There’s an simple magic on Christmas morning — waking up early to open presents with family members.
And for a cat named Charlie and his human household, each morning is Christmas morning, as a result of he leaves new presents for them day by day.
It didn’t begin out that approach, although.
“In the beginning, all we noticed was that once in a while we would find one of his favorite toys near the top of the basement stairs,” Beth Tivol, Charlie’s mother, advised The Dodo. “As time went on, one of his toys wound up there almost every morning. We learned to step over them.”
“Eventually things that weren’t his usual toys started appearing. A hair tie. A pen cap. A twist-tie that had fallen to the ground the night before that we hadn’t been able to find,” Tivol advised The Dodo. “After a few more weeks of this we finally figured it out. He was leaving us gifts!”
Now, the Tivol household is happy to get up and see what Charlie has left for them. Could it’s shoelaces? A paper clip? An outdated hat? Nothing is off limits for Charlie.
And he doesn’t even must be bribed with a plate of cookies!