The book is a mystery novel and it's a little hard to find excerpts that don't give away too much of the plot. In this snippet, the animal companions of the book's main character (Mary Haristeen, called "Harry") are going along with her to pick out the family Christmas tree. Tucker is her Welsh corgi, and Mrs. Murphy and Pewter are cats. They do a lot of talking amongst themselves, and if Harry could understand what they say, she'd save herself a lot of time and trouble.
"Very nice." Tucker admired the twelve-foot tree, which would look good in the old farmhouse with its high ceilings.
"Can't wait to climb it," Pewter said.
"Have to wait until it's decorated. Maximum damage," Mrs. Murphy gleefully ordered. [p.18]
Now isn't that just like a cat? Actually, none of our cats ever brought down a Christmas tree; but we once had a kitty who ate one of our ficus trees - one branch at a time, over several weeks. Probably tasted like chicken.
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