it.
Hiyu: What’s the point of unpacking the ornaments if you don’t have a tree to hang them on?
Me: We’re going to share the good fortune we have as much as possible. We’ve gathered too much of the detritus of living in our consumer culture. We’re going to be giving a lot of things to charities, including all these excess ornaments.
Loki: Are you going to give away our toys?
Hiyu: Are you going to get rid of my perching places? What about my hiding places?
Me: Don’t worry. You guys will always have a surplus of everything, however that doesn’t mean we can’t share with those who do not have as much.
Kuri: They can have my old jingle balls, but not our catnip.
Loki: Did you give away our tree?”
Me: I told you it’s coming next week. I suggest you ask our readers where they think we should donate all of this stuff.
Kuri: Okay. Hey Readers, what are good places to donate our ornaments and toys and all the other stuff we’re going to give away?
Hiyu: Question asked. Now back to Cat Conspiracy Theory. Ready, set, go!
Me: We would love to hear your suggestions of best places to donate.